Walnut Creek, Calif., October 19, 2016 -- CUE is thrilled to welcome the Student-Powered Showcase (SPS) to the CUE 2016 Fall Conference that will be held October 28-29 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley. Five teams of students from local area schools will be interacting with conference attendees and encouraging them to get involved with their projects, whether it be programming, robotics or solving everyday problems through technology. The showcase will take place in the campus multi-use room on Saturday, October 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm.
In 2003, the Student Technology Showcase debuted as part of CUE’s National Conference in Palm Springs. The Showcase was originally sponsored by the California Department of Education and supported by county offices of education and featured student technology-integrated projects that aligned with California state standards. Since the advent of STEAM and the Maker Movement, the showcase has transformed to reflect how students are learning by doing. In this inaugural SPS at Fall CUE, attendees will see amazing examples of what students can accomplish when given support and the confidence to succeed.
“The Student-Powered Showcase embodies the whole spirit of the STEAM/Maker Movement,” said Stacy Deeble-Reynolds, CUE Student Event Coordinator. “When students are given the opportunity, they will amaze you with their ingenuity, their creativity, and their desire to succeed. The SPS will inspire conference attendees and will show them what students are capable of.”
While teachers will be present at the Saturday event, each team project is led by and is the responsibility of the students. To get more information on creating a student team and applying for a future showcase, visit the CUE website at cue.org/studentshowcase. Applications for the National SPS open November 1 and close on November 30. Fall SPS applications are accepted April 1-30, 2017. Teachers of selected teams receive free registration for the CUE National Conference.
The CUE 2016 Fall Conference is Sold Out. Registration is open for the CUE 2017 National Conference, March 15-18, in Palm Springs, California.
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