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Divergent Thinking in the Creative Classroom

Okay, so as a visual arts teacher, I know you’ll think I’m a little biased here, but let me try to convince you. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, let’s define some terms. Divergent thinking refers to the way the mind generates ideas, surpassing the obvious, in different directions, or beyond expectations. […] Read More

CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE is you, the educators. CUE is big ideas and steps forward and risk-taking. CUE is always looking for ways to not only acknowledge those efforts, but to support them. To support you. We want to help you bring your ideas to life, and in that way help your students to grow and succeed. To […] Read More

Look Into the Future Ready

Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. Schools that are Future Ready are those with empowered teachers, courageous leaders, students who take charge of their learning, and the tools available to support personalized […] Read More

CUE Rock Star Camp NGSS Edition- Professional Development: Evolved

In my 23 years of teaching, I have attended many different professional development conferences. Of those, CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps have been, by far, the most valuable. The sessions at CUE RS Camps are relevant to 21st century learning and provide interactive hands-on experiences with other educators that are also searching for better ways […] Read More

Venture into the Unknown A littleBit- A Finkel Fellowship Post

Take a step out of your comfort zone. I’m sure you’ve thought about trying something new in your classroom, but were tied to many other requirements that needed your immediate attention- Common Core, standards based grading, student behavior, parent issues. For many years, I wanted to implement something new to enhance my teaching, but I […] Read More

The Pride and Journey of a CUE Award Winner

The mission of CUE is to inspire innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. Becoming an active member of CUE  was easy for me twenty years ago, early on in my educational career, because when I was infusing technology into my classroom, there were not a lot […] Read More

2016 Fall CUE Overview

This weekend brings another fabulous CUE event to educators interested in educational technology, the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. Held at the American Canyon High School in beautiful Napa Valley, this sold out conference will bring the latest and greatest in educational innovation to Northern California. For those not able to attend, there are some opportunities […] Read More

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

Professional learning can and should be fun! At this year’s CUE 2016 Fall Conference, we are working hard to make the attendee experience even more engaging and fun than years past. To that end, a group of 14 educators have been busily designing tasks, missions, and challenges for attendees. Participants will be asked to capture […] Read More

Top Eight Reasons To Become Certifiably Innovative with #CUEIEC

What is IEC, you say? CUE, along with Fresno Pacific University, has put together an amazing six month online Innovative Educator Certificate (IEC) program devoted to meeting your educational technology needs. Many schools have invested in various tech tools including tablets and laptops. This influx of technology has left many teachers with the desire to learn more about […] Read More

BOLD Classrooms Reimagines Your Room

Ed. Note- This program was formerly known as Classroom Cribs and has, since publication of this piece, been re-branded as BOLD Classrooms. This post has been updated to reflect the change. Environments impact life. The kind of environment an animal evolves in impacts what that animal becomes, what its strengths are, and how it approaches the world around […] Read More