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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

We Didn’t Start The Fire

It was always burning Since the world’s been turning Meet Alex. He’s a second grader at my school who was born without eyes. He’s funny and smart and he loves music. Really loves music - of all sorts - with an encyclopedic obsession I’ve never seen in a kid before. Naturally, he and I get […] Read More

Learning to Connect, or Connecting to Learn?

If you're reading this, chances are that you are probably living. If not, we are all in serious trouble. By virtue of being a living creature, we all go through constant cycles of growth, from the moment we are born, to when we take our last breath. Sometimes the growth is obvious, such as the […] Read More

Amplify Awesome and Boost Brilliance

Send me one name of a teacher you know with a small following but big, interesting ideas, please. — Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher) November 29, 2015 I sent out a tweet asking for recommendations- someone with a small follower count but big ideas. I assumed I would get a few replies, and from those choose someone […] Read More

Classroom World Tour

While many contend the world is getting smaller and that as we grow older it continues to shrink, seeing how kids interact with a wider world tells me otherwise. I work at a tiny school, in a small rural community and it is all too rare for our kids to experience the world outside of […] Read More

Take a Hike and Take Your PD With You

I’ve been doing a lot of math in my head lately trying to puzzle through some vexing equations: Teachers + Technology + (?) = Engaging/Effective PD (Sub-equation: Effective = Dynamic Learning for Students and More Trusting, Transparent Professional Culture) Truth be told, professional development can often be an impersonal experience, one that fails to nourish […] Read More

#ce15 This Week in the Connected Cafe- 10/18-10/24

This week in Connected Educator Month's Connected Cafe, hosted by CUE Connected Cafe- #connectedtl Tuesday, 10/20 at 7pst co-moderated by Rhonda Corippo (@rhondacorippo) The second of two consecutive weeks of Connected Educator Month content brings #connectedtl into the classrooms of connected educators. How do we involve students and other teachers and connect our classrooms to others?   […] Read More

Good Followers Make Great Leaders

The other day, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine. She mentioned a situation that is all-too typical for districts across the nation. Two years ago, her district adopted a Learning Management System (LMS). This particular LMS was very new and unknown, and it was going to be the wave of the […] Read More

#CUErockstar Chat Opening Night

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we’re so glad you could attend. Come inside, come inside.” -Emerson, Lake, & Palmer CUE Rock Star Teacher Camp is taking the show on the road by instituting a brand new #CUERockstar monthly chat. That’s right, rock stars. Every month, last Sunday of the month, right […] Read More

CUE Goes to ISTE – Weird Birds

I talked with Melissa Eddington and Shauna Pollock about their Birds of a Feather Session - Calling all Weird Teachers, which happened Monday evening. These two teachers are all about bringing the creativity and verve into the classroom and pulled in many teachers unfamiliar with The Weird Way to their session. Also- Rocky impressions. https://youtu.be/7xOsPxTRmOI […] Read More