Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Bonnie Marks

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Do you ever feel like doing more to affect change in California? Bonnie Marks is going to give you the chance. At Fall CUE, she will be sharing how CUE is working for you, and what you can do to be a part of it. You can make a difference by being an advocate for students, too. Just take the first step.

Bonnie enjoyed a long career working with technology in California Schools – including serving as director of the Bay Area Regional California Technology Assistance Project Center, teaching technology for UC Berkeley Extension, and serving on the boards of ISTE and CUE. Recently retired, she is still learning new things, sharing with educators and advocating for ed tech with policy makers.

What session are you presenting at Fall CUE this year?

CUE Legislative Advocacy: Past, Present and Future

What inspired you to put this session together?

For over 35 years, I’ve been involved in supporting CUE’s Legislative Advocacy efforts – with many successes. As technology becomes an integral part of everyday life, funding and support for technology in our schools is sadly neglected. A great team of CUE members is working to effect policy changes – and I’m proud to co-chair the committee that is helping to make a difference!

Why should someone attend?

Learn about CUE’s work in Legislative Advocacy at the State and Federal level. Hear from the legendary John Cradler, Geoff Belleau of the California CDE, Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent, co-chair Vanitha Chandrasekhar and other members of the committee.

What’s your CUE Story?

I presented at my first CUE conference in 1985 – at Independence High School in San Jose, sharing information about a state-funded project — the Technology in the Curriculum (TIC) Guides that were created to help teachers select software and videos.

To read more about this session and the other options for CUE’s incredible two-day conference, check out the schedule. Don’t forget to register for the conference, too! You DO NOT want to miss this year.

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Kristina Allison

Kristina Allison is currently teaching language arts and computer science at the middle school level. She holds a masters in educational technology, teaches as a Lead Learner for CUE and serves as a director on the CapCue board, the Sacramento area affiliate. Kristina is also a proud teacher consultant for the Area 3 Writing Project. Find her at http://figurativelyteaching.com

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