Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Nupur Sethi

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As an English teacher, who began teaching with an Apple IIe, I remember collecting work all year long to create portfolios. I had bins full of projects and writing assignments for each student. I believe these collections created more dust than meaningful reflection. With the advent of better technology, not only can we eliminate the dust magnet, we can also create portfolios that are useful to student learning. Nupur Sethi has just the session at Fall CUE to teach you all about it!

Nupur Sethi is a middle school math and English language teacher in San Jose, California. As a Merit’18 Fellow and Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, Nupur is passionate about innovation and integration of technology in classrooms to support the development of creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.. She is passionate about cognitive engagement, student voice, and project based learning in the classroom. She loves making her lesson come alive through innovative ideas and have student create meaningful digital project that reflects content learning. She heavily uses edu-tech tools to amplify students’ voice and to share her students’ creation beyond the classroom.

What session are you presenting at Fall CUE this year?

Digital Portfolios using Google Sites

What inspired you to put this session together?

Google sites made my professional life simpler, elegant and meaningful. The simplicity of the tool with its innumerable benefits that I experienced inspired me to pass this on to others.

Why should someone attend?

Do you want to a sustainable way to store your and students’ work? Do you want to organize all that you have created in one place? This is the place to come to learn how to create a digital portfolio.

What’s your CUE Story?

It was a love at first sight! I attended Spring CUE 2017 and I was head over heels with CUE and since then would look for every opportunity to come closer to my love CUE! The keynote speakers and presenters left a lasting impression on me and they changed me as a teacher and a edu-craftswoman. I felt that I had learned so much! When I went back to my classroom, I changed the face of my classroom. My curiosity keeps leading me to learn more and implement innovative tools. I have seen my students’ reap the benefit of my learning. I feel responsible to share my learning and the things I have learned from the implementing those ideas. I am Merit’18 fellow, my desire to pass on learning and motivation from my mentors encouraged me to apply. I am excited to help others so they can help amplify students’ voice and their creation!

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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