Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Cynthia Lipsig

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Maybe you’ve seen it: that student who says she’s reading. She’s shaking her leg, flipping pages, certainly trying to make eye contact with her friend across the room. We all know she’s just faking it, especially since that is the fifth book she’s picked up this week to read in your class. How can we get her to start reading? I mean REALLY reading? Cynthia Lipsig has a solution: Read Dating. Check out all her tips and tricks at Fall CUE.

Cynthia is a Resource Area for Teachers Fellow. She holds a Masters in Instructional Science and Technology and is a proud MERIT 2015 Cohort participant. Cynthia is also Raspberry Pi certified educator.


What sessions are you presenting at Fall CUE this year?

Read dating: Speed dating books to find the perfect match

What inspired you to put this session together?

Fellow CUE attendees inspired me to go for a workshop vs. poster session. I really loved doing Read Dating poster sessions the past two years at Spring CUE but many ‘visitors’ wanted more than could be managed within a ‘passing period.’

Why should someone attend?

Over the last two years of presenting the poster session I have brainstormed, with my booth visitors, all kinds of fun ways to use this speed dating’ method to inspire students to pick up a book. So many cool ideas in passing I can imagine what we could do together for 55 minutes! I will be sharing anything I have created in support of this activity and any outside sources I utilize.

What’s your CUE Story?

Will Kimbley was my first introduction to CUE as well as being a tech mentor and friend. My first Spring CUE I went to a session presented by Megan Ellis then to another of hers in Fall and saw she was a participant in MERIT. I signed up, was granted a spot in the program, and one of the choice items was to present at CUE. I was so excited when my session was accepted I almost leaped out of my chair. Since then I have presented each year at Spring and three times at Fall plus local MBCUE and EdTech team events.

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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