Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Todd Sinclair

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When I went to my first CUE event, what stood out to me mostly was of course the amazing energy of the presenters, but also the practical pedagogy that was being taught. The sessions weren’t about some theory that you had to then create lessons or completely revamp your classroom plans to accommodate. I left with useful tools to increase learning and engagement the NEXT school day. This year’s Fall CUE is no different.

Todd Sinclair’s session on Eduprotocols will teach the tools you can use on Monday. Todd is a 5th Grade teacher at Oster Elementary School in the Union Elementary School District and is excited to share his strategies with you. 

What session are you presenting at Fall CUE this year?

Getting Started With The 8 pARTS Eduprotocol

What inspired you to put this session together?

I was introduced to this a few years ago at a district PD led by Jon Corippo. I have enjoyed the high engagement and quick feedback it has provided me in my classroom and wanted to pass along my experiences getting it going.

Why should someone attend?

Attendees will have the tools to take this back on Monday and feel comfortable jumping right in with 8 pARTS. It is a great introduction to one of the many helpful Eduprotocols created by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo.

What’s your CUE Story?

I am very fortunate to work in a district that created a technology leadership/training program that exposed me to a number of great teaching communities. Attending a CUE conference and presenting at district run events was part of the program. I was encouraged by a number of peers to try to present at a CUE event to share some of the things that I’ve been able to do in my classroom. I’ve borrowed/learned so much from other generous teachers I felt it was time I jumped in and shared to a wider audience. I also think it is important to present at events like this as it opens a great discussion with my own students about presenting in the classroom, even when we aren’t 100% comfortable being in front of a group. I have learned so much from CUE events as both an attendee and presenter. I look forward to continuing my learning journey with CUE.

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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