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“Genius Hour” Builds Knowledge...

By CUE Blog Editor Kate Petty THE BACK STORY One day a little over two years ago I serendipitously watched Sir Ken Robinson’s TED speech “Schools Kill Creativity” and finished the last page of Daniel Pink’s book Drive. Momentous right? My...

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Inspire Change: CUE Board Nominations...

By Former CUE Board Member Kurt Larsen Recently we observed the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and if you are like me, you’ve heard time and time again Kennedy’s words, “Ask not what your country can do for you...

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Supercharged Innovation with Google’s...

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Kevin Brookhouser Back in the early days of Google, we’re talking about the ancient history of like ten years ago, a couple engineers got together and agreed that email was a mess. Finding old email...

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Project Based Learning: Tips for Putting the...

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Lisa Highfill The pendulum is swinging again with Project Based Learning, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Cliches about education have surfaced often throughout the years as attempts to explain...

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SoCal Learning Opportunities including...

By Mike Lawrence, CUE’s Executive Director, SoCal resident, and (naturally), a former Disneyland cast member… So as CUE’s chief geek, I am obliged to support educational innovation everywhere throughout California and Nevada...

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Fall CUE Conference – It’s Kinda...

By CUE Member Jennifer Kloczko I absolutely love the holidays. All of it. Every year we head up to Truckee and cut down a tree and it is one of my favorite things we do each year. Last year, my husband and I went with my parents and for the...

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LeRoy Finkel Fellowship – CUE Offers...

By CUE’s Blog Editor Kate Petty Finding out I was going to be awarded CUE’s LeRoy Finkel Fellowship of 2013 was one of those times where I remembered exactly where I was and what I was doing at that moment. I was with some friends and I...

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Congratulations to the October #EduWin...

Thanks to all of those who sent in nominations to recognize October #EduWin moments from folks all across education. The October #EduWin Honorees are: Tony Tepedino, Educator Tony had multiple nominations- by his students- and is described as a...

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Gamification in the Classroom –...

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Alice Keeler Gamification – what made me venture into the world of games as a teacher? One day I had a struggling student eagerly bring me his math homework and exclaim, “What is my grade?” Well… the...

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Fall CUE Conference: Survival Guide Top 8...

Fall CUE Conference: Survival Guide – Top 8 Tips This year’s Fall CUE Conference, “Diving to New Depths with Common Core,” is SOLD OUT! Consequently, there will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. So if you are one of those...