As Spring CUE came to a close this past Saturday afternoon, I sat at one of the tables on the grass area and reflected on the whirlwind that is Spring CUE. This year, Spring CUE felt...just right and "back to normal." For those of you that are not familiar, CUE stands for Computer-Using Educators. This group started out with the advent of computers being used in education, back in 1978! Now, this non-profit educational organization supports 22 affiliate geographic regions in California, Nevada, and Oregon, as well as 8 learning networks. CUE's Spring and Fall annual conferences are a "must-attend" for many on the West Coast (and more and more, across the country). You can find out more about CUE and its vision as it "envisions a future in which all students have access to technology-empowered learning that prepares them to solve real problems, seize opportunities, and improve their communities and the world" at CUE.org.
The Spring CUE Conference is about learning, connections, and collaboration with colleagues while having a blast in beautiful Palm Springs, California. This year was no exception, so many friends, colleagues, and new acquaintances shared resources, knowledge, and ideas. This year, the weather was perfect...although driving to Palm Springs from anywhere in SoCal proved challenging (at best) due to flooding and road closures from recent rain storms. As many persevered through traffic to get to Palm Springs, once they arrived it was a joy to see friends, old and new, as well as check out the amazing line-up of sessions, keynotes, and of course...the exhibit hall!
Made with Adobe Express at the Spring Cue Session!
I was fortunate enough to present at three sessions this time around at Spring CUE 2023! I presented solo on Student Data Privacy, and my co-author, Karalee Wong Nakatsuka presented with me in "7 EdTech Tools to Bring History/Learning to Life." My amazing colleague Frank Pisi presented with me as well on"Single Point Rubrics." (Karalee also represented us at the Meet the Authors session to promote and share background information about our ISTE book, Bring History and Civics to Life!)
We were so excited that we had extremely well-attended and full sessions, but we know that some people were turned away because of capacity! With that said, I am SO EXCITED to share the resources for everyone that was (and was not) able to attend our sessions. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like more details on our shared information (Lucykirchh.com).
"Student Data Privacy: Made Easy:" Padlet of Resources
While Spring CUE may be wrapped up for 2023, we have so much to look forward to and grow with our PLNs as we look to implement all that we have learned at this amazing conference! I hope to see you all in Philadelphia in June for ISTELive!