There's no need anymore for purchasing editing software to enhance photos. See how you can create those "1000 word images" using the online tools Rollip, BeFunky, FotoFlexer, Aviary, and Pixlr.
How do you construct and deliver lessons using a variety of digital technologies? Explore interactive websites and teaching tools that promote critical thinking, communication, and problem solving resulting in highly engaged students.
Join us on the journey in designing new pathways for every students with learner profiles, personalized learning maps and digital backpacks to create the ultimate classroom.
Marco Antonio Torres has taught high school for ten years, and has been media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom, Marco Torres is also a professional filmmaker and photographer who uses these digital storytelling skills to add value to his curriculum. He has been recognized locally and internationally, including being honored as a California Teacher of the Year for his accomplishments in the classroom and for the use of technology to empower minority students. In 2009, he received the National Innovation Award at the Education Inaugural Ball. Torres is an advocate for more collaboration between the media arts world and education and was recruited to serve as a board member for the George Lucas Educational Foundation to promote digital technology. He involves all learners; students, teachers, administrators, politicians, and government and business leaders. Torres has presented at numerous conferences throughout the world and his practical workshops help teachers push their teaching and learning to new exciting levels. In addition, many television, radio, online magazines, books, and news periodicals have highlighted his media rich program.
: All conference attendees are invited to a special Thursday Keynote.
Get there early, as space is limited.
Thursday Keynote - Marco Torres
Quit, Complain, or Innovate
Are we utilizing all of the channels necessary and or available to make sure (we and) our students are learning? With the changing world and everything the changes are offering - is teaching and learning evolving? Marco will engage you in a conversation on how learning and the use of personalized multimedia are providing students with options to help build innovative experiences for student and teacher a like. Creativity is not just a cute word anymore-- its a differentiator at a time where ingenuity is a key component to survive and excel during this economic funk. As teachers, were left to ask this very essential question now: WILL YOU QUIT, WILL YOU CONTINUE TO COMPLAIN, or WILL YOU INNOVATE
Join CUE as we celebrate the best of the student media festivals from across California and Nevada. See winners from: the Palm Spring's Digicom, iVIE awards, LACOE's Digital Voice, the Central Valley SlickRock Student Film Fest, and of course, the nation's oldest: the California Student Media Festival. Learn tips from the winning student filmmakers, their teachers and festival organizers. Get curriculum ideas for your next student masterpiece!
Dave Childers will host. Light appetizers and a no host bar will be available.
Cost to attend is $15 (non-refundable).
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Diane Ravitch is an historian of education at New York University. Her best-selling book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, has made her one of the nation’s most sought after speakers on current issues. She is a graduate of Houston public schools, Wellesley College, and holds a PhD from Columbia University. She has received nine honorary doctorates and many awards for her scholarship. She served as Assistant Secretary of Education for Research and Improvement in the administration of President George H.W. Bush and was appointed to two terms on the National Assessment Governing Board by the Clinton administration. She lives in New York City.
: All conference attendees are invited to a special General Session Friday morning. Join us after the Keynote for an opportunity to win an Epson Brightlink interactive projector!
We will also be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Recognition. Attendees will also get a glimpse of the future as we introduce the 2012 Board of Directors nominees.
Get there early, as space is limited.
Opening Keynote - Diane Ravitch
Disrupting Class: The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education
Learn how to create digital learning environments in Moodle that will engage students and provide them multiple ways to access, learn and express what they know.
Learn how San Diego Unified School District introduced staff K-12 to a suite of technology utilizing backwards design and web 2.0 in their professional development.
Please join us in the Onsite Registration area to complete the 2012 Conference Evaluation and receive a free CUE Conference T-shirt (limited supply). The evaluation stations are open Friday, 2-5pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Are you still lecturing? Students today expect access to "passive" content, like lectures, from anywhere at anytime. And they need higher order thinking skills to be successful contributor to our information society. The relevance of education today is in jeopardy when it's based on expecting students to show up at a particular place and time to listen to someone speak. Flipping your classroom is an instructional model that shifts your lectures outside the classroom, accessible to students through mobile devices and computers. This frees class time for debate, analysis, and critique. In this workshop, I will share student survey results from my own community college art history "flipped classroom" experiment and reflect on how my experiences as a teacher were affected.
These ARE the Droids you’re looking for! In this fast-paced workshop, we will explore apps, websites, and sample mobile learning activities using Android devices. Attendees will participate in individual and small group mobile learning activities that can be implemented immediately in the classroom using existing student devices. Lastly, we will explore Android App Inventor and its application in the classroom. Participants must bring their own Android device with version 2.2 OS or greater.