Fall CUE Conference: Survival Guide Top 8 Tip

By Derek May on October 24, 2012   /   Common Core in the Cloud cool cat teacher cue cue blog cue fall dana duree fall cue flipped classroom food truck Jon Bergmann napa supercharged learners Vicki Davis    /   0 Comments

Survival Guide: Top 8 tips to successfully surviving the Fall CUE Conference

The Fall CUE Conference, “Supercharged Learners”, is Education Technology Professional Development at its Best!

Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves are transitioning to orange, red and golden hues, the weather is cool and crisp not to mention the Fall CUE Conference, October 26 – 27, at American Canyon High School, in Napa Valley, California, is right around the corner!

Whether this is your first conference, or your 15th, here are my Top 8 tips:

1.  Check out the Fall CUE Guide before the Conference

This online, interactive guide lists all sessions, optional workshops, and events taking place at the Fall CUE Conference. You can sort listings with search parameters on the right hand side of the Guide, create your own schedule, and share it with friends! Session attendance onsite is first come, first serve, so I recommend arriving to your most anticipated sessions a little early.

2.  First things first!

Once onsite, check in at the Library of the Administration Building to pick up your badge and other items. View the Fall CUE Guide for registration hours 

3.  First Timer’s Orientation

If you are looking to jump start your first Fall CUE Conference experience, be sure to attend the First Timer’s Orientation, taking place on Friday and Saturday morning. View the Fall CUE Guide for times and location

4.  Sponsors

22 sponsors offering the latest education technology and resources will be onsite Saturday, October 27.  Be sure to visit their tables, trailer, or SUV located outside in the Quad, and upstairs and downstairs in the Administration Building.

5.  Did someone say food trucks?

If you didn’t pre-purchase your lunch, you have the option to visit Kinders Food truck selling BBQ or El Norteno Food Grill selling Mexican food, on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Lunchtime is also an excellent opportunity to visit the Fall CUE Sponsors (like iBallz!) and network with new contacts.

6.  Opening/Closing Keynotes- Join the CUE community at the Opening Keynote by Jon Bergmann on ‘The Flipped Class’, and enjoy the kick off to see whose lessons will reign supreme in the Iron CUE Battle, all during the General Session on Friday.

Hear Closing Keynote speaker Vicki Davis discuss ‘Common Core in the Cloud (with Cool Cat Teacher)’ and enter for the chance to win a raffle prize sponsored by Troxell Communications, all on Saturday afternoon, during the General Session.

7.  CUE Corner- Pop in to the CUE Corner in the Administration Building to peruse Vision Technology books, and stock up on your CUE Gear items (new hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and iPad cases!)

8.  Engage, learn, share, and have fun!

After the conference, be sure to share your new knowledge and renewed passion with your colleagues back home, and encourage them to experience a CUE Conference for themselves.

If you haven’t already registered for the Fall CUE to the Core Conference, visit fallcue.org for information.

I look forward to seeing you there and sharing how fun education technology can be!

Reblogged with permission from http://blog.cue.org.  Article written by Dana DuRee, Marketing & Programs Coordinator, CUE, Inc.

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