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Presenting at SDCUE Tech Fair



SDCUE is gearing up for our 33rd Annual Tech Fair on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at La Costa Canyon HS.  We are looking for educators that want to share creative and innovative ideas happening in their classrooms, schools, districts and across the nation.

We invite you to apply as a presenter using our official Speaker Application Form. If you know someone else who would make a great presenter, please forward them this email!  Applications are due September 11, but early applications are very much appreciated.

Explore examples of past SDCUE presentations. Click on SCHED to see sessions: 2015 | 2014


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More information about choosing a presentation

Types of Sessions

Session - 45 min, lecture-style

Workshop - 1 hr 45 min, hands-on BYOD

What type of Audience might you present to?  (taken from our Speaker Application)

    Learners *
    •  Pre-K through Grade 1
    •  Primary Grades 2-3
    •  Elementary Grades 3-5
    •  Middle Grades 6-8
    •  High School Grades 9-12
    •  Post-Secondary or Teachers
    •  English Language Learners
    •  Special Education
    •  Gifted Education
    Subject Areas *
    Check up to four (but no more) as appropriate
    •  English/Language Arts
    •  Foreign Language
    •  Library/Information Literacy
    •  Math
    •  PE/Health
    •  School Leadership
    •  Science
    •  Social Studies/History
    •  Visual/Performing Arts
    •  Computational Thinking or Coding
    Technical Skill *
    What level(s) of technical skill and experience does your target audience need? While sessions are needed for all technical skill levels, we will be offering a few "101-Specifically for Beginners" sessions also.
    •  101 - Specifically for Beginners
    •  Beginning/Novice
    •  Intermediate
    •  Advanced
    •  Not Applicable

Topics (taken from the National CUE Conference, but applicable and may give you ideas)

Planning to present? Below is a list of the most sought-after session topics.

  • Leadership & Administration: Site and District Level Planning: Examples might include: Deploying 1:1, prepping a school network for BYOD, Leading change, Future Ready Initiatives, implementing new types of assessments or changing school culture.


  • Online/Blended Learning: These sessions are designed to support and inspire educators in a fully online or blended learning environment or those wishing to deploy an online learning model. 


  • Professional Development: This critical topic can be addressed in sessions that are focused on effective deployments of professional development (PD), innovative methods of delivering PD to educators in small or large groups, online or face to face.


  • Professional Learning Communities: Perhaps no single element is changing the way educators learn more than PLCs. Social Media, including Twitter chats, Voxer groups, blogging, and Google Hangouts are reshaping how educators form these self-learning groups.PLCs sessions allow educators to join this stream of thought by sharing PLC techniques or places to join these revolutionary educational social media movements.


  • Cutting-Edge/STEM/New Tools: Attendees of these sessions should leave with exciting new skills and ideas about the very latest development in edtech tools and edtech resources. Examples might include: STEAM/STEM websites and tools, coding and programming, Maker style tools and apps, robotics and 3D printing as well as others.


  • Hands-On Session/Make-and-Take: These sessions focus on websites, apps or tools that can be used widely by educators in subject areas or focus on a single subject area or grade level. Ideally, educators leave these sessions with a new specific skill.


  • Model Lessons and Lesson Design: Thesesessions focus on Universal Design for Learning, differentiated instruction and/or long term use of technology, or lesson planning to achieve academic success. Sessions should include sample lessons or classroomworkflows attendees can use in their classes.


  • Talking Pedagogy: These sessions present a chance for educators to sit together and discuss issues or share and work in groups in an informal setting. The speaker can choose a single subject for the discussion or a series of subjects.