We are excited to introduce our new CUE-NV Blog. We look forward to monthly features from our members.
November 11, 2018
In 2015, I was invited by a colleague to attend an event in Las Vegas called CUERockstar. This colleague was armed with a promo code that not only gave me free admission to the event, but granted me a one-year membership to CUE. Naturally, as an educator, I was excited by my favorite four letter F word: FREE! He had given me a promo code to a Google Summit a few months prior and that event certainly did not disappoint. However, the key difference was I had heard of the Google Summits put on by EdTech Team previously. This CUERockstar and membership to the organization? What was this?
It turns out I was missing something I really needed in my life. I had always been confined to my colleagues at my school when it came to sharing ideas, creating engaging lessons, and geeking out on innovative new tools and strategies. CUE opened up an entire new world of opportunity to learn, to create, and to network with like minded educators from not just Las Vegas, but throughout Nevada, California, and beyond. Because of CUE, I have become a better educator, a more connected educator, and can count on an enormous network of educators that I can interact with remotely via Twitter, video chats, blogs, websites, and many more that have become friends over the years from face to face interactions at a host of CUE sponsored events.
Fast forward to the present, and I have served as vice president of CUE-NV since June 2016. In the two and a half years that I have served as vice president, and the several months prior serving as a board member, I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with a team of people that are incredibly passionate about education and are working to improve education. I have seen hundreds of faces as they are experiencing the “mind blown” moment when they discover a new tool or strategy they can take to their classroom. I have seen CUE-NV grow beyond my wildest expectations, expanding our affiliate membership, and the reach of the goal of our organization: empowering teachers to be better together through educational technology.
The greatest reason why CUE and CUE-NV are so amazing? It’s because of you, the members! And that is why we want to feature YOU in the CUE-NV Blog, a new monthly feature of cue-nv.org. We want to hear about how CUE has impacted you as an educator, the great things you are doing in your classroom, school, and district, and how you are sharing your passion and expertise with your colleagues and the world.
Want to be a featured blog author on the CUE-NV website? Complete the blog submission form and you may be selected to share your thoughts and experiences with your fellow CUE-NV members and the rest of the world.
We cannot wait to hear from you! In the meantime, stay in touch with CUE-NV via Twitter (@CUE-NV), Facebook (CUENV), Instagram (CUE-NV), and SnapChat (CUE-NV), and come learn with us at our events, including the Spring CUE Conference in Palm Springs, CA, coming up March 14-16, 2019. If you are not a member, visit CUE to join and be sure to select CUE-NV as your affiliate so you can receive news and updates from us! And while you are joining, consider becoming a Premium Member which grants discounted events, books, and other items, early access to event registration, secret events and sales, and voting privileges for board elections.
Vice President, CUE-NV