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August 1, 2020

Virtual Fall CUE 2020 – Registration Made Easy

An up-coming virtual conference for my California-based readers.

The Virtual Learning Event of the Year!

Hundreds of sessions from the best edtech presenters in education!

Streamlined Purchase Order and
Group Registration Process

Paying with a PO has never been easier! Simply select “Attendee – Purchase Order Only” during registration. Want to register a large group? We’ll do the work for you. Fill out this form and a member from Team CUE will take care of the rest!

REGISTER TODAY – ALL ACCESS $79

Keynotes from Andrew Arevalo and the
HyperDoc Girls!

Get to Know Our Keynote Speakers
Featured Speakers July 30 HOME
Our lineup of speakers includes edtech experts, industry thought leaders, and forward-thinking partners—bringing you classroom-tested, highly effective ways to raise student achievement immediately in district classrooms.
Learn More About Our Featured Speakers

100s of Sessions – More Added Daily!

Fall CUE sessions and workshops will offer a broad expanse of sessions and topics. From classroom teachers and administrators, to information technology leaders, and teacher-leaders, the Fall CUE Conference has specific programming to meet your needs.

Pedagogical Practices • Blended & Online Learning • Apps & Tools • Reading/Language Arts • Math • Science • History/Social Studies • Visual & Performing Arts
Browse Sessions

Featured Events

Browse Featured Events
The Fall CUE Conference brings together the brightest edtech minds in education to share best practices, innovation, and engaging sessions with actionable takeaways you may immediately put to practice in your classroom, school, or district!
REGISTER TODAY – ALL ACCESS $79
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877 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste 200

Walnut Creek, CA 94596-3832

July 31, 2020

Community School Strategies: A Promising Means Of Mitigating The Social And Learning Impacts Of COVID-19

An item from a California-based group.

PACE Publications

Community Schools: A COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

Community school strategies have emerged as a promising approach to mitigating the social and learning impacts of COVID-19. This brief draws on how the crisis-motivated responses of educators and school leaders might serve as integral investments in successful and sustainable community schools. Schools and districts interested in such an approach need to examine and reform the underlying classroom, school, and district behaviors and systems that get in the way of student-centered collaboration, partnership, and teaching. Specifically, the focus must be on: (a) the centrality of family and student relationships, (b) integrated teacher and student supports, (c) collaborative leadership and practice, and (d) student-centered learning. Especially now, all schools can—and should—be community schools. Read the new brief here; register for today’s PACE webinar featuring this brief, along with new research from the Learning Policy Institute, here >>>

ICYMI: What Districts Can Do to Ensure Quality Distance Instruction

The recently released PACE report, Supporting Learning in the COVID-19 Context: Research to Guide Distance and Blended Instruction, offers a framework for educators and district leaders to use in their preparation to provide quality instruction through distance and blended models. A new video captures the authors’ top ten recommendations from the report. The video, full report, summary brief, and infographic Supporting Learning in the COVID-19 Context can be accessed here >>>

PACE in the News

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July 30, 2020

Attending To Students’ Social Emotional Needs Can Advance Learning

Note the report mentioned below from this California-based organization.

PACE Publications

Community Schools: A COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

Community school strategies have emerged as a promising approach to mitigating the social and learning impacts of COVID-19. This brief draws on how the crisis-motivated responses of educators and school leaders might serve as integral investments in successful and sustainable community schools. Schools and districts interested in such an approach need to examine and reform the underlying classroom, school, and district behaviors and systems that get in the way of student-centered collaboration, partnership, and teaching. Specifically, the focus must be on: (a) the centrality of family and student relationships, (b) integrated teacher and student supports, (c) collaborative leadership and practice, and (d) student-centered learning. Especially now, all schools can—and should—be community schools. Read the new brief here; register for today’s PACE webinar featuring this brief, along with new research from the Learning Policy Institute, here >>>

ICYMI: What Districts Can Do to Ensure Quality Distance Instruction

The recently released PACE report, Supporting Learning in the COVID-19 Context: Research to Guide Distance and Blended Instruction, offers a framework for educators and district leaders to use in their preparation to provide quality instruction through distance and blended models. A new video captures the authors’ top ten recommendations from the report. The video, full report, summary brief, and infographic Supporting Learning in the COVID-19 Context can be accessed here >>>

PACE in the News

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Facebook
YouTube
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July 25, 2020

How To Ensure A Quality Distance Education: Recommendations For Educators And State Leaders

A colleague of mine sent this my way.

PACE Publications

On July 17th, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that all K–12 schools in California counties on the state’s monitoring list for rising COVID-19 infections would be required to close for in-person instruction. As of the announcement, the majority of counties in California (32 of 58) were on the state’s monitoring list; with the exception of three, this list included all of the state’s most populous counties. Consequently, it is estimated that 90 percent of California’s over six million students will start the 2020–21 school year with distance learning. Leading up to Governor Newsom’s announcement, much of the discussion about schools has centered on the logistics of reopening school buildings, but with the new reopening restrictions, now is the time to focus our attention on learning and redouble our commitment to providing high-quality, equitable public education to all students in California through distance instruction. In this unusual context, it is more critical than ever that each student receives rigorous instruction and the academic, social, and emotional support needed to thrive.

Two new PACE publication sets with related infographics offer a comprehensive framework for districts to use in their preparation to provide quality instruction through distance and blended models, and lay out actions state leaders can take to ensure equity across the state’s over 1,000 districts. These publications provide evidence for:

What districts can do to ensure quality distance instruction. This past spring, schools and teachers struggled to engage students, and parents became wary of distance learning. These new PACE publications by Jeannie MyungAlix GallagherBenjamin CottinghamAngela GongHayin KimnerJoe WitteKevin Gee, and Heather Hough provide a framework for how things can be different this fall. Decades of research demonstrate that distance learning models must prioritize interaction and collaboration; students need regular, individualized feedback to support and accelerate their learning. And the focus should be on grade-level content with differentiated supports, not remediation. Local leaders can free up teacher time for more 1:1 interaction with students by developing curriculum and curating instructional resources; reimagining educator roles within grade-level or content-area teams (for example, supporting shared planning and delivery of lessons); and utilizing other school staff, such as instructional aides and expanded learning providers, to offer targeted supports to students. At the district level, it is critical to set and communicate expectations, to support educators, and to develop systems to address students’ increased academic, social, and emotional needs. The full report, summary brief, and infographic Supporting Learning in the COVID-19 Context can be accessed here >>>

What state leaders can do to support equity and ensure quality instruction for all California students. At the state level, California must: establish clear requirements related to teaching and learning; monitor their implementation; and provide support to districts to help them address students’ academic, social, and emotional needs. At the same time, the state should extend districts’ key flexibilities so they can most effectively serve students, and should play a leadership role in securing more funding. The full policy brief with infographic Lead with Equity: What California’s Leaders Must Do Next to Advance Student Learning During COVID-19, by Heather HoughJennifer O’DayCarrie Gloudemans HahnelArun RamanathanChristopher Edley, Jr., and Maria Echaveste, can be accessed here >>>

PACE Events

  • Tuesday, July 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm. PACE-Webinar: Community Schools in California—Aligning Systems to Support the Whole Child. Panelists include Michael Essien – San Francisco Unified School District, Jose Gonzalez – Los Angeles County Office of Education, Hayin Kimner – Independent Education Consultant, and Anna Maier – Learning Policy Institute. Details and registration for the webinar here >>>

PACE in the News

  • Some Business Schools Are Waiving GMATs as a Requirement via Business Insider. Insights from Michal Kurlaender, PACE Faculty Director. Read the full article here >>>
  • School Districts Weigh Health Risks and Costs of Reopening in the Fall via Marketplace. Insights from Julie Marsh, PACE Faculty Director. Read the full article here >>>
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July 24, 2020

Fall CUE 2020 – Ultimate Professional Learning

This is a good professional learning opportunity for folks in California.

Where Innovation Meets Relevance

Fall CUE is back! Now is the perfect time to register for a comprehensive range of sessions to effectively implement blended and online learning. Explore pedagogical best practices in addition to the practical application of edtech tools – all led by a host of expert presenters!
REGISTER TODAY – ALL ACCESS $79

Keynotes from Andrew Arevalo and the
HyperDoc Girls!

Get to Know Our Keynote Speakers
Our lineup of speakers includes edtech experts, industry thought leaders, and forward-thinking partners—bringing you classroom-tested, highly effective ways to raise student achievement immediately in district classrooms.
Learn More About Our Featured Speakers

100s of Sessions – More Added Daily!

Fall CUE sessions and workshops will offer a broad expanse of sessions and topics. From classroom teachers and administrators, to information technology leaders, and teacher-leaders, the Fall CUE Conference has specific programming to meet your needs.

Pedagogical Practices • Blended & Online Learning • Apps & Tools • Reading/Language Arts • Math • Science • History/Social Studies • Visual & Performing Arts
Browse Sessions

Featured Events

Browse Featured Events
The Fall CUE Conference brings together the brightest edtech minds in education to share best practices, innovation, and engaging sessions with actionable takeaways you may immediately put to practice in your classroom, school, or district!
REGISTER TODAY – ALL ACCESS $79
Copyright © 2020 CUE, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

CUE

877 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste 200

Walnut Creek, CA 94596-3832

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