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Digital Citizenship to be Focus of CSLA/CUE Summitat 2014 Annual CUE Conference

By Carletta
November 11th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dana DuRee

Programs & Marketing Coordinator, CUE

925-478-3459, dduree@cue.org

Digital Citizenship to be Focus of CSLA/CUE Summit at 2014 Annual CUE Conference

Walnut Creek, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 — Digital Citizenship is a crucial skill set for all students, today more than ever. Students must be good digital citizens and learn early on to build positive digital footprints so they can be contributors to our global society and avoid mistakes that could jeopardize their futures. Computer-Using Educators (CUE) and the California School Library Association (CSLA) are pleased to present the Digital Citizenship Summit (DCS) on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Registration for the Summit is included in all conference registrations, including the Saturday-only rate.

The Digital Citizenship Summit (DCS) will be a one-day event with four sessions on the theme of digital citizenship which is a timely topic for teachers, administrators, teacher librarians, and everyone who works with students. The DCS will include a session by spotlight speaker Gwyneth Jones, aka “The Daring Librarian,” as well as sessions by CSLA teacher librarians. In addition, DCS attendees will have full access to the exhibitor hall with nearly 200 vendors, concurrent speaker sessions, hands-on sessions, and poster sessions, not to mention the conference’s featured speakers.

“We have been an educational partner of CSLA for years, and this project was the perfect fit. So many of our members are CSLA members and vice versa. DCS is a great way to bring everyone together,” said Mike Lawrence, CUE’s Executive Director.

According to Pam Oehlman, CSLA’s 2012-2013 Past President, “CSLA is delighted to have the opportunity to co-sponsor this summit and share about digital citizenship with CUE attendees since helping students be good digital citizens and build positive digital footprints is so crucial to their futures. We need to make sure that students learn these skills early to avoid mistakes that could jeopardize their reputations and to prepare them to be contributors to our global society. Digital citizenship is also one of the teacher librarians’ areas of special expertise they offer to students and other educators.”

For more information or to register for DCS or the CUE conference, go to www.cue2014.org.

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About the Digital Citizenship Summit
It is crucial today that students learn to be good digital citizens and build positive digital footprints to prepare them to be contributors to our global society and to avoid mistakes that could jeopardize their futures. This summit, led by teacher librarians from the California School Library Association, will hone your digital citizenship skills with which you can empower your students. |http://www.cue.org/Digital_Citizenship_Summit_2014

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE’s work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

About CSLA

CSLA advocates for excellence in school library programs, develops leaders in the school library field, and collaborates with other educational leaders to ensure that all California students are effective, responsible users and creators of ideas and information. | www.csla.net

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