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Susan Patrick to Deliver Closing Keynote at Inaugural eLearning Event

Walnut Creek, September 5, 2012 — Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. and the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) are proud to announce that Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) will be delivering the closing address at the eLearning Strategies Symposium to take place December 7-8, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California.

Ms. Patrick will cap off the two-day event on Saturday, December 8 by speaking on the topic of Next Generation Learning & Competency Education: A Vision Toward the Future. Her talk will focus on the national and international efforts underway to change education and to use next-generation learning models, including competency-based learning. She will offer guidance and recommendations for prioritizing actions to accelerate the transformation of the nation’s K-12 educational system.

“We are honored to have Susan as our closing speaker for this event,” said Brian Bridges, Director of CLRN. “Her work in the area of online and blended learning has been tremendous. She is a leader in competency-based learning, and our attendees will be amazed at both the breadth and depth of her knowledge as well as the hope and vision she brings for the future of education.”

The symposium will open Friday, December 7, 2012 and will feature a panel keynote of online and blended learning leaders from across California who will share best practices, lessons learned and perhaps how the future of elearning will develop. Friday and Saturday sessions are filling up, so register now as organizers may need to close registration before the published deadline.

Early-bird registration, just $159, has been extended until October 24th. Regular registration, from October 25th until November 30, is $215. On-site registration, available only if space allows, will be $299. Register at

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About CLRN
CLRN provides educators with a “one-stop” resource to select online courses aligned to content standards and iNACOL’s Standards for Quality Online Courses. |

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. |

About iNACOL
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning, is a non-profit organization that facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning. More at For more on Susan Patrick, visit

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