FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mike Lawrence
Executive Director, CUE
Director, Ed and Media Learning, KQED
KQED and CUE Form Education Technology Partnership
Walnut Creek, March 27, 2013 — Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. is proud to announce a new educational partner in KQED, the public media institution that serves Northern California. The two non-profit organizations are excited to begin working collaboratively on resources and programs that will reach a larger audience of educators and students both in Northern California and beyond.
KQED is a leader in distributing valuable educational programming on air and online through channels like PBS LearningMedia, which grants educators and students easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives. The KQED Education website also boasts resources such as a curriculum bank, access to partners in education and a news-in-education resource that connects the newsroom and the classroom for real world student engagement. Blogs like MindShift and The Lowdown and a digital media center help KQED engage with the national and local educational communities to broaden and deepen the impact of the institution’s award-winning media.
CUE has long been known for its professional development opportunities and its mission to inspire both students and educators through the use of technology. The annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs sees 4000+ educators each year, with more than 200 vendors offering the very latest in technology for schools and universities. CUE also hosts a Fall Conference and a number of professional development “camps” throughout the year. They co-produce the California Student Media Festival, showcasing student achievement across all disciplines. CUE’s own Internet TV show, Infinite Thinking Machine, received a nomination for best educational web series in both the EduBlog and IAWTV Awards.
Mike Lawrence, Executive Director of CUE says, “We are thrilled to form this partnership with KQED. Together, we can leverage the best of both organizations’ resources to support innovation that will advance student achievement.”
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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
Education is central to the mandate of public media. KQED Education engages with community and educational organizations to broaden and deepen the impact of KQED’s award-winning media. KQED Education addresses the needs of educators in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), arts and news by creating cutting-edge learning media, providing training in digital learning tools and distributing public media content to classrooms in the Bay Area and beyond via the KQED website, PBS LearningMedia and iTunes U. | kqed.org/education