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Thursday, March 20
 

4:30pm

Kickoff Keynote
Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who, in many cases, did not like high school math. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford University in the field of math education. He speaks internationally and works with publishers to help them transition from print to digital media. He was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He lives in Mountain View, CA. 

: All conference attendees are invited to a special Kickoff Keynote.

Get there early, as space is limited.

Thursday Keynote - Dan Meyer
Capturing, Sharing, and Resolving Perplexity

Given the infinite buffet table of tools and technology to try out in the classroom, how do you decide what's worth your and your students' time? Without some kind of criteria guiding our selection, we'll spend years building up a dusty closet of tools that looked good, promised a lot, and didn't deliver. With that in mind, the presenter will describe "perplexity," one of the scarcest resources in the classroom, and how to pick tools and technology to maximize it.

 

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Thursday March 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
 
Friday, March 21
 

8:00am

General Session Keynote
LeVar Burton has been capturing the admiring attention of both audiences and his industry peers for three decades, and continues to enjoy longevity truly rare within the industry. His deftness in avoiding stereotype continues to be a hallmark of an incredibly diverse career. Launching his acting career in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series ROOTS, Burton found himself on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter, Burton achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and feature films. From 1983 until 2009, Burton was the host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award winning PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow. The honored recipient of 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and 5 NAACP awards, LeVar has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all, whether acting, directing, producing or writing. No greater proof of his enduring appeal and deep personal connection with his audience is the fact that LeVar is one of the most followed people in the world on Twitter, with over 1.7M followers. 

: All conference attendees are invited to a special General Session Friday morning.

We will also be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Recognition. Attendees will also get a glimpse of the future as we introduce the 2014 Board of Directors nominees.

Get there early, as space is limited.
Genearal Keynote - LeVar Burton
Digital Storytelling & Real World Connections Inspire Lifelong Learners

As steward of the beloved Reading Rainbow brand, and an educational advocate, for over 30 years LeVar has been encouraging generations of children to read. Here he discusses how mobile devices and digital media enables all types of readers to connect with literature in ways never before possible. The opportunities for children to discover and interact with stories that interest them, and extend the learning to relevant topics in the classroom is exciting. Join LeVar as he talks about his true passion, inspiring today's digital generation of readers. e

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Friday March 21, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
 
Saturday, March 22
 

2:45pm

Closing Keynote
Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to "anyone, anywhere" in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool. It may be one of the most influential books about education in our time.
Khan's journey began when he was helping a young cousin with math in 2004, communicating by phone and using an interactive notepad. When others expressed interest, he began posting videos of his hand-scribbled tutorials on YouTube. Demand took off, and in 2009 he quit his day job. The Khan Academy website now provides self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 5,100 instructional videos on its YouTube channel covering everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics. It's the most-used library of educational videos on the web, with 10 million unique students per month, over 300 million lessons delivered amd over 1.4 billion problems completed (~4 Million per day).
Khan's first book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, was published to great acclaim in 2012. Innovators as varied as George Lucas and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammed Yunus have hailed it as "a must-read." Al Gore had this to say: "Since its founding in 2006, Sal Khan's project -- the Khan academy -- has revolutionized our thinking on the potential and promise of unfettered, open-access online education. In his new book The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his vision and blueprint for how online technology can, and should, play an integral role in educating communities across the globe, closing the opportunity gap and providing high-quality education for all."

A growing number of classrooms around the world are using Khan Academy to help build student mastery of topics and to free up class time for dynamic project based learning.

: All conference attendees are invited to our Closing Keynote Saturday afternoon. Gather as a community to reflect on your conference experience.

Get there early, as space is limited.

Closing Keynote - Sal Khan
One Room Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined
With over 5,100 instructional videos, 100,000+ problems, and 10 million unique users per month, Khan Academy is rethinking the world of education. Founder Salman Khan provides insight into the history and the evolution of Khan Academy and how we can rethink education.

 

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Saturday March 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States