CUE Expands Professional Development Offerings

Walnut Creek, CA, June 27, 2017 –(– Today at ISTE 2017, CUE, an education nonprofit and ISTE, SETDA & iNACOL affiliate for California and Nevada, announced the expansion of its incredibly popular Rock Star Teacher Camps. A staple of CUE’s professional development offerings, the Rock Star camps are known for inspiring educators by leveraging the latest and greatest tools, apps, and practical approaches with an all-star cast of faculty members, many of whom are Leading Edge Certified, Apple Distinguished Educators, Google Certified Innovators, and Microsoft Innovative Educators.

The Rock Star Teacher Camps now include programs for the primary grades, administrators, teacher leadership, as well as camps specifically focused on areas of interest such as history and science. “We are taking the CUE Rock Star concept to the next level,” said Jon Corippo, CUE’s Chief Innovation Officer, adding, “Educators are clamoring for more specific professional learning, learning that focuses on their grade range, curricular focus or workgroups – and we’ve had spectacular response to the CUE Rock Star Specialty Camps.”

All CUE Rock Star Teacher events are designed to have low attendee to faculty ratios to maximize learning impact. Small groupings allow for everyone to get personal support and to learn directly from knowledgeable educators. The camps are uniquely scheduled to start late, to end early, and to offer extended downtime so that all attendees have ample opportunities to collaborate and network as part of a learning community.

A detailed list of camps can be found at, including CUE’s speciality camps. The summer and early fall offerings are as follows:

CUE Rock Star Camps

Refreshed for the 7th year with a new “Hero’s Journey” format, CUE Rock Star Summer Camps are the place teachers spend a couple days in the Summer to change the way they teach. Daily “episodes” are themed around the 5Es lesson-design model and are high-energy, hands-on and very social. Join the thousands of CUE Rock Star Teachers who’ve enjoyed these camps since 2010. Check out some of this Summer’s learning by viewing #cuerockstar on Twitter.

Oxnard, CA – July 11-12, 2017

Tahoe-Truckee, CA – July 24-25, 2017

Los Alamitos, CA – August 2-3, 2017

CUE Rock Star Admin: A Special Camp for Administrators

Having trained almost 1000 admins in only two years, the CUE Rock Star Admin Hero’s Journey is all about providing new, hands-on skills for administrators who desire to create a positive, disruptive process of change in their organizations. These are two full, hard-working, challenging and rewarding days. The faculty and curriculum will provide administrators (Assistant Principals, Principals, Curriculum Coordinators, Directors, Assistant Superintendents and Superintendents) with the skills they need to lead their districts in more agile and adaptable ways. We believe that constant change is here to stay, and the wise leader must not only accept but also embrace it. 

September 8-9, 2017

Del Mar Hilton, Del Mar, CA

CUE Rock Star: Primary Edition

Imagine all the fun, excitement, and high-quality professional development of a classic Rock Star Camp – but sharply focused on a TK-3 grade range, led by a faculty of highly skilled educators who are all TK-3 teachers or TOSAs. TK-3 education has its own lingo, pedagogy, and developmental awareness. The CUE Rock Star Primary Edition is built to be a Rock Star experience that is totally grade-range appropriate. Highlights include ELA skills, Math skills, and STEAM skills, with a theme of project-based learning, better student feedback, and an embedded use of technology.

October 7-8, 2017

Union Middle School

San Jose, CA

Gearing up for celebrating its 40th year in 2018, CUE recently launched a membership promotion and will host its annual Fall CUE in October in Napa Valley and the National CUE Conference in March 2018 in Palm Springs. Registration for the National Conference will begin in August with presentation submissions beginning July 1. More information can be found at