KQED is proud to announce a new educational partner in Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. 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.”