Monterey Bay CUE

Newsletter - Volume 6

MBCUE Newsletter

Bringing you EdTech updates around Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.

Welcome Back Happy Hour @ Monterey Coast Brewery!

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MBCUE & GEG Joint Meet-Up

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 4-6pm

165 Main Street

Salinas, CA

Whether it's been your first month or week, come join us as we welcome you back to school with some free appetizers and great edtech friends.

You can RSVP on Facebook @

Want to get involved in MBCUE? Join our Board!

Join the MBCUE team! Elections to become a director of the MBCUE Board are coming soon.

Nominations: September 15-30, 2018

Elections: October 14-31, 2018

The Monterey Bay CUE board is composed of 8 members from the three counties that compose our chapter (Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz) and meets on a regular basis (in person and virtually, at least once a month) to plan professional development, socials, teacher grants, and more. Any current and active member of Monterey Bay CUE is eligible to serve on the board.

To be nominated, you need to fill out the nomination form which requires a short biography, picture, and two letters of recommendations. All premium members of CUE that are part of the MBCUE affiliate will be allowed to vote. Nominees will have a chance to offer a 90 second speech at Fall CUE at the annual affiliate meeting. If you are unable to attend, you can submit a video of your speech.

For more information contact

Update from the MBCUE Board!


August 7, 2018


The MBCUE website will be receiving multiple updates, including the addition of an Events Calendar and bios/descriptions of your MBCUE Board Directors.

A shared platform is currently being developed in order to become more transparent. This shared platform will provide information including, but not limited to: goals, Board-approved calendars, shared analytics, committee pages, and additional resources.

CUE Memberships have received a major update! There are now two levels of membership: Complementary and Premium. The following is only a few highlights of the many awesome perks to being a Complementary or Premium CUE member!

  • Complementary members have no annual fee and receive 5% off most CUE events. Members also receive access to all CUE Affiliate and Learning Network communications as well as eligibility to join a local CUE Affiliate.

  • Premium members receive all of the perks that Complementary members do as well as the following: 10% off most CUE events, exclusive access to Dave Burgess Publishing books and STEAMPunk loaner kits, and have voting rights - all for a nominal annual fee of $40.

MBCUE Board elections are coming up! Nominations will be held September 15th-30th, 2018, and elections will be October 14th-31st, 2018.

We have multiple upcoming events coming down the pike!

  • MBCUE Welcome Back with the Google Education Group on August 30th at the Monterey Coast Brewery @ 4pm

  • The Student Powered Film Festival is returning and will once again focus on Earth Day and Conservation

  • MBCUE is eager to pursue a Digital Citizenship Summit. Updates for will be sent at a later date.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Dietrich, Recording Secretary

What can MBCUE offer you!

We offer trainings, resources, opportunities to attend local meetings and grow your PLN (professional learning network). We bring education technology events to the area as well as opportunities for you to showcase the great products your students are creating in their classes. Contact us for more information.

Even More Awesome!

What's in a Hashtag?!

Are you local to Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Benito Counties? Stay up to date with everything Monterey Bay CUE on Twitter by sharing your hashtag with us! Add your's to our hashtag collection form:

Local EdTech Job Opportunity - CTO @ MCOE

The Monterey County Office of Education is looking for a Chief Technology Officer. For more information and to apply vist

Tech Tools: Got Technology? from Patricia Dickenson

A meta-analysis of the effect of technology on mathematics achievement showed statistically significant gains across the K-12 classroom (Slavin & Chung, 2013). Students who reported their teachers used computers frequently as a way to demonstrate new topics had higher levels of math achievement (House, 2011).

Check out my list of 50+ tech tools for education!!!

Down the Pipeline: The 411 from Mother CUE

It's true! CUE Membership is about to get a facelift, and we are thrilled to share the plan with you!

We hope that you have enjoyed our 40th Anniversary promotional membership. This year has proven to be a HUGE growth year for us. Our membership grew from 9,300 members to over 19,000 members in 2018, with our legislative and community impact unmatched in any previous years. Help us keep this momentum going and unlock several new opportunities.

Learn more!

Fall CUE Schedule is Live!

The Fall CUE Schedule is live. You can check out our own affiliate sessions here.

To see the whole schedule visit: