Monterey Bay CUE

Newsletter - Volume 15

MBCUE Newsletter

Bringing you EdTech updates around Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.
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DigCitSummit California - Call for Presenters

Are you passionate about #digcit? #MBCUE is calling educators, students, and parents for our first @digcitsummit on May 18.

Want to know more about the sessions?

Sessions are 50 minutes in length. We are looking for sessions of all kinds from panels to interactive workshops. We are also looking for 15-minute student presentations and 3-minute mini-TED talks, aka, DigCit CUE Booms. Student presentations could be a how-to tutorial on a social media tool or a story about making an impact. For educators, you could do a presentation on how you teach digital citizenship, but you could also talk about how you get your kids to create or solve problems using technology. We are even looking for sessions for families. If you are a parent, we would love to hear how you navigate the digital world with your children! You can check out our presenters template to help plan your sessions:

Submit your session!

Submit your session at:

Deadlines and Notification

Deadline for guaranteed review is 11:59pm Pacific Time on February 28th, 2018. Presentations submitted after this date will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Presentations submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on February 28th will be notified of their acceptance or denial by March 17th. Presentations submitted after that date will be notified on a rolling basis.

Have another question? Email

DigCit Summit California - Register Now

Join us on May 18th at North Salinas High School for Monterey Bay CUE’s first Digital Citizenship Summit (DigCit Summit)!

The summit is an event to promote and learn more about positive and productive Digital Citizenship. It aims to work towards solutions, promoting best practices, and empowering to be the digital change. This event will bring students, TK-12 educators, and parents together to learn from one another about how to best interact with all things digital from social media to informational literacy. Join us on the information highway and digital playground to create, learn, and grow with us!

For pricing information and to register visit

Need a purchase order? We are only accepting purchase orders for more than five people. For more information regarding purchase orders, please email:
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MBCUE/ Steinbeck GEG Meet-up

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 4-6pm

165 Main Street

Salinas, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Call to Action for #MBCUE committees!

We would also like to thank everyone who threw their hat in the ring. Even if this wasn’t your year, we hope you keep us in mind in the future because elections are held annually.

Besides being on the board, we also have some wonderful opportunities to still make a difference in our region. We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on our Student Powered Earth Day Film Festival sub-committee, as well as the sub-committee for our upcoming conference on Digital Citizenship. These are great ways to get involved. If this sparks your interest, please contact us at



December 17, 2018

A meeting of the Board of Directors (“the “Board”) of Monterey Bay CUE, a non-profit organization (the “Organization”), was held on December 17, 2018 (Pacific Standard Time) on Google Hangout.

Directors Present:

  • Ben Cogswell

  • Jonathan Green

  • Mike Ocampo

  • Jen Rodgers

  • Jen Ghastin

  • Cynthia lipsig

  • Paul Dietrich

Directors Absent:

  • Carrie Sebora


Student Powered Film Festival

The committee is currently researching the benefits and cost of year-long liability insurance that MBCUE could use on multiple events in addition to the Film Festival. It has also been decided that the Submission Due Dates should be set for March 15, 2019, and that winners will be notified on April 5th, 2019. The committee’s next steps are to view the rules and regulations for the Film Festival.

DigCit Summit

The committee is verifying whether or not MBCUE can secure North High in Salinas as a venue to host DigCit Summit Monterey County California. Thus far, the committee has confirmed that the event will be held from 8:30am to 2:45pm, but the date of the event is still being decided upon. Save the Date’s will be sent out as soon as possible via social media and brochure to inform the public of this amazing event! Next steps include sending out a Call for Presenters as well as setting up and confirming Registration and Sponsors.

Report of the Treasurer

Jonathan Green is now a signer on the MBCUE account and is in process of getting both Carrie Sebora and Ben Cogswell added to the account as well. The current actual balance is $6,253.46.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Dietrich, Recording Secretary

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