Past Presos


CUE's New UDL+ ELA Protocol Workshop
Fall CUE Conference, American Canyon, CA
October 27, 2017 with Jon Corippo


Apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to your curriculum design process to create engaging lessons for ALL learners. Add CUE+ protocols to create efficient workflows for Iron Chef projects.

Visual Voice: Clearly Show Your Message
Fall CUE Conference, American Canyon, CA
October 27, 2017


Visual voice is like the presenter’s fingerprint that supports the verbal message. Develop it using basic graphic elements research suggests can improve comprehension. See and discuss possibilities to speak visually.

Rubric: The Guide on the Side
Fall CUE Conference, American Canyon, CA
October 27, 2017
with Misty Kluesner , Jen Anderson , Kimiyo Cordero , Linda Berger


Rubrics? As guides for multi-dimensional, open-ended projects!? Yes! A panel of teachers discusses the ups and downs of rubrics for inspiring student creativity and reflection as authentic assessment.

Rubric Resource Folder

GOOD! Design Basics with Google Draw (WM324)
ISTE Conference, San Antonio, TX
June 27, 2017

Discover how to fight "I'm not creative" syndrome with basic graphic design principles to create visually interesting media projects. Designed primarily for “non-graphic designer” educators, the principles and instructional model are useful for developing students’ visual literacy skills. Google Draw is the artistic medium for creating a simple project.

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okay, it's conversational and a bit rusty, but many people do you know that can even attempt a conversation in German?


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Visual Voice: The Treasure of Your Graphic Design Journey • #1 Introduction
Video Presentation June 2017

Given people learn a majority of content from visual presentation, the effective presenter’s or educator’s visual voice can enhance the learner’s understanding of their message. The visual voice is like a fingerprint. It is a presenter’s communication style using images and design elements to deepen the meaning of and multiply the impact of their verbal presentation. 

Tiered Professional Learning to Build a District's Capacity   •  CUE 2016 Fall Conference 10/28/16
Watch Video @ CUE 2016 National Conference 03/17/2016


What do you get when you cross a school district with a professional learning services organization? A sustainable model for producing edtech confident teachers who can lead their peers.

Presented with Andrew Schwab, Chief Technology Officer, Union School District, San Jose, CA

Presented with Corinne Takara
A makerspace is a learning environment that mashes art, design, and technology with  making projects, sprinkled with design thinking, inquiry-based learning, and collaboration to enhance the common core classroom.

Make a Makerspace and Design Thinking Lab in Your Classroom

Fall CUE14 Conference / October 25, 2014