No, not the music festival, I’m talking about the Coachella CUE Affiliate! We all know that we can’t do it alone in education. It is important for educators to connect with one another and build supportive relationships. Collaboration with other like minded individuals helps take our passion and skill set to the next level. I feel as educators it is important for us to network and learn together in order to improve student learning. We are better together when we build strong PLNs (Professional Learning Network). PLNs are all about working together in order to improve our craft. PLNs are about sharing and learning from each other. I know we have PLCs within our own schools and districts but it is very valuable for one to network outside your own environment. We have so much to gain from collaborating with other educators in our own community and globally. PLNs are an essential part of lifelong learning for teachers. They allow for professional development for teachers by teachers.
In addition to joining communities and connecting with other educators on platforms such as Twitter, it is also important to connect with others face-to-face by joining professional support networks or associations and attending meetings, meetups, workshops or conferences. Outside of our PSTA you should be aware of the awesomeness of our locale CUE affiliate, Coachella Cue. Coachella CUE is the Coachella Valley and Lower Desert affiliate of Computer Using Educators Inc. (CUE). Coachella CUE represents the Southern California desert and resort communities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Thousand Palms, Thermal, Palm Desert, Bermuda Dunes, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Mecca, and the Salton Sea.
This past weekend they held their first ever workshop type event called Coachella Bar-b-CUE. For $12 attendees got to attend a 3 hour workshop of their choice which included It a delicious barbecue lunch catered by Tanya's Kitchen, Thom Emery Barbecue and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. In addition they raffled off 2 Spring CUE registrations. It was a great day filled with learning, collaborating and delicious food!
BREW CUE- February 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm
How do I learn more?
Visit their website: https://coachellacue.weebly.com/
Follow them on Twitter: @CoachellaCUE
Connect with one their Board of Directors
President- Edward Simoneau Twitter @Simonometry
Vice President- Jennifer Dean Twitter @Techy_Jenn
Secretary- Maricela Hernandez Twitter @flackahh
Treasurer- Eduardo Rivera Twitter @EdTechEddie
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