CUE Rock Star Camp Mission Statement and PhilosophyThis camp is about changing education through technology, building an ever expanding group of educators who want to lead and use technology
in deep, meaningful ways that create truly transformational pedagogical experiences for the students they work with.
CUE Rock Star is built for educators to socialize in the context of connecting these inspired educators throughout California and beyond.
What is CUE Rock Star - The Design
The actual day is designed differently because the "regular" conference just isn't deep enough and an unconference
can be daunting for some learners. CUE Rockstar Camps seek a balance between structure and social learning.
Each day at a CUE Rock Star Camp starts with "Shred Sessions", where the Rock Star Faculty literally "sings for their supper" and tries to
attract attendees to their sessions - attendees get entertained...and they don't have to pick sessions from a blurb ever.
Saturation:CUE Rock Star purposely limits attendees' comprehensible input to TWO - 2 HOUR sessions per day.
This prevents "info glut" that teachers experience in some professional learning settings and also
allows attendees enough time to gain actual skills during their sessions. These new skills can be deployed
on an immediate basis when they return to school.
Social time:Daily social time is built in to the schedule, before class and during long "unconference" style lunches. During the two
hour lunch session, faculty and attendees carry on deep conversations and flesh out ideas that change teaching and
learning. CUE Rock Star is about the powerful "what if" conversations that happen after sessions that carry on into the evening.
Cost:CUE Rock Star Camps will always be a low cost camp, allowing teachers to pay their own way.
Collaboration:CUE Rock Star Camp session leaders and attendees should expect to add very rich and exciting personalities
to their personal learning network, whether via email, Twitter or any other web 2.0 collaboration tool.
See the #CUEROCKSTAR network in action on Twitter