PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Cue National Conference showcased the latest in education innovation at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The week-long conference was attended about 8,000 educators from all over the country according to organizers.
One local teacher, Jessica Pack, a sixth grade teacher at James Workman Middle School in Cathedral City, was a featured speaker at the conference Friday where she spoke upon digital filmaking for young students.
“My wheel house is moviemaking with kids and that is what my session is on,” she said. “Helping educators be able to reach out to students, [and] enfranchise their voices through media production.”
Educators got to experiment with the latest in technology playing with robotics and video games aimed at teaching students math and science. Pack said innovation was important for educators.
“Innovation is hugely important to the teaching profession because we want to prepare our students for the future and we want to make sure that they have a tool for a 21st century skill set,” she said.
Organizers said the Palm Springs was the perfect place in terms of location for the conference to happen.
“It's far enough to be away that you won't go back-and-forth and you'll stay and you'll connect and there will be a lot of informal learning opportunities while you're here,” Mike Lawrence, CEO of Cue, said.
The Cue National Conference will continue through Saturday.