Director's Corner

What a great time to be an educator! We have so many tools to help us be successful. As you plan please be aware of the services available at CUES. CUES offers several endorsements that are graduate level courses through SUU. They include ESL, Reading Level 1 and 2, Elementary Math, and Education Technology. We also offer specific trainings for group or individual teachers with the skills of Brandon Harrison, who can provide training in digital literacy, Google, Canvas, UEN teacher resources, and many more upon request. Thank you for everything that each of you do!
 -Jason Strate, Director

 CUES 4 You

You know us as CUES, but do you really know Central Utah Educational Services? In a nutshell, here is some basic information about us:
  • Originating in 1969, CUES is one of four Regional Service Centers in Utah.
  • Our mission is to identify needs and provide educational services that support student achievement.
  • We seek to bridge gaps in services to meet these evolving and ongoing needs of the districts in our region.
  • We aim to provide equitable and cost effective services and programs for students in our rural districts to match those offered to students in Utah's urban districts.
  • Basically, we were created to save districts money by pooling purchases and services to build economies of scale for small school districts.
  • We serve nearly 14,000 students in 7 school districts (Tintic, Juab, North Sanpete, Piute, South Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne.)
Many of our services we provide take place behind the scenes, for example cooperative purchases, computer/iPad repair, grant writing, server backup, network monitoring, etc. However we still supply OverDrive access and training, as well as other technology training. We also offer some valuable educational kits and other items teachers can check out and use in their class. For an availability list and checkout instructions click HERE. For further information about CUES go to https://www.mycues.org/

Art Show

plan to support next years show which will be held at the Snow College Art Gallery in Ephraim, Utah.

URSA Recap

Another successful Utah Rural Schools Summer Conference is in the books! Over 400 educators from across Utah met July 11-14 at the beautiful SUU campus in Cedar City and were treated to four days of networking and learning. During the conference nearly 200 breakout sessions were taught to this year's theme, “Ensuring the Success of All Learners.” Sessions ranged from the quick 20-minutes over the shoulder style, to one and two hour traditional lecture and/or hands-on sessions.
 
The conference also featured two fantastic keynote speakers. Dean Wilson's "Choose To Be A Champion" focused on using data to drive systems, i.e. PLC's, grading, PBIS, etc. Then Joe Culdemi from Solution Tree presented on PLC'S with high performing collaborative teams in his keynote entitled "PLC 101: Building and Sustaining a Collaborative Culture."
 
As usual, the conference got kicked off Tuesday evening with the opening social and family BBQ. Entertainment was provided by the "Superintendents of Rock." (Yes, they do rock!) Something new, this year family of attendees were also invited to the lunch on Friday as well. This was a nice touch, and a fun way to end a great conference.
 
If you didn't have the opportunity to attend the conference this year, we would love to see you at the URSA Conference next summer! Be sure to block July 10 - 13, 2018 on your calendars, and plan on attending the best conference around. More information about URSA and the conference can be found on the URSA website.

Student Musical Extravaganza

CUES is excited to present a special Holiday Musical Extravaganza! Student musicians from the CUES region will have to opportunity to perform with folk singer/songwriter Peter Breinholt during a special concert performance. You are all are encouraged to attend and support your students. Questions? Call Brandon 633-6627
 
Date: Thursday, December 7th, 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00)
 
Location: Richfield High School (495 W. Center)
 
Cost: $10.00 general admission tickets. (Purchase tickets at your local high school or at the CUES office.)

Tech Tip

I know, we're all guilty of it. We need to insert a web address in an email or document. So what do we do? Of course, copy and paste (or type out, heaven forbid) the complete, insanely long URL. Wrong answer! Do you want to see this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z2YuEGAfkFRUHSvhr- hzOKUuAbL4-tbZMsJYtPsHAD4/edit?usp=sharing Or something as simple as HERE? Click either of the links for instructions as to how to clean up your hyper-link insertions.
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