As California embraces new ways of teaching and learning, teachers want more opportunities to connect with and learn from their peers. Teachers are the experts when it comes to the California Standards – no one knows more about what’s working in the classroom and where more support is needed. Yet, too often, teachers are told what they need to learn, rather than asked what would benefit them the most.
On July 29, all California teachers are invited to attend the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a unique day of learning led by teachers, for teachers. The summit will bring together teachers at nearly 40 locations across the state, including San Francisco State University, to share ideas, join a teacher network, and learn effective strategies for implementing the new California Standards in their classrooms. The program will feature keynote addresses by education leaders, TED-style EdTalks presented by local teachers, and Edcamp discussions led by teachers, for teachers on timely topics such as the California Standards in English/Language Arts and Math and the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers will walk away with access to new resources and concrete tools that are already working in classrooms across the state. The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), the California State University (CSU), and New Teacher Center (NTC) are partnering to organize this gathering.
Last year, teachers described the summit as a powerful day of learning that made them proud of what they do, and reminded them what an important difference they make in the lives of their students. Teachers left the summit energized for the upcoming school year and prepared to take their teaching to the next level.
Help us spread the word about this unique opportunity! The summit is free to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators, and other educators. To register or learn more about the summit, please visit: cateacherssummit.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, and join the conversation using the hashtag #CATeachersSummit.