Cal Poly Pomona will host the third annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit on Friday, July 28, at the Bronco Student Center from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The free, statewide summit is a unique opportunity for teachers to come together to collaborate, re-energize and be a part of a larger teacher network. The event will feature EdTalks presented by local teachers, Edcamp discussions on teacher-selected topics and opportunities for networking and sharing ideas with fellow teachers.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Jill Biden, a lifelong educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden. Her speech will be live streamed from St. Mary’s College of California. Other speakers include Alice Chen, an English language arts teacher and lead PBS digital innovator, and Dr. Scott Petri, a social science teacher and president of the California Social Science Association.
Discussion topics will include helping students thrive in the digital era and improving their listening skills and ability to communicate more effectively. The Summit will also feature the latest strategies and resources to support teachers as they implement the California Standards in English/Language Arts and Math and the Next Generation Science Standards.
“One of the many benefits of attending the summit,” says Kathy Diver, a Los Osos High School science teacher, “is the opportunity to network with other educators and discuss a wide range of critical topics in education. I’m always amazed by the wealth of information that is shared during the event.”
“Our goal is to empower teachers and ensure they’re aware of the myriad of resources that are available to them,” said Nick Salerno, Cal Poly Pomona site leader. “This is a great opportunity for teachers to explore how they can prepare their students to be thoughtful and engaged members of our society.”
The California Teachers Summit is free and open to all California teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators. Register by visiting www.cateacherssummit.com.
For more information, contact Ashley Jones at (909) 869-5370.