Cal Poly Pomona will host the fourth annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a statewide event that offers teachers a unique opportunity to collaborate, re-energize and be a part of a larger teacher network.
This year’s theme for the free summit, set for Friday, July 27, at Kellogg West Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is “It’s Personal: Meeting the Needs of Every Student.”
Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized expert on creativity and innovation, will give the keynote address. Robinson’s presentation will help teachers explore new ways to personalize learning for themselves and the students they serve. Other speakers will include Alice Chen, an English language arts teacher and lead PBS digital innovator, and Justin Lim, an instructional coach for the El Monte Union High School District.
“We are so pleased to host this outstanding and free day of professional development for teachers and educators to discuss areas of interest for them,” said Nick Salerno, CPP site leader. “I encourage all educators to join us as we discuss ways to help prepare our students to graduate with skills that can be used to revitalize our communities.”
The summit will also feature breakout sessions covering a wide range of critical topics in education.
“Educators from every level will get to take ownership of the learning process during the Edcamp breakout sessions,” said Kathy Diver, a Los Osos High School science teacher and Edcamp facilitator. “Participants will suggest what’s of interest to them, choose their sessions and then discuss and learn from other likeminded adult learners.”
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.