A coalition of California education institutions is inviting all preschool through high school California teachers and administrators to attend a July 31 summit to build powerful networks and access effective resources to implement the California Standards.
The California Chamber of Commerce is a partner for the event. Organizing partners are the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, California State University and New Teacher Center.
Registration for the Better Together: California Teachers Summit is free and the event will take place in 33 locations across the state. Attendees may choose to attend whichever location is most convenient.
The New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit that seeks to reduce the achievement gap in the nation’s schools by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. NTC works with school districts, state policymakers and education leaders across the country to implement programs that build leadership capacity, enhance working conditions, improve teacher retention and transform schools into vibrant learning communities.
The CSU is the largest comprehensive university in the world, serving 460,000 students at 23 campuses. For more than 100 years, the university has been a center of teacher training, conferring the largest number of education degrees and multi-subject credentials to California’s teachers.
The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) represents 75 private nonprofit colleges and universities in California that collectively enroll 320,000 students. The core mission of AICCU institutions is to improve lives through higher education.
The summit runs from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and will feature:
- Keynote talks by actress/teacher advocate Yvette Nicole Brown and astronaut/Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM-Ed) activist Leland D. Melvin;
- Sessions by teachers sharing practical and cutting-edge strategies that are working in classrooms in California;
- Opportunities to collaborate and connect with fellow teachers; and
- A 0.5-unit continuing education credit at a minimal cost.