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Teachers Are Better Together

Large lecture room full of teachersIn July, teachers across California came together for a free day of learning at  Cal Poly and 39 other locations throughout the state. The second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit gathered teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators, and other educators to share best practices in implementing new standards in language arts, math and science.

More than 120 educators gathered at Cal Poly. Much of the information was shared by teachers for teachers. 

“When teachers come together and learn from each other, everyone benefits,” said Cal Poly education Professor Tanya Flushman, who organized the local gathering. “This event draws on the strength of teachers being both experts and learners.”

Teachers gave TED-style talks and also had small group discussions on topics such as project-based learning and using technology in the classroom.

“No one has more experience with what works in the classroom than teachers. They are the experts on the California Standards,” Flushman said. “The net-works teachers will build through this summit will have a significant impact on students statewide.”

Next year's Better Together Summit is set for July 28, 2017.

 

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