The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) hosted the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit at Howard Hughes Cinemark 18 Theatres, adjacent to the University’s West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, on Friday, July 29. The event was organized in partnership with the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the California State University, and the New Teacher Center.
This first-of-its-kind event, presented at nearly 40 locations across California, was uniquely designed to help teachers build a lasting and powerful network of peers, share innovative strategies and best practices, gain inspiration from keynote and teacher speakers, and access effective resources to implement new standards adopted by the California State Board of Education in their classrooms.
The program featured keynote addresses by education leaders, TED-style EdTalks presented by local teachers, and EdCamp discussions around timely topics such as the California standards in English language arts and math, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers walked away with access to new resources and concrete tools that are already working in classrooms across the state.