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CSUSM to Co-Host Fourth Annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit

North County San Diego teachers will gather at California State University San Marcos on Friday, July 27 for the fourth annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking for all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators.

This year’s keynote speaker is Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally acclaimed expert on creativity and innovation and author of “Finding Your Element,” “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything” and “Out of Our Minds.” Robinson will be livestreamed to all participants from his appearance at Cal State Fullerton.

The summit will also feature two local teachers presenting TED-style EdTalks around this year’s theme, “It’s Personal: Meeting the Needs of Every Student.” Jaime Yumiko Brown, an International Baccalaureate English teacher and a 2018 California Teacher of the Year, will speak to helping children find their voice in the classroom. Scott Bedley, also a former teacher of the year, author and trainer, will speak about his global school play day in his talk entitled, “When the World Stops to Play.” There will also be Edcamp-style breakout session discussions on relevant topics, such as building student agency, personalizing learning with or without technology and tailoring lessons to meet specific student needs in all subject areas and at all grade levels.

The summit is expected to draw 10,000 participants throughout the state. While registration has closed for the CSUSM site, there is room for additional participants and walk-ups are encouraged to attend.

“Teachers have described past Summits as a powerful day of learning that made them proud of what they do and reminded them what an important difference they make in the lives of their students,” said Leslie Mauerman, a lecturer in CSUSM’s School of Education and the University’s Teachers Summit site lead. “We’re thrilled to invite area teachers to our campus to join this growing network of teachers.”

A unique partnership between the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the California State University and New Teacher Center formed to host this free statewide day of learning. Through their strong and distinct networks, the organizers will reach educators at every stage in their development: new and veteran teachers, current teaching students, and alumni.

More information is available at Follow #CATeachersSummit for up-to-date information.


What: Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking

Who: For all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators

When: 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, July 27

Where: USU Ballroom, California State University San Marcos


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 28-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls nearly 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.