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CSUSM to Host Hansen Symposium for Elementary Teachers

Press Release | By Eric Breier

California State University San Marcos’ School of Education is hosting the 2016 Virginia Hansen Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The symposium provides innovative instruction for elementary school teachers. Registration is free, but limited to 100 participants. Breakfast, lunch and a closing reception are included.

Four topics will be presented by nationally recognized experts:

  • Inventive/Inquiry-based Mathematics (offered in Spanish) by Gustavo Saldana, a preeminent international mathematician.
  • Infusing Visual and Performing Arts to Teach Common Core by Jon Schwartz, an award-winning teacher who uses art, music and more.
  • Groundbreaking Approaches to Gradual Release of Responsibility by Javier Vaca, a national presenter for gradual release.
  • Proven Co-Teaching by Design Strategies by Jacqueline Thousand, an international trainer and speaker.

The Hansen Endowment was established in 1998 by Victor Hansen in honor of his wife, Virginia. The Virginia Hansen Symposium annually features nationally acclaimed speakers as well as local exemplary teachers and administrators to provide ongoing food for thought to current and future teachers.

Visit to register for the symposium.

What: CSUSM Virginia Hansen Endowment Symposium

When: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: McMahan House Complex, Cal State University San Marcos

Cost: Free

Parking: Free parking is available in Lot B