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CSU Campuses to Host Thousands of Teachers During Better Together: California Teachers Summit


Dr. Jill Biden will provide keynote address during free day of learning


On July 28, nearly 10,000 teachers and educators will gather at 21 California State University (CSU) campuses and 14 other host sites as part of the Better Together: California Teachers Summit. The goal of the summit is to share innovative strategies that empower PreK-12 teachers and build strong communities to positively impact students.

This marks the third year that the CSU will partner with the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) and the New Teacher Center (NTC) to host the summit and bring together a growing network of educators to share strategies and lessons learned in the classroom.

"The CSU is pleased to support and engage in the Better Together Summit," said Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, CSU's assistant vice chancellor for teacher education. "This day honors and celebrates the profession of teaching. Educators across the state will have the opportunity to share best practices that support the learning of all PK-12 students to ensure student success."

Dr. Jill Biden will provide the keynote address which will be livestreamed from the event headquarters to all 35 sites. The day-long summit which will also include TED-style EdTalks presented by local teachers and Edcamp discussions on timely topics like addressing bullying in the classroom, celebrating diversity and teaching students to be critical thinkers.

The CSU plays a critical role in preparing highly qualified teachers and educates the largest number of teachers in both the state and the nation. As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, the summit provides a unique opportunity to give teachers a forum to share cutting-edge strategies and best practices led by teachers and for teachers. Teachers will gain concrete knowledge and have the opportunity to network with colleagues from their home region, supporting continued collaboration.

The summit will run from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.* (*Site specific end times may vary.)

All California teachers, teacher candidates and school administrators are invited to participate in this summit. Events will be held throughout California and registration is free. For more information or to register online, please visit, and follow #BetterTogetherCA for up-to-date information. ​

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