California Teachers Summit

teachers at a professional development meeting

The Connie L. Lurie College of Education, which will host the San Jose site for the California Teachers Summit, is committed to teacher preparation (photo by Robert Bain).

Approximately 500 teachers and aspiring teachers, from preschool through high school, will meet on July 31 at San Jose State as part of an unprecedented effort to concurrently assemble 20,000 teachers at 33 locations statewide.

Teachers learning from teachers is the theme for “Better Together: California Teachers Summit.” Among the topics up for discussion will be best practices for implementing the new California Common Core State Standards in English language arts and literacy, math, and science.

Keynote speakers will address all attendees statewide during ED Talks, a play on TED Talks. In addition, local teachers will address SJSU conferees, who will meet at the Student Union.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the summit with a $3.5 million gift to the New Teacher Center, CSU Fullerton and Loyola Marymount University. SJSU’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education is co-organizing the summit and is the designated host in San Jose.

The media is welcome to attend.