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November 2018

Webinar: Developing Emotional Intelligence for K12 Teachers

November 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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Participants in this webinar will hear from an expert and discover immediate steps to strengthen emotional intelligence, improve leadership performance, and devise an action plan to integrate these practices into the classroom. Click here to learn more and register.

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#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Cultivating Problem Solving Skills with Design Thinking

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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During Nomber, the #BetterTogetherCA community will be talking about design thinking and how to use it to cultivate problem solving skills in the classroom.         Join us on November 5th at 7 PM PST for a #BetterTogetherCA Twitter chat with Los Angeles educator Michael Cohen, also known as the Tech Rabbi. Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator and creativity instigator. His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so…

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Edcamp Model Event on Equity-Centered Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy Professional Learning

November 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
University of Redlands Gregory Hall, 1200 East Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373 United States
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Employing the Edcamp model of professional development, learned from Better Together, selected district teachers, administrators, and selected university faculty will engage in collaborative learning, inquiry, and capacity building in the pursuit of equity-centered curriculum, instruction, and policy.  

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January 2019

Better & Stronger Together: Simpson University

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
Simpson University 2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA 96003 United States
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On January 17, Better and Stronger Together will bring new and seasoned teachers together for a dinner and professional learning opportunity to strengthen our teacher network, share resources and experience what it looks like to personalize learning for ourselves. It will feature a panel of current and former Shasta County Teachers of the Year answering your questions live. The format encourages peer-to-peer dialogue and empowers teachers to lean into their own learning. Click here to register to join us! AGENDA: A full program agenda…

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Amplify Student and Teacher Voice, Choice, and Agency with Digital Tools

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm PST
Azusa Pacific University 901 E Alosta Ave
Azusa, California 91702
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Two EdTalk style presentation with Q&A and hands-on sessions will be provided. Hands-on sessions will keep teachers actively engaged and allow them to participate in the learning. Participants will walk away with new skills, having created something they can use in their classrooms. Click here to learn more and register.

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February 2019

Making Learning Personal

February 9 @ 8:15 am - 1:30 pm PST
National University

Please join us for an interactive workshop for Making Learning Personal. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP today! Click here to register. Throughout the day, educators will have the opportunity to: Network and connect with teachers across San Diego County Develop an action plan to share with your school Receive information on innovative practices that are working in classrooms Hear from EdTalk Speakers Participate in Edcamp Discussions and Colleague Circles FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Dr. Jennifer Preimesberger at or (858)642-8813

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March 2019

Most Likely to Succeed Film Screening

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Loyola Marymout University Playa Vista Campus 12105 West Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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Please join #BetterTogetherCA partner Loyola Marymount University for a screening of the award-winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed. Following the screening, there will be an interactive discussion about re-imagining education in our classrooms and school systems. Hosted by the LMU School of Education Alumni Association with support from the Better Together: California Teachers Summit, this is a community-wide event that is free and open to the public. The celebrated film Most Likely to Succeed  offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of if…

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#BetterTogetherCA Book Club Twitter Chat with “Kids Deserve It!” Co-Author Adam Welcome

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

You may have heard that we've launched our first ever #BetterTogetherCA online book club. Throughout the month of March, we've been reading "Kids Deserve It" and reflecting on questions posed by teacher moderator Angela Barnett. We're thrilled to share that Adam Welcome, co-author of "Kids Deserve It," will join us on Monday, March 18th at 7 PM for a 30 minute chat about the book. Simply log on to Twitter by following and posting with the hashtag #BetterTogetherCA to participate. We look forward to the conversation!

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Our Students Know More Than We Think and Think More Than We Know: Eliciting and Developing All Students’ Mathematical Potential

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Anaheim Union High School District Office 501 N Crescent
Anaheim, CA 92801 United States
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This event is an opportunity for educators and anyone interested in mathematics education to learn about efforts by local teachers to elicit and advance students' mathematical potential. Mathematics teaching and learning has traditionally over-emphasized rote memorization and low levels of cognition, particularly for students with identified exceptional needs. Hear from a group of educators working to change the narrative and increase access to deeper mathematical understanding for all students. Dr. Cathery Yeh will share information about her classroom-based research that…

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April 2019

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – How you can Integrate Computer Science into your Classroom

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

Join us on Monday, April 8th at 7 PM for a #BetterTogetherCA Twitter chat, with Technology TOSA & Computer Science Teacher Karly Moura moderating a discussion on how you can integrate computer science into your classroom! Simply log on to Twitter and follow and post with the hashtag #BetterTogetherCA to participate. You won't want to miss it!

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