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January 2017

Twitter Chat #BetterTogetherCA – In Partnership with Mindful Schools

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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For this #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat, we'll be partnering with our friends at Mindful Schools to address bringing mindfulness to your school, classrooms, and teachers. Join this chat hosted by Mindful Schools Program Director Matthew Brensilver and Educator Betsy Hanger. To participate just log into your Twitter account and follow us at @CATeacherSummit. Once you “follow” us you will be able to participate and weigh in on the conversation. You can also follow the chat by watching the hashtag #BetterTogetherCA. Don’t…

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February 2017
Free

EdTalk Central Coast – Next Generation Science Standards

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Madonna Inn-Garden Room, 100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 United States
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This Better Together EdTalk Central Coast event is an opportunity for teachers and anyone interested in science education to come together to learn more about the NGSS, California’s new set of expectations for scientific literacy. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a reception during which participants can mingle and enjoy coffee and hearty appetizers. The program, beginning at 6 p.m., includes a keynote presentation by a local industry leader Amy Kardel (Director of Cleaver Ducks San Luis Obispo),…

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EdTalk South Event – Next Generation Science Standards

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Discovery Cube, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705 United States
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This Better Together EdTalk South event is an opportunity for teachers and anyone interested in science education to come together to learn more about the NGSS, California’s new set of expectations for scientific literacy. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a reception during which participants can mingle and enjoy coffee and hearty appetizers. The program, beginning at 6 p.m., includes a keynote presentation by Dr. Geoffrey Lovelace who will share the fascinating research on black holes that he…

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April 2017

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Learning Differences

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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In April, the Better Together Network will be discussing the topic of “Learning Differences”. Be sure to join the conversation this month on Facebook and Twitter as we learn concrete strategies to help all students thrive in the classroom.

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May 2017

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Appreciating & Elevating Teacher Voice

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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This month we're delighted to have #tosachat and @GsuiteEduHelp co-founder (and @NewTeacherCntr alum!) @KarlyMoura helping to moderate our Monday May 8th Twitter chat on #BetterTogetherCA. In honor of Teacher Appreciation month we'll be spending the whole hour appreciating and elevating teachers that have made a difference for us. You can see the list of questions below. We also invite you to participate in the community generated initiative #thankateacher which empowers us to appreciate our teachers through simple video messages using Flipgrid.…

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Better Together: EdTalk Northridge Event

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Chime Institute’s Schwarzenegger Community School, 19722 Collier Street
Woodland Hills, CA 93164 United States
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NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS) Preparing students for 21st Century Citizenship and Careers This Better Together EdTalk South event is an opportunity for teachers and anyone interested in science education to come together to learn more about the NGSS, California’s new set of expectations for scientific literacy. Come hear from teachers who have been successful with NGSS as they share their stories, techniques, strategies, and tips for instruction and application. Following a keynote address and several EdTalk teachers, the audience…

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Better Together at Annual Action Research Conference

May 13
St. Mary’s College of CA, 1928 St Marys Rd
Moraga, CA 94556 United States
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Better Together scholarships will be provided for selected teachers to attend this conference, focused on teacher collaboration and sharing of innovative practices.

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Better Together: EdTalk East Bay Event – Next Generation Science Standards

May 30 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Willow Creek Center, Contra Costa County Office of Education, 1026 Mohr Lane
Concord, CA 94519 United States
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This Better Together EdTalk East Bay event is an opportunity for teachers and anyone interested in science education to come together to learn more about the NGSS, California’s new set of expectations for scientific literacy.

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June 2017

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Building our Community – Online and #IRL (In Real Life)

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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As we gear up for the Better Together: California Teachers Summit, this Twitter Chat will focus on the power of networks to advance teacher's professional learning. We'll invite new colleagues to learn about the power of social media (primarily Twitter) to grow or join a Professional Learning Network and then share stories of the power of connecting with colleagues in real life. This chat will be co-moderated by Cori Orlando & Peter Paccone Cori was a  K-4 teacher for 14 years who…

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TeachPlus Teacher-led Professional Learning 2-Day Institute at CSU Fullerton

June 26 - June 27
CSU Fullerton,

In collaboration with California State University, Fullerton, Teach Plus proposes to accomplish the following objectives: Bring together teachers across the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas from the CSU network and the Better Together Conference network to collaborate and learn best instructional practices on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for meaningful professional learning led by excellent teacher leaders. Both 2-day Institutes will be held the week of June 26th. Build momentum leading into the Better Together Conference (July…

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