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September 2017

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Building Relationships

September 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

In this Twitter chat we will share ideas, insights, and experiences of building strong relationships both in the classroom and in the larger school community. From her TED Talk, Brene Brown says "There was only one variable that separated the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging and the people who really struggle for it. And that was, the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they're worthy of love and belonging. That's it. They believe they're worthy." Let's…

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October 2017

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Student Centered Classrooms

October 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

In this week's Twitter chat we will be sharing ideas for creating Student Centered Classrooms. Designing an environment that is focused on the student vs. the teacher is a powerful way to transform the classroom community, and we know there are some expert #BetterTogetherCA teachers that will be ready to share tips, ideas, and opportunities for collaboration so don't miss it! This chat will be co-moderated by Marilyn McAlister @MarilynEDU and Jo-Ann Fox @AppEducationFox. Marilyn McAlister is a committed, passionate, and excitable teacher. She aims to inspire,…

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November 2017

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Tech Integration

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

In this week's Twitter chat we're excited to have the creator of #GAFE4Littles and the creator of #LessonRemix co-moderating what is sure to by a dynamic conversation around Technology Integration in the Classroom. We'll cover topics such as tech supporting learning vs. tech for tech's sake and you are sure to leave with a ton of great tips, sites, ideas, and inspiration.  This chat will be co-moderated by Christine Pinto @PintoBeanz11 and Cori Orlando @CoriOrlando1. Christine Pinto is a kindergarten teacher. Inspired by the…

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December 2017

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Teacher Leadership

December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

In this week's Twitter chat we have two excellent teacher-leaders joining us to discuss the concept of Teacher Leadership and tease out what that means to our #BetterTogetherCA community. This will also be a great place to share out ideas, resources, and insights that could help our community take larger leadership roles.   This chat will be co-moderated by Jen Roberts @JenRoberts1 and Alex Kajitani @AlexKajitani. Jen Roberts delivers high quality, and high tech, educational experiences to all of her students regardless of their…

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January 2018

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Flipped Learning

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

For our January #BetterTogetherCA Twitter chat, we have two excellent teacher-leaders joining us to discuss the Flipped Learning approach and share strategies with teachers interested in giving it a try. The chat will be a great opportunity to share ideas, resources, and insights that could help our community further explore Flipped Learning. This chat will be co-moderated by two awesome CA teachers who have used #FlippedLearning in their classrooms, Julie Garcia @julieinsd and Bradley Peterson  @Clickademics. Don't miss it! Julie Garcia, @julieinsd, spent 22…

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February 2018

#BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat – Project Based Learning

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
#BetterTogetherCA – Twitter

For our February #BetterTogetherCA Twitter chat, @MarianaGSerrato joining us to discuss the Project Based Learning approach. The chat will be a great opportunity to share ideas, resources, and insights that could help our community further dive into #PBL. Don’t miss it! Mariana Garcia Serrato is a STEM teacher at AdVENTURE, a STEM program from the Oak Grove School District in San Jose, CA. She currently teaches Science and Engineering in grades five through eight. She is a Google Certified Educator, Edmodo Ambassador, MT for Betterlesson.com, Globaloria…

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EdTalk Event: What Does The Next Generation Science Standards and Maker Space Integration Look Like In Action?

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Discovery Cube 500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705 United States
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Join CSU Fullerton for their EdTalk 2018 Event, focused around the question" What does the Next Generation Science Standards and MakerSpace integration look like in action?" The event will feature keynote speaker Cari Williams, Computer Science and Engineering TOSA & TUSD Robotics Lead for Tustin Unified School District. Click here to register for the free event.

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Webinar: 5 Essential Keys for Successful STEM Integration and How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Online Webinar

Effective STEM education creates innovators, critical thinkers, and increases Math and Science literacy and its relevance to the real world. Join Brandman University’s STEM expert in this live webinar to discuss the common pitfalls and obtain practical strategies you can use immediately for successful STEM integration. Participants will learn how to design and adapt STEM lessons which incorporate procedures to ensure strong classroom management and lesson delivery. Participants will also have the opportunity to dive in deeper after the webinar…

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Critical Teaching in Action: Health, Wellness and Social Justice – bringing educators together to share innovative social justice curricula

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
Mount Saint Mary’s University – Los Angeles 10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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How can educators attend to our own self-care while working to make positive change for youth and their communities? This one day conference is dedicated to helping educators and youth handle the effects of stress and trauma and enact self-care practices for body, mind and spirit. Keynote Speaker Dr. Mona Saint of the Chopra Center will discuss the stress response, our brain, and tools to upshift our physiology. Exciting workshops address such topics as: Self-care in Trying Times,; Combatting Signs…

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Webinar: 6 Project Based Learning Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Online Webinar

Teachers and researchers agree that Project Based Learning (PBL) is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop essential 21st century skills required for success in today’s knowledge-based, global society. In this webinar, participants will learn how to incorporate PBL into their classroom and understand the 6 strategies for evaluating any high quality project based learning experience. Participants will walk away with ideas for implementation and assessment that can easily apply to any grade level or subject.   Participants…

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