Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to attend?

The Summit is open to all PreK-12 California teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators, such as instructional assistants, school psychologists and school librarians.

Can I bring my colleagues?

Yes! All California educators are welcome. Spread the word to anyone who might be interested!

If I attended in the past, can I come again this year?

Yes! Previous attendees are encouraged to participate and spread the word to colleagues and friends. Join us again this year to continue to build your network and learn new strategies and tools you can bring back to your classroom.

How can I register?

Registration is now open! Visit our registration page here to secure your spot todaySign up here to receive email updates as the Summit approaches.

Where is the event taking place?

The convening will take place concurrently at dozens of locations, including college and university campuses across the state. Click here to find the site nearest you.

How much does registration cost?

The event is FREE to all California educators.

Who is organizing the event?

The Summit is a partnership of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), California State University (CSU) and New Teacher Center (NTC).

What is the theme this year?

This year’s theme is “It’s Personal: Meeting the Needs of Every Student.” These tailored strategies give students voice and choice in their learning, increasing engagement and generating better outcomes. The Summit will enable teachers to personalize their learning by choosing their own professional-development path and sharing strategies that consider different learning styles in their own classrooms.

What is the format for the summit?

The program will feature TED-style EdTalks presented by teacher leaders and a choice of discussions in an Edcamp format led by teachers, for teachers. This format encourages peer-to-peer dialogue and empowers teachers to lean into their own learning. It provides an opportunity for teachers to identify the resources they need to grow and take their teaching to the next level.

What topics will be covered at my location?

Edcamp sessions will address teacher-selected topics, including classroom management, preventing burnout, building student agency and using technology to personalize learning. If there are certain topics that you want to learn about, send us your ideas here and share them on the day of the Summit!

Can I receive professional development credit for attending?

Yes! A 0.5 continuing education unit (CEU) will be made available to attendees for $27.50. Details on how to register for the CEU will be provided via email prior to the Summit as well as on site at each Summit location.

If you are attending the Summit at an AICCU Site, you can apply for the 0.5 Continuing Education Unit at the cost of $27.50 by completing the steps on this form. Registration for the CEU credit will remain open through December 15, 2018.

If you are attending the Summit at a CSU Site, you can apply for the 0.5 Continuing Education Units at the cost of $27.50 here. The deadline to register is Friday August 10, 2018.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in helping us spread the word about this exciting opportunity, or if you have suggestions about how to make this year’s convening a success, please contact Emily Wakeman Davis at emily@cateacherssummit.com.