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Better Together - Teachers Teach Teachers

It was a wonderful Summer day at CSUF. The Titan Gym seems to overflow with teachers from every corner. They have come together from many different school districts and schools, to share and learn from their fellow teachers. California  Teachers Summit - Better Together held its proud 2nd annual Summit on July 29th Friday. CSUF had more than 1000 participants and overall Southern California 15,000 teachers participated. 

Watch below the keynote speaker Ernie Hudson the Actor who had rose above poverty and succeeded in life. His life story certainly offer an inspiration to the world. 

"It is important that our children know we are winners. We are born winners"..... Do It Anyway!

- Ernie Hudson


Ernie Hudson addressing the teachers summit


Dr. Anil Puri, Interim Provost , CSUF thanking CSU's and Dean, College of Education Dr. Claire Cavallaro, the faculty and staff for the great organization and celebrating the "Teachers."


Then we heard from the Ed Talk speaker, Holly Steele an amazing story of how Kindergartners help their twitter buddies from Texas.  

"Finally we have a Beautiful marriage of Content and Process." - Holly Steele

Holly Steel addressing the CA Teachers Summit

We had another Ed talk speaker Lizzette Barrios-Gracian, who teachers activism to the students. Watch her greater achievements with her students.

"Teaching Civic Engagement and Activism needs courage and stepping out of our comfort zone." -  Lizzette Barrios-Gracian

Ed talk speaker Lizzette Barrios-Gracian


Take a look what they have to say about the CA Teachers Summit...


Important message from Kelly Gallagher, Teacher , Author, Anaheim Union School District. Make the students practice more writing. This is essential in today's world regardless of the profession you chose. Kelly quoted from David T Conley's book, College Knowledge: "If we can institute one change to make students college ready it would be to increase the quality of writing expect to produce."

There were many other high lights and fun things to do as well. Here an Art project for teachers. 


Here Teacher's exchanging their expertise with other teachers.



And teachers got to be silly and take pictures.


 Another project for teachers.


Everyone had a great experience and if you did not attend this year plan to attend next year. They do have events through out the year in smaller scale to help teachers Net work and learn from each other.




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