Jul 19, 2017
Northcoast Educators will gather at Humboldt State University on Friday, July 28, for the third annual "California Teachers Summit":http://cateacherssummit.com/. The event is a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators. Taking place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the summit convenes in HSU’s Goodwin Forum ("download a campus map":https://www.humboldt.edu/maps).
Jill Biden, lifelong educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, is the featured keynote speaker. Biden taught at community colleges, a public high school and a psychiatric hospital for adolescents over her 30-year teaching career. As Second Lady, she worked to highlight the importance of community colleges to America’s future while continuing to teach as a full-time English professor at a community college in Northern Virginia.
With the February 2017 launch of the Biden Foundation, Jill and her husband continue their commitment to public education. She will speak at the headquarters site of Saint Mary’s College of California, and her remarks will be simulcast to 34 other sites across the state.
The theme of this year’s summit is Now More Than Ever, which reflects the importance of bringing teachers together to listen and learn from one another. Sessions will focus on timely topics ranging from integrating arts and technology into curriculum, to project based learning in the classroom to teaching students to be open-minded, critical thinkers. By bringing California teachers together, the summit will empower teachers to support our students, protect our values as educators and set an example for the nation.
The summit features talks by local educators during the event’s EdTalks, TED-style presentations featuring local teachers sharing strategies and lessons learned in their classrooms, and EdCamp, discussions led by teachers, for teachers.
More information, a list of event locations, and online registration is available at CATeachersSummit.com. Follow #CATeachersSummit for up-to-date information.