HSU Hosting Fourth Annual Teachers Summit Tomorrow

This is a press release from Humboldt State University:

Humboldt State University HSU ThumbnailNorth Coast teachers are heading to Humboldt State University for the fourth annual statewide  Better Together: California Teachers Summit on Friday, July 27. The summit is a day to give teachers a voice and choice in their learning and an opportunity to collaborate, re-energize ahead of the new school year, and be a part of a growing teacher network.

The event is free and will be held 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Goodwin Forum, Nelson Hall East Rm. 102 (campus map).

Hosted by the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the California State University (CSU) and New Teacher Center, the event is open to all state PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators, such as instructional assistants, school psychologists, and school librarians.

The keynote address, live-streamed from CSU Fullerton to all 31 sites, will be delivered by Sir Ken Robinson. An internationally acclaimed expert on creativity and innovation, he holds the title of “most popular TED Talk of all time. Robinson was acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” and in 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

At HSU, local teachers will present TED-style EdTalks around this year’s theme, “It’s Personal: Meeting the Needs of Every Student.”

Wendy Turk, Humboldt-Del Norte SELPA Orthopedic Education Specialist, will discuss encouraging writing; and Michael Davies-Hughes, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at Eureka City Schools, will address childhood literacy.

Afternoon workshop sessions include:

  • Symbolic Portraits: An Arts Integration Experience, Bill Funkhouser
  • Making History Personal:  Engaging Students in Critical Thinking, Anne Hartline, Mary Lyons and Tomire Lyons
  • STEAMing into the Humboldt Math Festival, Ken Pinkerton and Tami Matsumoto

For more information or to register, please visit cateacherssummit.com.

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