Better Together



California teachers are working hard to foster inclusive classrooms, spark learning and equip all students to succeed. Now more than ever, teachers deserve an opportunity to come together and share ways to support our students, protect our values as educators and set an example for the nation.

On Friday, July 28, join thousands of teachers from across California for a FREE day of learning featuring a TED-style EdTalk presented by a local teacher and Edcamp discussions led by teachers, for teachers. You will walk away with access to the latest strategies and tools you can bring back to your classroom,and connect to a lasting and powerful network of peers.

Together, we can ensure that every California student receives a quality education and is prepared to take on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

As you gear up for the Summit, follow us on Facebook andTwitter and join the conversation using #BetterTogetherCA.



7:30 am - 12:30 pm: Morning Session Only

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Lunch Provided + Design Thinking to Investigate the World and Take Action Workshop

In this afternoon workshop, work with the team at World Savvy and California International Studies Project to learn how to help your students think globally and act locally, using the principles of design thinking and project based learning.

Develop empathy by learning about a global issue manifested locally, with veteran educators and a local community leader. Break out into groups to learn and practice design thinking as a way to introduce issues and set students up for authentic engagement with the issues. Walk away with newfound inspiration, and tools to authentically engage your students in the world beyond your classroom walls.


World Savvy's work is designed to support K-12 schools and districts to embed global competence as a lens on teaching, learning and culture, to help prepare every student for careers and civic life in the 21st century. We support the strategic needs of each district and school, and include student engagement through project based learning, professional development and instructional coaching for teachers, and leadership support. Together, the programs create systems for all graduates to build skills and dispositions for global competence and engaged citizenship. This video provides an overview of this work:


World Savvy encourages youth to think creatively about solutions to complex global issues and challenges, and to take action – locally and globally – to serve and implement change in their communities and around the world. In our World Savvy Classrooms program, students develop and implement ‘Knowledge to Action’ (K2A) plans, which help youth explore a global issue such as food security, human trafficking, or water shortage; research solutions to address the root causes; think creatively and critically about how they can impact the issue, and devise a plan to create change. View students' work in this video:

FAQS - specific to the California Teachers Summit at Sonoma State University

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking details to come.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email Jesse Klein at with further questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please! To expedite your check-in to the Summit, please bring your printed ticket with you.

Will meals be served at the Summit? Yes. Breakfast will be served before we begin.

To view our Statewide FAQs, please click here.

Location specific Questions? Contact the location lead:

Jesse Klein