Better Together: California Teachers Summit! July 31st!

With Better Together: California Teachers Summit just two weeks away, we have reached a major milestone: more than 13,000 teachers have signed up to participate in this unprecedented day of learning!

We’re also thrilled to announce our keynote speakers for the summit: Yvette Nicole Brown and Leland Melvin. Perhaps best known for her role on NBC’s Community, Yvette Nicole Brown is a champion of teachers and recently partnered with Stephen Colbert on an initiative to fund education projects in South Carolina. Leland Melvin, a football player turned NASA astronaut, truly exemplifies that the sky is the limit for students with a quality STEM education. He has served as the co-chair of the White House task force charged with developing the nation’s 5-year STEM education plan, as well as the International Space Education Board, a global collaboration on learning about space.

Excitement is building across the state for this first-of-its-kind summit, and the California Department of Education has signed on as an official co-sponsor. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson this week encouraged all California teachers to attend, saying “This event gives teachers a chance to grow professionally by allowing them to share their ideas, ingenuity, passion, and best practices.

Space is filling up quickly for this exciting event! If you haven’t already, register online today at If the site nearest to you has already sold out, we encourage you to register at another site nearby, or add your name to the waitlist to be the first to find out when spots open up at your local site.