Dear Educators,

Across California, teachers like you are exploring innovative ways to tailor lessons to not only meet the needs of students at different levels, but also take into account how they learn best, their interests and what motivates them. These tailored strategies give students voice and choice in their learning, increasing engagement and generating better outcomes.

This year’s Better Together: California Teachers Summit theme, “It’s Personal: Meeting the Needs of Every Student,” is designed to equip you with the latest strategies, resources and tools that you can use right away to personalize learning in your own classroom. We know that teachers are the experts on what works in the classroom, so we’ve put together a one-of-a-kind index of free, teacher-vetted resources that are already working in classrooms across the state.

Check out this year’s digital resource guide at and please share with your colleagues!

We hope you find these resources helpful, and welcome your ideas on additional resources to share with your fellow teachers. By sharing our tools and expertise with one another, we can take our teaching to the next level and make an even bigger difference in the lives of California students.

Warm regards,

Emily Wakeman Davis
Director, Better Together Teachers Summit


Claire C. Cavallaro, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton
Kitty Dixon, New Teacher Center
Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center
Kristen F. Soares, Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities
Lizzette Barrios-Gracian
Sarah Kesty
Ryan Kile
Jocel Lazarito
Joe Marquez
Leslee Milch
Peter Paccone
Lauren Stuart