'Conditions of Learning Symposium' set in San Ramon

County's daylong program offers professional development to educators

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is set to offer Bay Area educators a new professional development program in San Ramon next week focused on empowering teachers to help enhance students' learning in the 21st century.

The inaugural "California Conditions of Learning Symposium: Engage, Teach and Lead" will be held Jan. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center.

The program will highlight the integration of the Common Core State Standards and best practices for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) coursework, featuring presentations from experts throughout the education field, county officials said.

Topics include early learning, literacy, English language development, math, science, technology integration, integrated learning and leadership in education.

The symposium costs $175 per person, and all participants must pre-register. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 28, followed by a welcome at 8:15 a.m. The keynote presentations and breakout sessions will be held throughout the rest of the event.

The event will be held at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center, located at 3301 Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon.

For program information or to register, visit the symposium webpage. For more details, contact Hilary Dito at 
or 942-3396.

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