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Another Amazing California Teachers Summit For the Books

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For the fourth year running, MKTG developed and produced the only live statewide day of learning for teachers offered in the state of California – and it was free!

This year’s “Better Together: The California Teachers Summit” theme “It’s Personal: Meeting the Needs of Every Student” brought together new and seasoned teachers to strengthen their teacher network, share resources and experience what it looks like to personalize learning for their students within a day of personalized learning for themselves.

Thousands of teachers joined in person and via livestream at 30+ colleges and universities across California, with #BetterTogetherCA trending on Twitter again this year.

The team pulled out all of the stops! From concepting and producing the entire program they excelled at working with the client to develop the agenda, hire the keynote speaker, laisse with all presenters, develop invites, handle registration, develop collateral, and create this new dynamic Online Resource Guide and nearly 200 slides of content, simulcasting the entire event live to all locations, gathering questions for the live teacher panel, delivering the keynote’s Q&As via posted videos, and even closed the show with a sizzle reel containing content from the day of the event!

One of the highlights of this year’s event was a keynote by Sir Ken Robinson that took place at CSU Fullerton and was simulcast to all sites. Sir Ken is an internationally acclaimed expert on creativity and innovation and author of, “Finding Your Element”, “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything” and “Out of Our Minds.” His TED talk on developing an education system that nurtures creativity holds the illustrious title of “most popular TED talk of all time.” In fact, videos of his famous talks to the prestigious TED Conference are the most viewed in the history of the organization and have been seen by an estimated 300 million people in over 150 countries!

A teacher, writer, researcher and adviser, Sir Ken spoke about the need for a learning revolution. He also made the case for a radical shift in education — from standardizing learning to personalizing learning — so that all students’ natural talents can flourish. Sir Ken’s remarks at CSU Fullerton were simulcast to all 30 sites across California. If you’d like to see Sir Ken’s talk, please email info@mktg.com and we’ll send you the link once it’s ready.

Take a minute to enjoy the stage selfies submitted from across the state and the final sizzle video (to double as a fundraising sizzle to ensure this event happens again next year!)

Congratulations to the entire team for this huge effort. You brought your best and made a mark in the lives of those who teach our leaders of tomorrow.

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

July 31st, 2018 at 4:27 pm

West Coasters Attend Conference For Women

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by Alyse Courtines, MKTG Los Angeles

This year is Watermark’s 25th Anniversary, an organization founded in Silicon Valley to increase the representation of women at executive levels.  Their annual Conference for Women attracted over 6,500 to the San Jose Convention Center for a day of impactful content and networking.   A few of us from the West Coast were fortunate to attend and were amazed and inspired.

Keynotes by big names Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon and Jodi Kantor (NYT investigative journalist who broke the Harvey Weinstein story) definitely delivered and set the bar for a day of encouragement, education, and discussion about the treatment and parity for women in the workplace.

As experienced conference attendees and executors ourselves, it was hard to look past a few production (audio issues during panels, overcrowded expo) and logistical missteps (lunch was literally frozen resulting in the organization donating $25 to a local charity for each meal), but on the most important aspect, the content, they more than succeeded.

Panels ranged in topic from “Impostor Syndrome” to how technology can advance diversity initiatives to the language of leadership.   There were also book signings, tech roundtables, personal brand promotion workshops and an expo featuring partners like State Farm, Dell, Oculus, Gilead, Tesla and United Airlines.

We left the day filled with information, motivation and the hope that the important conversations around equality will continue past this moment in time.  As Reese Witherspoon asked: “Does anyone feel we’re on the precipice of something very different?”   The response from the crowd was a resounding “yes.”

To learn more,visit https://www.watermarkconferenceforwomen.org/

SAN JOSE, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Actor/producer/activist Reese Witherspoon speaks onstage at the Watermark Conference for Women 2018 at San Jose Convention Center on February 23, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2018)

 

SAN JOSE, CA – FEBRUARY 23: International human rights attorney Amal Clooney speaks onstage at the Watermark Conference for Women 2018 at San Jose Convention Center on February 23, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2018)

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
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March 22nd, 2018 at 12:46 pm

BETTER TOGETHER: CALIFORNIA TEACHERS SUMMIT

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July 31, 2015 was an unprecedented day in California Education. Over 15,000 teachers registered for Better Together: California Teachers Summit a day of networking and learning for teachers, by teachers in 33 locations across California. With inspiring keynote speeches from Yvette Nicole Brown (@YBN) and Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow) that were live streamed to all 33 locations; as well as EdTalks from local rising education stars at each location. Attendees left the event with more connections to fellow teachers in their area and new strategies to bring back to their schools. A truly inspiring day.

Written by: Rose Welch

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Written by Paige McConney
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August 10th, 2015 at 11:14 am

Tackling Education in America

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MKTG INC’s very own Kristina Cappuccilli wrote a truly inspiring opinion piece about education in America that was featured in Elite Daily. Click here to read more!

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TopSpin & MKTG Raise Over $400K for Youth Charities

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TopSpin 2014

MKTG INC and TopSpin, a national philanthropic group dedicated to empowering America’s youth through education, brought together members of the sports, media and entertainment industries on Wednesday, December 10th for the sixth annual TopSpin charity table tennis tournament at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Dozens of celebrities, including current and former athletes including John Starks, John Wallace and Zab Judah, supported #TopSpin2014, which is produced pro-bono each year through our MKTG4GOOD initiative. In addition to world-class table tennis, the event featured three DJ’s, 15 food stations, top shelf bars, a silent auction and much more.

Proceeds benefit youth and education-focused programs in the New York metropolitan area. This year the money raised went to Horizons – BFS, A Better Chance, Wishbone, New Heights and Prep for Prep. With over 1,250 in attendance, the event raised $400k for these valuable programs.

For more information, visit www.topspincharity.com.

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