July 27–30, 2021

NOW EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE

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Teacher training

that transforms Christian schools and the student experience.

Gain valuable COVID-19 teaching strategies.

Earn contact hours toward CEUs and boost your professional development.

Learn how to use modern technology with traditional education.

Explore best practices for using the Abeka curriculum.

Receive encouragement to continue making a difference for Christ.

Online Summer Seminar

Last year we launched our first-ever Online Summer Seminar that featured 27 speakers, over 30 sessions, and more than 4,000 attendees. This year you can watch the sessions by registering for the 2021 Online Summer Seminar for FREE with the AbekaCares Scholarship.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Dr. Troy
Shoemaker

Top education expert Dr. Troy Shoemaker has served as president of Pensacola...
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Christian College since 2012. He has held many key leadership positions throughout his career, including 16 years as Pensacola Christian Academy administrator—one of America’s largest Christian schools. His broad and deep understanding of the industry drives his passion for influencing the future of Christian education.
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Mr. Joshua Birx

Mr. Joshua
Birx

For almost ten years, Joshua Birx has passionately served as the Pensacola Christian Academy...
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administrator. His undergraduate and graduate-level education degrees from Pensacola Christian College gave him the foundation for an outstanding career in educational leadership. Every year, his goal is to better equip faculty as they teach students how to identify God’s hand in all areas of life.
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Mrs. Amy Yohe

Mrs. Amy
Yohe

From teacher to principal to managing editor of Abeka, Amy Yohe is an Abeka curriculum...
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expert. After graduating with her master’s in educational leadership, she spent nearly 20 years serving in the classroom and becoming a master teacher. Today, Amy leads the Abeka team in making products easy so parents and teachers around the world can make them amazing.
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Dr. Jon Lands

Dr. Jon
Lands

Dr. Jon Lands has served in full-time ministry since 1993. During that time, he pastored...
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Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna, West Virginia, and founded the Praise FM Radio, which has influenced many homes throughout the region. In 2019 Jon followed God’s call to serve on the leadership team of Pensacola Christian College where he now serves as vice president.
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I have noticed a difference between our teachers who have been to the seminar vs. the teachers who we recently hired this year that haven’t had the pleasure to attend.
—Delegate from Smithville, TN

Tracks

Subject to change

General Sessions

Building Solid Foundations—Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Building Critical Thinking into the Lesson—Mrs. Amy Yohe

Catching Up with Curriculum—Mrs. Amy Yohe

Handling Parents with Ease—Mrs. Sarah Lefevers

Successful Combination Classes (K–6)—Miss Shela Conrad

Beginning the Race—Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Q&A Academics (Pre–12)—Miss Cindy Quinlan

Administration

Management, Personnel, Business Procedures—Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Keys to Kindergarten Success—Mrs. Travis McLaughlin

Guiding Elementary Academics—Miss Kimberly Dabbelt

Digital Marketing—Dr. Jon Lands

Guiding Secondary Academics—Miss Lynlee Burns

Discipline Principles That Work—Mr. Joshua Birx

Q&A—Mr. Randy Teegarden, Mr. Joshua Birx

Grades 7–12

Ready, Set, Teach—Miss Lynlee Burns

Making an Eternal Difference—Mr. Bobby Crockett

Making Science Come Alive—Miss Katrina Swafford

History’s Mysteries—Mr. Mike Smith

Essentials of High School Math Class—Miss Shonna Smith

Inspiring Students to Write—Mrs. Karmen Baker

An English Class They’ll Love—Mr. Ryan Bucy

Keys to STEM Success—Miss Colette Stancel

Effective Discipline—Mrs. Renée Fouts

Inspiration for Motivation—Mrs. April Forbes

Build Longevity into Learning—Miss Cindy Quinlan

A Quick Timeout: Coaching Principles—Mr. Zach Worley

Grades 1–6

Ready, Set, Engage!—Miss Brooke Greening

Reaching Our Mission Field—Miss Kimberly Dabbelt

Activity Time: Engage, Learn, Build (Grades 1–2)—Mrs. Sara Fuller

Exploring His Story and World (Grades 3–6)—Mr. Andrew Reynolds

Think, Think, Think (Grades 1–2)—Mrs. Jadine Chappell

Making Math Count (Grades 3–6)—Miss Amy Amsbaugh

Let the Adventure Begin (Grades 1–2)—Mrs. Jadine Chappell

Cultivating Effective Communicators (Grades 3–6)—Mrs. Kathy Meester

The Master Key to the Door of Learning (Grades 3–6)—Mrs. Laura Quito

Making Room for Review—Miss Amy Moses

Pre–K5

Can I Really Do This?!—Mrs. Travis McLaughlin

Growing in God’s Word—Mrs. Crystal Turner

“Write” on Track—Mrs. Samantha Stewart

1-2-3 Count with Me—Miss Ashley Duong, Miss Amanda D’Armi, Mrs. Kellie Walker

A-E-I-O-U Spells Fun!—Miss Charity Kerr

Rooted in Reading—Mrs. Rachel Cuendet

Making Minutes Matter—Mrs. Travis McLaughlin, Mrs. Kellie Walker, Mrs. Samantha Stewart, Mrs. Renée Bryant

Suggested Sequence

Sessions will be released each day at 10 a.m. CT.
(All times listed are in CT.)

Tuesday

10 a.m.
General
Building Solid Foundations
Dr. Troy Shoemaker

11 a.m.
Pre–K5
Can I Really Do This?!
Mrs. Travis McLaughlin

11 a.m.
Grades 1–6
Ready, Set, Engage!
Miss Brooke Greening

11 a.m.
Grades 7–12
Ready, Set, Teach
Miss Lynlee Burns

12 p.m.
Administration
Leading & Managing
Dr. Troy Shoemaker

1 p.m.
Pre–K5
Growing in God’s Word
Mrs. Crystal Turner

1 p.m.
Grades 1–6
Reaching Our Mission Field
Miss Kimberly Dabbelt

1 p.m.
Grades 7–12
Making an Eternal Difference
Mr. Bobby Crockett

1 p.m.
Grades 7–12
Making Science Come Alive
Miss Katrina Swafford

2 p.m.
Administration
Keys to Kindergarten Success
Mrs. Travis McLaughlin

Wednesday

10 a.m.
General
Building Critical Thinking into the Lesson
Mrs. Amy Yohe

11 a.m.
Pre–K5
“Write” on Track
Mrs. Samantha Stewart

11 a.m.
Grades 1–2
Activity Time: Engage, Learn, Build
Mrs. Sara Fuller

11 a.m.
Grades 3–6
Exploring His Story and World
Mr. Andrew Reynolds

11 a.m.
Grades 7–12
History’s Mysteries
Mr. Mike Smith

12 p.m.
Administration
Guiding Elementary Academics
Miss Kimberly Dabbelt

1 p.m.
Pre–K5
1-2-3 Count with Me
Miss Ashley Duong, Miss Amanda D’Armi, Mrs. Kellie Walker

1 p.m.
Grades 1–2
Think, Think, Think
Mrs. Jadine Chappell

1 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Making Math Count
Miss Amy Amsbaugh

1 p.m.
Grades 7–12
Essentials of High School Math Class
Miss Shonna Smith

1 p.m.
Grades 7–12
Inspiring Students to Write
Mrs. Karmen Baker

2 p.m.
Administration
Digital Marketing
Dr. Jon Lands

Thursday

10 a.m.
General
Catching Up with Curriculum
Mrs. Amy Yohe

11 a.m.
Pre–K5
A-E-I-O-U Spells Fun!
Miss Charity Kerr

11 a.m.
Grades 1–2
Let the Adventure Begin
Mrs. Jadine Chappell

11 a.m.
Grades 3–6
Cultivating Effective Communicators
Mrs. Kathy Meester

11 a.m.
Grades 7–12
An English Class They’ll Love
Mr. Ryan Bucy

11 a.m.
Grades 7–12
Keys to STEM Success
Miss Colette Stancel

12 p.m.
Administration
Guiding Secondary Academics
Miss Lynlee Burns

1 p.m.
Pre–K5
Rooted in Reading
Mrs. Rachel Cuendet

1 p.m.
Grades 3–6
The Master Key to the Door of Learning
Mrs. Laura Quito

1 p.m.
Grades 7–12
Effective Discipline
Mrs. Renée Fouts

2 p.m.
General
Handling Parents with Ease
Mrs. Sarah Lefevers

Friday

10 a.m.
Grades 7–12
Inspiration for Motivation
Mrs. April Forbes

10 a.m.
General
Successful Combination Classes (K–6)
Miss Shela Conrad

11 a.m.
Pre–K5
Making Minutes Matter
Mrs. Travis McLaughlin, Mrs. Kellie Walker, Mrs. Samantha Stewart, Mrs. Renée Bryant

11 a.m.
Grades 1–6
Making Room for Review
Miss Amy Moses

11 a.m.
Grades 7–12
Build Longevity into Learning
Miss Cindy Quinlan

11 a.m.
Grades 7–12
A Quick Timeout: Coaching Principles
Mr. Zach Worley

12 p.m.
Administration
Discipline Principles That Work
Mr. Joshua Birx

1 p.m.
General
Beginning the Race
Dr. Troy Shoemaker

1 p.m.
Pre–12/General
Q&A Academics
Miss Cindy Quinlan

2 p.m.
Administration
Q&A Administration
Mr. Randy Teegarden, Mr. Joshua Birx
I loved how the teachers stressed the importance of a walk with God and adding biblical principles throughout the day.
—Delegate from Marrero, LA
President Troy Shoemaker speaking in a classroom

Note from the President

Great teachers make great students. As educators, you understand the value of teacher training and its transforming effects on the student experience.

With over 4,000 online participants last year alone, the Abeka Online Summer Seminar gives teachers and administrators the support and training that makes a difference. You’ll discover new ideas, methods, and practical skills, along with valuable COVID-19 strategies to use every day in the classroom.

Christian education experts will show you the methods that have worked exceptionally at Pensacola Christian Academy for over 65 years—all from the comfort of your home.

You can also connect nationwide with other teachers and administrators through the Online Summer Seminar app. Share goals with them, discuss ideas, and build on each other’s experiences and knowledge.

Troy A. Shoemaker, Ed.D.
President

Cost

AbekaCares Scholarship $125 Value—FREE

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All delegates are eligible to attend for free with the AbekaCares Scholarship.

Enter promo code at registration to receive discount.

FAQs

When is the latest I can register?

Registrations must be submitted by Monday, July 26, at 8 a.m. CT.

Do I qualify for the AbekaCares Scholarship?

Yes! All Online Summer Seminar delegates qualify. The AbekaCares Scholarship is a special gift Abeka is offering to administrators, teachers, and office staff.

How do I take advantage of the AbekaCares Scholarship and attend Online Summer Seminar for free?

Register and enter the promo code AbekaCares2021, and the $125 cost will be discounted.

What if I forgot to enter the AbekaCares Scholarship promo code during registration?

Contact our office by calling (850) 969-1630 or e-mailing summerseminar@pcci.edu before registration closes July 26, and we will issue a refund.

Can I register everyone from my school with my e-mail?

Each attendee must register individually using their personal e-mail.

May two of our teachers share the same e-mail address?

To receive professional development/Contact Hours or Continuing Education Units (CEUs), each teacher/administrator must register with a unique e-mail address.

Can we watch the Seminar together as a group?

It is necessary to log in with your own e-mail address and watch each video. For every session completed you will receive 1 contact hour. Our advanced software will track the time watched per session.

When does the Online Summer Seminar start?

The Seminar will be available beginning Tuesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. CT.

How long are each of the sessions?

Sessions average 50 minutes.

How do I watch the Seminar?

On Monday, July 26, an e-mail will be sent to those who are registered with a link to the Online Summer Seminar. The link will take you to the EventMobi site and prompt you to enter the e-mail you used to register and ask you to choose a password. The videos will start at 10 a.m. CT on July 27.

Are the sessions recorded or interactive?

All of the sessions will be recorded and available to watch at the time of the session.

Can I watch or rewatch the sessions at a later time or date?

Yes; sessions will be available to all registered attendees to watch for approximately one year. You are welcome to watch or rewatch at a date and time convenient for you.

Is there a deadline for watching the videos in order to get a CEU/professional development credit?

Yes; in order to get professional development credit (Contact Hours/CEUs) for attending the Online Summer Seminar, sessions must be watched by August 31, 2021.

What is a CEU?

A CEU is a certified record that you have completed 10 contact hours.

How many sessions do I need to watch in order to get a CEU?

Each session is 1 contact hour, therefore 10 sessions will need to be completed in order to receive 1 CEU.

Can I watch any 10 hours to receive one CEU?

Yes; however, you should watch sessions for the grades and subjects you teach. Additional sessions will be your choice. (We recommend the General Sessions track.) For every session completed, Abeka is notified and you will receive 1 contact hour per video watched. Fast-forwarding or skipping through the video will affect your ability to receive full credit.

When will I receive my contact hours and CEU certificates?

Your contact hour and CEU certificates will be e-mailed to each recipient by Thursday, September 30.

How should I be prepared?

You will need a laptop or a computer with internet availability, and you may want to have a pen and paper with you to take notes during the session.

How do you track that we watch the sessions?

For every session completed, Abeka is notified and you will receive 1 contact hour per video watched. Fast-forwarding or skipping through the video will affect your ability to receive full credit. You will be e-mailed your professional development hours after the event is completed.

My name is misspelled on the ticket I received. How do I change this?

You can update your profile at Eventbrite.com by logging in to your account, selecting the profile icon near the upper right-hand corner, and clicking on your name. After editing your information, scroll down to the bottom and click save.

I live outside the U.S. and am having difficulty registering.

Ensure you have chosen the country you are from on the registration page. If you continue to have issues, please let us know at summerseminar@pcci.edu.

Contact Us


(850) 969-1630