July 27–30, 2021


For Christian school administrators, teachers, and office staff

Professional Development

that equips Christian schools and enhances the student learning 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

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

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

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

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


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

Live Academics Q&A (Pre–12)—Mrs. Tanya Harrington, Mrs. Monica Percival, Miss Lynlee Burns, Miss Brooke Greening, Mrs. Travis McLaughlin, Mrs. Amy Yohe


Leading Leaders—Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Keys to Kindergarten Success—Mrs. Travis McLaughlin

Guiding Elementary Academics—Miss Kimberly Dabbelt

Developing a Digital Media Strategy—Dr. Jon Lands

Guiding Secondary Academics—Miss Lynlee Burns

Discipline Principles That Work—Mr. Joshua Birx

Live Administration Q&A—Mr. Joshua Birx, Mrs. Amy Yohe, Mr. Monte Ashworth, Dr. Lee Atkinson

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


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
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.


When is the latest I can register?

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

How do I login to Online Summer Seminar after I register?

To view Online Summer Seminar in your browser, visit eventmobi.com/summerseminar2021. The email you registered with is the email you will use to login. You will be prompted to enter a new password or an existing password. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it on the app or on the webpage.

You can also view the Online Summer Seminar via Apple Store or Google Play Apps.

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 emailing summerseminar@pcci.edu before registration closes July 26, and we will issue a refund.

Can I register everyone from my school with my email?

Each attendee must register individually using their personal email.

May two of our teachers share the same email address?

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

Can we watch the Seminar together as a group?

It is necessary to log in with your own email 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 7 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 email 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 email you used to register and ask you to choose a password. The videos will start at 7 a.m. CT on July 27.

Are the sessions recorded or interactive?

All of the sessions will be recorded and available until June 1, 2022, to watch at 7 a.m. CT the day they are scheduled. Two interactive live Q&A sessions will be held on Friday—Academic Q&A at noon CT, and Administration Q&A at 2 p.m. CT. Recorded sessions are available to watch and earn CEU credit.

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

Yes; sessions will be available to all registered attendees to watch until June 1, 2022. 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.

When will I receive my contact hours and CEU certificates?

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

How should I be prepared?

You will need a device 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. You will be emailed 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

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