Available On Demand beginning July 23–July 26, 2024

For Christian School Administrators and Teachers

EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE

Professional Development

that equips Christian schools and enhances the student learning experience

Gain valuable teaching strategies to help struggling learners.

Earn up to 20 contact hours and boost your professional development.

Watch master teachers demonstrate how they interact with students.

Explore best practices for using the Abeka curriculum.

Receive encouragement to continue making a difference for Christ.

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

Since 2012, 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 join 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

Sample Tracks

Subject to change

General Sessions

Building a Successful Music Program

Building Solid Foundations

Building Critical Thinking into the Lesson

Catching Up with Curriculum

Handling Parents with Ease

Successful Combination Classes (K–6)

Ladies Session: Managing a Full Plate

Beginning the Race

Administration

Leading Leaders

Keys to Kindergarten Success

Guiding Elementary Academics

Developing a Digital Media Strategy

Guiding Secondary Academics

Discipline Principles That Work

Grades 7–12

Ready, Set, Teach

Making an Eternal Difference

Making Science Come Alive

History’s Mysteries

Essentials of High School Math Class

Inspiring Students to Write

An English Class They’ll Love

Keys to STEM Project Success

Effective Discipline

Inspiration for Motivation

Build Longevity into Learning

A Quick Timeout: Coaching Principles

Grades 1–6

The ABC’s of Classroom Management

Ready, Set, Engage!

Reaching Our Mission Field

Activity Time: Engage, Learn, Build (Grades 1–2)

Exploring His Story and World (Grades 3–6)

Think, Think, Think (Grades 1–2)

Making Math Count (Grades 3–6)

Let the Adventure Begin (Grades 1–2)

Cultivating Effective Communicators (Grades 3–6)

The Master Key to the Door of Learning (Grades 3–6)

Making Room for Review

Nursery–K5

Nurturing a Learning Environment

It’s All About Activities

Can I Really Do This?!

Growing in God’s Word

“Write” on Track

1-2-3 Count with Me

A-E-I-O-U Spells Fun!

Rooted in Reading

Making Minutes Matter
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

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.

Averaging over 5,000 participants per year, 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 teaching strategies to help struggling learners.

Christian education experts will show you the methods that have worked exceptionally at Pensacola Christian Academy for nearly 70 years—all from the comfort of your home.

Troy A. Shoemaker, Ed.D.
President

2024 FAQs

Who can attend Online Summer Seminar?

Online Summer Seminar is available for Christian school administrators and teachers.

Would this be beneficial for a school that uses multiple curricula, rather than just Abeka?

While the clinic is specifically meant to be a help to Abeka users, the principles covered are beneficial for any Christian school teaching with traditional education methods.

When is the latest I can register?

Since the Seminar begins on July 23, register by Monday, July 22, at 8 a.m. CT to ensure a timely arrival of your login information.

How do we notify you of changes, cancellations, or additions?

For any changes, cancellations, or additions to your group, please call 850-969-1630.

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

To view Online Summer Seminar in your browser, visit eventmobi.com/onlinesummerseminar2023/. 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. On the app, use code OnlineSummerSeminar2023 to pull up the event.

Do I qualify for the free AbekaGift scholarship? How do I take advantage of it?

Yes! All Online Summer Seminar delegates qualify. The AbekaGift scholarship is a special contribution Abeka is offering to administrators and teachers and is applied automatically when you register.

May two of our teachers share the same email address?

Because each attendee receives contact hours, 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 one 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 23, 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 22, an email will be sent to those who are registered with a link to download the Abeka Events App. 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 23.

What sessions have been updated since Online Summer Seminar 2022?

Several sessions have been updated to improve video quality and several new sessions have been added. Although some of the session content has not changed, you may still earn new contact hours this year, even if you viewed those same sessions last year. You may also view fresh content by attending sessions for other tracks that you haven’t seen previously.

Are the sessions recorded or interactive?

All of the sessions will be recorded and available to watch at 7 a.m. CT the day they are scheduled until November 1, 2023. Recorded sessions are available to watch and earn contact hours.

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 November 1, 2023. 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 professional development credit?

Yes; in order to get contact hour credit for attending the Online Summer Seminar, sessions must be watched by August 31, 2023.

How many contact hours will I receive?

Each session is one contact hour. You may earn up to 20 contact hours.

Which sessions should I watch to earn contact hours?

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 one contact hour per video watched (up to 20 contact hours).

When will I receive my contact hour certificates?

Contact hour certificates will be emailed to each recipient by Friday, September 29.

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 one contact hour per video watched. You will be emailed your professional development hours after the event is completed.

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