2024 Educators Conference

September 25-27, 2024
Daytona Beach, FL
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

The Florida-Georgia District Educator’s Conference will provide professional development for teachers, DCEs, Family Life Ministers,
and administrators with keynote sessions, Ed Camps, and breakout sessions will provide participants with 7 hours of professional development.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Lori Elliott, Educational Consultant 

Lori has served as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and literacy coordinator during her almost thirty years in education. She currently serves as an educational consultant, content developer, and presenter. Find out more about Dr. Elliott here.

Lori will serve as a keynote speaker on September 25 talking about how “Teaching is WONDERful!” 

A sneak peek about her talk-Let’s make every day full of wonder, joy, and curiosity in our classrooms! Join Lori to discover simple ways to foster curiosity and engagement in the classroom. You will fill your teacher toolbox with ideas and resources to spark curiosity and cultivate a sense of wonder!

She will also present a keynote talk on September 27.  This time she will focus on “Hey, You Look Like a Teacher!” 

In this session she will ask-Have you ever been told that you “look like a teacher?” Join Lori for this humorous and thought‐provoking keynote in which you’ll discover why looking like a teacher is a great thing! This is a special opportunity to reflect on your unique qualities as a teacher and how to let your wisdom, compassion, and expertise shine through. Expect a session filled with laughs and “a‐ha” moments!

Dr. Jim Pingel, Concordia University Wisconsin

Jim has served as a Lutheran teacher and executive Director of Lutheran high schools and is currently a faculty member at Concordia University, Wisconsin. Learn more about Dr. Pingel here.

Dr. Pingel will present his keynote time with “Master’s Class: Teaching Like Jesus (Without the Pressure of Being Jesus)”  Jesus said, “you have one instructor, the Christ” (Matthew 23:10). We Lutheran school educators can always learn more from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Together, we will take a deep dive in analyzing the pedagogy and techniques of our Master Teacher and explore ways to apply the His (very) best practices in our teaching and leadership vocations. Along the way, we’ll encourage one another as we confront educational challenges and our own shortcomings. We’ll also take time to laugh and fellowship together as we celebrate the joys of the teaching and leading in our Lutheran schools.

Registration Fee

Regular Registration – $275 per person – through August 25

Late Registration – $295 per person – August 26-September 3

Questions? Contact Jennifer Tanner at jtanner@flgadistrict.org or Cindy Hammerstrom at chammerstrom@flgadistrict.org

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Hilton Daytona Oceanfront Resort Reservations
Rooms have been set aside for the Conference at a $142 rate – single through quad occupancy.

Please make your reservations through this link.
You have until 9/3/24 to make reservations!