9th Annual Christian Educator Symposium

Lincoln Christian University is hosting its ninth annual Christian Educator Symposium on February 22, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in LCU’s Restoration Hall. A $25 registration fee is required and includes a light breakfast, conference workshops and lunch. Registration deadline is February 1, 2014.

This year's theme, Connect to Impact: The Social-Emotional Impact of Teaching, will feature speakers Kathy Case, Assistant Clinical Director of Hammit School in Normal, IL; Dr. Mariana Hwang, LCU Assistant Professor of Christian Education; Shannon Hunt, LCU alumna and counselor with Integrity Consultants; and LCU alumni Valerie Rathbun and Victoria Ruhl who teach ESL in Chicago Public Schools.

According to Barbara Messner, LCU Assistant Professor of Professional Education and event organizer, the conference will give participants “specific, immediate, and easy-to-implement techniques that will assist everyone with classroom management and student success.”

The Christian Educator Symposium has become a popular local event. “The symposium was originally set up as professional development for our Teacher Education students,” Messner said, “but because of the quality of our speakers and their material, we began to offer it to Christian and public school educators alike.”

Presented by the Undergraduate Studies' Professional Education Department, this year’s conference will examine critical aspects of classroom management, the Common Core, spirituality and children, and relationship-building with students.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn seven Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for the state of Illinois, or seven Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

If you have questions or would like to register for Connect to Impactemail Barb Messner or call 217-732-3168, ext. 2260.