Ignite Christian Education Symposium | Engage! Inspire! Connect!

Engage! Inspire! Connect!

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Join educators from across your region for a day of collaboration and inspiration at an Ignite Christian Education Symposium presented by Alpha Omega Publications. Featuring motivational speakers, peer networking opportunities, and breakout session paths, each one-day event hopes to inspire you to join us in strengthening Christian education through academic and social engagement.



Dr. Billie McConnell

Chair, Graduate School of Education, Ohio Valley University; President, Connected Consulting

Dr. McConnell has been a leading educator for over 32 years with a passion for creating engaging learning environments. He is currently the chair of the Graduate School of Education at Ohio Valley University, a Christian University in Vienna, West Virginia. He is also the president of Connected Consulting, a consulting/professional development company based in Texas that helps teachers and schools create and implement learner-centered, technology-rich classrooms. His experience includes several administrative, teaching, and coaching positions in colleges and K-12 Christian schools. Dr. McConnell has a doctorate in educational technology, a master's degree in computer education and cognitive systems, and a bachelor's degree in secondary education. He also regularly presents at conferences and facilitates workshops for teachers and administrators.


Katie Rasch

Professional Development Consultant

Katie Rasch has been a teacher, curriculum specialist, and private instructor throughout a career that has impacted lives for more than a quarter century. Katie graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara before continuing her education at Grand Canyon University, where she earned a master's of education. At Alpha Omega Publications, she specializes in teaching Ignitia online curriculum to administrators and teachers through webinars and on-site workshops.


Charlene Hauser

Professional Development Consultant

Charlene Hauser creates professional development curriculum at AOP and trains educators how to best use Ignitia curriculum for their unique goals and needs. She has over 10 years of experience in multiple educational settings and is certified as a work experience coordinator. She is also active in her community as a junior achievement classroom volunteer. Charlene holds a master's degree in education from Winona State University in Minnesota.


An Introduction to Ignitia

For new and prospective users 6:00-6:45 p.m.

AOP Reception

All attendees are welcome!

6:45-7:15 p.m.

Explore Ignitia Workshop with Q&A

For current users 7:15-8:00 p.m.

Breakfast Buffet Meet & Greet

8:15-9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

9:15-10:00 a.m.

Ignitia Champion School Series #1

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Professional Development Session #1

Option A: Supporting Digital Learning
Option B: Leveraging Ignitia to Promote & Differentiate Your School
10:15-11:00 a.m.


11:00-11:15 a.m.

Professional Development Session #2

Exploring Blended Learning Models 11:15-12:00 p.m.

Lunch & Networking

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Ignitia Champion School Series #2

1:00-1:15 p.m.

Professional Development Session #3

Option A: Strengthening the 4 C's of 21st Century Skills 
Option B: Alpha Omega Academy Alliance Overview

1:15-2:00 p.m.

Ignitia Champion School Series #3

2:00-2:15 p.m.

You, the Expert!
Promising Practices in Ignitia & Education Roundtables

Option A: Teacher Breakout
Option B: Administrator Breakout

2:15-3:00 p.m.

Dessert & Networking

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Professional Development Session #4

Connecting to the Future with CTE

3:30-4:15 p.m.


4:15-4:30 p.m.


November 2–3, 2017
Dallas, TX

DoubleTree by Hilton DFW Airport North
4441 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063

January 11–12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport
5750 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32822

January 18–19, 2018
Charlotte, NC

Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport
2707 Little Rock Road
Charlotte, NC 28214


Summer Sale
  • Individual - $79/person
  • Group - $70/person
Early Bird
  • Individual - $89/person
  • Group - $80/person
  • Individual - $99/person
  • Group - $90/person

Group rates given with five or more registrations from a single school.

Cut-off dates for each event vary by location. See registration page for details.

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