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 McConnellChair, 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 RaschProfessional 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 HauserProfessional 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.
All attendees are welcome!6:45-7:15 p.m.
Option A: Strengthening the 4 C's of 21st Century Skills
Option B: Alpha Omega Academy Alliance Overview
Option A: Teacher Breakout
Option B: Administrator Breakout
Connecting to the Future with CTE3:30-4:15 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton DFW Airport North
4441 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport
5750 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32822
Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport
2707 Little Rock Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
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.