Professional Development Forum 2018

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Educating for the Common Good

How do we educate students to walk in the good works awaiting them?

How do we teach in a way that achieves academic objectives and forms our students spiritually?

How do we prepare them to engage a post-Christian culture?

How do we integrate academic rigor with a heart that knows and seeks?


We are all wrestling with big questions in Christian education. We are called to see our students as whole, unique individuals, and to prepare them to walk in the good works awaiting their hands, hearts and minds. But their education is not for them alone. Ultimately, a Christian education is for others—the common good of the communities in which we and our students live and serve. 

We must view the preparation journey differently. 

5 Opportunities

  1. Connect with peers and compare notes about challenges, triumphs, and strategies.
  2. Learn from nationally acclaimed experts.
  3. Refresh yourself through community and worship.
  4. Earn continuing education units for your attendance.
  5. Return equipped with effective strategies to help your students.  

Save your seat and lock in price

Registration for next year's PD Forum begins in spring 2018—but you can lock in an exclusive low rate by signing up right now. There's no purchase required; just let us know you're coming, and you're guaranteed the best rate for PD Forum 2018 when you register next spring. 

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PD Forum Dates and Locations

1. September 27–28: Sacramento, CA 8. November 1–2: Columbus, OH
2. October 11–12: Winston-Salem, NC 9. November 1–2: Philadelphia, PA
3. October 11–12: Chicago, IL 10. November 1–2: Phoenix, AZ
4. October 18–19: Ft. Lauderdale, FL 11. November 19–20: Anaheim, CA
5. October 18–19: Grove City, PA 12. November 8–9: Denver, CO
6. October 25–26: Seattle/Tacoma, WA 13. November 19–20: San Antonio, TX
7. October 25–26: Birmingham, AL

Can't make it to a live site? You can attend the PD Forum anywhere with PD Forum Online. Choose a 72-hour viewing window between October 22–November 9 for access to the one-day event.