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20+ in depth sessions
25 In-Depth Sessions

Watch all the sessions at your own pace – and revisit your favorites whenever you want.

Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of Attendance

Print certificates of attendance to submit for possible PD credit.

Free resources
Free Resources

Download a plethora of free resources to help you implement what you’ve learned.

SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Wondering what a summit session is like? We're happy to offer these session as a preview of all the amazing help you can find inside the summit.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

Enjoying Mental Health Topics

I am enjoying the mental health topics. They are helping personally, and how I interact with my students. It is always good to remember that God does not make junk. My favourite saying is "School does not define you but God defines you." I want my students to realize that even though school is a struggle for them, God has a plan for their lives.

Kevin S. , Student Support Teacher

Bible-based, Valuable Tools

The summit has provided a tremendous amount of Bible based, valuable tools we can take back to our classrooms. The speakers were fabulous and the prayers so encouraging. We were also provided a plethora of resources to help give us encouragement and tools to enhance our curriculum and provide support as we return to our classrooms this year. I learned so much and look forward to the next summit! Thank you for pulling all of these resources together for us!

Linda S.

Practical Information

I really enjoyed tonight's session on overcoming anxiety and the on demand 2nd half of it. He gave practical information on things you can do.

Jean P.

Classroom Management

Loved the classroom management session. I remind myself daily God is with me on this journey even when I have several challenges within the classroom. He is my co-educator.

Edwinnia W.

Further the Kingdom

Even the opening session has been great, encouraging me to partner with God and ask Him what I can do to further the kingdom of God even in a public school.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Inside the Rise Up Christian Educators Summit you'll learn how to....

  • Rise up out of anxiety
  • Balance work and school
  • Support students affected by trauma
  • Shine His light in your classroom
  • Counsel students from a Biblical perspective
  • Bring Christian clubs to your school
  • Wisely interact with gender identity questions
  • Act Christ-like in a hostile work environment
  • Better motivate your students
  • Integrate a Biblical worldview in non-Bible classes
  • Stay positive in tough teaching situations
  • And much more!

> RISE UP INTO KINGDOM IMPACT

These sessions focus on practical ways to make a bigger difference - shining God's love and the light of His truths into your classroom - regardless of where you teach. 

Linda Kardamis & David Schmus

MAIN KICKOFF SESSION
with David Schmus & Linda Kardamis

We'll kick off the summit with an inspiring call to rise up and make a bigger difference for your students and schools.

NAVIGATING GENDER IDENTITY WITH TRUTH & LOVE
with Jonathan Holmes of Fieldstone Counseling

Join us for a compassionate discussion of what the Bible has to say about gender identity, as well as how to engage on this issue with truth and love.

COUNSELING STUDENTS WITH BIBLICAL TRUTH
with Crystal Kershaw

In Christian schools, educators have the unique ability to counsel students with Biblical truth. But how exactly do we do that? Join us for an enlightening discussion as Crystal shares both important mindsets and practical strategies to engage and counsel our students.

INTEGRATING A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW ACROSS ALL SUBJECTS
with ​Eric Reenders, author of Rooftop Perspectives

In Christian schools, our desire is to disciple students and help them think from a Biblical worldview. But how exactly do we do that? In this session, you'll discover a simple framework to integrate a Biblical worldview in any and all subject areas. 

Public school educators - don't pass this one by! This method can be easily adapted to produce meaningful discussions and worldview thinking in public schools, too. 

PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH & BULLYING CRISES

with Deborah Tackmann of Dignity Revolution

Have you or someone you know been a target of bullying? Do you wish there was something you could do about the bullying in your community? Come to this interactive, hands on workshop to start a conversation on how to create a dignity revolution at your school.

HOW TO LEGALLY LIVE OUT YOUR FAITH IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL MISSION FIELD
with David Schmus of Christian Educators Association

Discover when you can (and cannot) legally discuss the faith, keys to navigating sticky situations without compromising your values, how to make a bigger difference, and so much more! 

GROUPS, CLUBS, & CAMPUS MINISTRY: WHERE TO START
with David Schmus of Christian Educators Association

Are you curious about Christian groups, clubs, and campus ministry? In this practical session, David shares how you can use these extracurricular opportunities to spread the Good News across campus.

This session is designed for public school educators but will also provide helpful ideas for Christian schools as well.

OUR FAITH WORKS: AT SCHOOL!
with William Jeynes

The latest research links faith with student achievement and teacher success. Discover why the Bible can and should be used as literature, the role of faith and family in closing the achievement gap, how to practice the presence of God, and more in this enlightening conversation.

NOT ALONE: BUILDING COMMUNITY WITH FELLOW CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS
with Mike Hicks of Lift America

As a Christian educator in the public sphere, it's easy to feel isolated and alone. But community might be closer than you think. Join us for this informative and encouraging session about how to gather fellow Christian educators together on your campus.

A TIME IN THE WORD
with Bonnie & Bethany of Teachers in the Word

Join us for a time of devotion as we dive into the Scriptures together and discover their encouragement to rise up as Christian educators.

Loved this Summit

I’ve loved learning about this summit. Enjoyed listening to Marilyn Rhames talking about Jesus the Master Teacher and Mike Hicks talking about creating a community of believers at your school so far!

Craig K.

Helping Maintain a Christ-like Attitude

Connecting with other Christian educators through this summit has really encouraged me and inspired me to maintain a Christ-like attitude at work and look for places to plant seeds. Thank you for making this happen!

Encouragement in Anxiety

I really like what JP Moreland was saying about anxiety being made up of habits that can be transformed! That is so encouraging!!

Latrisha L.

reinforced my passion

It has been extremely edifying and encouraging to see that there are Christian educators out in the public schools living out their faith. The skills and practical methods I learned about have reinforced my passion to become a teacher!

Legally Living out my Faith

The session on legally living out my faith in school was incredibly informative. Knowing my rights while respecting my school's culture gives me confidence in interacting with my students, families and fellow staff.

Crystal

> RISE UP OUT OF FRUSTRATION

Our quest to impact our students can be quickly derailed by a sense of frustration, anxiety, or overwhelm. In these sessions, you'll learn how to overcome common frustrations and teach with joy and balance. And the result? A light that shines brighter than ever.

RESPONDING BIBLICALLY TO THE CRISIS OF ANXIETY
with JP Moreland, author of Finding Quiet

Discover how to apply Biblical truths to overcome anxiety - both in yourself and in your students.

PRACTICES TO OVERCOME ANXIETY
with JP Moreland, author of Finding Quiet

In this follow-up to the main Friday evening session, you'll learn actionable practices to overcome anxiety and center your heart on God's goodness and truth.

EXPERIENCING VICTORY AMIDST THE STRUGGLES OF TEACHING
with Vicki Davis of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Teaching is fraught with challenges, and we need to prepare our heart in order to make it. Join us as Vicki shares how our hope, expectations, aim, routines, and trust will enable us to experience victory even amidst the struggles of teaching.

TEACHING WITH JOY WHEN THINGS ARE TOUGH
with Ashley Ogal of We Teach Joy

How often do we look for a change in our situation so we can finally be happy? But the Bible teaches us how to have joy in every situation - even when things are tough.

FINDING BALANCE AS AN EDUCATOR
with Jessica Cabeen, author of Balance Like a Pirate

Join us for a practical discussion on how to find balance as an educator  - serving students well without burning out (or neglecting our own families).

LIVING CHRIST-LIKE IN A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT
with Finn Laursen 

Do you ever struggle with how to respond to conflict with the adults in your school - be in administrators, coworkers, or parents? In this session, we'll dive into what the Bible has to say about navigating these conflicts in a Christ-like way

> RISE UP INTO EXCELLENCE

Scripture exhorts us to work with all our heart, as unto the Lord. To that end, these sessions will provide practical strategies to make you a more effective teacher or educational leader. 

SUPPORTING STUDENTS AFFECTED BY TRAUMA

with Noelle Pickering of Maneuvering the Middle

Too many of our students have been impacted by trauma, and too often we don't know how to help them. Join us for a discussion about how trauma impacts the classroom and what we can do as teachers to help.

THE MASTER TEACHER: LEARNING TO TEACH LIKE JESUS

with Marilyn Rhames of Teachers Who Pray

In this session, Marilyn shares specific ways we can teach like Jesus and exemplify his teaching practices as the Master Teacher.

BUILDING SKILLS WITH READING & WRITING WORKSHOPS
with Jen Bengel of Out of This World Literacy

Discover how to implementing reading and writing workshops to build your students skills and create lifelong readers (and writers!).

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
with Linda Kardamis of Teach 4 the Heart

Discover a simple five-step plan to regain control of your classroom and creating a calm environment where your students can learn and succeed without (too many) distractions.

STRATEGIES TO LEAD WITH COURAGE & STRENGTH
with Bill Ziegler

In this session designed for educational leaders, Bill will explore what courageous leadership looks like and share practical strategies to lead your school with courage and strength.

MOTIVATING STUDENTS & BUILDING CLASSROOM COMMUNITY
with Jessica Boschen of What I Have Learned Teaching

We all know how important it is to motivate your students. But how exactly do we do that? You'll walk away with actionable strategies to better engage your students and create a thriving classroom community.

FLIP YOUR CLASS & WATCH STUDENTS EXCEL

with Rick Scarfi of MathLight

Flipping your class is a simple way to increase engagement, support struggling students, challenge those who excel, and much more! Join us in this session to discover how easy flipping can be - and how to get started.

HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED BY ENGAGING FAMILIES

with Eric Buehrer of Family Engaged Learning

In this session, Eric shares how to help students succeed and build important character qualities by engaging families and their core values. He'll also share his resources that make this strategy easier to implement.

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Teach Uplifted: Devotions for Teachers ebook

Rise up out of the stress, frustration, and discouragement and learn how to teach uplifted - trusting God through all the challenges of teaching.

But be warned: This is not a collection of light, fluffy feel-good stories. These powerful devotions will completely transform the way you view your life, your classroom, and your relationship with God.


Printable Prayer Cards

Do you find your mind wandering during prayer? Focus your thoughts with these beautiful prayer cards, which invite you to pray for your students and school in specific, meaningful ways.

Each card contains a prayer prompt on the front and Scriptural encouragement on the back.


Teachers of vision magazine

Teachers of Vision Magazine

Receive a one-year digital subscription to the award-winning Teachers of Vision magazine.

Created by CEAI, Teachers of Vision magazine provides biblically principled resources that encourage, equip, and empower Christian educators. 

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