Schools United

Professional Development Day 2023

February 17, 2023 • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

February 17, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Registration Coming Soon

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You don’t want to miss this two-day professional development opportunity for you and your entire school staff! The first day is a pre-conference day targeting training for the leaders of your school; the second day is development both professionally and spiritually for your entire staff – from administrators to teachers to support staff.

2022 Recap

Conference Speakers

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker

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John Stonestreet

John Stonestreet is our keynote speaker for SUPD 2023! John serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics. John is the daily voice of BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated commentary on the culture founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of the Point, a daily one-minute feature on worldview, apologetics, and cultural issues.

Speaker

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a follower of Jesus Christ who is passionate about equipping kids to understand the truth of the Christian worldview. She began her professional career as an elementary teacher in a Christian school who quickly realized her students thought more like the culture than like Christ. Elizabeth now works full-time on developing comparative worldview and apologetics resources for children. Her goal is to prepare the next generation to be lifelong critical thinkers and, most importantly, lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ.

Speaker

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Bob Barnes

Bob Barnes is CEO of Sheridan House Family Ministries in Davie, FL. He presents seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America. He is also the host of a daily radio program, blog and podcast called “Parenting on Purpose.” He is the author of ten books for families, published in several languages. Bob has been married to Rosemary Johnson Barnes since 1972. They have two married children, Torrey and Robey and five grandchildren.

Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda

Friday,
February 17

7:15-7:50am — Registration | Coffee | Fellowship

8:00-8:20am — Praise & Worship

8:20-8:30am — Welcome/Introduction of Keynote Speaker

8:30-9:15am — Keynote Session #1

9:15-9:30am — Break

9:30-9:45am — Raffle & Announcements

9:45-10:30am — Keynote Session #2

10:45-11:30am — Breakout Session #1

11:30AM-12:30pm — Lunch and Vendor Visits

12:30-1:15pm — Breakout Session #2

1:30-2:30pm — Peer Networking Session

2:40-3:00pm — Raffle, Closing Session, and Prayer

7:15-7:50am — Registration | Coffee | Fellowship

8:00-8:20am — Praise & Worship

8:20-8:30am — Welcome/Introduction of Keynote Speaker

8:30-9:15am — Keynote Session #1

9:15-9:30am — Break

9:30-9:45am — Raffle & Announcements

9:45-10:30am — Keynote Session #2

10:45-11:30am — Breakout Session #1

11:30AM-12:30pm — Lunch and Vendor Visits

12:30-1:15pm — Breakout Session #2

1:30-2:30pm — Peer Networking Session

2:40-3:00pm — Raffle, Closing Session, and Prayer

Conference Pricing

Conference Pricing

Thursday,
February 16

Heads of School & Administrators

FREE

This Pre-Conference Day is for heads of school and administrators who want to grow in leadership skills and explore great programs and initiatives that they can bring back to their schools. In addition, they will engage in discussions with other heads of school and administrators, as iron sharpens iron, focusing on topics unique to Christian school leaders. (A virtual option is available.) Breakfast and lunch included!

This Pre-Conference Day is for heads of school and administrators who want to grow in leadership skills and explore great programs and initiatives that they can bring back to their schools. In addition, they will engage in discussions with other heads of school and administrators, as iron sharpens iron, focusing on topics unique to Christian school leaders. (A virtual option is available.) Breakfast and lunch included!

Friday,
February 17

All Faculty & Staff

$25-$499

This unique day gives your faculty and staff access to a collaborative environment, renowned speakers and teachers, enlightening breakout sessions, an opportunity to be a part of peer networks, and a rich community of believers.

  • Local Attendee ($35 per person)
    The early bird rate of $35 is for those who register by October 31, 2022; the rate will increase to $55 per person after this date. Registration information will be coming in the weeks ahead. Lunch included for registered attendees.

  • Non-Local Attendee ($499 per hotel room including person #1; $35 for each additional person in the same room, max 4 persons per room)
    This option is designed for those who will be traveling a far distance. It includes the pre-conference day, the all-day SUPD conference, and two nights at Courtyard Fort Lauderdale North/Cypress Creek, which is located right across the street from the conference venue. Participants are responsible for their own airfare and ground travel; lunch is included on Feb. 16-17.

  • Virtual Attendee ($25 per person)
    If you’re unable to join us in person, your staff doesn’t have to miss out! Virtual attendees will have real-time access to the keynote speakers and breakout sessions on Feb. 17. Session recordings will also be available up to one year after the conference. Group rates available.

This unique day gives your faculty and staff access to a collaborative environment, renowned speakers and teachers, enlightening breakout sessions, an opportunity to be a part of peer networks, and a rich community of believers.

  • Local Attendee ($35 per person)
    The early bird rate of $35 is for those who register by October 31, 2022; the rate will increase to $55 per person after this date. Registration information will be coming in the weeks ahead. Lunch included for registered attendees.

  • Non-Local Attendee ($499 per hotel room including person #1; $35 for each additional person in the same room, max 4 persons per room)
    This option is designed for those who will be traveling a far distance. It includes the pre-conference day, the all-day SUPD conference, and two nights at Courtyard Fort Lauderdale North/Cypress Creek, which is located right across the street from the conference venue. Participants are responsible for their own airfare and ground travel; lunch is included on Feb. 16-17.

  • Virtual Attendee ($25 per person)
    If you’re unable to join us in person, your staff doesn’t have to miss out! Virtual attendees will have real-time access to the keynote speakers and breakout sessions on Feb. 17. Session recordings will also be available up to one year after the conference. Group rates available.

Call to Present opportunity—

Is there a topic you’re passionate about and want to share with other Christian school professionals? Schools United invites all faculty and staff representing all levels, content areas, and specialties to submit an application to present.

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Schools United

Professional Development Day 2023

Friday, February 17, 2023

Calvary Christian Academy
2401 W Cypress Creek Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Registration opening soon—

Registration will begin in a few weeks. More details coming soon.