Planning Underway for WJCT’s Annual TEACH Conference
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WJCT knows that the ability of PBS KIDS to empower children for success in school and in life is strengthened when PBS and its member stations can be proactive in including parents, teachers and caregivers as learning partners. And especially when it comes to supporting teachers, WJCT is effectively playing the role of community convener and go-to source for local educators.
The station is busy planning for its fourth annual TEACH Conference, an event designed to engage, empower and inspire local teachers, scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 in downtown Jacksonville. Open to all educators at affordable price points ($30 per ticket), the day-long meeting provides teachers the opportunity to share ideas with fellow educators, learn new ways to engage students and empower themselves to further inspire others. This year, WJCT has secured national keynote speakers Mary Ehrenworth and Drew Dudley, and has worked with a steering committee of educators to select breakout session content, so the conference really is a meeting for teachers, by teachers. Attendance is expected at between 800-1,000 educators from across the state of Florida.
WJCT co-hosts the conference with Community First Credit Union, and works with other community partners and sponsors to produce the day, including the University of Florida, the National Park Service, local schools, retail businesses, the Jacksonville Zoo, the public library, and selected PBS KIDS producers, among others. Learn more about TEACH Conference sponsors and partners.
Watch this space in September for highlights from the conference! In the meantime, check out photos from last year's conference.