Educators from Illinois, Indiana, Lake Region, Michigan and Wisconsin conferences gather for a photo opp.
The convention, themed “Something Better,” attracted over 6,000 who were reminded that Jesus offers each of us “something better” than the world can provide. Educators had the opportunity to attend over 300 presentations, visit more than 150 exhibitors, as well as enjoy devotional talks and uplifting music. This year’s convention featured new attractions such as Ed Talks, Spark Tank—a chance for schools to make their best pitch to reach their communities for Christ— and a special track for Early Childhood Education.
The Lake Union Education Department hosted a banquet for its educators on Wednesday evening and during the program several teachers shared how the convention has sparked numerous ideas for re-engaging students in the classroom. Comments ranged from: “I’m so glad I was able to attend,” “The Ed Talks were amazing as I got great tools,” “I learned a lot about how I want my classroom to be.”
You can read more in the upcoming Lake Union Herald and watch testimonials on our social media channels.
We praise God to our dedicated educators marching forward as the hands and feet of Jesus in the classroom.
Debbie Michel serves as the Lake Union Herald editor and Lake Union Conference Communication director.