Why Attend?

Professional Learning with Benefits

You’ve spent the entire year working hard with parents, students, and colleagues to make learning happen. You deserve a Summer Break.

Well, we believe that learning can be (and should be!) fun – even professional learning. It’s why ETC is PD that feels like summer.

But it should also be beneficial to you. Right?

Let’s take a look at seven benefits ETC offers every elementary educator, no matter your role.

1. Sayonara searching.

ETC is here to make your life easier. Attend sessions and receive ideas, materials, and resources you can use in your classroom immediately. Spend less time searching and creating and more time on your priorities– like your students and your instruction!

2. Location, location, location!

How close is the beach, you ask? It’s literally across the street. You can get your teach on during the day and get your beach on at night with just a short walk. That’s right. Just because you’re at a professional learning conference doesn’t mean you have to miss out on summer fun. You’ll be feeling fine in the sunshine!

3. Boost your confidence.

Build your skillsets by learning new technology tools, instructional methods and strategies, exploring what other educators are doing successfully, and then applying these to your own work. Ultimately, the goal of ETC is to support you in becoming more effective, more confident, and in meeting your goals for your professional growth.

4. Bye, bye irrelevant topics.

Have we mentioned that this is a conference exclusively for PK-5 educators? We take that seriously. And we take you and your work seriously. We won’t waste your time with topics that don’t apply to you. Every session is specifically geared toward PK-5 education, so you can rest assured that you’ll get what you came for.

5. Make some new friends.

Connect with other educators in your grade level or content area and beyond through fun, facilitated group activities (like goose chases!).  During sessions, you’ll also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other educators and speakers as you learn and explore ways to liven up your lessons.

6. Hotels that make you feel like royalty.

Not only are the hotels on the beach, they are attached to the conference center. Just wake up and walk on over! Have we mentioned that breakfast and lunch (with incredible desserts!) are included? No need to worry about shuttles and transportation or planning your meals during the day. ETC is summer vibes with high learning tides.

7. Kick-start your summer.

Gather with friends, colleagues, and fellow elementary educators at the beach to celebrate and share your successes from the past school year, swim in new ideas, enjoy a worry-free hotel stay and conference experience, and get ready to make a splash next school year. Is there a better way to start your vacation? We think not.