Georgia Business Education Association
Annual Teacher Conference
September 11-13, 2014
Anderson Conference Center,
5171 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
National Presenter and Business Teacher
TONYA SKINNERwill present at the conference
The conference focuses specifically on middle and high school Business teachers by providing a national speakers, hands-on technology workshops, and interactive breakout sessions on relevant and timely topics! CTAE Directors and Supervisors, WBL Coordinators, and other educators passionate about finding an “APP”lication for success are invited to attend!
Register online after April 1st
Early Bird: Prior to July 1: $150
July 1-August 15: $200;
August 15-September 11: $250
Conference Hotel: Holiday Inn Express
4970 Harrison Road, Macon, GA
Room Rate: $95 per night
Use the group name for discount rate: Georgia Business Education Association
Rate is not guaranteed after September 3, 2014
Limited number of rooms available at this price
Lisa Rogers Smith from Sonoraville High School
Lisa shares: “The main reason that I entered the teaching profession was the influence of several former teachers and instructors. They encouraged me through difficult times and helped me realize my strengths that I possessed as an individual. They believed in me when I did not believe in myself. They taught me not only the required subjects, but how to make decisions for myself; and strive to achieve them. I wanted to pass this skill to others by entering the teaching profession myself. Many changes have occurred during my teaching career from typewriters, stand-alone Tandy computers, networked computers, internet, intranet, wired to wireless, the list continues… We were originally called “Vocational Education”. We are now called “Career and Technical”. We taught one basic trait then and now we teach eleven foundation skills in addition to our subject content. Now we want all of our students to learn to become more empowered in our global society. We help fill our students’ briefcases with necessary skills, traits, and abilities that they need to be more competitive despite all the challenges that teens have to face today. We not only teach them these skills, but many other necessary consumer and technical skills. All the while, we are also teaching them to give back to their communities through community service.”
Lisa was also recognized as Star 94 and Georgia United Top Five “Teachers Make a Difference” Award Winner.
Congratulations Lisa Smith!