TEACH Conference

TEACH Conference 2024

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Tickets - $45

TEACH is a day-long conference created to engage, empower and inspire educators. Held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, educators spend the day meeting and sharing ideas with fellow educators, learning new ways to engage students, and empowering themselves to further inspire others. Led by a volunteer steering committee of educators and educational leaders, TEACH is a conference for teachers, created by teachers. TEACH is hosted by WJCT Public Media and VyStar Credit Union.


    Be A Presenter

    The deadline has passed to submit your application to be a breakout session presenter for TEACH 2024. Check back in September 2024 for next year's conference.

    For more information, contact Circe LeNoble, Grants & Education Outreach Manager at clenoble@wjct.org or 904.358.6329.

    2023 Event Images

    On February 25, 2023, WJCT Public Media held the 9th TEACH Conference. To see all the fun that was had at this year's event CLICK HERE!


    So what is a TEACH conference day like?

    At morning registration, attendees receive their name tag, submit their ticket stub to enter to win a prize and are given a professional gift bag. Bags are filled with educational materials and gifts provided by local sponsors. During the continental breakfast, attendees review their programs and choose the breakout sessions to attend for the day. Attendees have time to visit the sponsor booths, discovering new educational resources for teachers and students.

    Next, attendees convene in the Grand Ballroom for a welcome from David McGowan, President & CEO of WJCT Public Media, and our Honorary TEACH Chair, Veronica Sessions-Fennell. Their remarks are followed by the morning keynote speaker. Last year’s morning keynote speaker was Talithia Williams, Host of Nova Wonders. Other morning keynotes have been delivered by Wes Moore, Pedro Noguera, Mary Ehrenworth, Lucy Calkins, Barnett Barry, and Marcia Tate.

    Following the morning keynote presentation, everyone heads to breakout sessions of their choice. These 50 minute sessions cover a multitude of topics—keep including gender specific teaching techniques, technology, communicating with parents, bullying, curriculum tools for core subjects, integrating arts, and many, many more. Keep watching for upcoming details. Sessions are presented by educators and professionals and cover topics that are important to classroom and professional development.

    Attendees enjoy an elegant sit-down lunch with festive decorations adding to the celebratory atmosphere and providing an opportunity to make new friends and connect with colleagues from your school or cohort.

    Following the lunch, it’s time for another round of breakout sessions and visiting the sponsor booths. The day ends with an afternoon keynote speaker (TBD). Previous afternoon keynotes have included Hamish Brewer, George Couros, Drew Dudley, Brad Cohen, Ron Clark, and Kim Bearden.

    And, last but not least, we’ll top off your day with a special treat and terrific door prizes donated by many of the sponsors. Previous prizes have included iPads, classroom book sets, curriculum materials, and gift certificates.

    Don’t believe us? Come to TEACH and see for yourself!