Summer Seminar is a professional development event for EAST Core teachers and EAST Program facilitators. Participation is required for each EAST Core program. An optional one-day Tech Camp is offered before the Seminar to provide training in various technologies and software used in EAST Core Coordinated Learning Centers (CLCs). All registered Summer Seminar attendees may participate in Tech Camp.

Tech Camp (Optional)

Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
July 8 (Tuesday)
Registration Fee $50
Lunch Provided
Receive up to 6 (six) technical credit hours for full participation
**Limited availability

Summer Seminar

Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas

July 9-11 (Wednesday-Friday)
Registration Fee $200
Lunch provided
Receive up to 18 professional development hours for full participation


Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 21, 2014An invoice for the registration fee(s) will be emailed to you after registration.  The registration fee includes the cost for all facilities, food, supplies, and evening activities.

Payment Deadline: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The school principal shall submit on school letterhead written approval for EAST Core teachers not attending Summer Seminar. Include in the letter the names of all EAST Core teachers who will not be attending, as well as a statement of understanding that this professional development is available for all EAST Core teachers. Letter can be emailed to events@eaststaff.org and must be submitted before the registration deadline, Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Registration Terms & Conditions / Drop Policy

By registering for the EAST Summer Seminar (the 'Seminar'), you are confirming that you intend to participate at the levels for which you have registered at these events. In turn, the EAST Initiative incurs certain non-refundable costs and expenses on your behalf. For this reason, any registered participant who drops registration(s) after Friday, June 27, 2014, or does not attend without dropping, will be required to pay their full registration fee(s). 

Family & Friends at Summer Seminar

The EAST Initiative welcomes your family members and friends to the Summer Seminar activities, including the evening events! However, please be aware that seating in all general sessions and breakout sessions, as well as participation in break service, is strictly limited to registered EAST facilitators and Core teachers. 


In an effort to provide you with a variety of food choices, we will have cafeteria-style lunches at OBU.  All lunches will be provided for registered Summer Seminar participants. Please present your nametag when entering the cafeteria. Family members and friends are welcome to join you for lunch and can pay the general price at the door, approximately $10 per person.  

Tech Camp Agenda (optional)

Tuesday, July 8

8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Tech Camp Begins
5:00 PM Sessions End

Summer Seminar Agenda

Wednesday, July 9

8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Seminar Begins
5:00 PM Sessions End

Thursday, July 10

8:30 AM Sessions Begin
5:00 PM Sessions End

Friday, July 11

8:30 AM Sessions Begin
12:30 PM Seminar Ends

Breakout Session Proposals

If you have a relevant and appropriate idea, strategy or project to share with participants please email events@eaststaff.org with the following information: Proposed Session Title, Description, Presenter(s), Session Type (hands-on or presentation), Technology Needs, and any additional information. Proposals will be accepted through Friday, May 9, 2014.

Seminar Sessions

EAST Core Teachers are invited to create their individual session schedules for Summer Seminar.

Tech Camp – If you are registered for Tech Camp, you may select one session in any or all of the three time slots. Tech Camp registration was created to allow flexibility for your schedule. 

Click Here for Tech Camp Session Descriptions

Seminar – There are session blocks that require you to select three of the four sessions provided.  This type of registration system allows EAST Core teachers to select sessions relevant to the growth of their program. Teachers will also be provided an opportunity to collaborate and learn with EAST facilitators. Descriptions have been provided and we encourage you to review them before creating your schedule. 

Click Here for Summer Seminar Session Descriptions

Parking at OBU

Tech Camp & Summer Seminar will be taking place in the Commons/Walker Center and McClellan Hall (MCC). Here are updated parking maps: 1) Main Campus Map view & 2) Full Campus view (to give you another perspective). The stars on both maps indicate the same reference point – Elrod Blvd (which shows up as N. 8th St. on Google Maps).  Registration for Tech Camp and Summer Seminar will take place at the Walker Center.  The easiest way to get there is to turn onto Elrod Blvd (or N. 8th St.) from N. 10th St/AR Hwy 7/U.S. Hwy 67 and follow the arrows. Several parking lots are available within a short walking distance of the Walker Center and they have been circled on the map. We suggest you plan to arrive to the campus early so you have plenty of time to find the Walker Center and parking areas.

This page was last updated on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:11:21 PM