Educator Excellence Symposium + Celebration


Educator Excellence Symposium + Celebration

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Join us for the 10th annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration on July 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge. Dream Teachers and the Louisiana Department of Education invite educators from throughout the state to attend a full day conference to recognize and reward outstanding teachers and principals in the state. 

Please choose from the options below whether you will attend only the Symposium, only the Awards Gala, or the Symposium AND Awards Gala. 

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Schedule of Events*

5:00 – 7:00am 2une-In Live Broadcast w/ John Pastorek, Crowne Plaza Grill

7:00am Exhibitor and Registration Set-Up

8:00 – 9:30am Registration for Symposium

9:30 – 11:00am Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year

11:00 – Noon Lunch, door prizes, Jazz Band

Noon – 12:30pm Break

12:30 - 1:15pm Professional Development Session I
A - LASTOY Presentation (Elementary)
B - LASTOY Presentation (High School)
C - LASTOY Presentation (Early Childhood)
D - LASTOY Presentation (Middle School)
E - LASTOY Presentation (Principals/Administrators)

1:15 – 1:30pm Break

1:30 - 2:15pm Professional Development Session II
A - LASTOY Presentation (Elementary)
B - LASTOY Presentation (High School)
C - LASTOY Presentation (Early Childhood)
D - LASTOY Presentation (Middle School)
E - LASTOY Presentation (Principals/Administrators)

2:15 – 2:30pm Break

2:30 – 3:30pm Closing Session of the Symposium, Door Prizes

5:30 – 6:30pm Cocktail Reception and Registration for Awards Gala

6:30 – 9:30pm Awards Gala Program - "An Evening of Distinction"

*Schedule is subject to change


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There are no age limit restrictions for the Day Session. Attendees under the age of 21 for the Awards Gala must be accompanied by an adult and under their supervision. Alcohol will be served at cash bars. Younger children may attend the Awards Gala, but there are no discounts for children. Adults responsible for children must be aware that children should be old enough to sit through presentations lasting 2+ hours. Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Direct all questions related to the event to Kay Jackson, Dream Teachers Event Manager, via email ( or by cell phone at 225-241-6172.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are not transferrable.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Contact the Dream Teachers Event Manager.

Will I receive a ticket for the event?
You will not recieve an individual ticket. Instead, you will check in at registration using your name or your company's or school's name.

What is the refund policy?
Full refunds will be issued through July 1, 2016. Thereafter, all ticket sales are final. Dream Teachers will notify your bank of the refund immediately, however please expect 5-10 days for your bank to process the payment.