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2016 COE Fall Workshop




Gerry Brooks


2016 FALL WORKSHOP • Nov. 7, 2016

Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty

Keynote Speaker – Gerry Brooks

“Spreading Humor Through the World of Education”

The Fall Workshop was a huge success! Everyone enjoyed Gerry Brooks presentation.

More than 950 attendees re-registered for the Hurricane Matthew-delayed workshop

held at River Bluff High School Performing Arts Center in November.

Event Photos (click to enlarge)

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Spring Research Consortium

2017 Center of Excellence Spring Research Consortium

March 14, 2017

Location:  SC Department of Archives & History • 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC  29223

Keynote Speaker: David C. Berliner

David Berliner is Regent’s Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. He is the winner of numerous awards, most notably the Brock award and the AERA award for distinguished contributions to education.  Professor Berliner has authored more than 200 published articles, chapters and books. Among his best known works is the book co-authored with B. J. Biddle, The Manufactured Crisis, and the American Education.   His most recent book, 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools, was co-authored with Gene V. Glass and students, and published in March, 2014.  We are excited to have him with us for the Research Consortium.

2016 COE Summer Institute

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year's 2016 event!

The Summer Institute continues to improve each year and your participation is a large part of that success!

If you missed this year's event and want to review the schedule to see the quality of our sessions and speakers

or if you just need to review the schedule once again, you can follow the link below.

View the FMU COE Summer Institute 2016 Schedule & Directory.

Downloadable Materials from the Speakers at 2016 Summer Institute

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Carol A. Tomlinson


Carol A. Tomlinson


Carol A. Tomlinson

DI Rubric

Baruti Kafele


Gerry Brooks


Important Work: Teaching Children of Poverty PDF Print E-mail

"Important Work:
Teaching Children of Poverty
Classroom Strategies for Teachers by Teachers"

Teachers of Children of Poverty -- The Time Has Come For You To Share Your Expertise!

Do you have a “best practice” that you would like to share with other educators who teach children of poverty?  What strategies are you using to help students achieve in the classroom and in life?  The Center of Excellence (COE) to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty knows that teachers are the experts in the classroom. 

The COE wants to feature you and your ideas in its publication entitled, “Important Work: Teaching Children of Poverty – Classroom Strategies for Teachers by Teachers.”  The publication is designed to give PK-12 grade teachers in COE Partner Districts the opportunity to share effective teaching and learning strategies that help students be the best they can be.

Submit your “best practice” by clicking on the Application link below!






Best Practices 2011

Julie Dubose-Miller
York One Academy, York 1

"MAP Your Way To Success"


Saundra Meadows Jowers
Clinton Elementary, Lancaster

"Literacy Block Independent Learning Through Structured Routines"


Dana Mack
Forts Pond Elementary School, Lexington 1

"Building Fluency with Patriotic Songs"


Evelyn Goodyear
Williams Middle School, Florence One
“Career Expo”



Becky Owens
Cedar Grove Elementary, Anderson One
“Building Relationships: Child's Play”


Best Practices 2010


Jamie Davis
Manning Early Childhood Center, Clarendon Two
“Growing Readers – Changing Minds”



Kayla Terhune
Henry Timrod Elementary School, Florence One
“Earth Day Garden”


Cathy Hunter
Delmae Elementary School, Florence One
“Giving Back”




The Application can be submitted Electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by Mail to the Center of Excellence P.O. Box 100547 Florence, SC 29502