2016 COE Fall Workshop





November 7, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty

Fall Workshop

Keynote Speaker – Gerry Brooks

“Spreading Humor Through the World of Education”

Lexington One Performing Art Center

at River Bluff High School

Registration for the Fall Workshop is now open!


Registration Form

COE Wins Award


The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty was honored with the 2014 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence.  The Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with South Carolina Future Minds, presented this prestigious award that recognizes outstanding educational initiatives throughout South Carolina.


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


COE Research Consortium (COERC) PDF Print E-mail

The COE Research Consortium (COERC) is a service of the Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty provided to Center Partner School Districts and to research scholars and other educators, especially in South Carolina universities and colleges. It is designed to support collaborative efforts to address the conduct of systematic, disciplined inquiry into public education, especially as it relates to the academic success of children of poverty. COERC believes that research has value, primarily when it is used to improve school programs and professional practice.


What is the COERC?



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