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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.

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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


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2015 Recipients PDF Print E-mail

2015 Recipients

North Vista Elementary School - Florence One    

B.U.G.S. (Bringing Up Grades in Science)

Monthly take home activities with electronic snap kits.

North Vista Elementary School - Florence One         

No More Tears Family Homework Night

Monthly parent and student math demonstration meetings focused on the importance of homework.

John W. Moore Middle School - Florence One    

Moore's Lion Club

Lion's club members will serve as mentors to a selected group of young boys. Club meets monthly and includes journaling 

and take home logs to be completed by parents.

Wallace Gregg Elementary School- Florence One    

The Bully Free Kindness Challenge

Series of parent workshops on bullying behavior and interventions. Introduction to parents of the Kindness Challenge project.

Greenwood Elementary School - Florence One   

All Pro Dads

Monthly breakfast meetings to discuss character building.

Delmae Heights Elementary School - Florence One     

Manipulating Math

Series of math workshops with take home assignments and activities.

South Florence High School - Florence One     

∏r²: Partners in Resources and Resourcefulness

Subscription to Algebra 2 USA TestPrep software to use in class and in students' homes.

Purchase calculators for use at home with the software and homework assignments.

J.C. Lynch Elementary School

Test Prep Family Night

Family Night for parents and students to participate in math stations using VeraTiles.

Jesse S. Bobo Elementary - Spartanburg Six

Learning with LEGOs!

One of the first Lego schools in SC - purchase Lego sets to be used at home after Family Education Night.