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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


Gerry Brooks


2007 Promising Partnership Practices PDF Print E-mail


Celebrity Reading Night 

RAINS Centenary Elementary
Mullins, South Carolina 

Rains Centenary Elementary found a new and exciting way to promote reading among students, teachers, parents and members of the community. They invited some famous faces from their area to a Celebrity Reading Night in September.   More...

Melissa McCloud, Principal

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Type 6 | Elementary Grades | Reading and Literacy


SMART Night (Science, Math, and Relevant Technology)

Delmae Elementary School
Florence, South Carolina 

The creative use of everyday household items brought math and science to life at Delmae Elementary School’s SMART Night. The event offered families a night of fun that included math and science games, “Technology Tidbits,” and a robotics display. More...

  Ginger A. Baggette, Mathematics Coach

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Type 4 | Elementary Grades | Math


Drive Through Breakfast

Wallace Gregg Elementary School
Florence,  South Carolina 

A poster at Wallace Gregg Elementary’s Drive-Through Breakfast read “Honk if you like our service!” There was a lot of honking on September 29, 2006, when the teachers and administrators surprised parents with a drive-through breakfast at the school. Beginning at 7 a.m., Action Team for Partnership (ATP) members served muffins and juice from rolling carts to the car line as parents dropped off their children.   More...

Gloria Muldrow, Principal

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Type 2 | Elementary Grades | Climate of Partnership