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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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2013 Promising Partnership Practices

Books and Basketball Family Literacy Night

Lee Central Middle School
Bishopville, SC

The Lee Central Middle School community loves basketball. To take advantage of this passion, the school’s Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) used the sport as a draw for its Family Literature Night. More...

Dr. Cheryl S. Stover, Executive Director of Instruction
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Type 4 | Middle Grades | Reading and Literacy

Community Read-A-Thon

Carver Elementary School
Florence, SC

At Carver Elementary School, parents have long enjoyed visiting classrooms to read aloud to students. The school’s Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) built on this interest to fuel a larger event: Community Read-A-Thon. More...

Josie D. Little, Curriculum Coordinator
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Type 4 | Elementary Grades | Reading and Literacy

Reading Room Makeover

Bradley Elementary School
Columbia, SC

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book in a comfortable, cozy space. To enable many of its 400+ students to enjoy this experience on a regular basis, Bradley Elementary School forged partnerships with community businesses to transform a classroom into a special Reading Room. More...

MervMcCrimmon, Program Coordinator
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Type 6 | Elementary Grades | Reading and Literacy

Family Math Night

Lee Central High School
Bishopville, SC

When faced with the challenge of helping at least 35% of its students pass the End-of Course (EOC) Algebra 1 Benchmark Assessment, the partnership Action Team at Lee Central High School combined foodfor- thought about math with food for dinner for students and parents at a Family Math Night. More...

Dr. Cheryl S. Stover, Executive Director of Instruction
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Type 4 | High School | Math

Math Night at Piggly Wiggly

Burton-Pack Elementary School
Columbia, SC

On one evening last fall, more than 100 students from Burton-Pack Elementary School and 45 of their parents met for a math lesson at an unexpected place—a local grocery store. More...

Yaa-Serwa Williams, School Social Worker
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Type 6 | Elementary Grades | Math

Curriculum Nights

St. Andrews Middle School
Columbia, SC

When a survey indicated that parents of students at St. Andrews Middle School wanted to better understand what their children were learning in class, the school responded by sponsoring a series of four Curriculum Nights. More...

Dr. Linda C. Norton, Assistant Principal
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Type 4 | Middle Grades | Other Achievement

CHAMPS: Challenges Have A Million Possible Solutions

Main Street Elementary School
Lake City, SC

Anger is an inevitable emotion, but those who learn to effectively manage their reactions tend to be more successful in life. To teach students this valuable skill, Main Street Elementary School started a program called CHAMPS—Challenges Have a Million Possible Solutions. More...

Jerry State, Behavior Interventionist
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Type 1 | Elementary Grades | Behavior

Drama

John P. Thomas Elementary School
Columbia, SC

A t John P. Thomas Elementary School is serves mainly African American students, with 96% eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Picture this scenario: 32 students were in court. On trial? The Big Bad Wolf was accused of eating three little pigs. More...

BarbaretteSuber, ATP Co-Chair
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Type 3 | Elementary Grades | Behavior

Timrod Pearls

Timrod Elementary School
Florence, SC

When tasked with finding a way to improve their school’s climate and decrease behavioral referrals to the office, Timrod Elementary School came up with a jewel of an idea: Pearls Club for girls. More...

Dawn Walker, Teacher
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Type 6 | Elementary Grades | Behavior

Panther College and Career Expo

Lake City High School
Lake City, SC

More than 500 students at Lake City High School were introduced to new post-graduate possibilities at the Panther College and Career Expo. More...

Kendra Wilson, Guidance Counselor
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Type 6 | High School | College and Careers

No Family Left Behind: ELL Translation Station

Delmae Elementary School
Florence, SC

When teachers at Delmae Elementary School need to communicate with parents who speak limited English, they don’t get frustrated. Instead, they stop at the school’s new English Language Learner (ELL) Translation Station to find the right words. More...

Ginger Baggette, Curriculum Coordinator
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Type 2 | Elementary Grades | Multicultural Awareness

Strengthen District Leadership for Partnerships

Florence County School District
Lake City, SC

Feedback from district-wide surveys of parents and parent-teacher conferences indicated that families in Florence County School District Three wanted to support their children’s education... More...

Laura Hickson, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
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District-Level Leadership

Effective Parent Leadership Training in High Poverty Schools

Francis Marion University, Center of Excellence
Florence, SC

Once a school or district implements a successful school, family, and community partnership program, it is important to share it as widely as possible so that others may learn from it and adopt or adapt it.More...

Markey Bee, Associate Director
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Organization Leadership