Center of Excellence • 2017 Summer Institute
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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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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.
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
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Downloadable Materials from the Speakers at 2016 Summer Institute
Carol A. Tomlinson
Carol A. Tomlinson
Carol A. Tomlinson
2014 Promising Partnership Practices
Learning at the Library
Greenwood Elementary School
"Reading certainly is taught differently from back when I was in school," a parent at Greenwood Elementary School observed. More...
Angela Newman, Teacher
Type 4 | Elementary Grades | Reading and Literacy
Skype Sessions for Individualized Learning
Delmae Elementary School
When test results showed that third-graders at Delmae Elementary School needed extra help on reading skills, the school's Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) and reading teachers leveraged community resources and technology to develop a solution. More...
Ginger Baggette, Curriculum Coach
Type 6 | Elementary Grades | Reading and Literacy
Briggs Amazing Race: Family Edition
Briggs Elementary School
Families who enjoyed watching the popular TV show The Amazing Race were given the chance to participate in an education-themed scavenger hunt at Briggs Elementary School -- a large, diverse school in Florence, South Carolina. More...
Sonia Johnson, Curriculum Coordinator
Type 2 | Elementary Grades | Other Achievement
Dads in the Dugout
John W. Moore Intermediate School
Baseball icon Babe Ruth once said, "Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world." More...
Dr. AnetaBhojwani, Behavioral Health Counselor
Type 6 | Middle Grades | Behavior
McLaurin Elementary School
One of the benefits of memebership in NNPS is the ability to network with other schools to learn from each other. This was important at McLaurin Elementary School for addressing its goal to improve student behavior and good health. More...
Deidre Harley, Technology Teacher
Type 3 | Elementary Grades | Behavior
Simply the Best
South Florence High School
Leaders at South Florence High School (SFHS) wanted to showcase all of its programs and celebrate the culture and diversity of the school. More...
J. Cedrick Kennedy, Assistant Principal
Type 2 | High School | Climate of Partnership
Francis Marion University Center of Excellence
What is life like for families with low incomes who must survive from month to month? More...
Markey Bee, Associate Director