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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.

Event Photos (click to enlarge)

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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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Add-On Certification Task Force

The Center of Excellence has worked for seven years to study the needs of teachers who work in low- income schools. The identification of specialized instructional strategies that can help students achieve more school success has been a major focus of study, as have the theories upon which these strategies are grounded. The Center has received a legislated mandate to expand programming beyond the Pee Dee Region, and to develop Add-On Certification requirements for the Teachers of Children of Poverty.
For more information please contact the Center of Excellence.

Current Members:

  • Allie Brooks – Florence One
  • Everette Dean – Marion Seven
  • John Tindal – Clarendon Two
  • Nancy Gregory – Richland Two
  • Don Doggett – Beaufort
  • Ayesha Hunter – Sumter Seventeen
  • Cynthia Johnson – Calhoun
  • Gloria Muldrow – Florence One
  • Betty Harrington – Clarendon Two
  • Janis McWayne – Francis Marion University
  • Marla Sanders – Francis Marion University
  • Mark Dewalt – Winthrop University
  • Cynthia Bolton-Gary – USC Beaufort
  • Courtney Howard – Claflin University
  • Rhonda Jeffries – University of South Carolina
  • Peggie Etheredge Johnson – Columbia International University
  • Calandra Brisbone – Florence One
  • Craig King – Orangeburg
  • Julia Goodman Marshal – Rock-Hill
  • Lauren Tomlinson – Marion Two
  • Jim Turner – SC State Department of Education
  • David Rawlinson- SC Palmetto Priority Schools
  • Gayle Sawyer – CERRA
  • Chuck Watson – Palmetto State Teachers Association
  • Jackie Hicks – SC Education Association
  • Lorin Anderson – USC (Emeritus)
  • Leigh D’Amico – Independent Evaluator
  • Mark Bounds – SC State Department of Education
  • Tammy Pawloski – Francis Marion University
  • Ron  Faulkenberry – Francis Marion University
  • Markey Bee – Francis Marion University
  • Brenda Hill – Francis Marion University