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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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PARTNERS of the Center

The task force that met to write the original grant realized that the problems inherent in successfully educating large numbers of children of poverty were great -- much greater than any single person, institution, or agency can solve.  Thus, although the Center would be physically housed on the campus of FMU, it would also extend throughout the region and the state by means of a series of partnerships and collaborations.  Originally, three of the 18 school districts-- Darlington, Dillon 2, and Marion 1 -- served as "partner districts," with the other 15 districts designated as "participating districts."  Administrators and teachers of the partner districts worked hand-in-glove with FMU faculty to determine how best to prepare teachers, initially and continually, to teach children of poverty.  Administrators and teachers of the participating districts benefited from the activities offered by and materials developed by the Center, but were not directly involved in the ongoing operation of the Center. 

The Partner District concept has continued, and each year districts are invited to join with the Center as “Partner Districts.” The number of districts working together with the Center has increased annually and the geographic representation now extends beyond that of the Pee Dee region.

To accomplish its goals in a more effective and efficient manner, the Center also established and has maintained a close working relationship with the Pee Dee Education Center (PDEC).  Founded in 1967, PDEC has provided services for member districts and, perhaps more importantly, gained respect as an authoritative communications link with political and educational entities throughout the state.  Early collaborative working relationships were also developed and continue with other centers and agencies across the state who shared similar goals, including existing Centers of Excellence in South Carolina; the SC State Department of Education; the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA); Johns Hopkins University’s National Network of Partnership Schools; and the National Center for the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR).

For information on how to become a Partner District, please contact the Center of Excellence.

txt-2 Partnership Application (2015-16)

2015-2016 Partner Districts:

  • Berkeley
  • Charleston
  • Clarendon Two
  • Colleton
  • Darlington
  • Dillon Three
  • Dillon Four
  • Florence One
  • Florence Three
  • Florence Four
  • Georgetown
  • Lexington One
  • Lexington Two
  • Marion
  • Marlboro
  • Richland One
  • Richland Two
  • Spartanburg Six
  • Williamsburg

2014-2015 Partner Districts:

    • Berkeley
    • Charleston
    • Clarendon 1
    • Clarendon 2
    • Colleton
    • Darlington
    • Dillon 3
    • Dillon 4
    • Florence 1
    • Florence 3
    • Georgetown
    • Lexington 2
    • Marion
    • Marlboro
    • Newberry
    • Richland 1
    • Richland 2
    • Spartanburg 6

    2013-2014 Partner Districts:

      • Berkeley County
      • Clarendon One
      • Clarendon Two
      • Clarendon Three
      • Darlington County
      • Dillon Three
      • Dillon Four
      • Florence One
      • Florence Three
      • Georgetown County
      • Lexington Two
      • Marion County
      • Marlboro County
      • Richland One
      • Richland Two
      • Williamsburg

    2012-2013 Partner Districts:

      • Clarendon One
      • Clarendon Two
      • Dillon Three
      • Dillon Four
      • Florence One
      • Florence Three
      • Georgetown
      • Lee
      • Lexington Two
      • Marion County
      • Marlboro County
      • Richland One
      • Richland Two
      • Williamsburg

    2011-2012 Partner Districts:

      • Clarendon One
      • Clarendon Two
      • Dillon Three
      • Dillon Four
      • Florence One
      • Florence Two
      • Florence Three
      • Georgetown
      • Lee
      • Marion One, Two, & Seven
      • Marlboro
      • Richland Two
      • Williamsburg

    2010-2011 Partner Districts:

    • Clarendon One
    • Clarendon Two
    • Dillon Two
    • Florence One
    • Florence Two
    • Florence Three
    • Florence Four
    • Lee
    • Marion One
    • Marion Two
    • Marion Seven
    • Richland Two
    • Williamsburg

    2009-2010 Partner Districts

    • Clarendon One
    • Clarendon Two
    • Clarendon Three
    • Dillon 2
    • Florence One
    • Florence Two
    • Florence Three
    • Lee
    • Marion One
    • Marion Seven
    • Williamsburg

    2008-2009 Partner Districts

    • Clarendon One
    • Clarendon Two
    • Clarendon Three
    • Darlington
    • Dillon Two
    • Dillon Three
    • Florence One
    • Florence Two
    • Florence Three
    • Lee
    • Marion One
    • Marion Seven
    • Williamsburg

    2007-2008 Partner Districts

    • Clarendon One
    • Clarendon Two
    • Clarendon Three
    • Darlington
    • Dillon Two
    • Dillon Three
    • Florence One
    • Florence Two
    • Florence Three
    • Marion One
    • Marion Two
    • Marion Seven
    • Williamsburg

    2006-2007 Partner Districts

    • Clarendon One
    • Clarendon Two
    • Darlington
    • Dillon Two
    • Dillon Three
    • Florence One
    • Florence Two
    • Marion One
    • Marion Two
    • Marion Seven

    2005-2006 Partner Districts

    • Darlington
    • Dillon Two
    • Florence One
    • Florence Two
    • Marion One
    • Marion Two
    • Marion Seven

    2004-2005 Partner Districts

    • Darlington
    • Dillon Two
    • Marion One