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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


Gerry Brooks


Training/ Workshops PDF Print E-mail

The Center of Excellence holds two training sessions each year for all of the NNPS Partner Schools.  The end-of-year-breakfast is held in the Spring of each year and another training is held each fall.  Each new Partner district is also trained when they join NNPS through the Center of Excellence.  To view flyers or agendas from past training sessions, click any of the links below.

End-of-Year Celebration (May 1, 2014) - Agenda

End-of-Year Breakfast (April 25, 2013) - Agenda   

NNPS Workshop: Your Action Team in Action (October 17, 2012) - Flyer

End-of-Year Breakfast (April 19, 2012) - Agenda

NNPS Workshop: Collaborating with the Community (October 18, 2011) - Flyer

End-of-Year Breakfast (April 12, 2011) - Agenda

NNPS Workshop: School, Family, and Community (October 19, 2010) - Agenda

End-of-Year Breakfast (March 24, 2010) - Agenda

New Member Training for Richland 2 (December 2, 2010)- Agenda