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June 2017

2017 Summer Institute

June 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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Chapman Auditorium, 4800 Patriot Drive
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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$30
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A two day institute that features nationally-recognized keynote speakers and a variety of concurrent sessions is offered each summer for teachers, teacher candidates, school leaders, researchers, community partners, and other stakeholders. The event focuses on results-driven best practices for high poverty schools and at-risk learners. 2017 Summer Institute keynote speakers included Judy Willis, MD, Mike Kuczala, Robyn Jackson, and Gerry Brooks. More than 40 breakout sessions were also included on the program attended by more than 500 educators from seven…

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October 2017

2017 Fall Workshop

October 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209 United States
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$5

Workshops that feature nationally-recognized speakers are offered each Fall for teachers, teacher candidates, school leaders, researchers, community partners, and other stakeholders. The 2017 Fall Workshop will feature Myron Dueck, vice-principal, teacher, and author in SD 67 in British Columbia, Canada. His best-selling book, Grading Smarter, Not Harder – Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn, was released by ASCD in July 2014. Read more about Mr. Dueck 2017 Fall Workshop flyer

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June 2018

2018 Summer Institute and Post Conference Poverty Simulation

June 19, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 3:30 pm EDT
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Chapman Auditorium, 4800 Patriot Drive
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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$30

The Summer Institute is a two-day event designed to provide participants with practical, research-based information centered on revealing the potential of under-resourced (and ALL!) learners. Do not miss three keynote addresses by internationally-recognized educators Dave Burgess (Teach Like a Pirate), Myron Dueck (Grading Smarter Not Harder), and Jeremy Anderson (Next Level Living). Select from multiple specialized breakout sessions that will provide classroom strategies and best practices around this year’s theme:Challenges and Opportunities: Teaching Children of Poverty. New for 2018, a…

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March 2019

An Introduction to Mindfulness: Research and Practice March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Pee Dee Education Center, 520 Francis Marion Road
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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Laura Hilb is a Nurse Practitioner who received training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. In this workshop, Laura will provide an overview of research on mindfulness, guide formal and informal mindfulness practices, and discuss ways to integrate present-moment awareness into daily life. Click here to register today!

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2019 Center of Excellence Research Consortium (COERC) March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223 United States
Dylan Wiliam

The Center of Excellence Research Consortium (COERC) is convened annually to facilitate collaboration among research scholars, school district leaders, and practitioners interested in studying children of poverty and best educational practices for high poverty schools. The 2019 Consortium will be held in Columbia, SC, and will feature Dylan Wiliam. Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London. In a varied career, he has taught in urban public schools, directed a large-scale testing program, served a number…

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August 2019

Teaching American History One Day Seminar August 24, 2019

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Francis Marion University, 4822 E Palmetto St
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is hosting a Teaching American History One Day Seminar on Saturday August 24, 2019 at the Pee Dee Education Center on the campus of Francis Marion University. This seminar, FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, will use primary source documents to engage teachers in a conversation about the nation's founding principles. The discussion will be led by Dr David Alvis of Wofford College.  

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March 2020

*Postponed* Higher Education Collaboration Meeting March 31, 2020

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223 United States
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The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children at Francis Marion University has worked since 2004 to support the needs of teachers across the state who are in search of high-impact practices for under-resourced learners that are grounded in the science of learning.  A series of standards inform all actions, and the Center currently offers graduate coursework, undergraduate study and collaboration opportunities, and in-service support for schools and districts in the state and across the nation.  A robust research…

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May 2020

VIRTUAL 2020 Research Consortium (COERC) May 6, 2020

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Zoom Live Webinar SC United States + Google Map

The Center of Excellence Research Consortium (COERC) is convened annually to facilitate collaboration among research scholars, school district leaders, and practitioners interested in studying children of poverty and best educational practices for high poverty schools. The 2020 Consortium will be held in Columbia, SC, and will feature Lorin Anderson.  You can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/center-of-excellence-research-consortium-lorin-w-anderson-tickets-102691186102 VIRTUAL 2020 Research Consortium Flyer FINAL (1)

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June 2020

CANCELLED Summer Institute Poverty Simulation June 16

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Francis Marion University, 4822 E Palmetto St
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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A Pre-Conference Poverty Simulation is scheduled for Tuesday,  June 16. This half-day event is designed to promote greater awareness, increase understanding, and inspire local change.  Attendees role-play four 15-minute 'weeks' in poverty and the stressors faced by many under-resourced families. Registration is limited to 88 participants.  Registration is separate for this pre-conference activity. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-summer-institute-2020-tickets-98039750533

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2020 Summer Institute NOW ONLINE!

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Florence, SC 29501 United States

The national health crisis has prompted the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty to reconfigure its traditionally face-to-face Summer Institute as a distance event that provides participants with practical, research-based information centered on revealing the potential of under-resourced (and ALL!) learners. There are two ways to view 15+ webinars presented by nationally recognized educators— free live Zoom webinars and all-access subscription-based archives of ll webinars and added bonus content. Visit the website to Register!

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