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Joining the NetSCOPE Partnership Network

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Partnership Network Advisory Council

Network Management Team

Education Core Curriculum

Host/Mentor Criteria and Selection Process

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Partnership Conference for Educational Renewal

Professional Learning Opportunities

Teachscape Reflect

Dates and Events


 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Common Core Professional Development Support:

Visit Content and Instructional Strategies for Common Core Implementation for information and proposal guidelines for financial support to deliver common core professional development.  As proposals are approved details of the event will be included in the chart below.

 

Current Opportunities:

The Partnership Network promotes collaborative professional learning hosted by university and school faculty. Below are events currently scheduled. The opportunities are open to all teachers in the nine partner districts (do not have to be in a PDS or Partner School) as well as university faculty and staff. Click on the URL in the "Details and Registration" column for registration and additional information.

 

 

Event Presenter Date(s) Time Location Details and Registration
How Sign Language Can Benefit Both You and Your Students: PreK-5 Jill Eversmann April 30, 2014 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm WU, Withers 401

This is a 1-hour workshop for teachers of students from Pre-K through 5th grade. Attendees will learn 10 signs, 1 song and the how and why of using sign language in the classroom.

Maximum Number of Participants: 50

https://winthropsignlanguageworkshopapril2014.eventbrite.com

Foundations in Mentoring Training Lisa Hudson-Lucas, Dorothy Myers, and Melanie Westmoreland May 20-22, 2014 8:30 am - 4:00 pm WU, Withers 401

This three-day foundational training focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings critical to those who work with pre-service and beginning teachers. It is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. At the heart of this work is the mentor’s ability to respond to each new teacher's individual developmental and contextual needs and to promote the ongoing examination of classroom practice.

To register for mentor training, participants must: 1) hold a valid South Carolina professional teaching certificate; 2) have a minimum of one year’s successful teaching experience in South Carolina at the continuing-contract level; 3) be a current practitioner or have been employed in a South Carolina public school system within the past five years.  

https://winthropfoundationsinmentoringmay2014.eventbrite.com

Foundations in Mentoring Training Lisa Hudson-Lucas and Melanie Westmoreland June 16-18, 2014 8:30 am - 4:00 pm WU, Withers 401

This three-day foundational training focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings critical to those who work with pre-service and beginning teachers. It is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. At the heart of this work is the mentor’s ability to respond to each new teacher's individual developmental and contextual needs and to promote the ongoing examination of classroom practice.

To register for mentor training, participants must: 1) hold a valid South Carolina professional teaching certificate; 2) have a minimum of one year’s successful teaching experience in South Carolina at the continuing-contract level; 3) be a current practitioner or have been employed in a South Carolina public school system within the past five years.  

https://winthropfoundationsinmentoringjune2014.eventbrite.com

Foundations in Mentoring Training Lisa Creighton, Lisa Hudson-Lucas, and Amber Smith July 22-24, 2014 8:30 am - 4:00 pm WU, Withers 401

This three-day foundational training focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings critical to those who work with pre-service and beginning teachers. It is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. At the heart of this work is the mentor’s ability to respond to each new teacher's individual developmental and contextual needs and to promote the ongoing examination of classroom practice.

To register for mentor training, participants must: 1) hold a valid South Carolina professional teaching certificate; 2) have a minimum of one year’s successful teaching experience in South Carolina at the continuing-contract level; 3) be a current practitioner or have been employed in a South Carolina public school system within the past five years.  

https://winthropfoundationsinmentoringjuly2014.eventbrite.com

           

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Possible Opportunities:

The table below describes possible learning opportunities provided by university and/or school faculty. If you are interested in hosting one of the events, please contact David Beiter at beiterd@winthrop.edu or call 803/323-3082.

 

Learning Opportunity Presenter(s) Synopsis Intended Audience Length Maximum Participants
Building a Project-Based Learning Unit Dr. Sue Spencer
and Chester Park Elementary School of Inquiry teachers

Using the Project-Based Learning approach to teaching and learning, participants will build a WebQuest that includes lessons, activities, and assessments for the curriculum of their choice.

Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, administrators, district personnel, and anyone else associated with the school who is interested in developing a project-based learning unit.

Budget approximately 9 hours of seat time (2 hour introductory session, full-day follow-up session). (Will schedule to meet the needs of the school.)

Facilitated in computer lab so depends on available space

The Heart of Co-Teaching Dr. Kelly Costner and
Ms. Carolyn Grant

Discover more about your own personality and how this information would help you in co-teaching situations.  Facilitators will share various models of co-teaching, along with background information and relevant data.  Strategies for co-teaching will be modeled and participants will view videos of other co-teachers in action.

Teachers and Administrators

2.5 Hours 50
Introduction to RTI in Math Dr. Brad Witzel and Ms. Mabra Herlong Dr. Witzel and Ms. Herlong will demonstrate and discuss student-outcomes research from core instruction to interventions in mathematics, kindergarten through 8th/9th grade.  Also, based on school data and resources they will share how to decide what support a student needs within the RTI tiered approach. Classroom teachers, interventionists, and math administrators 3 hours – An initial look into Math RTI Dependent on size of room
Fractions: Building Blocks, Not Stumbling Blocks Lisa Hudson-Lucas

In this interactive workshop, participants will use fractions to help students of all abilities in 2nd through 5th grade become problem solvers and critical thinkers in a “whole” new way. Through hands-on and real-world application, educators will extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering, build fractions from unit fractions, and connect previous understandings of operations on whole numbers. This professional development will help educators to become facilitators of learning and put the fun back in fractions.

Elementary Teachers & Administrators 3 hours 40

Collaboration to Modify Math Manipulatives to Address Core Standards

Dr. Deana Peterson and    Ms. Lee Johnson

When addressing the core standards in mathematics, the use of math manipulatives improves student outcomes.  However, for some students even the use of manipulatives does not guarantee success. In this workshop, general and special education teachers will learn to modify math manipulatives to increase achievement for all students, especially those in the RtI process and those with special needs.

Presenters will demonstrate the uses of math manipulatives such as base ten blocks and fraction pieces to address various mathematical concepts and offer ways to modify those manipulatives in order to address special needs and diversify instruction. Teachers will be given an opportunity to participate in activities and cooperatively reflect on the needs of their grade level, identify the manipulatives that are available, and determine ways to modify those manipulatives to meet the needs of their students.

Teachers and Administrators

2.5 hours 25 per session

 

 

  Learning Opportunity Request:

If the above opportunities do not meet your professional development needs, please visit the online Learning Opportunity Request Form to submit an electronic request for specific professional learning topics.

 

   ** If you have questions or need clarification, please contact David Beiter at beiterd@winthrop.edu or call 803/323-3082. 

 

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