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Welcome to the 2013 Innovative Ideas Institute Letter from i3 Committee Chairperson – Marie Gibbons On behalf of SCASA and the planning committee, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 2013 Innovative Ideas Institute (i3). We are thrilled that you are joining us for this wonderful professional learning opportunity. The planning committee and the staff at SCASA have worked diligently to put together this year’s conference. Your attendance demonstrates your dedication, commitment to our students, our profession, and public education. Thank you for being here. The theme for this year’s conference is “Globalized, Personalized and Student-Centered.” I feel confident that you will find the keynote speakers, break-out session and institutes to be inspiring, informative and invigorating. We hope that these professional development opportunities will be the catalyst that will generate innovative ideas to take back to your respective districts and provide that “GPS” direction for the students of South Carolina. Once again, I welcome you to the 2013 Innovative Ideas Institute. Optimistically, we anticipate that you will leave here inspired and rejuvenated. Have a wonderful conference!!

2013 Innovative Ideas Institute Committee

Denise Barth, Richland District Two Judy Beard, Horry County Schools Dr. Baron Davis, Richland District Two Marie Gibbons, Clarendon District Two Robert Jackson, Lexington District Five Dr. Sonia Leverette, Anderson District Five Dr. Connie Long, Kershaw County Schools Tim Newman, Orangeburg District Four Dr. Cindy Pridgen, Spartanburg District Six Dr. Ivan Randolph, Abbeville County Schools Rhonda Rhodes, Anderson District One Ron Rover, York District One Margaret Spivey, Greenville County Schools George Ward, Laurens District 55 Kim Wilson, Charleston County Schools


Letter from SCASA Executive Director – Molly Spearman Great leaders are constantly looking for successful ideas, improved strategies, meaningful ways to reflect and grow, stronger friendships, and ways to serve. That is what you will find this week at the Innovative Ideas Institute. After over thirty years of delivering top-notch professional development, program strategies, personal growth, and networking, Summer Leadership has evolved into a shorter but even more efficient and compact Innovative Ideas Institute that is one of the best professional development deals in the country! We have listened to our members’ needs and responded with keynote speakers who will motivate and teach, presenters who will share cutting-edge ideas that have been successful, and business friends who have the latest programs to help you achieve higher expectations with your students. Thank you for attending the first i3. We know that you will be a stronger school leader because of your experience this week. This has been a record year for our association. Thank you for supporting us with the strongest membership and participation that we have had in our history. You have verified that we are better and stronger when we work together. As your staff, we are constantly looking for ideas and ways to improve service to our SCASA members. Please talk with us about any changes or improvements you feel that we should implement to make our association better equipped to serve the school leaders of South Carolina. Have a great conference and thanks again for being with us!


Table of Contents Special Event Information


Conference at a Glance


Sessions at a Glance


Recertification Form






Monday Exhibitor Showcase




Tuesday Exhibitor Showcase




Adult Education Sessions


Presenter Directory


Exhibitor Directory


Executive Directors’ Club Members


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Special Event Information Badges Please wear your i3 conference badge at all times. This serves as your admission to all conference events, including general sessions and breakout sessions. Pearson Amazing Race Instead of the Beach Walk/Run, participate in the Pearson Amazing Race! Start your race at the Pearson booth on Monday, June 17. Follow the clues to different locations around Kingston Plantation and end up at the Pearson booth on Wednesday, June 19 to claim your t-shirt! You will need a QR Code reader on your smart phone or tablet, so be sure to download one of the following free QR Code apps: iPhone/iPad: QR Reader for iPhone & QR Code Scanner Free Droid: QR Droid & QR Reader for Android Exhibitors Visit the exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall located in Kensington DE, Cambridge, Balmoral and Westminster Hallways of the Embassy Suites! The Exhibit Hall will be open Monday and Tuesday from 9:45 am-2:30 pm. Be sure to take advantage of the Focus on Exhibits from 10:00 am-11:00 am each day!

Recertification Renewal Data In this program booklet, you will find a recertification credit form where you can list the sessions you have attended. If you would like a session(s) to be considered for recertification credit, you are responsible for completing the form and submitting the agenda and form to your personnel office. The agenda is for verification that you attended sessions at the conference. (NOTE: Your personnel office alone is authorized to determine if the session(s) may be used for renewal credits. SCASA does NOT make these decisions.) Pearson Cyber Café The Pearson Cyber Café is located in the Windsor Foyer by the registration room. i3 on Facebook and Twitter Know what’s happening throughout the day by liking i3 on Facebook and by following i3 on Twitter @SCASAi3. i3 Mobile App This year, we are pleased to announce the i3 app! It is available on the Apple App Store for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Search for SCASA 13 to download. QR Codes

Take advantage of the Exhibitor Showcase during lunch on Monday and Tuesday from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm. This is your opportunity for an in-depth look at products from participating exhibitors. See your conference program for session offerings.

This year, presenters will provide their handouts using QR Codes that will be placed on the screen in each breakout room. QR Codes will also be used for a scavenger hunt in the exhibit hall. Please download one of the following QR Code scanners so you can access presenter handouts and participate in the QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Below are free QR Code apps you can download:

SCASA Bookstore

iPhone/iPad: QR Reader for iPhone, QR Code Scanner Free & Scan for iPhone, RedLaser

Exhibitor Showcase

Be sure to visit the SCASA Bookstore! The bookstore will offer books from keynote speakers and other hot titles. It will be open daily in Windsor AB.

Droid: QR Droid & QR Reader for Android, RedLaser 4

Conference at a Glance Registration Hours Sunday Mon-Tues

Windsor AB

3:00 pm-7:30 pm 7:30 am-3:30 pm

Bookstore Hours

Mon-Tues Wed

Windsor AB

7:30 am-3:30 pm 9:45 am-1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Hours


9:45 am-2:30pm

Sunday, June 16 2:00 pm-4:30 pm 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 4:30 pm-6:45pm 4:30 pm-6:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:30 pm 7:00 pm-9:30 pm 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Clemson Course: EDL 980 SCASA Board/Leadership Meeting SCSU Course: Educational Research SCSU Course: Educational Leadership Volunteer Meeting 1st Time Attendee Reception Elementary Executive Committee Meeting SCSU Course: Educational Planning/Analysis of Planning Sundaes on Sunday

Winchester Somerset Eton Oxford Somerset Hampton Pembroke Eton Palmettos Pavilion

General Session Focus on Exhibits Deep Dive Sessions Education Sessions Exhibitor Showcase Education Sessions Education Sessions Exhibitor Reception SCSU Course: Educational Research SCSU Course: Educational Leadership Clemson Course: EDL 980 SCSU Course: Educational Planning/Analysis of Planning

Kensington ABCG Exhibit Hall

Monday, June 17 8:30 am-10:00 am 10:00 am-11:00 am 10:15 am-12:15 pm 11:00 am-12:15 pm 12:30 pm-1:00 pm 1:15 pm-2:30 pm 2:45 pm-4:00 pm 4:00 pm-5:30 pm 4:30 pm-6:45pm 4:30 pm-6:45 pm 5:15 pm-6:45 pm 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Palmettos Pavilion Eton Oxford Winchester Eton

Tuesday, June 18 8:30 am-10:00 am 10:00 am-11:00 am 10:15 am-12:15 pm 11:00 am-12:15 pm 12:30 pm-1:00 pm 1:15 pm-2:30 pm 2:45pm-4:00 pm 4:15 pm-5:15pm 4:30 pm-6:45pm 4:30 pm-6:45 pm 4:30 pm-6:45 pm 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

General Session Focus on Exhibits Deep Dive Sessions Education Sessions Exhibitor Showcase Education Sessions Education Sessions Technology Leaders’ Meeting Personnel Division Meeting Student Services Directors’ Meeting SCSU Course: Educational Research SCSU Course: Educational Leadership Clemson Course: EDL 980 SCSU Course: Educational Planning/Analysis of Planning

Kensington ABCG Exhibit Hall

Somerset Pembroke Hampton Eton Oxford Winchester Eton

Wednesday, June 19 8:30 am-9:45 am 10:00 am-11:30 am 10:30 am-11:30 am 12:00 pm-2:30 pm 12:00 pm-2:30 pm 2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Education Sessions General Session Kids’ Workshop: Discovering the Brand Called YOU (5th-12th grade) SCSU Course: Educational Research SCSU Course: Educational Leadership SCSU Course: Educational Planning/Analysis of Planning

Kensington ABCG Somerset Eton Oxford Eton


Sessions at a Glance Common Core Common Core State Standards-Evaluating Your Progress

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

How to Plan Unique Units that are Common

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Getting a Panoramic View of CCSS Implementation Through Classroom Observations

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

STEM, Common Core, and Fractions!

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Five Pragmatic Priorities for Principals & Building Leaders

Monday, June 17

1:15-2:30 p.m.

A Year of the Common Core-What We’ve Learned and What’s the Direction?

Monday, June 17

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Supporting Common Core Through Related Arts

Monday, June 17

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Addressing Common Core Standards with iPad Apps, iBooks, and iTunes U

Monday, June 17

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Assessment – Communication, Not Currency

Monday, June 17

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Connecting Literature with Middle Grades Math

Monday, June 17

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Common Core Curriculum-Building the Blueprint

Tuesday, June 18

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Addressing Common Core Standards with iPad Apps, iBooks, and iTunes U

Tuesday, June 18

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Bridging the Gap and Making Connections-NWEA’s MPA Assessments Support the Common Core State Standards

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

A Model Common Core ELA Lesson

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Caught in the ACT! Defining and Ensuring College and Career Readiness

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

An Innovative Approach to Successful Common Core Implementation

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Instant Ideas – Common Core

Tuesday, June 18

2:45-4:00 p.m.

A Model Common Core MATH Lesson

Tuesday, June 18

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Make the 3 Shifts Required for Implementation of CCSS

Tuesday, June 18

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Common Core Assessment: Implications for School Leaders

Wednesday, June 19

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Value-Added: A Brief Overview and Implications for Educator Evaluation

Tuesday, June 18

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Student Learning Objectives: One Option for Measuring Growth in Non-Tested Grades/Subjects

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Educator Evaluation


Technology Making the iPad Truly Mobile

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Inspire Literacy – For iPads Only!

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Bring Your Own Technology: A Model for Implementation

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Textbooks Reinvented for the iPad with iBooks Author

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

The Digital Administrators

Monday, June 17

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Using iPads to Transform Learning at Your School

Monday, June 17

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Addressing Common Core Standards with iPad Apps, iBooks, and iTunes U

Monday, June 17

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Mapping out an iPad School Integration Plan for the iPad Education Revolution

Monday, June 17

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Engaging Students Through the Use of Technology

Monday, June 17

2:45-4:00 p.m.

iTunes U-An Educational Content Goldmine!

Monday, June 17

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Just Google It: Tools and Apps to Engage and Inspire If You Give a Kindergartner an iPad!

Tuesday, June 18 Tuesday, June 18

11:00-12:15 p.m.If 11:00-12:15 p.m.

Addressing Common Core Standards with iPad Apps, iBooks, and iTunes U

Tuesday, June 18

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Enhancing Your Leadership Potential with iPad

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

1:1 iPads: The World in Their Hands

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Managing and Deploying iPads in School Environments

Tuesday, June 18

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Google Apps for Education Workshop

Tuesday, June 18

2:45-4:00 p.m.

The Administrator and Instructional Technology

Tuesday, June 18

2:45-4:00 p.m.

The World in Their Hands (Hands-on)

Tuesday, June 18

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Richland Two Goes 1TWO1

Wednesday, June 19

8:30-9:45 a.m.

The First Amendment Goes to School

Monday, June 17

11:00-12:15 p.m.

Common Legal Issues and Practical Guidance

Tuesday, June 18

10:15-12:15 p.m.

School Climate and the Law

Tuesday, June 18

11:00-12:15 p.m.

School Law


South Carolina Association of School Administrators 2013 Innovative Ideas Institute June 16-19, 2013 Recertification Form Date Monday, June 17

General Session Keynote Bea McGarvey

Session 1 Education Sessions

Session 2 Education Sessions

Session 3 Education Sessions

Stephen Peters

Tuesday, June 18

Tony Wagner

Wednesday, June 19

Salome Thomas-el

I certify that I attended the sessions listed. Signature: _____________________________________

Please note: Your personnel office alone is authorized to determine if the session(s) may be used for renewal credits. SCASA does NOT make these decisions.)


Conference Sponsors SCASA and the 2013 Innovative Ideas Institute planning committee wishes to extend a special thank you to the sponsors of this year’s conference. When visiting the exhibit areas, please make an effort to thank these sponsors for their support of SCASA and public education.

American Reading Company Apple Education Data Recognition Corporation EPS Literacy and Intervention Herff Jones Horace Mann Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ID Shop iStation Jostens k12 Lifetouch National Studios Lightspeed Technologies Mountain Empire Promotions Pearson SC ETV TE21 Virco, Inc


Monday, June 17 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Focus on Exhibits 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Deep Dive Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch on Own 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibitor Reception 4:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. SCSU Course: Ed Research SCSU Course: Ed Leadership 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Clemson Course: EDL 980 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. SCSU Course: Educational Planning/Analysis of Planning

Participate in the QR Code Scavenger Hunt in the Exhibit Hall and Win an iPad!

Keynote Speakers 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Stephen Peters Creating Highly Successful Schools against the Odds Understanding the reason we teach, with special emphasis on the student, is the central theme of this keynote address. Stephen Peters gives a refreshing look into the eyes of all students and a better understanding of the type of student we are dealing with. Peters will use his best-selling book Do You Know Enough about Me to Teach Me? as a foundation for discussing the reality of today’s schools. At the heart of Stephen’s message is the core belief that we must “create the conditions” for schools to become successful and more importantly, sustain their efforts over time.

Bea McGarvey Mass Customized Learning: The Time is Now! Public Education is stuck on an Industrial Age, assembly-line structure that is totally inconsistent with what we know about learners and learning. Let's stop tinkering with it! Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning presents a desirable and doable vision for education that takes advantage of the mass customizing technologies that drive iTunes, Amazon, Google, Wikipedia, etc. With these technologies, we are now capable of meeting the personal learning needs of every learner, every hour of every day. Join Bea McGarvey in a focused dialogue on Mass Customized Learning....a dialogue that will change your expectations for what schools could, should, and will's inevitable. 10

Monday, June 17 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Deep Dive Sessions Room: Palladium A

Poverty and School Success: Challenges and Opportunities in High Poverty Schools Dr. Tammy Pawloski, Francis Marion University

Current research is clear that poverty can negatively impact brain development and that the achievement gap between children of poverty and their wealthier peers continues to widen. Under-resourced children score far lower on virtually every standardized test, statewide or national, than their more economically advantaged peers, and the dropout rate for low-income students is five times greater than that of their highincome counterparts. Why is this happening and what can schools do? The central role that teachers play in school transformation is at the forefront of current literature, and the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University has worked since 2004 to identify keys to success in high-poverty schools. Music and video will be used to illustrate eight research-based strategies for teachers of under-resourced students. This fast-paced presentation will offer a model for sustained and focused professional study that reframes the challenges faced by high-poverty schools as opportunities to change the future. Room: Palladium B

Starter Steps for Mass Customized Learning Bea McGarvey, Keynote Speaker

It is time for a new vision for education...a vision that is intrinsically motivating to learners...a vision that replaces the present, severely outdated Industrial Age delivery system. During this session, which is a follow up to her keynote, Bea McGarvey shares just a few “Starter Steps” in making Mass Customized Learning a reality.

Apple Digital Learning Camp Room: Windsor C 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Textbooks Reinvented for the iPad with iBooks Author Adair Caperton, Apple Education

Remarkable changes are happening with multitouch textbooks for the iPad. These engaging new books are truly interactive. We'll have iPads available with a library full of iBooks textbooks and other interactive books. We'll also look at iBooks Author to see how teachers can create their own interactive books for the iPad.

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Addressing Common Core Standards with iPad Apps, iBooks, and iTunes U Adair Caperton, Apple Education

Join us for this hands-on session with iPads to examine the amazing digital learning resources available to help address Common Core Standards. We will take a look at Common Core Text Exemplars available on the iBookStore; free iTunes U courses that help teach teachers innovative ways to plan integrated units for Common Core; and an array of educational apps designed to address Common Core Standards. We will have iPads available, but if you bring your own, please make sure that you have downloaded the iTunes U app.

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. iTunes U - An Educational Content Goldmine! Adair Caperton, Apple Education

Learn about the world's largest online catalog of free education content and courses. Bring your iPad and please have the iTunes U app already downloaded. We'll have extra iPads as well. Discover amazing existing video content, courses for Common Core, and more through the iTunes U portal. This session is designed for those new to iTunes U. 11

Education Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room: Eton Student Led Conferences: How Teachers Who Work Smarter Can Work Less!

Bob Grant and Meredith Rose, Jesse Boyd Elementary In this age of high stakes accountability, administrators all want students who are personally accountable for their learning. Student led conferences are a proven resource in holding students accountable for their learning as a student must fully understand their test scores, personal learning goals and their achievement in order to lead a conference with their parents that details their experiences. Teachers help to create a positive environment and give students the skills needed to allow students to lead these conferences. Teachers become facilitators at these conferences and soon learn that they can facilitate multiple conferences in their classrooms at a single time, providing themselves relief as they conference multiple times with all families during the school year. Strategies used as Jesse Boyd Elementary school will be detailed, including watching various conferences and handouts that detail the structure of a conference will be provided.

Room: Oxford How to Plan Unique Units That Are Common

Lee Westberry and Mary Studemeyer, Cane Bay High School Presenters will walk attendees through developing a Common Core infused unit to include unit map, informational materials, writing exercies, and benchmark assessments.

Room: Winchester Inspire Literacy – for iPads only!

Angela Bryant, Christel Carlyle, and Treva Roming, Kinston High School; and Elizabeth Jordan, Pearson Learn how Pearson’s iLit is helping students read at Purnell Sweat High School. iLit (Inspire Literacy) is a core reading program for struggling readers, is designed to meet the national crisis of students who simply cannot read at the appropriate grade level. See how students are engaged like no other reading program because it is delivered on the iPad, Experience how iLit offers each student personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engaging interactivities, and built-in reward systems that motivate students and track their progress.

Room: Pembroke It Works For Us, It Can Work For You! Building and Sustaining a Freshman Academy Kaaren Hampton, Irmo High School

The concept of a creating a freshman academy may be an oldie but goodie and after two attempts we think we have found the answer to success. This session will explain how one urban high school has implemented a freshman academy into a school of 1700 students.Irmo University, Irmo High School's 9th grade academy, has personalized the transition from middle to high school and created an atmosphere for caring and sharing for students as well as faculty. Come and see how Irmo University has made an impact on lives of 9th grade students, teachers, and parents.


Room: Hampton Getting a Panoramic View of CCSS Implementation Through Classroom Observations

Kevin O'Gorman and Priscilla Calcutt, Berkeley County Schools Administrators will hear a step-by-step guide for developing an observation system to monitor the implementation of CCSS. The presentation will include "look fors" during classroom observations specific to CCSS; entertaining videos to provide examples of cognitive demands of the standards; a list of free tools and apps to assist with collecting data; and sample observation forms.

Room: Somerset Making the iPad Truly Mobile

Bill Pratt, Griggs Road Elementary School Being an instructional and technological leader in our schools means that we have to be truly mobile. Making the iPad Truly Mobile will show administrators how to be "free" to move around the building while trying to get everything complete that comes our way. You will be introduced to apps that will let you work away from your office, present “hi-tech” professional development to your staff, share files, and use Flash-based websites on the iPad. In addition, you will be introduced to some of the new features in iOS 6 that let you work with the iPad in a few different ways. You will need to ensure your iPad is upgraded to the latest iOS before the session. While most features and apps discussed will be free, some are paid. It will not be necessary to have all of the paid apps downloaded as demonstrations will be given for you to judge whether or not the app is right for you and your school situation. The presenter is in no way affiliated with the app companies themselves, just a fan.

Room: Kensington A Magnet MoJo

Merry Cox and Toni Norris Taylor, League Academy of Communication Arts Need some pointers on creating or maintaining a successful magnet program? Our program has grown by leaps and bounds since its beginning in 1995. Our focus on Communication Arts has helped make us a successful, innovative Magnet School in Greenville County. Come hear some of the strategies and innovations that have made us successful!

Room: Kensington B BYOT--Bring Your Own Technology: A Model for Implementation

Tiffany Osborne; Kim Thompson; and Andrea Knight, Glenview Middle School Learning in the 21st century has changed the face of American education. Engaging students with technology is essential, but it is also expensive. Have you considered allowing students to bring their own technology to school? During this session we will share our process for implementing BYOT. You will be able to access our resources to use in your school or district. Teachers will also share their perspectives on the transition. Don't forget to BYOT!

Room: Kensington C STEM, Common Core and Fractions!

Patti Drawdy, Colleton County Middle School As an instructional leader, what’s in your toolkit to support teachers in empowering students as the next generation of STEM professionals? Research shows difficulty with fractions is a major obstacle; yet, it is a critical component of STEM education and common core math shifts. Where are our students missing it and how do we fix it? This session will give practical recommendations from research on what


works and will be especially helpful to those who would rather shy away from mathematics instructional leadership, especially the area of fractions. Strategies will be shared for assessing common core math, literacy, and STEM practices in action in the classroom.

Room: Kensington F School Improvement: A Game Plan

Glenn Huggins and Patsy Pye, Dorchester District 2 Do you have a “Game Plan” for improving your school? With the limited amount of yearly instructional time, how will you win the game of School Improvement? Through this session School Improvement: A Game Plan we will assist you in developing and creating a focused long range game plan. Discussions will center on the effective use of PLC’s in utilizing school data in making instructional decisions and implementing an effective Response to Intervention Matrix. Attend our effective game plan strategies session and become a winner.

Room: Kensington G Common Core State Standards -Evaluating Your Progress

Kevin Baird, Center for College & Career Readiness

Room: Palladium C A Team That Keeps on Building

Arthur Holmes, Jasper County Schools This session is designed to assist Central Staff Personnel with different strategies and procedures that can be used to assist a district in building a team. When a team is built on all levels (district, school, community) students can achieve and great things can happen for the district.

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This session explores five specific measures which districts should be monitoring closely to understand their progress towards Common Core Standards implementation, their areas of weakness, and their critical next steps. Participants may select from follow-up breakout sessions which align directly to key indicators and their role in the school district, for deeper knowledge and skill development.


Exhibitor Showcase Sessions 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room: Eton Intervention and Assessment Solutions for Improving Student Achievement Nancy Ford and Debra Young, TE21

TE21 offers solutions for schools and school districts in preparing students for state testing and Common Core. Products include: CASE benchmark assessments for kindergarten through HS, Academy of READING and MATH remediation/intervention software, Aventa and A+nywhere Learning System online curriculum software, and more. Learn how districts/schools are using these tools to diagnose, intervene and transform instruction. Hear from master teachers and administrators who use the TE21 products to improve their schools.

Room: Oxford Using Data to Drive Reading Instruction Corey Byrd, istation

Monitoring what is taught and making informed decisions about instruction is essential for student success. This session will focus on evidence based teaching strategies that increase literacy learning for diverse learners. The presenter will share strategies and engaging activities that aid in reading comprehension. This session will also emphasize the importance of progress monitoring and responding in a timely manner to the learners’ needs. Participants will understand how the use of technology for formative assessments can streamline the RTI process and aid in closing the achievement gap for all learners.


Julia McCombs and Claudette Williams Pearson Join us for lunch and hear about additional academic options as you plan for the fall. How do you provide courses if you cannot find a qualified teacher? How can you provide a course if there are only a small number of students that need that course? How do you provide for a long term homebound student? How do you provide high quality enrichment courses for your k-8 students? Take control to provide academic options for ALL students in your district. You have needs and we provide options.

Room: Pembroke onRamp to Algebra

James Bryan and Lisa Jurovati, Pearson All SC students need to succeed in Algebra to graduate. Are your students struggling? Let’s discuss a new, unique answer for you and your students!!! onRamp to Algebra is an intervention program designed exclusively to ensure that at-risk students are adequately prepared for Algebra 1. This is a complete instructional system that utilizes technology to deliver online homework support and inclass presentation screens for whole class participation. Although the program can be implemented solely with the printed Student and Teacher editions, it is optimized when coupled with in-class technology such as whiteboards/projectors; as well as when students access its online learning aids, which provide scaffolded, point-of-use homework support. This new onRamp to Algebra can help all struggling South Carolina students succeed!


Room: Hampton What If You Could?

Mike Johnson, GCA Education Services What if you could contract services and keep all of your recommended valuable employees working in your schools? What if you could increase the quality and consistency of cleaning and maintenance in every one of your schools? What if you could stop worrying about the things that take up to 20% of your time away from the classroom? What if you could partner with the premier provider of K-12 Facilities Services with guaranteed success? What if you could save 10-20 % per year to reinvest in educating the students of your district? At GCA, we embrace this concept and our business has been built around providing facility services to K-12 school systems. Attend GCA’s session to see how your district can reduce budget challenges. See program for date and time.

Room: Somerset Measuring and Capturing the Common Core State Standards Jennifer Peace, Teachscape

You have implemented the Common Core State Standards, but what does it look like? Join me to learn innovative ways to measure and capture the CCSS! You will walk away with ready to use walkthrough forms, ideas on how to tailor PD based on gap areas and ways to capture best practices!

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Room: Kensington A FLEXCAT: A Powerful Tool for Small Group Instruction Mark Kuhn, Lightspeed Technologies

FLEXCAT classroom audio revolutionizes differentiated instruction. Now it is possible for teachers to be two, three or even six places at once in the classroom. Teachers can monitor individual small groups, quickly redirect off-task behaviors, and encourage student collaboration.

Room: Kensington B Prepare for the Common Core Standards Today

Debbie Owens, Wireless Generation Early evidence suggests more than half of all students are not proficient in areas that will be required by the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2015. Learn how assessments written to the standards—not merely aligned to them—with services that guide educators through the process of meeting these new expectations, will prepare students and teachers for tomorrow’s rigor, today.

Room: Kensington C Building the Case to Get Serious About Digital Learning Tammy Graham, k12, Inc.

The question isn’t whether digital learning will transform public education but how long will it take and whether your district will be ready for it. Learn about the trends driving this transformation and explore how various online learning models can allow you to increase your “educational productivity” –graduating more students at higher levels of mastery and expertise at a lower cost per outcome.


Room: Kensington F Partners Along the Path

Barbara Roberts, CompassLearning Beaufort County and Compass Learning’s Partnership for Improving Student Achievement Experience the paths Beaufort County School District has taken by partnering with CompassLearning Odyssey and NWEA to support an increase in student achievement. See where we’ve started to where we are now and all the success and hurdles along the way. Learn about district initiated special programs including PASS Push, Virtual Summer School and the day to day implementation of the software that has contributed to our success.

Room: Kensington G Blended Learning: Preparing Students and Teachers for Success in Common Core Matt Kirby, Apex Learning

Learn how to increase instructional rigor and meet the needs of ALL Students, use technology to differentiate instruction and personalize learning for each student, and identify implementation models and plans for best practices with technology. The majority of districts in South Carolina currently partner with Apex Learning to improve student achievement, increase graduation rates, and reduce dropout rates.

Room: Palladium A Immediate and Long-Term Student Success with the Common Core State Standards

Amanda Phillips and Matt Swilling, Cambium Learning Group and VoyagerKurzweil/IntelliTools Cambium Learning Group provides research-based intervention solutions that allow students to both acquire the skills needed to be successful with the Common Core State Standards long-term as well as allow the students to perform well with their grade-level content from day one.

Room: Palladium B Common Core Support with Curricuplan and eBoard!

Cam Thackston and Barbara Havel, Seacliff Educational Solutions Want to be FULLY prepared for the Common Core? Please bring your lunch and join us as we share solutions that support teachers, engage parents, and lead to student success! Curricuplan is a secure, on-line lesson planning, curriculum mapping and instructional management solution for developing and distributing high quality instructional content to meet Common Core Standards. Teachers LOVE the ease of access to their technologybased resources and Administrators LOVE the tracking features and low cost! eBoard is an interactive tool which helps keep students and parents up-to-date on assignments and allows a teacher to post pictures, video, presentations and more!


Education Sessions 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Room: Hampton Instant Ideas

Student Achievement This format of learning has been spreading across the country and world! Each talk is exactly five minutes long and covers a variety of topics. Presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 24 slides, 20 seconds per slide for a total of 8 minutes. The following topics will be shared. Academic Adjustments for the Concussed Student: The Multi-Team Approach David Sweem and Jaimie Sweem, Indian Land High School, Lancaster County Schools How Do I Reach my African American Males in my School? Corey Collington, Greenwood High School, Greenwood District 50 ADD/ADHD & The Black Male Dr. Jacquetta Chatman and Dr. Danielle, MOBB Consulting Group, LLC/Mothers of Black Boys, Incorporated Senior Project Success in Our 6th Year Jeff Boozer and Ray Callaham, Palmetto High School, Anderson District 1 Oral Language Acceleration Christina Tonelli-Staats and Dana Parrott, Georgetown County Schools A Community of Readers Famon Whitfield, Shannon Berry and Sandy Cook

Room: Eton Classroom Mosaic 2.0: Collecting and Using Walkthrough Observation Data to Foster Continuous Improvement Robert Jackson, Irmo Middle School

Are walkthrough observations a common practice in your district/building? Do you provide teachers with instant feedback? How do you use data and analyze these observations? Using today’s interactive technologies (such as the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and/or laptop computers), learn how Lexington District 5 developed and implemented a systematic and efficient walkthrough observation protocol which tracks observer and classroom performance data while simultaneously allowing school leaders and teachers to create a dialogue which fosters an environment of continuous growth. Completing observations any other way would not be efficient or effective for today’s multitasking school leaders. The innovative, real-time observation, response, and feedback system allows the observer to collect valuable observation data while providing custom observation teacher notes, building trust and clarifying expectations with practitioners.

Room: Oxford The First Amendment Goes to School Tom McDaniel, Converse College

This session will examine the “five freedoms” guaranteed to all citizens (students as well as teachers) by the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Attention will be given to case law in and statutes in South Carolina and the nation governing rights and responsibilities in such areas as religion, expression, student press, associations, and petitions. Can public schools give credit for off-campus Bible classes? Can teachers wear campaign buttons to school? Can administrators censor student newspapers? Can coaches or team captains lead locker room prayers? Can parents insist that their


children be excused from instruction on evolution? Can trustees discharge teachers who are gay or members of the Communist party? Can ministers lead “meet me at the pole” events? Can districts require student uniforms? Come find some answers to these and other First Amendment questions.

Room: Winchester How to Prepare Graduates for 21st Century Careers: A Personalized Approach Beginning in Middle School

Diane Mayfield and Kathy Dobbins, Robert Anderson Middle School Do your middle school students "Think College?" Come hear our innovative strategies to entice students to prepare for college, careers, and leadership roles. This session will explain how we evolved into a magnet school dedicated to preparing students through personalized academic programs such as Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, Kitchen Chemistry, and History through Media and Literature.

Room: Pembroke Preparing Learners to Reach Beyond our Borders Dawn Samples, Lexington District 1

In today's world our graduates need an edge that sets them apart and gives them the advantage when seeking employment. The economic crisis across the nation and the growth of international businesses in SC has brought to light the critical shortage we face as a nation of employees with skills in other languages and in interculturality. Lexington District One has implemented a strategic approach through the district world language programs to give learners the skills they will need to be proficient speakers of at least two languages and an understanding of interculturality that will set them apart from the rest when they graduate. This session will focus on the

vision and implementation of this plan for multilingualism.

Room: Somerset The Digital Administrators

Jada Kidd, Hillcrest High School Our students are 21st Century Learners, wouldn't you like to be a 21st Administrator? This session will introduce you to several ways to use digital media to impact student learning, and to improve your organization and management skills as an administrator. Ideas will be discussed to help you improve communication with stakeholders and help educators grow professionally.

Room: Kensington A Moving a High School

Amanda O'Nan, Hilton Head Island High School With the demands on AYP and the state report card and MANY programs to choose from, this session will help you focus your focus. High school leadership is key to the success. These strategies will help bring ideas to the table that this high school used to move the high school from below average and at risk to Excellent/Excellent in five years.

Room: Kensington B Setting the Stage to Engage

Idasa Cobb, Brenda Bowling, Courtney Montague, Blue Ridge Elementary; and Patti Hunnicutt, State Department of Education Have you ever been so “lost” in what you are reading that you didn’t hear the phone ring? This session will provide research based effective strategies, which aim to create that same scenario for each of our students. Presented from the point of view of an administrator, a literacy coach and a classroom teacher, participants will follow the journey one school took in becoming a High Progress Literacy school.


Full of useful tips, monitoring tools, and Common Core alignment, participants will walk away understanding how to get their students engaged in reading, writing and research in appropriately challenging text for 75% of their ELA time. This session will include information on how to engage all students in reading and writing, use data teams to monitor progress and troubleshoot problem areas.

Room: Kensington C High School Leaders Session – A Conversation with JoAnn Bartoletti, Executive Director of NASSP Join fellow high school principals and assistant principals in a conversation with JoAnn Bartoletti, Executive Director of NASSP. This session will also introduce you to student recognition and motivation programs that will benefit your high school.

Room: Kensington F Using iPads to Transform Learning at Your School Michael Waiksnis, Sullivan Middle; Latoya Dixon, Mt. Gallant Elem; and Norris Wiliams, Dutchman Creek Middle

I-Pads: A passing fad or a tool to transform learning? Attend this session to learn how three practicing principals have used this technology as a tool to transform learning at their schools. I-Pads will disrupt learning at your school - will it be the kind of positive disruption that changes the way you and your student learn?

Room: Kensington G Five Pragmatic Priorities for Principals & Building Leaders Kevin Baird, Center for College & Career Readiness

principals along with tools to help them execute building leadership of Common Core Standards. Participants receive classroom observations rubrics and protocol guide for staff meetings, with a focus on key data for monitoring and measuring implementation.

Room: Palladium A Teachers and Students - Making it Real

Jeannie Monson; Cedric Wright; and Susan Ferris, Carver-Edisto Middle School At Carver Edisto Middle School teachers' GBE Goals are based on "Yearly Added Value", calculated for each student they teach. Learn how teachers track, calculate and reflect on yearly gains made by their students and how they do this with great expectations, not angst and embarrassment. Learn how students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning. If they do not, a system has been put into place, powered by GoogleDocs", that allows students to make-up missed work during the school day. And, a school-wide grading policy allows students to "re-do" work not meeting standard.

Room: Palladium B A Year of the Common Core - What We've Learned and What's the Direction?

Laura Koskela; Julie Fowler; Tara Dean; and Executive Committee Members, SCASA Instructional Leaders’ Roundtable The Instructional Leaders Roundtable will bring voices of Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies together to highlight our priorities for 2013-14! What we have learned, what our direction is, and what we need to know.

Building leaders face a wide spectrum of responsibilities for student and teacher outcomes. Which areas should they Focus on First for High Fidelity Impact? This session provides very specific priorities for 20

Room: Palladium C Supporting Common Related Arts



Ken Morrill and George Ward, Sanders Middle School The presenters in this session will share with administrators from all levels how one innovative visual arts teacher is helping a school with strategies that support the common core. Ken utilizes engaging strategies that require students to read and write across all content areas. His students work with augmented reality technology to create 3D models. Students then write business proposals to market their products. Throughout the school year, his students are involved in research, product design and development, and writing proposals. Come see how he has redesigned his classroom structure to facilitate student engagement and eliminate behavior problems.

Education Sessions 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Room: Eton Social Emotional Learning - Character Coach Program

Desmond Cato, Spartanburg District 7; Robert Smalls, Creek Bridge School; and Hezekiah Massey, Blue Eagle Academy In School Suspension is a 20th Century solution that does not belong in a learning environment.In School Suspension Teachers become character coaches and use character to change behavior when students are in crisis with discipline referalls, attendance intervention plans, and low achievement. Help me understand my behavior and present solutions instead of punishments. School Climate and Culture dictates that students need personalized approaches to learning The coaches will collaborate with guidance counselors, teachers, and administrators to develop school-wide character development plans at all schools.

Room: Oxford RAPTOR: Reaching Academic Potential Through On-Going Relationships

Shea Martin and T. Cliff Roberts, Seneca Senior High School How do we provide the critical services, the academic and relational interventions, essential to overcoming situations that work against students so that our most atrisk students stay in school? The future of these students is in jeopardy. This session will show how to provide an academic focused, relational based intensive mentoring program for at-risk students by using a "graduation coach" model to impact students' lives.


Room: Winchester Offering the Total Package: Failure is Not an Option

Room: Hampton Let's Move in Schools

Calhoun County High School, located in rural Calhoun has a student body of over 90% disadvantaged students. The school has been recognized by ACT as a school closing the gap for disadvantaged learners. It has been recognized by US News and World Report as a Bronze Award winner for five consecutive years and is ranked number 18 in performance by the SC State Department of Education. While the school recognition is nice, the school leadership prides itself on student success in the classroom, community, and the world. This workshop will inform participants about strategies and innovative methods which foster success within the entire learning community: students, teachers, custodians, administrators, parents, and community members. FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION is not a statement at Calhoun County High School. It is a fact!! The presentation will focus on school leadership, school wide goal setting, student interventions, and recognition programs that are cost effective.

The obesity crisis in South Carolina is one of the most serious in the nation. Schools can help and there is growing evidence that time taken in the school day for physical activity can actually increase academic scores. This program will offer suggestions for what schools can do to put physical activity into the school day and increase the potential for students to lead a physically active lifestyle - without unfunded mandates!

Cynthia Johnson, Janet Gilchrist and Chris Mack, Calhoun County High School

Room: Pembroke You Wonder Where Your Students Will Be in 20 Years, What About You? See Where Your Retirement Benefits Will Take You Tim Smith and Bill Beckman, Horace Mann

Whether your retirement is 20 years or 20 months away, you should attend this workshop to find out what you need to know about your state retirement system (SRS). Learn detailed information about your retirement system benefits. Learn how your state retirement system’s retirement income is determined. Ask questions about your SRS retirement plan. Join us to learn more about what your state’s program offers and to discuss your options.

Judy Rink and Dick Hohn, South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Room: Somerset Educational Leadership in the Age of Networks Andrew Halevi, Clark Academy

While most educators are familiar with social networks like Facebook and Twitter, few educational leaders understand the broader principles underlying networks. A deeper understanding of network principles is essential if school and school district leaders are going to be successful in an era that is increasingly defined by network activity. This presentation will focus on the historical development of networks in order to draw conclusions about the essential knowledge and skills necessary to use networks in schools and school districts. Specifically, the presentation will offer innovative ways for school and school district leaders to think about organizational design that is consistent with network principles. The presentation will be interactive and emphasize audience engagement to work through these challenging and important ideas.


Room: Kensington A One Team, One Goal!

Dan Strickland; Kandace Bethea; and Nancy Etman, Marion County Schools Dr. Dan Strickland, Superintendent and Dr. Kandace Bethea, Deputy Superintendent, serve the Marion County School District. They will speak on creating active, vital partnerships within and without the school buildings. Creating a series of separate advisory councils, they have been able to give a voice to students, teachers, administrators, and business leaders. Furthermore, they have been able to include the faith- based community, business leaders and parents. By creating an open and honest system of communication, the value of the school system has risen and stakeholder investment is at an all-time high. In just one year, Marion County is beginning to show increases in test results. School/family/community event attendance has risen dramatically. The district’s Facebook page has tripled its “like” base since the beginning of the summer! Dr. Strickland and Dr. Bethea will show the process used to create these councils, how to arrange meetings and agendas, and how to incorporate the information that is received into decisionmaking, policies, and reports to the Board of Education. They will discuss strategies, lessons learned, and successful communication tools. There will be a brief question-and- answer session to conclude the presentation. The presentation will last approximately an hour and seeks to provide participants with the tools necessary to strengthen communications and community relations within their own districts.

Room: Kensington B Mapping out an iPad School Integration Plan for the iPad Education Revolution

Marie Griffin and Robin Franklin, Charleston Southern University Now that iPads are EVERYWHERE, you need a school plan to integrate them into your school. This session will provide proven ideas for rapid iPad integration in your school, ideas for funding appeals, choosing appropriate apps for effective iPad integration in classrooms, apps and ideas for use in administration duties, and plans for faculty iPad integration and use.

Room: Kensington C Connecting Literature Grades Math

Candice Brucke, Middle/High




What if we read in math class? Do your students need help remembering difficult concepts like slope and Pythagorean Theorem? Need to put a new spin on surface area? This Author/Educator uses more than 100 children's books in her middle grades math classroom. She is the author of Wrappers Wanted: A Mathematical Adventure in Surface Area (available for purchase at this conference). All books & activities are CCSS-aligned. Get ideas, lesson plans, and scoring rubrics, door prizes, & much more from this creative teacher!

Room: Kensington F Our Youth: Who is Really in Charge at Home? Samuel Myers, Academic Learning Center

Some of our elementary, middle and high school students have devised thier own "paradigm shift" at home as well as in their communities. This process challenges the performance of their parents/ guardians and has made its way to the school house. This session will bring about an awareness 23

of our youth and the shifts that have occurred at home and will offer some strategies to address changes as they present themselves.They will be actively engaged in developing a plan to assist their parents.

Room: Kensington G Assessment – Communication, Not Currency Elaine Roberts, Center for College & Career Readiness

The Common Core State Standards represent a seismic shift in our approach to assessment with a strong focus on evaluating a student’s ability to KNOW, THINK, and DO. In this session we review Common Core Assessment Items (from the assessment consortia), in order to understand the new approach to assessment. Participants walk away with a planning tool for their own classroom assessments, as well as exposure to actual Common Core Assessment Items.

Room: Palladium A Supporting the 21st Century Assistant Principal Gayle Sawyer; Dr. Mary B. Martin; and Dr. Mark W. Mitchell, Winthrop University

When our assistant principals begin to wonder why they took the job, how can we best support them to see their future? The changing role of the assistant principal is one of the least researched and least discussed topics in education leadership. The presentation will include hands-on assistance to principals to develop the capacity of new administrators to move beyond driving the 3 Bs to flying with students as an instructional leader. Assistant principals are invited as well! Results of a survey from practicing and prospective administrators will be discussed. In addition, participants will be asked to share their perspectives.

Room: Palladium B Engaging Students Through the Use of Technology

Lisa Stephens; Kristi Gossett; and Jennifer Murphy, Glenview Middle School Instead of increasing the numbers of banned devices in your school, why not embrace the educational value they have? Engage your students in learning with things they use every day. Would your teachers like to be on board for understanding new trends in educational technology? Learn the basics to some free and new apps and programs and how we incorporated them in our science, social studies, and ELA classrooms. Just to name a few, Edmodo, Animoto, Live Binder, Aurasma, Glogster, and blogging projects and techniques will be addressed. We will show you how to get your teachers enthused to try out the current technologies. Student progress will be represented through sample work.

Room: Palladium C Local Control and Common Core: What Every School Board Member Needs to Know Kevin Baird, Center for College and Career Readiness

What's behind the Common Core Standards? Are they really more rigorous? What do we say when community members are concerned? How do we retain local control of curriculum? Following his widely read policy paper on best practices to ensure world class academic standards and protect local control of schools, Kevin Baird presents this "must attend" session for school board members.


Tuesday, June 18 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Focus on Exhibits 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Deep Dive Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch on Own 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Technology Leaders’ Meeting Personnel Division Meeting Student Services Directors’ Meeting 4:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. SCSU Course: Ed Research SCSU Course: Ed Leadership Clemson Course: EDL 980

Keynote Speaker 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Tony Wagner Creating Innovators When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation's economic future: the capacity for innovation. What must parents, teachers, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that they want to be—and that we need them to become? What do the best schools and colleges do to teach the skills of innovation? In a talk based on his latest book, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, Tony Wagner addresses questions vital to the future of our country.

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. SCSU Course: Educational Planning/Analysis of Planning


Tuesday, June 18 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Deep Dive Sessions Room: Palladium A DO SOMETHING! “Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Students” Stephen Peters, The Peters Group

When you solve the problem for underachieving students, you’ll be solving the problem for all students. The factory model, one size fits all, isn’t working for anyone. Stephen Peters, one of the nation’s most sought after speakers and professional development trainers, will provide a framework for reshaping school culture, affording teachers and students an opportunity to become part of the solution collaboratively instead remaining part of the problem separately. He will answer the question” Now that we understand today’s students, what do we do with them?”

Room: Palladium B Common Legal Issues and Practical Guidance

Kathy Mahoney, Esq. and Vernie Williams, Esq., Childs & Halligan, P.A. Kathy Mahoney and Vernie Williams will facilitate a two hour discussion about the most common legal issues school administrators encounter and provide practical guidance for addressing them. The issues will include such things as effective employee documentation, pitfalls to avoid in student discipline matters, navigating difficult child custody issues, addressing student bullies, and student misuse of social media. Kathy and Vernie will encourage the audience to ask questions about all topics discussed and welcome the discussion of additional topics.

Apple Digital Learning Camp Room: Windsor C 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Addressing Common Core Standards with iPad Apps, iBooks, and iTunes U Adair Caperton, Apple Education Join us for this hands-on session with iPads to examine the amazing digital learning resources available to help address Common Core Standards. We will take a look at Common Core Text Exemplars available on the iBookStore; free iTunes U courses that help teach teachers innovative ways to plan integrated units for Common Core; and an array of educational apps designed to address Common Core Standards. We will have iPads available, but if you bring your own, please make sure that you have downloaded the iTunes U app.

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The ABCs of iPad Deployment & Management Grey Mull and Lance Ogletree, Apple, Inc. Unmatched by any other platform, the iPad enjoys a vast ecosystem of Apple and 3rd party apps, software, and content that combine to assemble an engaging and transformative 21st Century learning environment. The rapid growth in adoption of the iPad as a learning technology has left many school districts asking how they can deploy these revolutionary devices on a large scale. Apple Engineers will discuss the best practices for deploying and managing iPad devices in the educational enterprise in a manner that ensures success. Considerations for infrastructure to accommodate iPad learning devices will also be presented.

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The World in Their Hands (Hands-on) Kristi Meeuwse, Drayton Hall Elementary School Join us for an opportunity to explore some of the amazing apps demonstrated in Kristi Meeuwse's featured session. Kristi is an Apple Distinguished Educator and is the author of the blog. We will explore the apps mentioned in her session that led to transformation in the classroom. Kristi will share her list of favorite digital resources for elementary students, and will discuss how these apps and resources have facilitated personalized learning. iPads will be provide or download these free apps in advance: Pic Collage, Doodle Buddy, and Educreations. 26

Tuesday, June 18 Education Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room: Eton LEARNing Now 2 EARN Later!

Cassina Allen and Courtney Donaldson Career Center

Room: Winchester The Affordable Care Act Is Here! Is Your District Ready

Lindsay Anne Thompson, Esq. & Andrea White, Esq., Duff, White & Turner


Show Them The Money! As the economy begins its slow recovery, many college graduates are finding it difficult to land career opportunities in their field. It is imperative that we begin to focus our middle and high students on workplace and career readiness prior to graduating from high school. Whether they plan to attend college immediately after high school, delay college entry or not attend at all, educating and connecting students to career clusters, career education and the entry level certifications and skills that they can earn while still in high school will provide them with opportunities in CATE that give them an "EDGE" in the employment marketplace.

Room: Oxford Instructional Innovation: Disciplinary Literacy in Math & Science Terrie Dew, S2TEM Centers SC

Mathematics and science as disciplines offer us ways to make sense of the complexities of our world. This understanding demands a special sort of literacy requiring more of learners than the basics of reading, writing, and communicating. We will identify and explore disciplinary literacy and uncomplicate its practices for instructional leaders, elementary and middle grade teachers and their students.

While the employer-mandate portions of Affordable Care Act do not officially take effect until January 1, 2014, the time for measuring employees' hours to determine eligibility for health insurance benefits has already begun. Has your district taken steps to ensure compliance with the new law? Attendees will learn the requirements of the law, how it will affect employees such as substitutes and parttime workers, and what options are available to limit districts' financial and liability exposure. This session will instruct attendees on both the federal law and the parameters of the South Carolina Public Benefits Authority state health plan and will give attendees the opportunity to ask specific questions so that they may develop a game plan for their individual districts.

Room: Pembroke Observations that Transform Teaching

Shawn Clark, Saluda County Schools; Jennifer Peace, Teachscape; and Holly Shaw, Saluda Middle School Former middle school principal and current Director of Curriculum & Instruction in Saluda County with a current and a former teacher show how any school can better utilize their time to transform teaching and instruction through meaningful observations. Demonstrations of cutting edge technology used to capture video and share with others will be featured. Come hear and see how this video system enables teachers to use videos for a variety of professional development purposes including self-reflection and evaluation. Using the videos to create a library of best practices including implementation of Common Core State Standards, lesson study, peer mentoring,


evidence-based coaching, and new teacher induction programs will also be shared.

Room: Hampton Shift Into 21st Century Skills with Your Teachers through Project Based Learning Professional Development

Carole Ingram; Carrie Grilli; and Jerry Henderson, Beaufort Middle School Join Beaufort Middle and "shift" into 21st century skills with project based learning. We will share the innovative way we planned, modeled and integrated, problem-based projects for teachers using the 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills. The learning is in the doing for this professional development that challenges teachers into critical thinking, asks them to delve into the school's strategic plan and participate in authentic reading, writing, research and feedback. We will show you how we used several technology tools such as Edmodo, TodaysMeet, iPads, and onlines polling to enhance engagement and real world experiences. Using the strategies and technology students are using in our classrooms, we will show you how we started off our school year with 21st century skills in action.

Room: Somerset Value-Added: A Brief Overview and Implications for Educator Evaluation

Nandita Gawade, Value Added Research Center, University of Wisconsin This session will present a brief overview of value-added models, which provide an increasingly prominent way of measuring growth in student performance. As states and districts consider different types of growth measures for use in accountability and educator evaluation systems, they make decisions about how to best match the features of different growth model choices to an array of potential uses (e.g., from low stakes to high stakes), as well as how to best communicate results to

different constituencies. This presentation will provide a brief overview of valueadded, and will discuss implications of using value-added as one component of a "multiple measures" approach to redesigning educator evaluation systems. A key area of focus will be on the important balance between technical validity (is the model estimating the correct metric?) and consequential validity (will the model that we choose lead to the consequences that we want?).

Room: Kensington A Learning to Read & Reading to Learn: STEM in the Middle Grades

Laura Koskela, Laurens School District 56; Brenda Romines, Bell Street Middle School; Edith Ann Grant, Bell Street Middle School; and Becky Corbin, Bell Street Middle School Inquiring Minds: Reading to Learn & Innovate in Mathematics and Science (IQMS) is a three-year research project under the direction of S2TEM Centers SC and the SC Coalition for Math and Science. Sponsored by Boeing, Bell Street Middle School is completing the first year of the project, focusing on the use of disciplinary literacy strategies.

Room: Kensington B Just Google It: Tools and Apps to Engage and Inspire Claudia Edwards, Fairfield County Schools

Do you wish you could learn how to "Google"? Come to this hands on workshop to learn how to cultivate 21st century learners, integrate Common Core Standards, and increase collaboration in your school and beyond using Google. Participants will get a list of Google Apps that can be used on the first day of school.


Room: Kensington C School Climate and the Law

Mark Mitchell; Mary Martin; and Gayle Sawyer, Winthrop University This session will address the legal issues that schools face today and how they affect the school climate. Laws such as Title IX, Title II of the ADA, and Section 504 will be covered as they relate to school climate.

Room: Kensington F If You Give a Kindergartner an iPad! Tom Miller, Berea Elementary School

Berea Elementary, a Title 1 elementary school located in Greenville, SC, began a 1:1 iPad pilot program in its kindergarten classrooms during the 2012-2013 school year. This session will discuss implementation, professional development, and curriculum integration of the iPads in a classroom setting as well as offer practical tips and advice for beginning your own 1:1 project.

Room: Palladium C Dorchester School District Two Evening High School Program

Valerie Blunt, Summerville High School; Nadine Miller, Fort Dorchester High School; and Stephanie Wells, Ashley Ridge High School

The Dorchester District Two Evening High School Program provides an alternative option for high school students who struggle in the traditional classroom setting, enabling those with qualifying needs an opportunity to complete high school and earn a South Carolina State High School Diploma. This intervention initiative, offered at all three high schools, strives to meet the diverse academic requirements of students with extenuating circumstances in a flexible learning environment. This presentation will highlight the goals, strategies, and accomplishments of the Evening School Program in Dorchester School District Two.

Room: Kensington G Common Core Curriculum – Building the Blueprint

Elaine Roberts, Center for College & Career Readiness The Common Core Standards put forth very specific requirements for curriculum. The Assessment Consortia further focus our views on the delivery of enacted Common Core Curriculum. In this session, we look at the specific requirements of a Common Core Instructional Blueprint as we transform current Curriculum Maps into jobembedded guides for instruction and curriculum delivery. We review the importance of coherence, standards and skills, complexity, inquiry, vocabulary and depth of knowledge. Participants walk away with pragmatic, specific next steps in each area.

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Exhibitor Showcase Sessions 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room: Eton Moving To Success: A Developmental PE Curriculum for K-5 Dan Young, Moving to Success

Moving To Success is a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate PE curriculum designed for each level. Each unit has eight components to help teachers plan for instruction. They are: a clearly defined instructional unit, planning, rubric, summative assessment, learning sequence, suggested teacher cues, formative assessment and how to integrate all PE standards into the instructional process. Moving To Success embraces the belief that students who become competent movers and are knowledgeable regarding the healthrelated benefits of being physically active are more likely to lead a physically active lifestyle.

Room: Oxford A Double Spoonful of Academic Sugar Sharon Langdale, Julia McCombs & Elizabeth Jordan, Pearson

Join us for lunch as we share a documented best practice in providing a safety net for your students as you transition to the additional rigor of common core standards. Hear about ways to digitally enhance the regular classroom or provide academic support after school or at home. Let's talk about being proactive rather than reactive to the changes in education.

Room: Winchester A Resource for the Classroom Shannon Parker-Hardee LeCoultre

21st &


Amberly S.

With the current emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, media literacy, and depth of knowledge, it is imperative to provide resources that promote these important 21st century skills. This session will focus on the benefits of using the inquiry process as the basis of instruction across the curriculum. The Inquire handbook provides a school wide framework for thinking as students and teachers prepare for CCSS.

Room: Pembroke Successful Strategies and Best Practices for Teachers to Integrate Literacy and Science Curriculum at the Same Time Debbie Owens, Wireless Generation

As Elementary Teachers, we have limited time to teach science content. However, with the new Common Core Rigorous Standards our students will be expected to know it. In this session we will show you useful strategies that will help you successfully blend and integrate Literacy and Science making meaningful use of your time. See how to address standardsbased essential science content while students read, write and talk with hands-on and interactive science lessons that are motivating, engaging and fun.

Room: Hampton onTRAC – The Singular and Simple Common/Formative Benchmarking System

Donna Manning, Interactive Achievement Educators largely agree that assessment is good when it is “transparent, designed to further learning, and give students the opportunity to show what they know. It helps teachers guide instruction and modify curriculum” (Washington Post, 30

2013). Frustration often occurs when educators are not provided with appropriate tools to create, administer, and decipher data. onTRAC is a one-stopshop for formative/common/ benchmark assessment creation and offers multiple standard-aligned items banks, TEI creation, online testing, data disaggregation, SIS integration, and unmatched year-round customer support. Interactive Achievement invites you to learn more about our award winning onTRAC software as the solution to your assessment frustrations.

Room: Somerset Utilizing Technology for Literacy & Language Intervention & Support Tim Bush, Imagine Learning

Join us for lunch and learn how districts throughout South Carolina are using technology to support Common Core objectives. Imagine Learning is the language and literacy solution—a unique educational software program that meets the needs of struggling readers, English learners, students with disabilities, and early childhood education students. Come discover why more than 500 districts all across the country have chosen Imagine Learning to serve their students.

Room: Kensington A Advances in School Security and AntiBullying Strategies

community. Help Alert Pinpoint Technology can deter violent behavior, control incidents prior to escalation, decrease response time for first responders, complement existing systems, and enable district-level accountability.

Room: Kensington B Help Your Employees Learn About Their State Retirement System Tim Smith and Bill Beckman, Horace Mann

Because educators spend time educating kids, they don’t always have time to research answers to their own retirement planning questions. We have designed free, educational workshop for a wide range of school employees to help them learn the basics of the state’s retirement system and how it fits in with their overall retirement plan. Most educators don’t understand their retirement system and want information; they appreciate it when they’re offered the opportunity to learn. We’ve also designed a great workshop for younger educators to help them understand what it takes to achieve Financial Success. Nothing could be more important for younger teachers than to get them started out on the right financial path. Attend these presentations to see the valuable information they provide.

Jim Graham and Eric Toole, GT Integrated Solutions

Room: Kensington C Achieve3000: The Uncommon Approach to Common Core State Standards

Everyone wants to enjoy a safe learning and working environment. For this to be a reality, we need a safety plan and strategy that is both pro-active and re-active. Posting armed guards, erecting fences and locking down schools built to operate on an open campus philosophy may not be the best choice. The solution: create a comprehensive security plan that addresses the internal and external threats and concerns of students, staff and the

In this session, you will learn how Achieve3000® can help with Common Core State Standards with proven online differentiated literacy solutions. Achieve3000 offers KidBiz3000™ (grades 15), TeenBiz3000®(6-8) and Empower3000™ (9-12) to improve reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and writing skills for all learners—from ELL and Special Ed to Gifted. KidBiz®, TeenBiz® and Empower®

Shane Dukes, Achieve3000


deliver daily nonfiction, standards-based reading content precisely matched to each student’s individual learning profile. These solutions, based on decades of scientific research, dramatically improve literacy and high-stakes test performance.

Room: Kensington F Classworks: Rigorous, Relevant, Common Core Instruction Differentiated for Every Student Gretchen Territo, Classworks

The Classworks instructional improvement system is built upon a rigorous, standardsaligned supplemental curriculum that includes both skill-level instruction and project-based extension activities. It also includes comprehensive assessment tools to help educators evaluate students’ current concept mastery and measure their progress throughout the year. Utilizing the data from assessments and high-stakes tests, Classworks automatically creates individualized learning paths for each student, providing instruction that is aligned to the CCSS.

Room: Kensington G Targeted Intervention SolutionsEdgenuity and NWEA Partnership Alice Smith, Edgenuity

Edgenuity and Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) have partnered to create a new English language arts and mathematics intervention solution for students in grades 6-12. Combining bestin-class online instruction and assessment, this integration is the ideal program for any school or district implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) plan. Attend this session to learn about Edgenuity’s awardwinning, rigorous, and engaging online curriculum-and see how you can differentiate instruction by important MAP data to drive individual curriculum recommendations for each student.

Education Sessions 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Room: Eton Bridging the Gap and Making Connections-NWEA’s MAP Assessments Support the Common Core State Standards Laura Riley, NWEA

In this session you will learn how your district can easily transition to NWEA’s Common Core MAP Assessment. In addition, we will review our newly enhanced item-types and how they align with the Common Core State Standards. We will also help you make the connection between your current MAP data and our newly released Linking Studies that align to PLAN, EXPLORE and ACT scores, as well as our new alignment with SC ESEA Waiver. And lastly we will provide you with an opportunity to explore NWEA’s Stand Alone Field Testing options for 2013-14.

Room: Oxford Cultivating a Culture of Innovation

Lori Marrero; Emily Eberlin; Morgan Motes; and Jessica Fox, Muller Road Middle School From establishing a school-wide iPad integration and a paperless, no textbook environment, to creating a school within a school for Project Based Learning, we're transforming our school. Creating a culture of innovation requires a rethinking of hierarchical models and an increased level of collaboration. Join us as we talk about the journey of educational transformation we all are on!


Room: Winchester Disparity and Disproportionality

participants. This is a networking opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Margaret Hutchens; Henrietta Green; Shawn Hagerty; and Anthonese Gamble, Sumter County Schools This presentation reviews what the latest national research has shown about disparities and disproportionality in school discipline, including trends over time and how these disparities break down along lines of race, gender and disability status. Specific data with regard to South Carolina is highlighted, along with recommendations for district-level policy and procedure reform.

Room: Pembroke Caught in the ACT! Defining and Ensuring College and Career Readiness Sean Alford and Dorchester District Two



This spring, for the first time, all juniors in Dorchester School District Two will have the opportunity to take the ACT college entrance exam without expense. Students will participate in a district-wide administration of the test as a part of Dorchester Two’s College and Career Readiness Initiative. ACT supports the goals of this initiative by providing an objective indication of student readiness for postsecondary education and career success. Learn how using ACT results will help students move toward their college and career goals!

Room: Hampton Idea Exchange – SC Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year Ask questions and get ideas from the SC Principals & Assistant Principals of the Year! Sit at a table with an award winning principal or assistant principal and ask your most burning questions, talk about what keeps you up at night, and get great ideas from the featured guests and other

Room: Somerset Student Learning Objectives: One Option for Measuring Growth in NonTested Grades/Subjects

Liz Barkowski, Value Added Research Center, University of Wisconsin

As states and districts consider ways to measure educators' contributions to student growth under new teacher and principal evaluation systems, a common policy problem involves how to handle the large number who teach grades/subjects that may have minimal, if any, "coverage" by state and district standardized assessments. This presentation will focus on Student Learning Objectives, or SLOs, as one option that is being implemented in many states. The session will provide an overview of the national context around SLOs (including which states are implementing these measures and how implementation differs across states in both tested and non-tested subjects and grades), discuss key steps in the SLO process (such as selection of evidence sources, setting growth targets, and scoring), and present technical and measurement considerations for policymakers around key issues such as ensuring rigor and comparability.

Room: Kensington A Every Child, Every Day: Raising the Graduation Rate in DCSD

Rainey Knight, Darlington County Schools; Kathy Gainey, Lamar High School; Charlie Burry, Hartsville High School; Arlene Johnson, Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology; and Greg Harrison, Darlington High School Our panel of Darlington County School District high school principals and the superintendent will discuss tips, techniques and programs they use every day to help more of their students graduate on time.


Room: Kensington B Enhancing Your Leadership Potential with the iPad

Beth Goff, Clover School District and Tiffany Hall, Woodland High School This session will provide participants with the ability to integrate iPad technology into their practice in order to become a more efficient school leader. Participants will discover what essential educational apps are available and how they can be used in classroom instruction as well as apps that can be used for increasing productivity. The session will give administrators the skills to model technology literacy and fluency through iPads as well. Please bring your Apple device with you.

Room: Kensington C Creating a Schedule Around Saving Students

Don Hardie, Alternative Academy For Success In this session we will explore ways to incorporate flexible scheduling, virtual programs, remediation, anger management, accelerated learning and credit recovery into the everyday classroom. Participants will learn how to create a schedule that meets the needs of their students. Although this is implemented at an Alternative Academy the participants will come away with ways to infuse them in their schools.

Room: Kensington F The Flipped Classroom

Lisa Carter, Blaney Elementary School and Lavoy Carter, Kershaw County School District This session will provide a survey of critical use of technology appropriate for “flipping the classroom.� In its simplest form, the flipped classroom is an education model in which the standard lecture and coursework pieces of a class are inverted.

Ultimately, the goal of this method is the creation of learner-centric environments.

Room: Kensington G A Model Common Core ELA Lesson Elaine Roberts, Center for College & Career Readiness

In this breakout session, we use the concepts of Understanding by Design to move backwards from a set of assessment items provided by the Assessment Consortia, deconstructing the assessment and leading us to a Model Common Core ELA Lesson with Close Reading.

Room: Palladium A Got Data? A Quality School's Journey Brenda Byrd and Elementary School




Learn ways to use data notebooks, student goal setting, classroom data centers, common assessment data, and much more to improve student achievement. Tracking data is an effective tool for motivating students and celebrating successes. Bethel Elementary will share their journey of engaging students and teachers to make learning more meaningful. Participants will walk away with specific strategies that can be used in any school!

Room: Palladium B An Innovative Approach to Successful Common Core Implementation Jane Harrison and Anderson District 1



This session will provide participants with the model a district used to train educators in the implementation of the new common core standards for the 2013-2014 school year. Find out how district and school administrators along with teachers worked together to build a framework for implementing common core. This session will take an in-depth look at the transition process as well as the impact common


core will have on curriculum, instruction and assessment. This comprehensive process can be easily replicated by any school or district. Come join us as we highlight our successes that include collaboration among district administrators and teachers, the development of a needs assessment, support pieces, curriculum development, the use of technology, involvement of stake holders and other additional resources that will create a healthy culture and climate where teachers feel successful and student achievement soars.

Room: Palladium C 1:1 iPads: The World in Their Hands

Kristi Meeuwse, Drayton Hall Elementary School, Charleston County Schools Come hear from an Apple Distinguished Educator how 1:1 iPads has transformed teaching, personalized learning, and increased achievement at Drayton Hall Elementary School, South Carolina's only Apple Distinguished School.

Participate in the QR Code Scavenger Hunt in the Exhibit Hall and Win an iPad!

Education Sessions 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Room: Hampton Instant Ideas

Common Core/Graduation This format of learning has been spreading across the country and world! Each talk is exactly five minutes long and covers a variety of topics. Presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 24 slides, 20 seconds per slide for a total of 8 minutes. The following topics will be shared. Prepared for Graduation: Common Core Literacy Intervention, Mentoring, & Vocational Support Bonnie Knight, Jan Bratcher, Dan Boudah & Lester McCall, Anderson District 2 Instructional Leadership and Common Core State Standards Debra Miller, Indian Land Middle School, Lancaster County Schools From DJJ to Graduation: Systemic Supports Carol Anne Barnes, Clinton Elementary School, Laurens District 56 Making Common Sense of Common Core Mathematics Karen Pack, Houston Elementary School, Spartanburg District 7 Dorchester School District Two’s Prevention & Intervention Model for Improved Student Success Kenneth Wilson and Camilla Pinckney, Dorchester District 2 Setting the Expectation and Supplementing the Core Barbara Fewell & Missy Brakefield, York District 3 Intervention and Prevention Strategies to keep students on track for Graduation Valerie Bluntl; Nadine Miller & Stephanie Wells, Dorchester District 2 35

Room: Eton Relational Aggression in Girls

June Jenkins, Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Jane Harrison, Anderson District 1 From the very beginning of life, differences can be seen between boys and girls. As they develop emotionally, socially and physically, the changes are still apparent. One contributor to the way boys and girls behave is their environment which is influenced by the culture and social media. This session will define relational aggression and compare and contrast it to social bullying. The short and long-term affects of girls involved in the aggression will be discussed, as well as what schools and communities can do to protect their girls. Attendees should expect to learn: (1) the things that specifically influence a girl's behavior, (2) clearer understanding of what relational aggression is and what it is not, and (3) what adults can do to address and prevent these behaviors.

Room: Oxford College Readiness. College Success

Joan Grimmett; Kandi Fleming-Jones; and Demetrius Williams, HCS Early College High School HCS Early College High School graduates college graduates. Besides obtaining a high school diploma, students have the opportunity to earn up to two-years of college credit in four years. Hear how a small, personalized learning experience in a college-going culture can boost the graduation rate and post-secondary attendance for middle quartile students.

Room: Winchester Transforming Learning Environments for the 21st Century Learner Luanne Kokolis and Harriet Jaworowski, York District 3

Transforming and redesigning student learning space is an integral component of school improvement and increased student achievement. Student learning environments need to be redesigned for the 21st Century student. Rethinking how space is used for learning means moving away from the post WWII 20th Century factory model into space that promotes collaboration, incorporates areas for project based learning, and integrates the use of technology. Presentation will highlight current trends, design, and mixed use space.

Room: Pembroke Bridging Cultures to Improve Student Achievement

Jeannie Jefferson; Leroy Dinkins; and Sharyn Cox, Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School One of the most difficult things to do sometimes is to bridge two extremely different cultures together into one learning environment. Getting adults to work together is always difficult, but when you add a new administration and a newly consolidated school, it proves to be even more stressful. But having gone through this transition we have learned to take the stress out of the environment by adding some exciting, fun activities to our staff meetings. Team building is a must when bridging two different cultures. Not only is this important for the teachers, but it is important for the student achievement as well. Come learn some fun, yet meaningful team building activities that can help bridge new cultures or simply build and improve the morale in your building to ultimately improve your student achievement.


Room: Somerset Breaking Behaviors by Building Relationships: How Student-Centered Discipline Fosters Real Student Growth

Shannon Harriman and Angela McCord, Hilton Head Island Middle School

District discipline policies provide a base of consistency and fairness as a guide for building administrators. However, as administrators, we must temper our enforcement of these policies with the personalization due to each individual student. When schools shift their focus away from breaking behaviors and towards building student relationships, we foster the character skills necessary for students to choose self-discipline. As an administrator, do you front-load the positive for all students? Do you know most of your students by name? Do students trust to come to you with problems before they become major issues? Student centered discipline keeps students in class learning!

Room: Kensington A Make the 3 Shifts Required Implementation of CCSS


Lynne Ferguson, Lancaster County Schools and Annette Melton, Kershaw Elementary School The session will describe how to strengthen grade-level instruction and differentiated support through the three shifts: 1) Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and informational texts, 2) Reading and writing grounded in evidence from text, and 3) Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary.

Room: Kensington B Understanding the SC Standards for Natural Science & Engineering Alice Gilchrist, S2TEM Centers SC

Science, engineering, and technology are cultural achievements and a shared good of humankind. They permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to meeting many of humanity’s most pressing current and future challenges. Understanding is critical to participation in public policy and good decision-making and required for more and more careers.

Room: Kensington C Google Apps for Education Workshop Donna Teuber, Richland District 2

Join us for this hands-on introduction to the Google Apps for Education Suite of Tools: Search, Gmail, Sites, Calendars and Drive (wordprocessing, forms, spreadsheets and presentations). Discover how to leverage the collaborative and web based nature of these Google tools and discover the possibilities of integration into the classroom.

Room: Kensington F Administration - Faculty Collaboration: Integrating Technology and Facilitating Problems-Based Learning for 21st Century Classrooms

Linda Silvernail; Kloo Hansen; and Jason Paddock, Spring Valley High School Many schools across the state of South Carolina are increasing their participation in technology roll-outs for individual students. These technology roll-outs have already begun positively changing classroom environments by engaging students in all content areas through problems-based learning. This presentation will discuss lessons learned from setting up these 21st century classrooms and focus on administration - faculty teamwork.


Room: Kensington G A Model Common Core MATH Lesson Elaine Roberts, Center for College & Career Readiness

In this session, we use the concepts of Understanding by Design to move backwards from a set of assessment items provided by the Assessment Consortia, deconstructing the assessment and leading us to a Model Common Core Math Lesson with modeling and integration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Room: Palladium A The Administrator and Instructional Technology

Room: Palladium C SC High School League Update

Jerome Singleton, SC High School League SC High School League Commissioner, Jerome Singleton, will discuss and answer questions about recent rule changes and the impact of recent decisions by the SC General Assembly and the SC High School League Delegate Assembly.

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Keith Brown; Thomas McMahon; and Marc Frechette, Georgetown County Schools This session will describe the importance of administrative involvement with technology, as well as the different ways that Administrators can get involved in the integration of Instructional Technology at their schools. The session will further discuss practical ideas, guidelines, web tools and resources that foster growth using Differentiated Instruction and implementing strategies for the Common Core standards. The presenters will represent Elementary, Middle and High School topics.

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Room: Palladium B Successful Leadership Begins With You Teresa Reid, Vance-Providence Elementary School

To lead successfully in the 21st Century, it is critical to know yourself, set an example for others to follow, and coach. Effective leaders must serve others, uphold credibility, and commit to educational excellence. Successful leaders must also build professional families and engage in lifelong learning.


Wednesday, June 19 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Session 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kids Workshop Discovering the Brand Called You 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. SCSU Course: Ed Research SCSU Course: Ed Leadership 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SCSU Course: Educational Planning/Analysis of Planning

Wednesday, June 19 Education Sessions 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Room: Hampton Instant Ideas

School Leadership This format of learning has been spreading across the country and world! Each talk is exactly five minutes long and covers a variety of topics. Presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 24 slides, 20 seconds per slide for a total of 8 minutes. The following topics will be shared. Building and Supporting Strong TeacherBased Teams Brooks Thomas, Hilliard City Schools Creating Pizzazz : Ways to Boost Staff Morale Julie Cooke and Susan Skelton, Bethel Elementary School ICE, ICE Baby Deidre Culbreth, Heather Harmon & Clark Cooper Pelion High School We are Family! Rebecca Ford, Darryl Woodberry, April Dailey & Kendall Hills, Mullins High School The Focus is Learning Heather Harmon, Deidre Culbreth & Clark Cooper, Pelion High School Looking for Morale Boosters for Your Staff? Elizabeth Gressette & Jan Nashatker, Foundation for Professional Development & PSTA


Room: Eton Removing the Infusion




Room: Winchester Measuring Success: Achieve



Christopher Swetckie and Tara Baker, Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School

Janet Mills and Jenifer Seymour, McLees Academy of Leadership

Would you like to see an increase in student engagement, a reduction in discipline referrals, and higher achievement for all of your students? If your answer is YES,Â? then come learn about Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School and how our teachers and students have achieved nationally recognized results in academics and the arts through the infusion of the arts with the Common Core State Standards. This session will show how the arts infusion model led to enormous growth for our Special Education students and more than 95% of all students scoring Met or Exemplary on the PASS in English Language Arts. Information will be shared on planning, scheduling, and budgeting for an infusion curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze their current master schedule and allocation to create a plan for their next step toward implementation of arts infusion in a traditional or magnet setting.

Components of a Leader in Me School that helps measure success and guides your school to achieve. This includes: data notebooking, student led conferening, goal setting, celebrations, and many others. During this presentation, participants will view components of data notebooks, learn about student led conferences and see examples of rubrics, view goal setting data and ways to track data, and learn about establishing a system where the 8 Habits hae a direct impact on students discipline as well as overall school enironment.

Room: Oxford Building a Culture of Excellence

Cheryl Guy, Westwood High School Whether it is called project-based, product-focused, or design-based learning - the goal is to create engaging work for students. Westwood High School, the newest high school in Richland School District 2, is building a culture of excellence using design-based learning methods. Learn about professional development for teachers and engaging work designed for students in our quest for a culture of excellence.

Room: Pembroke SICs: A Blank Check; Not a Check-off!

Cassie Barber, USC - College of Education; Tom Hudson, SC-SIC; Luanne Kokolis, Rock Hill School District 3; and Donna Hooks, Burgess Elementary School School administrators who view their School Improvement Councils as valuable resources and supporters - not just another requirement to check off their lists - reap benefits for their school communities with virtually limitless potential. Engage in discussion with a district administrator who has successfully leveraged the collective gifts from the vastly diverse SICs in her district and a school principal who can’t imagine doing it all without the help of the parents and community members serving on the SIC. Learn more about the many resources available from the SC School Improvement Council which can help you school write itself a check for the extra help you need when you need it.


Room: Somerset 2013 Palmetto’s Finest Winners Tell All Join the 2013 Palmetto’s Finest Winners as they share best practices that led them to become a Palmetto’s Finest school.

Room: Kensington A The Girls Center: Creating Pathways Towards Resiliency in Adolescent Girls Susan Alford, The Girls Center The Girls Center at Clemson University was created in 2007, to act as a clearinghouse for advocacy for gender-responsive programs in S.C. One of the Girls Center’s primary offerings is the implementation of the nationally-recognized Girls Circle model, which consists of structured support groups for girls from 9-18 years. Girls Circle is recognized as a promising approach by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and since 1994 has been utilized nationwide in a broad spectrum of settings with diverse populations, such as schools, juvenile justice, health education, outdoor adventure, positive youth development, athletics, pregnancy prevention, boys and girls clubs, scouting, gang-prevention, and substance abuse prevention. As the sole licensed organization to provide Girls Circle facilitator training in SC, The Girls Center has to-date trained over 400 Girls Circle facilitators from community/state organizations across the state. This workshop will feature a description of Girls Circle, and its application in school settings. Workshop objectives include presentation of the relational-cultural theory which grounds Girl Circle, reviewing the six-step circle format, citing the strength-based approach used in Girls Circle for communicating with girls, and presentation of implementation methods and recommendations.

Room: Kensington D Are Your Teachers, Students and Parents Hearing What You're Saying?

Mark Mitchell; Mary Martin; and Gayle Sawyer, Winthrop University This presentation will address the different types of communication skills necessary for a successful School Administrator. Many times we think that we are being heard by our colleagues, when in reality, they have stopped listening. This presentation will provide the participants with different ways to improve their communication skills, and to discuss those “tough” subjects leaders must address.

Room: Kensington E Common Core Assessment: Implications for School Leaders Allison Jacques, Carolina




The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Theory of Action calls for “full integration of the learning and assessment systems, leading to more informed decision-making and higher quality instruction.” What does the shift from traditional testing to more rigorous assessments mean for school administrators? As a former high school principal and current Assistant Dean for Assessment at the University of South Carolina’s College of Education, Dr. Jacques will share practical information and strategies.

Room: Kensington F Exploring STEM and a Theory of Action for STEM School Success Darren Prevost, S2TEM Centers SC

Commonalities exist in high functioning STEM schools. “STEM-Minded” schools use guiding principles to make decision on teaching and learning and common characteristics can be found in the instructional focus of successful STEM schools. All students should have access to 41

an education that prepares them with skills and knowledge needed to be college and/or career ready and be responsible citizens. Schools need a culture of continuous improvement to succeed in improving and sustaining student achievement in STEM education.

Room: Windsor C Richland Two Goes 1TWO1

Donna Teuber, Richland District 2 Are you thinking about going 1:1 with computers in your school or district? Richland Two will share strategies used to implement a 1:1 computing initiative that is providing students in grades 3-12 with a computer. Entering the final phase of the initiative, the district has provided comprehensive professional development to teachers to ensure that teachers are able to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum.

Room: Palladium A Charter Schools as an Integral Part of Public Eduation in South Carolina Wayne Brazell, South Charter School District



This presentation provides an overview of the SC Public Charter School District and how it can effectively fit into the future of public schools in SC. The attendees will be provided with current statistics for the District and future projections of growth. A question and answer section will follow the presentation.

Room: Palladium B Managing Optimal Development for the Educational Leader Angela Cooper and Lexington District 2



Managing Optimal Development (M.O.D.E.L.) for the Educational Leader Research has proven the benefit of Synchronous Learning as an effective way of providing engaging instruction. In 2011, Lexington County School District Two implemented M.O.D.E.L to provide an engaging and innovative approach to professional growth and development. This initiative focuses on the Induction Program and Mentoring Program and can be adapted for all professional growth and development. This results in time and cost savings and has proven to give everyone involved more flexibility. Presenters will share steps necessary to implement this cutting edge approach to developing our educators.

Room: Palladium C Declare War on Complacency



Stephen Hampton; Marcus Moore; and Debbie Courtney, Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School Are you willing to confront sacred cows, endure criticism and challenge the status quo in order to experience academic growth for all of your students? If so, this session will present a plethora of ideas and strategies that will help you to become an agent of positive change in your school. Ideas and strategies include establishing a school within a school for gifted and high achieving students, scheduling common subject area planning across grade levels, engaging students with gender based mentoring programs, an unwavering commitment to attacking the achievement gap, and more!


Keynote Speaker 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Salome Thomas-el The Immortality of Influence Thomas-EL uses practical, real-world examples to present the universal methods he has so successfully used to help his students achieve their dreams. He famously began a chess club-the Mighty Bishops - to teach his students at an early age to think critically and to resolve conflict with their minds instead of their fists. Not only did his students win national championships and become local heroes among their peers, they also scored high on the SAT, which got them into colleges and universities. Thomas-EL found himself faced with kids who weighed more than he did, so he started a simple summer program where the students walked to museums and other cultural events around the city; those who exercised felt better about themselves and in turn became better students. Citing the importance of exposing his students to the world outside of their own sometimes troubled community, he tells of taking 15 of his African American kids to rural Vermont, where they interacted with white children their age and discovered how much they had in common. All of these students were later accepted to magnet high schools.

Kids’ Workshop 5th-12th Grade All kids in 5th-12th grades are invited to attend this workshop during the closing general session. Room: Somerset Discovering the Brand Called YOU!

Pamela Bryant, Clemson University Youth Learning Institute In an environment that is growing more competitive all the time, young people need to distinguish themselves from their peers — to “stand out” for all the right reasons. They need to understand the power of their personal brand. This session helps students focus on their most important product — themselves, and on the unique qualities, values and passions that give them a competitive edge. They learn what personal branding is, why it’s important, how to create one and promote it. Topics address appearance, attitude, body language, peer groups, online image and more.

Based on his book, The Immortality of Influence, this keynote speech is a refreshing, commonsense roadmap to helping kids achieve their dreams, not only for parents and educators but for everyone who knows that just one person really can make a difference.


Adult Education Conference within a Conference Sessions *All Adult Education sessions will be held in the Lands End room in the Brighton Building. Adult Education participants are invited to attend general sessions held in Kensington ABCG of the Embassy Suites.

Monday, June 17 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Common Core and the Adult Learner: Building on Life and Learning Elaine Roberts, The Common Core Institute 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. GED Testing Service 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Career Infused Adult Education Lennox McClendon 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction 7:00 p.m. Reception

Tuesday, June 18 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Work Ready Communities Elizabeth Kovacs 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Key Train Training Mary Molusky, ACT 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Directors & Training Specialists: Building Support for Local Programs Lennox McClendon

Wednesday, June 19 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. SC Adult Education Directors’ Meeting


Presenter Directory Sean Alford Susan Alford Cassina Allen Kevin Baird Tara Baker Cassie Barber JoAnn Bartoletti Bill Beckman Kandace Bethea Valerie Blunt Brenda Bowling Wayne Brazell Kim Brice

Charlie Burry Tim Bush Corey Byrd Brenda Byrd Adair Caperton Brad Carl Lisa Carter Lavoy Carter Desmond Cato Shawn Clark Jane Clark Lindle Idasa Cobb Angela Cooper Debbie Courtney

Keith Brown

Merry Cox

Candice Brucke

Sharyn Cox

James Bryan

Tara Dean

Pamela Bryant

Terrie Dew 45

Leroy Dinkins

Alice Gilchrist

Latoya Dixon

Beth Goff

Kathy Dobbins

Kristi Gossett

Patti Drawdy

Tammy Graham

Shane Dukes

Jim Graham

Emily Eberlin

Bob Grant

Claudia Edwards

Henrietta Green

Nancy Etman

Marie Griffin

Lynne Ferguson

Carrie Grilli

Susan Ferris

Joan Grimmett

Kandi Fleming-Jones

Cheryl Guy

Nancy Ford

Shawn Hagerty

Julie Fowler

Andrew Halevi

Jessica Fox

Tiffany Hall

Marc Frechette

Kaaren Hampton

Kathy Gainey

Stephen Hampton

Anthonese Gamble

Kloo Hansen

Janet Gilchrist

Don Hardie 46

Shannon Harriman

Elizabeth Jordan

Jane Harrison

Jada Kidd

Jerry Henderon

Matt Kirby

Dick Hohn

Hans Klar

Arthur Holmes

Rainey Knight

Donna Hooks

Andrea Knight

Tom Hudson

Robert Knoeppel

Glenn Huggins

Luanne Kokolis

Patti Hunnicutt

Laura Koskela

Margaret Hutchens

Mark Kuhn

Carole Ingram

Sharon Langdale

Robert Jackson

Amberly LeCoultre

Allison Jacques

Chris Mack

Harriet Jaworowski

Kathy Mahoney, Esq.

Jeannie Jefferson

Donna Manning

June Jenkins

Lori Marrero

Mike Johnson

Shea Martin

Cynthia Johnson

Mary Martin 47

Hezekiah Massey

Morgan Motes

Diane Mayfield

Grey Mull

Cecil McClary

Jennifer Murphy

Julia McCombs

Samuel Myers

Angela McCord

Toni Norris Taylor

Tom McDaniel

Kevin O'Gorman

Bea McGarvey

Amanda O'Nan Elizabeth.O'

Thomas McMahon

Tiffany Osborne

Kristi Meeuwse

Debbie Owens

Annette Melton

Jason Paddock

Tom Miller

Tammy Palowski

Nadine Miller

Shannon Parker-Hardee

Janet Mills

Jennifer Peace

Mark Mitchell

Stephen Peters

Jeannie Monson

Bill Pratt

Courtney Montague

Darren Prevost

Marcus Moore

Patsy Pye

Ken Morrill

Kenyae Reese 48

Teresa Reid

Dan Strickland

Laura Riley

Mary Studemeyer

Judy Rink

Christopher Swetckie

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