JUNE 18-21 Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation Myrtle Beach, SC
Table of Contents Special Event Information
Conference at a Glance
Executive Directors’ Club Members
Monday Exhibitor Showcase
Tuesday Exhibitor Showcase
i3 Mobile App – SCASA
Innovative Ideas Institute #scasai3
Welcome to the 2017 Innovative Ideas Institute!
2017 Innovative Ideas Institute Committee Chair: Rhonda Rhodes, Taylors Elementary School Chair-elect: Marcella Heyward-Evans, Lexington District 2 Penny Atkinson, Boiling Springs Middle School Denise Barth, Catawba Trail Elementary School Dee Christopher, Fort Mill High School Harrison Goodwin, Chesterfield County Schools Lee Green, Chester County Career Center Skip Hopkins, Wright Middle School William James, McCormick County Schools Denise Khaalid, Oakdale Elementary School King Laurence, Aiken County Schools Terry Pruitt, Spartanburg District 7 Lynne Shrader, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School Charlene Stokes, Howard Middle School Shawn Williams, Richland District Two Kim Wilson, RB Stall High School
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. Beach Walk/Run Join us Tuesday morning for the annual Beach Walk/Run, sponsored by Pearson. The Walk/Run will start on the beach near the Embassy pool deck. Finishers get a commemorative conference t-shirt. Exhibitors Visit the exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall located in Kensington Ballroom, Cambridge, and Westminster Hallways of the Embassy Suites! The Exhibit Hall will be open Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to take advantage of the Focus on Exhibits each day! Check your agenda for more details on hours. Exhibitor Showcase Take advantage of the Exhibitor Showcase during lunch on Monday and Tuesday. This is your opportunity for an in-depth look at products from participating exhibitors. Participating exhibitors have limited tickets available for lunch in these sessions, so stop by their booth to pick up a ticket. See your conference program for session offerings. General Sessions Monday’s General Session will be held in the Palisades Ballroom at the Hilton and Wednesday’s General Session will be held at the Embassy Suites. There is no general session on Tuesday, but be sure to check out the Game Changer Sessions taking place throughout the day! SCASA Bookstore 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 the exhibit hall. Monday’s keynote speaker will do a book signing immediately following the general session in the Palisades Ballroom area and Wednesday’s keynotes speaker will do a book signing immediately following the general session in the Cambridge Hallway at the Embassy Suites. The bookstore is provided by Scholastic Book Fairs. Charging Stations Charge all of your electronic devices at one of the charging stations sponsored by ACT and MB Kahn. Charging stations are located in the Windsor Foyer and Balmoral Hall.
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 Download the i3 Mobile App on your Apple or Droid devices! The app includes breakout session information, presenter handouts, exhibitor information and more! Use the following link to download the app today: http://eventmobi.com/2017i3 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.) QR Codes QR Codes will also be used to scan other participants’ name badges for their contact information. Download one of the following QR Code scanners so you can participate! iPhone/iPad: QR Reader for iPhone, Scan for iPhone, QR Code Scanner Free and RedLaser Droid: QR Droid, QR Reader for Android and RedLaser
Conference at a Glance Sunday, June 18 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Registration SCASA Bookstore Open SCASA Board Meeting Student Services Roundtable Meeting Sundaes on Sunday
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Registration SCASA Bookstore Open General Session Exhibit Hall Open Focus on Exhibits Breakout Sessions Lunch on Your Own Exhibitor Showcase Deep Dive Sessions Breakout Sessions Breakout Sessions Affiliate Meetings Elementary Affiliate Meeting Middle Level Affiliate Meeting Instructional Leaders’ Roundtable Meeting Special Ed Roundtable Meeting Technology Leaders’ Roundtable Meeting
Pembroke Kensington D Palisades Ballroom (Hilton) Embassy Suites
Beach Walk/Run Registration SCASA Bookstore Open Early Career Principals’ Breakfast (pre-registered participants) Exhibit Hall Open Breakout Session Game Changer Session Breakout Sessions Game Changer Session Focus on Exhibits Breakout Sessions Lunch on Your Own Exhibitor Showcase Breakout Sessions Game Changer Session Breakout Sessions Affiliate Meetings Personnel Roundtable Meeting Secondary Affiliate Meeting
Embassy Pool Deck Pembroke Kensington D Palmettos Pavilion
Oxford Palmettos Pavilion
Monday, June 19 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, June 20 6:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
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Wednesday, June 21 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
South Carolina Association of School Administrators 2017 Innovative Ideas Institute June 18-21, 2017 Recertification Form Date
Monday, June 19
General Session Keynote Todd Whitaker
Tuesday, June 20
Wednesday, June 21
Session 1 Education Sessions
Session 2 Education Sessions
Session 3 Education Sessions
Session 4 Education Sessions
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 2017 Innovative Ideas Institute planning committee wishes to extend a special thank you to the sponsors of this yearâ€™s conference. When visiting the exhibit areas, please make an effort to thank these sponsors for their support of SCASA and public education.
ACT, Inc. Apple Classworks Clear Touch Curriculum Associates Data Recognition Corporation Herff Jones Horace Mann ID Shop iStation Jostens Lakeshore Learning Materials Lifetouch National Studios Lightspeed Technologies MB Kahn NWEA Pearson Renaissance Learning SC ETV Scholastic Book Fairs Scholastic Education
s Monday, June 19 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Session
Opening General Session 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Palisades Ballroom, Hilton Hotel
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Focus on Exhibits 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Education Sessions 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Education Sessions 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Deep Dive Session 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Education Sessions 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Elementary Affiliate Meeting Middle Level Affiliate Meeting Instructional Leaders’ Roundtable Meeting Special Ed Roundtable Meeting Technology Leaders’ Roundtable Meeting
Todd Whitaker Dr. Todd Whitaker is recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education and his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 30 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.
Apple Digital Learning Camp Room: Windsor C 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Everyone Can Code for Primary Learners
Monday, June 19, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds—a free app for iPad for first-time coders with fun and interactive lessons— and explore the accompanying teacher guides. You’ll also find out about the Get Started with Code Teacher Guides, which are designed to help you bring coding into the elementary classroom using the visual-based programming apps codeSpark Academy and Tynker. The two new Get Started with Code teacher guides provide the support you need to help your students in grades K-5 explore coding concepts, practice applying the concepts in codeSpark Academy and Tynker, and begin to think like coders.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Early Learning with iPad More than ever, teachers are using iPad and digital content to create interactive, engaging experiences for early learners. Come to this event to see how Apple’s unique and comprehensive solution for education can make early childhood education more accessible, relevant, and personal. Experience a variety of curriculum-focused apps that engage students and personalize learning. See how MultiTouch books provide a more interactive reading experience for young learners. Learn how educators can use free resources from the iTunes U catalog to deliver an array of curriculum content. Explore creativity tools on iPad that let students share knowledge in compelling new ways. Learn how you can personalize content for early learners. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how digital learning experiences are revolutionizing early childhood education.
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Everyone Can Code for Secondary Learners Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds—a free app for iPad for first-time coders with fun and interactive lessons— and explore the accompanying teacher guides. You’ll also find out about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college on Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
Room: Eton Word Study - Make it Fun - And why it matters... Sharon Mcalevy, Pearson Come for this hands-on research-based session focused on Word Study to develop morphological awareness that leads to instruction in phonics, spelling, and vocabulary. Crucial to a student's development of this awareness is a multi-modal approach to learning in the early primary classroom. We will discuss the research behind Word Study, how students learn morphological awareness via hands-on experiences, and how these experiences build a solid foundation for fluency in reading, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Participants will also learn practical activities to solidify this learning for students in the elementary classroom as an extension of any core reading program. First 30 participants will receive a copy of the New Words Their Way Professional Development Book.
Room: Oxford Academics Plus Period (A+) Christine McNeil, Tony Caricari, and Treva Hammond, Fort Mill Middle School As middle level educators, we are always in need of more time. Time for remediation. Time for enrichment. Time for making up missed assignments. Time for character education. Time for literacy. Time for clubs. Join us to learn how Fort Mill Middle School uses a period we call Academics Plus to make time for strengthening academics, building character, enhancing literacy, and promoting student engagement through school based clubs of choice.
Room: Winchester One Lunch: A Feast for Students and Faculty Gaye Driggers, Carolina Forest High School When Carolina Forest High School, a school of over 2200 students, faced creating a 5th lunch period, Principal Gaye Driggers and her school did what everyone said could never happen and would never work in the one of the state's largest schools. With student and faculty suggestions and ideas, the administration devised the perfect plan to have one lunch period of 40 minutes. Retention dropped as tutoring and makeup sessions for attendance or missed tests kept students up with their learning and classwork; collaborative planning sessions with teachers became the lunchtime norm; pickup Frisbee, basketball, and outdoor volleyball matches began; students vied for Golden Tickets to Power Lunch motivational speakers and community sponsored programs; and clubs flourished as bus-riders could attend midday meetings. Come hear and see what happened when one school's "outside the box" vision redefined their school's successes.
Room: Hampton Redefining Student Achievement in a Flexible Schedule Luke Clamp and Julie Painter, River Bluff High School Join leaders from River Bluff High School as they share their story and process for establishing one of the biggest flexible modular scheduled schools in the country. During this session the team will discuss their student outcomes, impact on teachers, and lessons learned over the last three years of flex mod implementation.
Room: Somerset Behavioral Education Supports & Training (B.E.S.T.): A Comprehensive Multi-tiered Behavioral Support Model
that was designed to promote social and emotional development and decrease suspensions and expulsions. The model was piloted in 4 schools in Richland School District Two during the 2015-2016 school year, with measurable success, and is currently being implemented in additional schools at the elementary, middle, high school, and alternative school settings. The model embeds evidencedbased strategies for students, school staff, and parents, that are student specific, culturally responsive, and restorative.
Room: Windsor A Transforming Today's Special Education Classroom through Engagement and Empowerment Kelly Wulf and Pam Hubler, Berkeley County Schools Using the characteristics of an Innovator's Mindset, participants will be able to experience the transformation of the traditional special education classroom setting to one that emphasizes students as co-learners and active participant in the learning process in a 21st century special education classroom.
Room: Windsor B Building the â€œCaseâ€? for Inquiry-Based Learning Amy McCoy, Anderson School District Five; Frances Devoe, T. L. Hanna High School; and Elinor Lister, Glenview Middle School Join us as we share strategies for increasing and sustaining inquiry-based learning through project-based and problem-based learning. Hear ideas on building a case for incorporating inquiry-based learning into your classrooms as we share benefits to student learning and ideas for overcoming the challenges. We will discuss our long-term plans for increasing the use of the strategies throughout our schools/district and sustaining this work for years to come by building capacity through teacher-leaders.
Kimberly Hutcherson, April Shell, Cleveland Smith and Dinah Taylor, Richland School District Two B.E.S.T.(Behavioral Education Supports & Training) is a Multi-tiered comprehensive model
Room: Kensington A Family Engagement: A New Focus
teachers, answer questions relating to this topic, and encouragement to take action.
Ellen Hamilton, Jamie Stokes and Judy Holmes, Manning Early Childhood Center
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building
Manning Early Childhood Center developed a goal-oriented systematic approach to family engagement focusing on academics aligned with the school's improvement plan. Instead of traditional report cards and parent-teacher conferences, the school used standard based report cards and implemented Academic Parent -Teacher Teams.
Room: Kensington B Gaining Momentum: How To Personalize Professional Development Darah Huffman, Anna Morrison, Pam Powell and Stacy Holcombe, Mauldin High School Join us to explore a personalized professional development model that was designed to model student-centered learning for teachers, to increase teacher engagement in the PD process, and to reward teachers for their involvement. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their own ideas.
Room: Kensington C Protect the Student and the Students that Come Forward in a Bullying Situation
Planning for Changes to Expanded ADEPT and PADEPP Evaluation in your Context Lilla Toal-Mandsager and Claire Murray, SC Department of Education This session will support school and district leaders to transition to the new teacher and principal evaluation tools. We will include information on new state guidelines, trainings offered in 2017-2018, and resources for transition planning and communication. There will be time for feedback and questions about your own local transition plans.
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Google Apps for Administrators Derek Berry, Kershaw County Schools Are you looking for help with Google Apps, but everywhere you look is help for classroom teachers? What about administrators? Come learn how to make Google work for you as a school administrator. Learn the tricks that make you more productive and save you time.
Room: Lands Ends, Brighton Building Setting Your School Up for Success with Collaboration and Integration
Famon Whitfield, III and Shannon Berry, Gordon Elementary School
Wanda Carroll-Williams and Rachel Damme, Joseph R. Pye Elementary
Often times when students are being bullied, the student themselves or other students that witness the incident will not come forward because of retaliation. They may also fear that the other students will know that they were the ones that told and be labeled a â€œsnitchâ€?. Learn practical strategies to help students maintain their privacy and do what is right when someone is being bullied.
Developing school structures that promote collaborative conversations among faculty and staff are key to developing 21st century learners and leaders. As a 2016-17 Partnerships in 21st Century Learning Exemplar School, Joseph R. Pye Elementary has found strategies and structures that create a learning environment in which all students have opportunities to develop skills in the 4Cs through STE(A)M integration. Join us for a discussion about the implementation plan used at JPES that allowed the school to earn national recognition after being open only 6 years. In this session, we will share strategies and structures that have been put in place as well as ask for participants to discuss what they have found to work at their schools or districts.
Room: Palladium A, Brighton Building No Margin For Error: Saving our Schools from Borderline Teachers Mason Gary, Greenville County Schools This session will equip participants with strategies to deal with poor performing
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Room: Eton Changing Leadership Better Outcomes
Flippen Group Who are the educational leaders impacting education outcomes in your schools? Everyone who influences a child! For the outcomes to be desirable, it is important to create the RIGHT school culture. Through supporting research, literature and brain science, learn why and how schools can transform their cultures, create high performance and multiply leadership capacity. Dr. Holt will explain how an explicit socioemotional technique driven model process can build high performance into every classroom, regardless of the demographics.
Room: Oxford Perspective is Everything… TE21 How do teachers know what students know? How do they get a clear indication of a student’s mastery of grade-level standards? The key to knowing is valid and reliable data. TE21’s CASE Benchmark Assessments mirror the SC state blueprint and format. CASE reports have a 95+% predictability rate and provide invaluable data available 48 hours after answer documents are received. Come to our session and learn how your teachers will see real opportunities for instructional improvement that will help students succeed. Also come experience zSpace, Real World Virtual Reality—interactive, highly engaging educational technology and BrightFish Learning reading intervention.
Room: Winchester Employer's Choice: Soft Skills
Microburst Learning Employers are asking for employees to have and demonstrate basic EmployABILITY Soft Skills. Microburst Learning, after 30 years of
delivering soft skills training for organizations on a global basis, has developed a 4-step turn-key certification system for developing students’ soft skills. Our EmployABILITY Soft Skills program has been directly reengineered from the business world to the world of education. Materials have been vetted in middle and high school classrooms and by teachers and counselors. The materials taught are tied directly to the standards identified in business classes. Our program has been proven to change students’ behaviors.
Room: Hampton Word Study - Make it Fun - And why it matters... Pearson Come for this hands-on research-based session focused on Word Study to develop morphological awareness that leads to instruction in phonics, spelling, and vocabulary. Crucial to a student's development of this awareness is a multi-modal approach to learning in the early primary classroom. We will discuss the research behind Word Study, how students learn morphological awareness via hands-on experiences, and how these experiences build a solid foundation for fluency in reading, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Participants will also learn practical activities to solidify this learning for students in the elementary classroom as an extension of any core reading program. All participants will receive a Words Their Way introductory classroom kit.
Room: Somerset Differentiated Instruction to meet the needs of SC READY Achieve3000 In this session, you will be introduced to Achieve3000 and see how they are partnering to make great gains with S.C. schools. Achieve3000® provides the only patented, cloud-based solutions that deliver daily differentiated instruction for nonfiction reading and writing that’s precisely tailored to each student’s Lexile® reading level. Learn how our platform of solutions can help all students from PreK-12th grade accelerate literacy growth
across the content areas. Also, in this session you will understand how we have customized our SC EDITION to empower students and teachers to better prepare for high stakes tests. Students and teachers enjoy our fresh weekly content provided by the Associated Press and Time Magazine. Achieve3000 also offers a rich bank of over 11,000 archived lessons available to teachers. Our partnership with NWEA also gives schools the ability to upload NWEA MAP data files and differentiate lessons with our MAP INFORMED LEARNING PATHS. These paths are created to address skill gaps identified in the MAP test students in SC take yearly. Come hear the many ways Achieve3000 would like to partner with your school or district for real measurable student gains!
Room: Windsor A Dealing with Your Aging Video Infrastructure & “Lets StreamVu It”! Edco A brief overview of StreamVu, the most advanced, hybrid media management and delivery technolgy for video streaming to both on and off campus will be shared. Designed for Education, it offers live streaming, unified IPTV delivery and management and automatic backup with cloud redundancy are just some of StreamVu’s capabilities.
Room: Windsor B Are You Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse?
Room: Kensington A Identify-Connect-complete: Predictive Analytics to Impact Student Trajectory BrightBytes Every school has students that would benefit from extra support, and effectively identifying and communicating who those students are can save your school leaders time and resources. Many districts employ a threshold-based early warning model which typically identifies risk in 8th or 9th grade, frequently far too late in the student’s trajectory to make significant change. Instead, Dr. Jennifer Coleman of Richland 01 is leveraging a "next generation" platform that utilizes research-based predictive analytics, allowing her to highlight and prioritize students needing the most support. Hear Dr. Coleman share the positive results of this program, and why communicating the data to a network of administrators, counselors, school psychologists and instructional coaches is so important.
Room: Kensington B Take Ownership of your Accountability Plan to Drive Evidence Based Improvement Scantron, Web-Based Services Join us to learn how Scantron Analytics connects disparate data sources and offers high-speed exploration of student performance data to accurately model the multidimensional nature of students and school programs.
Explore Learning Join us to find out what, when, how and why! Science, Literacy, Safety discussions will help support your understanding of why the total solar eclipse event on August 21, 2017, is such a rare treat for South Carolinians. Online interactive eclipse simulations will be incorporated into the session for hands-on fun while learning about the differences between a lunar and a solar eclipse, a total vs partial eclipse, penumbra versus umbra, why solar glasses and more! All participants will receive access to Gizmos online simulations to share with teachers and family and a pair of solar glasses!
Room: Kensington C Faster Higher More! Accelerating the Reading Ability of Your Chronically Failing Students Failure Free Learning All reading programs work, but not for all staudents. This is especially true for your most struggling students. Come here exciting research on what needs to be done.
Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Room: Lands Ends, Brighton Building
Challenges and Opportunities for UnderResourced Readers: Why Poverty Matters and What Schools Must Do
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.
Tammy Pawloski, Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty Life with limited key resources can impact development, but teachers and schools can matter more! Learn how to reframe challenges faced in highpoverty schools as opportunities for uncovering oftenhidden potential. Take away strategies that engage the brain, empower the learner, and change the outcomes.
100 Voices Strong - Closing the Achievement Gap for African American Males N'kia Campbell, Christine Robinson, Ashley Hutchison and Brooke Rowe, Beaufort County Schools
The Nuts & Bolts of Guided Reading Katrina Clavon and Nickia Burks, Marion Intermediate School
Relationships Matter Rhonda Gregory, Honea Path Middle School
Everyone Communicates. Few Connect. How our implementation of connection practices made THE difference. Candace Lane, Blackwater Middle School and Wynn Godbold, Bee Sharp
Keep It 100: An Authentic Approach to Servant Leadership at Whale Branch Middle School Freddie Lawton and Heather Bundy, Whale Branch Middle School
The STEM Continuum - Where is your school? Elliott Southard, Mount Lebanon Elementary School
Unmask the Super Hero in You Toni Chewning and Elizabeth Gressette, Palmetto State Teachers Association
Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Room: Eton Lead Higher - Creating an Environment that Cultivates High Achievement Charlotte McDavid, Anderson District 4 and Brian Couch, Pendleton High School Our commitment to equity in education extends to the most rigorous course offerings. We have committed to ensure that diversity is fully reflected at the highest academic levels through the the nationally acclaimed, Lead Higher collaborative. We will share our strategies to involve all stakeholders in increasing participation and performance of student of color and poverty in Advanced Placement programs.
Room: Oxford Offering Breakthroughs for Homelessness: "The Filling Station" Jacqueline Inabinette, Orangeburg Consolidated School (in memory of Jacqueline “Cindy” Clark) Are you aware of homelessness in your district? How is homelessness impacting student achievement in your classrooms, schools, and district? Awareness is your first step in identifying and addressing your challenges to meet the needs of this sometimes invisible population. Discover how to identify homeless students and accommodate the whole child. Learn about creative ways to engage community members and organizations, faithbased partners, and local and national business partners to rally, donate, serve, and fulfill a variety of needs. The “Filling Station” is a unique and creative solution to ensure academic and intellectual excellence preparing homeless students for college and career pathways. Session participants will be engaged in a hands-on homeless experience. Small changes can make a huge difference!
Room: Winchester Best Practices for a One-to-One Technology Initiative Modeled in the Classroom Lori Gwinn, Pickens County Schools and Patrick Sobak, Classworks Do your teachers spend time searching for instruction to use on iPads, Chromebooks, or other devices? With one-to-one initiatives in place, teachers are asked to incorporate technology into daily classroom learning. Simultaneously, they need to build lesson plans that meet today’s rigorous standards. Hear from South Carolina district leaders in action using standards-aligned, differentiated reading lessons with their one-to-one technology to prepare students for the more challenging demands of today’s college and careers.
Room: Hampton 3ML's =Minority Millennial Male Leaders Corey Collington, Brewer Middle School; Johnathan Graves, Greenwood School District 50 District Office; Farrell Thomas, G. Frank Russell Technology Center; and Carlos Littlejohn, Rice Elementary School School leaders and educators face many challenges as they constantly try to keep up with technology, social media, and trends that empower today's students. Educators must be willing to become innovative and creative especially when it comes to impacting the lives of a traditionally low-performing subgroup such as African-American males. This session will explore the keys to becoming a positive role model in the lives of African-American males in schools and the community. Participants will receive insider tips from the "Minority Millennial Men" of Greenwood School District 50 on how they are preparing African-American males to become college and career ready!
Room: Windsor A Does ALL Really Mean ALL? Emmylou Todd, Lexington School District Two; Dr. Dixon Brooks, Cyril B/ Busbee Creative Arts Academy; and Mary Brooks, Congaree Wood Early Childhood Center Every kid wins when special education students are a true part of the school environment. Equitable learning environments mean that all of our students get our best. How do you include students with disabilities throughout your school, in your classes, or in extracurricular activities? Learn strategies to make these students vital members of your school community, as well as how to get your general education teachers and students to embrace their differences.
Room: Windsor B Building a Better Graduate... Implementing a Character Development Program Joseph Foster and Eric Williams, Wade Room: Hampton High School Having a solid academic base is not enough. To truly build a better South Carolina graduate, we need to develop our students' interpersonal skills and character. This session will review the implementation of a high school character development initiative. Starting from its roots in a small advisory committee, we will discuss its growth and transition into a successful schoolwide character development program. We will also discuss the logistics, incentives, best practices, and lessons learned.
Room: Kensington A Putting the Systemic Pieces Together; Building a Unified and Comprehensive System of Supports Shawn Hagerty, Cornelius Leach and Robin Mixon, Sumter County Schools How do schools address the challenges of improving students outcomes, particularly for children of poverty, while also implementing multiple state and federal mandates and initiatives. This session will describe the work of Sumter County, SC, in using the collaborative design of a Learning Supports Framework to
apply their Multi-Tiered System of Supports. In doing so, Sumter has created a unified culture from the ground up. By eliminating the fragmentation between programs, practices, and people, Sumter County made progressive changes in their leadership decisions. The result is improved achievement growth, graduation rates, and family-community relationships. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of how their schools and districts can build a unified system, select and apply high impact strategies, and mobilize people and resources to ensure an impact on learning. This session offers highimpact, next-day ideas, and will motivate participants to begin, implement, and sustain a unified culture of hope.
Room: Kensington B MIND MATTERS: Changing the culture of mental health for our children Trish Beason, Spartanburg District One and Deana Rollins, O P Earle Elementary School In this presentation, common mental health and brain based disorders in children and youth will be discussed. Participants will learn what these disorders look like in children as well as be given student lessons (for elementary, middle, and high school) to help educate and reduce negative stigma in schools, age appropriate book lists, parent resources, and a list of accommodations for these disorders. Additional discussion will include how student's ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) score directly affects student behavior on a daily basis. Room: Kensington C
Center for Executive Education Leadership (CEEL): Leadership Development for Assistant Principals Liz Michael, SCASA and James Ann Sheley, Richland District Two Assistant Principals are in the foundational leadership pipeline role in education. Various skills and abilities are needed to be effective as they grow in this leadership role - enthusiasm, having a vision, problem-solving, promoting teamwork, and delegating tasks are all necessary for leadership, but may not come naturally to everyone. And when a leader is not
effective, it affects the organization as a whole. The primary goal of the Center for Executive Education Leadership (CEEL) is to develop high-quality school and school district leaders who will ensure the success of every student in every school and district in South Carolina. This session will describe the program design components, participant tiers, and information on the upcoming fall development options for assistant principals. Room: Palladium A, Brighton Building Leveraging Collective Leadership Libby Ortmann, SC Department of Education In order for schools to provide learning experiences that students need to attain worldclass skills and knowledge, teachers and administrators must model leadership, learning, and collaboration. This awareness session will share the SCDE framework focused on teacher and administrative (collective) leadership. While these practices may seem innovative today, a culture of collective leadership must become the new norm for our student's experiences to live up to the Profile of the S.C. Graduate. The Office of School Leadership will provide details about our pilot for 2017-18 and the vision for collective leadership in South Carolina.
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Glowing and Growing: Shedding Light on One School's Growth Mindset Journey Rene Harris, Rose Stephens and Tammy Masopust, Beech Hill Elementary School Learn how Beech Hill Elementary, a 2012 Palmettoâ€™s Finest School, navigated Carol Dweckâ€™s research- based precepts of growth mindset. Leave this session understanding how to put theory into action; motivating learners of all ages to enhance their grit, tenacity, and perseverance. Participants will examine concrete examples and tools to begin their own growth-mindset adventure.
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building Working Session: SC Teaching Standards Certification Exam Lilla Toal-Mandsager and Claire Murray, SC Department of Education Bring your own device and headphones; this is a chance to study for or take the first part of the new SC Teaching Standards Rubric Certification exam with an SCDE coach in the room. Make the time and space you need to complete this requirement. Feel free to bring your training handbook as the exam is open book. Retrieving and testing your http://www.scadeptsupport.org login before the session is recommended.
Monday, June 19, 2017 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Room: Eton Understanding Your State Retirement
learned in preparing our students for a lifetime of career opportunities.
Room: Hampton We put the TEAM in STEAM! Hope Bass, La France Elementary School
Donny Brown and Tim Smith, Horace Mann Local Horace Mann agents have been helping educators understand and plan for retirement since 1945. Come and spend a few minutes to find out how to get started or to have your questions answered on this important topic.
Room: Oxford The Link Between Early Literacy and Grade 3 Reading Achievement: Building Success Through Comprehensive Literacy Linda Koons, Scholastic Education and Ansel Sanders, Public Education Partners This session will highlight the components of Comprehensive Literacy and how schools can achieve greater results using the approach. Beginning with research about the critical relationship between early literacy experiences and future academic performance, participants will take away key findings that will drive yearlong student learning. Greenville County Schools will share results from their summer reading program as an example of what can be accomplished.
Room: Winchester Focus on Career: The Paths and the Promise Maureen Tiller, Clinton High School; Brenda Mack-Foxworth and Marlon Thomas, Ridge View High School; Mike Young, Westwood High School; Sonya Bryant, Laurens District 55 High School Through Youth Career Connect(YCC), the United States Department of Labor funded four high schools and three districts under the Carolina Alliance for Technology. Our purpose is to develop partnerships with higher education and IT/Engineering companies to develop courses of study and apprenticeship models that place our students closer to the workplace. As we enter year four, let us share the lessons
Find out how La France Elementary School transformed our school into an arts integrated school with no state funding. Through strong commitments from staff and community members, a year-long study through the Kennedy Center learning how to integrate the arts, and lots of trial and error our La France students have shown growth in student achievement even as our poverty index continues to increase.
Room: Somerset Document? Develop? Dismiss? Chan Anderson, Chesterfield County School District At the top of the long list of priorities and responsibilities that principals shoulder each day, stands the expectation of providing a quality educational program for all students. In order to successfully meet and exceed this expectation, the principal must have a competent staff. Managing and evaluating employee performance is an ongoing process that includes documenting employees, developing employees and when necessary, recommending employees for dismissal. This session will enlighten and equip principals with strategies that will support this process.
Room: Windsor A Mental Health, Social Media, and BIPs and FBAs: A Spectrum of Special Education Considerations Andrea White, Esq. and Sara Morris, White & Story, LLC This session will discuss the legal implications of mental health under IDEA; legal Issues involving social media and cell phones; what administrators and teachers should know about students with disabilities; as well as FBA's and BIP's.
Room: Windsor B
Grading Character: What's the Story? Bill Coon, Natalie Smith, Kai Brailey, and Kyle Meetze, Meadow Glen Middle School Learn more about one school's journey for developing and implementing Habits of Scholarship in a middle level environment. Participants will see examples of Habits report cards, work samples from groups, and student reflection documents. Participants will also see how Habits are taught and addressed in the classroom setting. Finally, participants will be involved in a question and answer session with a student panel about the effects of the Habits of Scholarship on their social, emotional, and academic development. This will be a "get up and go" session using protocols to engage in the work.
Room: Kensington A Building Soft Skills through Essential Expectations: Come Into Our House! Jamie Thompkins, Carla Brandon, Maurice Cobb, and Michael Russo, Kensington Elementary School Administrators and Teachers from Kensington Elementary School in Georgetown County share what goes on in their House! In order to meet the growing need of developing soft skills in students, these educators share best practices they are using across the school. With the creation of student leadership teams, a morning show, and essential expectations, they will share how they are a work in progress and how they continue to develop the soft skills that are necessary for teachers to effectively teach each day.
Room: Kensington B All Students Matter: Challenging Perceptions to Help Students Achieve Kimberly Mack, South Florence High School; Craig Washington, Southside Middle School; and Felix Jordan, South Florence High School The achievement gap between white and nonwhite students continues to point out disparities and inequities for students of color. Through professional development, targeted student interventions and relationship-building, Southside Middle School and South Florence
High School have worked deliberately to ensure that all students are supported to experience success in the educational setting. We encourage you to participate in this interactive session on strategies that work to help reduce the achievement gap and empower your teachers to work effectively with all students.
Room: Kensington C "A Hero or a Goat? It Depends on Your Decision Making Skills" Walter Hart, Winthrop University and Mary Martin, Winthrop University Educational leaders are confronted with an array of difficult decisions on a regular basis. Being able to make reasoned, rationale decisions can make the difference in whether a leader becomes a "hero" or a "goat." This session will focus on reflective strategies that can be used to enhance the likelihood of making effective, quality decisions. Emphasis will be placed on avoiding common pitfalls associated with bad decisions.
Room: Palladium A, Brighton Building How to Build Your School or Districtâ€™s Instructional Leadership Capacity through Leadership Coaching Lynn Cary, Newberry County Schools; Marcie Enlow, Saluda Elementary School; Brenda Romines, Clinton Middle School Beth Brooks, Newberry County Schools; Katrina Singletary, Newberry County Schools; and Carol Anne Barnes, Laurens District 56 How do you continue to increase the capacity of your school or districtâ€™s leaders? Cultivating a leadership pipeline and providing meaningful professional development for experienced leaders presents particular challenges, especially to rural school districts. In this interactive presentation, experienced leaders from Newberry, Laurens 56, and Saluda will share experiences as coaches in a cross-district leadership development initiative. We discuss how coaching requires unique skills that build on and complement our existing leadership skills, and we will share how our work in coaching emerging leaders from other school districts adds to overall instructional leadership within the broader multi-district region (and how
our own learning translates into benefits within our schools and districts). We will share practical tools, including basic coaching question stems and strategies to use during difficult conversations. We will also address logistical challenges and requirements and provide tools to support the development and work of leadership coaches.
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building Instructional Leadership: Coaching Teachers with the New ADEPT Observation Rubric Lilla Toal-Mandsager and Claire Murray, SC Department of Education The quality of feedback we give teachers has a direct impact on student learning. This session will offer you models of strong coaching as well as the opportunity to practice giving teachers feedback using the new SC Teaching Standards rubric.
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Growing and Developing Great School Leaders Jennifer Thomas, Hollywood Elementary School; Holly Brazell, Saluda Elementary School; and Sarah Deloach, Saluda Elementary School This innovative and participant-centered session will offer insight into how eight rural school districts used relevant practices to grow, develop, and build capacity in their school and district leaders for school improvement. In this interactive session, 13 principals, assistant principals, and instructional coaches will share their experiences and learning from their â€œLeadership Learning Communityâ€? and how utilizing research-based protocols and practices developed the capacities of school leaders. We will share how a combination of group collaboration and leadership coaching helped to grow our own leadership as well as take an in depth look at how school leaders used data to lead school improvement efforts, which in turn created a culture that supports teaching and learning.
Tuesday, June 20 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Early Career Principal Breakfast (ticketed event) 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Education Sessions Game Changer Session 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Education Sessions Game Changer Session 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Focus on Exhibits 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Education Sessions 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Education Sessions Game Changer Session
Game Changer Session 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kensington AB, Embassy Suites
Ernest Morrell Powerful Teaching, Powerful Schools; Engaging Youth in the Digital Age Ernest Morrell will offer a powerful vision for the future of urban education. He will present his comprehensive, community-based model that he and his colleagues have been developing over the past two decades. He will show how a strategic focus on school culture, powerful teaching, youth engagement, parent partnerships, and social supports has delivered sustained academic excellence to city schools throughout the country.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Education Sessions 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Personnel Affiliate Meeting Secondary Affiliate Meeting
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Room: Eton Orchestrating Mathematical Discourse to Enhance Student Learning with College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics Kim Hill, Curriculum Associates Learn how to create successful classroom environments where every student participates in rigorous discussions. Attendees will be provided questions and conversation starters to provide a way to engage all students in meaningful mathematical conversations to help them initiate and deepen conversations with partners, small groups or the whole class.
Room: Oxford Dorchester School District 2 â€“ Transforming Teaching and Learning for 21st Century Learners Through Engaging Game-based Technology
Room: Winchester Oh, The Places You Will Go With Arts Integration Cindy Pridgen, Woodland Heights Elementary School Oh The Places You will Go With Arts Integration gives the participants practical examples of how content standards can be integrated with the Arts standards to create higher order thinking and high student engagement lessons. The integration lessons foster life/career skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, synthesizing information and communication. Students sing, rap, dramatize, create and present new learned knowledge through a project based learning approach assuring higher interest, involvement and understanding. Arts Integration helps teachers and students map a course to amazing success.
Room: Hampton Providing High-Quality Learning Experiences to Ensure College- and Career-Readiness in Rural Schools
Joseph Pye and Glenn Huggins, Dorchester School District Two
Abbey Duggins and Robert Etheredge, Saluda High School
Students across South Carolina are achieving success with Read to Succeed at lightning speed with research-based, language and literacy instructional software for all student's Pre-K - 6th grade. Join Superintendent Joseph Pye and Assistant Superintendent Glenn Huggins as they share how students in Dorchester School District 2 are transforming teaching and learning through engaging gamebased technology that quickly identifies students who need intervention and provides instruction and support in alignment with Read to Succeed, resulting in the closing of the achievement gap and equipping students for life-long success!
Using the Profile of the SC Graduate as an anchor for its work, Saluda High School (SHS) has worked hard to ensure that the 600 students it serves have access to quality academic and extracurricular programs, innovative technology and instructional materials, and top-notch, dedicated teachers. Despite its rural location and a poverty index of 70%, SHS has found resourceful ways to ensure that each student has numerous experiences that ready him or her for life after high school. In this presentation, SHS administrators share the ways they bring quality programs and experiences to the students they serve. Participants will leave the session with the inspiration and strategies necessary to enhance the educational experience of students in their schools.
Room: Somerset What Do I Look For in a Text Dependent Analysis Lesson? Lori Gwinn, Pickens County Schools In January 2016, the idea of TDAs surfaced in preparation for the first administration of SC Ready. In the fall of 2016, SC educators learned that the English 1 End of Course Exam will now have a TDA task. As an administrator, what are the important elements you should look for when you're visiting a classroom where a lesson focused on TDA reading and writing is taking place? How can your school improve TDA reading and writing in all content areas? What are secondary students in Pickens County Schools doing to improve their writing and reading so that they're demonstrating college and career readiness through TDAs?
Room: Windsor A Student-Led IEP's: Promoting SelfAdvocacy & Self-Esteem Nancy Turner, York District Three
Room: Windsor C Center for Executive Education Leadership (CEEL): What It Is and How to Get Involved Liz Michael, SCASA and Christina Melton, Lexington-Richland District 5 In response to a critical shortage in the educational leadership pipeline in South Carolina, SCASA partnered with the South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership (SCFEL) in 2015 to launch the Center for Executive Education Leadership (CEEL). Its primary goal is to develop high-quality school and school district leaders who will ensure the success of every student in every school and district in South Carolina. This session will describe the program design components, participant tiers, and information on the upcoming fall development options for current and aspiring leaders at every level.
Room: Kensington C Optimizing Difficult Conversations Patrick Jarrett, Mauldin High School
Student-Led IEP's promote self-advocacy and self-determination skills by encouraging students with disabilities to become an active participant in developing, participating and implementing their IEP. Student-Led IEP's will transform student involvement in the IEP process encouraging independence and productivity as they transition to adulthood.
Room: Windsor B Educating School Leaders on Drug Testing Basics
For a leader, difficult conversations are inevitable. How one handles those conversations affects the culture and perception of their school/organization and is a gauge of a oneâ€™s leadership capacity and effectiveness. This session provides practical strategies supported by empirical and anecdotal evidence - which will help participants maximize their effectiveness and influence within difficult conversations.
Connie Graham, Kershaw County Schools
Room: Palladium A, Brighton Building #followtheleader
The US Department of Transportation has very clear laws and guidelines for drug testing. This session will review terminology, expectations, procedures, and the "do's" and "don'ts" for educating administrators and employees of the processes that are necessary for full compliance with the law.
Gregory Harrison, Cortney Gehrke, and Greg Johnson, Darlington High School In this session, the Darlington High School Administrative team will discuss innovative approaches that model effective communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. #flippedfacultymeeting #flippedplcs #itsintheblog #tweetit #paperless #model21stcenturyskills #TodayatDarlingtonHighSchool
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building Diploma Pathways Sheila Quinn, SC Department of Education In the past, the South Carolina diploma has represented 120 seat hours across a minimum of 24 specified courses. New diploma pathways legislation will provide our state with opportunities to explore the question, What could the South Carolina diploma mean for students? Beginning with the 2018-19 freshman class, South Carolina will introduce personal pathways to a diploma which includes aligning course opportunities across all subjects to post-secondary goals, augmenting course options (including courses for students with special needs), maximizing work-based learning and internships, incentivizing students to earn "Seals of Distinction" around the areas of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate, and developing a new State Employability Credential for students not on a diploma track. This presentation will provide an initial overview of the project and explain the developmental work the SCDE will be engaging high schools stakeholders in during the 2017-18 school year to prepare for implementation. This presentation will also highlight how changes in the Uniform Grading Policy promote greater flexibility for high school grading practices and expanded opportunities for a seamless transition to post-secondary options.
Room: Lands End, Brighton Building How to Navigate the Legal Issues that Arise when Students Engage in Student Expression or Potentially Disruptive Conduct Kathy Mahoney, Vernie Williams, and Dwayne Mazyck, Halligan, Mahoney & Williams, P.A. This session will identify the legal issues that administrators need to be aware of when students engage in student expression or potentially disruptive conduct, either in the school or through the use of social media or technology, and provide administrators with practical guidance for handling such matters.
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Get Job Search Ready in 5 Easy Steps Katie Huckett, Boxwood Career Solutions Explore the new SCASA Career Center and find out how to create your own personal brand that will showcase your qualifications.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Game Changer Session 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Kensington AB, Embassy Suites Room: Somerset Instant Ideas
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.
It Goes Beyond the Classroom! Crossing the Generational Divide For the first time in history, four generations are working side by side—and a fifth generation is on the way. Each generation brings different strengths, values and communication styles to the workplace. These differences can be challenging or a strategic opportunity depending on how industry leaders respond. In Crossing the Generational Divide, Matt Beaudreau entertainingly reveals each generation’s workplace mindset and strengths. He shares surprising statistics, laugh-out-loud stories, and frontline-tested strategies that quickly drive results across generations. Attendees are guaranteed to leave motivated to act with ready-to-use tools they can apply immediately.
Pasquail Bates, Felicia Robinson, Jefferson, Westwood High School
Expand Your Walls: Building an Advanced Placement Academy in Your High School Toni McDowell, Carolina Forest High School
A Team Approach to Increasing Graduation Rates
Kreshella Goodman, Shenequa Coles, Christina Freeman, and Keicha Barnes, Columbia High School
First Steps to Personalized Learning Rhonda Gregory, Honea Path Middle School
Three-Part Intervention for Enhancing the Success of At-Risk Middle School Students Dan Boudah, East Carolina University; Denise Wooten, Cherokee County School District; Shamona Fernanders, Cherokee County School District; Gloria Sherman, Cherokee County School District
doors that shaped our own lives, we will work together to develop practical strategies to help us build more inclusive libraries and diverse literacy experiences for all children.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Room: Eton Minding the Literacy Gap; Instructional Theories and Practices that Support Read to Succeed Principles Karen Ingram, iStation While working to close the literacy gap, we must make efforts to close the gap between innovative instructional practices and the theories that support them. Participants will experience specific intervention lessons and match them to theoretical frameworks.
Room: Oxford Assessing NONcognitive Skills....Why? How? So What? Laura Koskela, Technology
Carolina Alliance for Technology is an innovative program funded by the US Department of Labor's Youth Career Connect initiative. Through our unique relationship with ProExam's Tessera, who has announced a merger with ACT in 2018, we seek to measure non-cognitive skills that would direct curriculum and inform the instructional needs of individual students as well as groups of students. This information would enhance our discussion of grit, teamwork, responsibility, determination, curiosity, and leadership. Ultimately, with this new knowledge, we may better prepare our students for the transition to college and career.
Room: Winchester Mirrors, Windows and Sliding Doors: A Framework for Building Diverse Libraries
Room: Hampton Business Partnerships 2.0 - Authentic Learning Experiences Jason Warren, Greenville Senior High School and Andy Hooker, Hughes Academy Middle School Real-world application is often demanded by administrators and desired by students, but true authentic experiences can seem difficult for schools to provide on their own. By partnering with your local community things like a studentmanaged credit union in the school or students creating prosthetic limbs in class for real people can become a reality in our schools. These experiences can happen with little burden on the school financially or otherwise and provide the opportunity for students to learn more than just the basics. Students gain better soft-skills, increase career readiness and become better graduates.
Room: Windsor A MSFS – IDEA Settlement & Targeted Spending John Payne, SC Department of Education The USED and SCDE settled a dispute over whether the state met its financial obligations under IDEA. This settlement results in $50 million flowing to districts for students with special needs; failure to follow the settlement could result in a permanent reduction of the state’s IDEA allocation. What do school leaders need to know?
Tonya Leslie, Scholastic Education
Room: Windsor B GBE, SLO, Classroom Observations.....
In this session, we will talk about what it means to build diverse libraries and use the frame of “mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors” to help frame the discussion. We will also explore Alfred Tatum’s idea of textual lineage that helps us to see independent reading as identity work in which we read to understand ourselves and others. As we explore the windows, mirrors, and
Do you have notebooks and sticky notes EVERYWHERE trying to keep up with it all? Doing so can become overwhelming with the other daily responsibility/demands of being an administrator. Come learn how one school district has found a way to manage it all using a customized electronic system.
Tanya Campbell, York District Three
Room: Windsor C Google for Education Presents: The Chromebook Advantage Affordable. Scalable. Simple. Drew Sidel and Sireesha Kalapala, Google for Education There are just a few of the reasons why Chromebooks are the number one device in education. Come learn what’s new with Chromebooks (Android apps on Chrome, the Adobe suite on Chrome, etc.) and see the power of Chrome in action.
Room: Kensington C Its Your Turn Now: The First Year Principal Experience Damon Officer, West Lee Elementary School; Lamont Moore, Bishopville Primary School; James Boone, Lee Central Middle School; and Jean Graddick, Lee Central High School and Angela Jacobs, Lower Lee Elementary School This presentation is for aspiring principals and will describe ways to prepare for year one as a principal. The presenters will also discuss acutal first year situations experienced during their first year on the job.
Room: Palladium A, Brighton Building Closing the Achievement Gap: Best Practices and Key Initiatives Jaime Hembree, Julie Ruff and Matthew Velasquez, Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School; Jeff Potts and Angie Rye, Lexington District 3 Find out how one elementary Title I and Focus school is closing the achievement gap by addressing the needs of the whole child through implementation of best practices in the classroom.
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building From Struggles to Success: The Support New Teachers Need Today Mary Martin University
teaching is hard, complex, and exhausting work. When reality sets in and challenges emerge, novice teachers need a support system that is solid and personalized to meet their needs. As school leaders we must be intentional in our efforts to assist new teachers, providing them with the camaraderie, collaboration, competence and confidence that they need for success. Together, we will look at authentic “case studies” to determine appropriate strategies that will make a positive impact quickly.
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Bridging the Belief Gap Jill Jett and Glenda Smith, South Aiken High School Power Hour, student contracts, and Supper Club are just a few of the innovative ideas addressed in this engaging session that takes a look at specific strategies, programs, and interventions designed to change mindsets and motivate faculty, staff, and students. The presenters will share a holistic approach to shifting school culture that empowers faculty, staff, and students through the use of best practices and research based approaches to preventing academic failures.
Room: Lands End, Brighton Building (REPEAT SESSION) How to Navigate the Legal Issues that Arise when Students Engage in Student Expression or Potentially Disruptive Conduct Kathy Mahoney, Vernie Williams, and Dwayne Mazyck, Halligan, Mahoney & Williams, P.A. This session will identify the legal issues that administrators need to be aware of when students engage in student expression or potentially disruptive conduct, either in the school or through the use of social media or technology, and provide administrators with practical guidance for handling such matters.
New teachers arrive at their first teaching positions energized, excited, and ready to make a difference in the lives of children. However,
logic model to answer: what action steps are needed to make our vision a reality?
Tuesday, June 20 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room: Eton Elementary Teacher Training in Algebra (ETTA) Joanna Stegall and Sherri Kennedy, Anderson University; Brenda Kelley, Anderson School District Five A pre-assessment of a district's elementary teachers' abilities in algebra showed weaknesses in algebra skills; likewise, the poorest mathematics performance of the elementary students in this district was algebra. Because background knowledge in algebra has been be linked to student performance (e.g., Vartuli, 2005 & Swars, Daane, Giesen, 2007) an SC Higher Education Improving Teacher Quality Grant (Elementary Teacher Training in Algebra, 2014-15) was awarded for the purpose of improving this district's elementary teachers' algebra knowledge. Anderson University education and mathematics' faculty, along with district leaders, partnered for a year with the goal of improving elementary teachers content knowledge in algebra through expert instruction and skill applications. By improving the teachers' knowledge of algebra, their instruction in algebra to their elementary students may become more effective. The critical features and outcomes of the work with the teachers will be shared, along with suggestions for training elementary teachers in mathematics. There will be time for Q & A.
Room: Oxford Is Your School STE(A)M Programmatic Assessment
Susie Teague, S2TEM Centers SC; Tom Peters, SC Coalition for Mathematics and Science This interactive session is designed to engage school and district leaders in assessing STE(A)M programs. Using Innovation Configuration Maps, participants will identify: 1) the existing state of STE(A)M programs and 2) ways in which STE(A)M programs support the school/district vision. Participants will use a
Room: Winchester One-to-One: No Access to the Internet, Now What? Nicole Thompson and Daniel Beels, Oakridge Middle School Your district has gone one-to-one with the expectation of the integration of technology. You are all on board; you love the idea; there's just one little problem: what do you do about your students that do not have access to the internet at home? How do you support your teachers in providing relevant project-based learning? Come join us to learn how to successfully make internet access an option for students at home without cost to the school. By joining forces with businesses, community leaders, and parents, you will be able to bring relevant 21st century learning to students beyond the classroom and completely transform the idea of education for these families and build working and meaningful relationships with the hard to reach parents.
Room: Hampton Is it Time to Clean out Your Closet? Erika Center, Briana Wright, and Katie Bailey, Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary School Do you have teachers hanging on to instructional practices that need to be trashed? These practices are very much like those old tennis shoes that you hang on to because they are comfortable, but truth of the matter is that it is time to dispose of them. The process for improving in any capacity is introspective in nature. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about finding the things that you need to improve and even the things you need to get rid of. Join Holly Springs-Motlow as we share how administration and coach have worked together to create a reflective environment.
Room: Somerset The Palmetto Profile: How We're Navigating the Unpaved Road to College and Career Readiness Robby Roach, Weston Scroggs, April Hays and Jason McCauley, Palmetto High School Strategies used as a public high school with a high poverty index strives to embrace the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. Presenters will share how this high school pursued partnerships with local industry to provide teachers and students with workforce accounts of world class knowledge, world class skills, and life and career characteristics.
Room: Windsor A Google Apps Can Make Your Life Easier Seth Young and Jessica Preisig, Wren High School See how teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors utilize Google Apps to streamline communication between students, parents, and school personnel. By creating a Student Info HQ, teachers are able to easily communicate about attendance, behavior (positive and negative), and academics. Google apps also is used to create student profiles which contain data about academics, student goals, attitudes toward school and other survey questions. These profiles are updated throughout the school year. Any faculty can benefit from how Google Apps can be used to ease communication and collect data.
Room: Windsor B Making the Most of DonorsChoose.org An Administrator's Perspective Damon Qualls, Robin Mill, and Hanna Sweatt, Berea Middle School More than 70% of all the public schools in America have at least one teacher who has created a project request on DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that allows teachers to create diverse projects and seek donors from across the globe. At the same time, the rise of crowdfunding has given birth to a number of for-profit websites that people can use to raise money for an educational need, where funds are deposited into the recipientâ€™s
personal bank account. That makes some superintendents uneasy, and several districts have forbidden their teachers from using any crowdfunding site at all. Presenter Damon Qualls will share his success and experiences with DonorsChoose.org, both as a teacher and school administrator. Participants will be assisted from a presenter who as a teacher has had over 127 fully funded grants, leading his former school to over $175,000 in funded proposals, which led to national recognition from Donors Choose board member and Late Show host Stephen Colbert. Now as an administrator, he has inspired teachers at his new school to earn over $50,000 in funding in less than two years. Attendees will receive proven tips and strategies on being fully funded. You literally canâ€™t afford not to come!
Room: Windsor C Using Video Creation in a 1 to 1 Environment to Foster Literacy Max Monroe, Pickens High School Many schools are now utilizing a 1 to 1 approach to technology to integrate technology into curriculum. Students are able to create videos that support literacy using a variety of free programs or apps. The process of creating these videos can be used to strengthen the literacy and writing skills of students. Apps and programs for a variety of devices will be highlighted.
Room: Kensington C World Changers at Work on School Culture Jeffrey Simpson, Pendleton Elementary School School culture has a powerful impact on teacher effectiveness and student achievement. This session will focus on how Pendleton Elementary School used a #worldchanger vision to impact student behavior and teacher morale. Students, teachers, and administrators commit to essentials that cause us to change ourselves before we can change the world. Students GROWL with character traits that lead to higher student engagement and responsibility for learning. We will share practical solutions and strategies to improve your school culture and change your world!
Room: Palladium A, Brighton Building Building and Sustaining Teacher Leadership Lauren Prochak, Margaret La Force, and Melanie Harris, Chapin Elementary School
Room: Lands End, Brighton Building Using Google Drive to Develop a Dedicated Landing Page for all Mandatory Trainings and other Important School Information Brendan Cafferty, Lexington Middle School
This session is designed to share how our school and district have intentionally built capacity through teacher leaders through the lens of Data Teams.
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building Here's Looking At You! Richard Adams II, Pelion Middle School Looking for new ways to recognize student achievement? How about student leaders? Have you ever thought about letting a student do that? Come find out how you can increase student leadership through a variety of roles and job opportunities. You'll be amazed at what "they" can do for you.
At the beginning of every school year, one of the most difficult tasks for administration is distributing information about mandatory trainings (i.e. blood borne pathogens, religion, handbook, etc.) as well as other important information to all the faculty and staff. Google Drive is a great resource for developing a landing page for your faculty and staff to locate this type of information. This training will explore the advantages of developing a training landing page and how to actually create one for your school.
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Empowering Educators and Students Through the Use of Culturally Relevant Teaching Jamilia Kenely and Jackie Jacobs, Kelly Mill Middle School To achieve our vision of striving to be a school of excellence in academics and character development and to maintain our distinction as an AVID National Demonstration School, Kelly Mill Middle School focuses on building postive relationships and providing rigourous, relevant and results-based leaning through using culturally relevant teaching strategies to empower our students and teachers. Culturally Relevant Teaching strategies trascend beyond the superficial elements of our cultures to gain insight into the deeper aspects of our cultures in order to make relevant connections for students and ensure that students are college and career ready.
Room: Winchester How and Why Phonics Reading Scores
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:30 p.m. â€“ 1:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Showcase Room: Eton Changing Leadership Better Outcomes
Flippen Group Who are the educational leaders impacting education outcomes in your schools? Everyone who influences a child! For the outcomes to be desirable, it is important to create the RIGHT school culture. Through supporting research, literature and brain science, learn why and how schools can transform their cultures, create high performance and multiply leadership capacity. Dr. Holt will explain how an explicit socioemotional technique driven model process can build high performance into every classroom, regardless of the demographics.
Room: Oxford Pearson Classroom Assessment Programs - Understanding Needs and Growth for All Students Pearson
Systematic phonics instruction provides the foundation for literacy that is necessary for all students to succeed. Hear the research behind why this approach works and one district's journey to select and implement an engaging, multi-sensory and developmentally appropriate K-2 word work resource called Letterland. Hear also from additional school systems that have successfully used the program to improve their reading scores. Handouts will be provided and a drawing for classroom materials worth over $600 will be held.
Room: Hampton Student Loan Forgiveness Horace Mann This session will guide you through the Student Loan Forgiveness process, Classroom Funding, and Educator and Student Recognition Programs.
Room: Somerset Looking for Something New in ELA K-8? Join Us to Learn More! Amplify
This session will introduce Pearson's Classroom Assessment Programs (CAP) which includes familiar assessments like the DRA2 and DIAL4, but also new and innovative assessments and programs such as Review360 for behavior and TELL for English Language Learners. In this session, we will highlight a few of these programs - specifically the TELL for measuring growth for EL students with alignment to WIDA ACCESS, Review360 for improving behavior with PowerSchool integration, and AimswebPlus - the leader in reading and math benchmarking updated with new tests - as well as an overview of the other products in the CAP catalogue. Blake DuBose, the SC Pearson CAP representative will lead the session.
Amplify provides a blended ELA curriculum for K-5 and digital platform for 6-8. Come see how we meet all students' needs.
Room: Windsor A Elaborating on Collaborating ClearTouch Start connecting, communicating, and collaborating with your student devices! iPads, Chromebooks, or laptops can participate in your lessons in an environment that allows students to share ideas and work together using the Clear Touch Interactive panels. Let's take your classrooms, media centers, or huddle and maker spaces to the next level! Join us to see how!
Room: Windsor B Algebra Nation: A Free Supplemental Resource for Your Teachers and Students Algebra Nation Learn about Algebra Nation, a free digital resource available to all algebra teachers and students in South Carolina. During this session, participants will explore the resources and tools and learn how they can be used in a variety of ways to help students master algebra and the End-of-Course exam.
Room: Windsor C ScribOrder Advanced Imaging Systems The State Department of Educationâ€™s GED Office and over 32 school districts in South Carolina are already live with ScribOrder (webbased FERPA compliant, student transcript and verification request software for K12 Districts.) and the integration between the districts and the Department of Education is underway. Projected Outcomes utilizing ScribOrder: Process/Fee Alignment with the State of SC Department of Education; Mitigate Risk of Releasing Unauthorized Student Data; Net New Revenue Streams ($ to District & Foundation); Enhanced Data Reporting; Better Data Accountability (Tracking Your Alumni after they leave the district).
Room: Kensington C Using Visible Learning to Meet Writing Standards Classworks Writing standards have been elevated to equal status with reading and math. How do you navigate the shift from how you teach writing now to where you need to be? Join our session for actionable ways to use the writing process as a vehicle for instruction. Leave with best practices for helping your students increase the amount of writing they produce and strengthen their writing skills. Give students the confidence to write, edit, and share their work!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Game Changer Session 1:15 p.m. â€“ 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Room: Eton i-Succeed
Kensington AB, Embassy Suites
Brenda Ishmael and David Shamble, Indian Land High School
i-Succeed is a program that was developed for high school students who are at risk of not acquiring their high school diploma. The program has three foci: academics, citizenship and life after high school. Students in the program have a school based, community based and a peer mentor who help them stay focused and achieve their goals. Attendees will learn how students are selected and review data from the first two years of the program.
Seven Unforgettable Classroom Observations Excellent instruction is the prime mover of student success and achievement. But what is excellent instruction, exactly? What does it look like? How is it different from merely competent instruction? This session supports administratorsâ€™ skills at recognizing and developing skillful teaching by going inside seven episodes of teaching that illustrate the power and promise of truly excellent instruction.
Room: Oxford Dual Language Immersion: Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Students Marshalynn Franklin, Denise Quickel, Sonya Young, and Cassandra Bosier, Polo Road Elementary School Meeting the academic needs of our Hispanic students has long been a challenge. With the implementation of an English/Spanish Dual Language Immersion model, we are seeing positive outcomes in our Hispanic students' academic performance. Our program has only been in existence two years, so this session is an opportunity for others to learn the "why" and "how" we got it started.
Room: Winchester I Want to Hold your Hand Eleanor Glover Gladney, Department of Education
Did you know that Career and Technology Education (CATE) completers have a higher graduation rate than other students in the state of South Carolina? Have you experienced Career and Technology Education in our state lately? We want to hold your hand through understanding the latest innovations, funding, and career preparation for ALL students in our state! Join us for this dialogue as we address needs for high-demand, high-skill, and high-
wage jobs for our students in our global economy.
Room: Hampton College and Career Readiness â€“ The Journey Begins Now Sandie Ellis, NWEA Attendees will learn how to identify their students On Track for ACT Benchmarks as early as 5th grade using MAP RIT scores in mathematics and reading. We will also dive into the FREE, online College Explorer Tool, which allows teachers, students and their families to explore and weigh requirements at hundreds of colleges and universities around the USA. We will review ways that the College Explorer tool supports the data that teachers have from MAP and ACT assessments. Attendees will learn how to access this information on the new Student Profile Reports and adjust student growth trajectories on the report to set them up for success on ACT.
Room: Somerset Just When We Got It Right...Lessons on Doing Things the Hard Way, Wrong Way, or One Way! Or What We Know Now, That We Wish We Knew Way Back to Begin Camilla Groome, Newington Elementary School and Lori Dibble, Summerville Elementary School Please join principals Cammy Groome and Lori Dibble as they share how not to do things the hard way, the wrong way, or simply one way. These administrators have over 50 years of combined experience in teaching, instructional coaching, presenting workshops and courses, mentoring, and more. Their presentation will provide ideas for shared leadership, working with new and veteran teachers, goal setting, and more. Bring your questions and they will assist you in finding your 'way'. Whether you are a veteran or a beginning administrator, these two will share what they wish they knew way back to begin.
Room: Windsor A SRO's, Student Behavior, and IDEA Vernie Williams, Esq., Halligan, Mahoney & Williams This session will discuss the extent to which SRO's can be involved in students with disabilities.
Room: Windsor B Who Wants to be a Teacher These Days??? Jane Turner, CERRA This session will explore the reasons why the teaching profession is not attracting and keeping as many folks as it once did, as well as the various ways that districts and communities can contribute to turning around this negative perception of the profession.
Room: Windsor C Grab Your Keys! Edward Anderson, Johnsie Stancil, and Tamika Smith, Tanglewood Middle School Do you want to develop a community where every child feels included? Are you seeking ways to engage your students in learning? Research indicates that supporting the whole child leads to improved attendance, behavior, and course grades. By creating meaningful communities, students become active participants in their learning environment giving them the opportunity to create their own educational experiences. This session will provide the keys to create meaningful, microcommunities that foster engagement, participation, and overall excitement for all of your students. Participants will be shown how Google Apps for Education and other digital tools can provide a bridge to making meaningful communities a reality in your school! Grab your keys and get ready to accelerate your school to greater student engagement!
Room: Kensington C Classroom Management: Joint Responsibilities for Success
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Walk-Through Observations Using Google Forms
Sandy Lindsay, Lindsay Consulting
Anna Baldwin, Anderson District Five
It is possible for an Assistant Principal's day to be consumed by student discipline issues. Attend this session to explore strategies and techniques that will help you assist your teachers with effective classroom management. Take home a guided presentation you can use with your teachers to address this sensitive issue and gain their support for making classroom management a priority.
Use walk through observations to help your teachers grow professionally. By creating a Google Form, you can provide just in time, authentic, and targeted feedback to your teachers. By the time you return to your office, all teacher data is organized into one spreadsheet, and a copy of the data is emailed to the teacher. Join this session and create an observation form customized for your school.
Room: Palladium A, Brighton Building Improving the Quality and Fidelity of IGP Conferences and other EEDA Requirements
Room: Lands End, Brighton Building 10 Strategies That Helped us Create a Winning School Culture
Sabrina Moore and Ed Johnson, SC Department of Education District and school leaders will be provided with strategies for ensuring that IGP conferences are meaningful to staff, students, and parents and are conducted as required by state law.
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building South Carolina Succeeds Federal & State Accountability Updates
Kevin Black, Riverside Middle School Riverside Middle School transformed a school with a 70% poverty rating to one of the top academic performing middle schools in the state. RMS improved from 364 suspensions to 12 and 630 trips to ISS to 35 while achieving an Excellent- Excellent on the state report card since 2011 (only 1 of 13 middle schools in the state). Come and hear some of the strategies that we used to help create this culture.
Sheila Quinn and Dan Ralyea, SC Department of Education The new metrics for the ESSA Accountability model will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. This session will provide direct information on the point system, the performance descriptors, data collections methodology, the new interactive report card portal, and other data elements including the use of formative assessments in grades K-2 to project if students are â€œon trackâ€? to meeting expectations on SC READY.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room: Eton 2017 Legislative Update Emily Heatwole, SC Department of Education This session will provide a legislative update on the 2017 South Carolina General Assembly actions as well as a forecast for next year.
Room: Oxford Love the One You're With! Alfreda Jamison, Allendale County Schools So your district has chosen not to go GOOGLE? Come learn how Microsoft Office 365 meets the needs of students for an engaging and collaborative experience. See how Allendale County Schools has implemented Microsoft Office 365 online apps such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Forms and the new Microsoft Classroom.
Room: Winchester Acquiring the Superintendency - From Applying to Contract Negotiations
your school and are often found on the Top Seller lists in book stores. You will leave this session with ideas on how to use these books to ignite reflection using Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Twitter, Padlet, Today's Meet, and more. Participants will have opportunities interact with colleagues and scan QR codes to grab even more titles. Door prizes will be given.
Room: Somerset 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Winners’ Best Practices – Elementary and Special Category Vaughan Overman, Monarch Elementary School; Jeaneen Tucker, Round Top Elementary School; and John Hodge, Campobello-Gramling School Join the 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Elementary School and Special Category School Winners as they share best practices that led them to become a Palmetto’s Finest school.
Room: Windsor A 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Winners’ Best Practices – Middle and High School Gerald Gary, Dutch Fork Middle School and Cliff Roberts, Seneca High School
Tom Wilson, Anderson School District Five Applying for the role of Superintendent is different than any other job in the education field. From interviewing with a board, to managing expectations and board member personalities, this presentation will show aspiring superintendents what is needed to become a superintendent, and what is needed to stay a superintendent.
Room: Hampton And You Thought YOU Were Well Read Jodi Wright, New Prospect Elementary School; Brian Batson, Inman Elementary School; and Kaye Foxworth, New Prospect Elementary School Two principals and a specialist will take you through their two schools' top ten list. In this session, you will experience book chats that are tied to leadership development, school-wide reads, and professional development. Warning: these books will positively change the culture of
Join the 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Middle and High School Winners as they share best practices that led them to become a Palmetto’s Finest school.
Room: Windsor B In-district Recruitment Opportunities at Work Candice Moore and Deitre Helvy, Greenville County Schools Are you making the most of in-district recruitment opportunities? We are all aware of strategies for recruitment involving in-state and out-of-state travel. In this session, we will take a closer look at how Greenville County Schools has used a variety of unique and cost-effective ways to reach future candidates within the district. Be prepared to leave this session with ideas that can be easily implemented for the 2017-2018 school year.
Room: Windsor C Google for Education and Florence School District One Present: Piloting a Chromebook 1:1: A to Z Faith Hardison and Elaine Gambrell, Florence District 1; Drew Sidel and Sireesha Kalapala, Google Education Thinking about implementing a 1:1 initiative in your district? Florence School District One will share their learning experiences as they integrated G Suite for Education with Chromebooks. The Google for Education team will also share product updates, insights, and facilitate a discussion around the trajectory of our tools.
Room: Kensington AB Redefining Role Of Instructional Coach And Professional Development At School Level Scott Rhymer, Mauldin High School This interactive session will show how Mauldin High School’s Administration redefined the role of an Instructional Coach and the Professional Development systems within this 2,300 student High School and how technology played a key role in this transformation. This new Professional Development model was created and designed without any additional FTE allocation to the school.
Room: Palladium B, Brighton Building Working Toward Grade Level Reading Proficiency: Implications for 2017-2018 Third Grade Students Jennifer Anderson and Cathy Jones-Stork, SC Department of Education The mandatory retention requirements of Read to Succeed go into effect in the 2017-18 school year. Recommendations will be made regarding promotion for third grade students. This session will discuss best practices and tools for implementing this new requirement.
Room: Palladium C, Brighton Building Promoting Assessment Literacy Missy Wall-Mitchell, Lexington-Richland District Five The productive impact of assessments— whether formative, interim, or summative—on student learning relies on the level of assessment literacy of educators, students, stakeholders, and policymakers. Using the definition of assessment literacy developed by the National Task Force on Assessment Education, this session covers the capacities that different roles need to contribute to students’ academic well-being. The components of a balanced assessment system will also be addressed. Tips and resources for school leaders interested in promoting assessment literacy among staff and students will be offered.
Room: Lands End, Brighton Building Extreme Makeover: Designing Space for Learning Donna Teuber, Richland District Two Participants will apply design principles to create a learning environment that supports the learning experience. Bring your challenges and ideas and be ready to learn how you can create an extreme makeover for your classroom. Student learning will be accelerated when you design an environment that inspires passionbased, authentic, and collaborative experiences. Learning can happen anywhere, but learning happens better with the right classroom design. Research on learning shows that creativity and collaboration can be enhanced through the redesign of space. In Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) , Doorley and Wittholf describe how the design of furniture influences the ability of teams to collaborate and create. Teachers can apply these research-based design principles to transform an ordinary classroom into a flexible, creative space with work zones to facilitate independent work, collaboration, problem solving, and creation of products.
Closing General Session 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
The Honorable Molly Spearman SC Superintendent of Education Molly Mitchell Spearman of Saluda County was elected as the 18th South Carolina State Superintendent of Education on November 4, 2014 and took the oath of office on January 14, 2015. For over 18 years she served as a classroom music teacher and an assistant principal. She was elected to four terms as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives representing Saluda County and portions of Lexington County (House District 39). In 1998, she became the Deputy Superintendent of Education for the South Carolina Department of Education and worked with educators, legislators, and the business community to pass the Education and Economic Development Act, the National Board Certification for teachers, and other progressive education reforms. From 2004 - 2014, she served as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, a professional organization representing over 3800 school and district leaders.
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in 3 years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. After serving two tours overseas, she had become America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. After returning home, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn’t know how. An honorary Doctorate of Laws was conferred on Vernice from Chancellor University in 2010. She has also received awards as a pioneering pilot, to include her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She was the Marine Corps’ first African American Female pilot, first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department's motorcycle squad, Camp Pendleton's 2001 Female Athlete of the Year, two-time titleholder in Camp Pendleton's annual Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the San Diego Sunfire women's professional football team.
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