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FEB. 12-14, 2014

WHILE I TEACH,

I AM HOPE! VOLUME 1

DARLEEN

SUTTON JEFF

CHARBONNEAU BROOKS

HARPER

2014 SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER FORUM CONFERENCE


WELCOME 1 2 3 4

ABOUT US & HISTORY OF SC TEACHER FORUM WELCOME LETTER CONFERENCE MAPS CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE

WEDNESDAY 5

AYNOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BLUE PAN JAM BAND 6 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BROOKS HARPER

THURSDAY

7 ADVOCACY PANEL 8 BREAKOUT PRESENTERS 9 STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR PANEL 11 TEACHER FORUMS IN ACTION 13 SOUTH CAROLINA FUTURE MINDS 14 NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR JEFF CHARBONNEAU

FRIDAY

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MAKE YOUR FORUM WORK FOR YOU 2014 SC TEACHER OF THE YEAR DARLEEN SUTTON CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR


ABOUT CERRA

Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina on the campus of Winthrop University, the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) provides collaborative leadership in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of outstanding educators for all children in South Carolina. In doing so, CERRA responds to changing needs for teachers from underrepresented populations, in critical subject fields and in underserved geographical areas in South Carolina. The Center works cooperatively with other organizations to promote the education profession. CERRA’s programs have been adopted at school, district and state levels in more than 35 states across the United States. Annually, the Teacher Cadet program serves more than 2,500 talented high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in education. More than 800 Teaching Fellows have graduated from college and are now teaching in public schools across the Palmetto State. The mentor training initiative offered through CERRA has developed over 9,000 certified mentors to assist with new and beginning teachers. CERRA serves as a conduit for information and data for national, state and local entities; in addition, CERRA provides ongoing support for National Board candidates and for teachers who have achieved National Board Certification. For more information about CERRA, visit www.cerra.org or www.teachercadets.com.

SC TEACHER FORUM

Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina on the campus of Winthrop University, the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) provides collaborative leadership in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of outstanding educators for all children in South Carolina. In doing so, CERRA responds to changing needs for teachers from underrepresented populations, in critical subject fields and in underserved geographical areas in South Carolina. The Center works cooperatively with other organizations to promote the education profession. CERRA’s programs have been adopted at school, district and state levels in more than 35 states across the United States. Annually, the Teacher Cadet program serves more than 2,500 talented high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in education. More than 800 Teaching Fellows have graduated from college and are now teaching in public schools across the Palmetto State. The mentor training initiative offered through CERRA has developed over 9,000 certified mentors to assist with new and beginning teachers. CERRA serves as a conduit for information and data for national, state and local entities; in addition, CE


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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

AT A GLANCE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

4:00-5:45 PM BALLROOM LOBBY REGISTRATION 6:15-6:30 PM BALLROOM AYNOR BLUE PAN JAM BAND 6:30-7:00 PM BALLROOM OPENING SESSION: WELCOME 7:00 PM BALLROOM DINNER 7:30-8:00 PM BALLROOM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BROOKS HARPER 8:00-8:45 PM BALLROOM THE MANY FACES OF LEADERSHIP 8:45-9:00 PM BALLROOM SPECIAL MESSAGE: SEN. TIM SCOTT

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 7:00-8:15 AM CAFE AMALFI BREAKFAST 8:15-8:30 AM BALLROOM GENERAL SESSION 1 8:30-9:15 AM BALLROOM SPEAKER: JEFF CHARBONNEAU 9:15-9:30 AM BREAK & PHOTO OP 9:30-10:15 AM BALLROOM ADVOCACY PANEL DISCUSSION 10:25-11:25 AM WEST A, B, C BREAKOUT SESSION #1 11:30-12:30 WEST A, B, C BREAKOUT SESSION #2 12:30-1:15 DUNES BALLROOM LUNCH 1:30-2:30 PM WEST A, B, C BREAKOUT SESSION #3 2:45-3:00 PM BALLROOM SPEAKER: 1968 STOY 3:00-3:45 PM BALLROOM PANEL DISCUSSION - VETERAN TOYS 3:45-4:45 PM BALLROOM CELEBRATION: DEBBIE JONES & NASCAR 4:45-5:00 PM BALLROOM CLOSING REMARKS 5:30 PM SILENT AUCTION CLOSES 6:00 PM DINNER ON YOUR OWN

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH 7:00-7:50 AM CAFE AMALFI BREAKFAST 8:00-8:30 AM BALLROOM GROUP PHOTO / BREAK 8:30-9:00 AM BALLROOM SPEAKER: DARLEEN SUTTON 9:00-10:00 AM BALLROOM, WEST A, B, C BREAKOUT SESSIONS 10:10-10:20 AM BREAK 10:30-11:00 AM BALLROOM REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE 11:00-11:10 AM BALLROOM SPECIAL MESSAGE: GOV. NIKKI HALEY 11:10-11:30 AM BALLROOM CAROLINA FOREST SHOW CHOIR 11:30-12:00 PM BALLROOM PINNING CEREMONY 12:00-12:15 PM BALLROOM CLOSING REMARKS


AYNOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

BLUE PAN JAM BAND The Blue Pan Jam Band of Aynor Elementary School, Horry County, is comprised of fourth and fifth grade students who were selected for their musical ability, behavior, and desire to be in the group. They meet once a week after school to rehearse. The Blue Pan Jam Band plays at area festivals such as the Aynor Harvest Hoedown, Vivace, and Tool at Broadway at the Beach. They are led by Connie Christy who was a 2004 USA Today Top Teacher and the 2003 Horry County Teacher of the Year. This is the band’s eighth performance at the South Carolina Teacher Forum.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

BROOKS HARPER Brooks Harper is a native of South Carolina and a product of our public school system. His company provides keynotes, workshops and training material helping student and professionals discover, develop, market and sell their talents, skills and abilities that bring tangible value to the market place. Brooks aspires to the belief that EVERY DAY is an Interview and an opportunity to turn your passion into your paycheck.

His books, Why Should We Hire You? and 7 Skills to Make Mills (soft skills development guide), are tremendous resources for students and educators. They have been incorporated into economics, business, and student-success curricula as the go-to-books for teaching interview strategies, self-marketing, personal branding and soft skills development. Brooks is no stranger to adversity. When he was nine years old his dad did what he calls a “Houdini.” He disappeared, leaving his two brothers and mother without notice. Brooks found solace and support in programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs and TRiO and is a strong advocate for them today, speaking on their campuses across the country. Brooks also credits key teachers that made “Moments that Count” at critical crossroads in his life. He is Chairperson for the Community Development Committee as a board member for Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands and is President of their Alumni and Friends Association as well as a member of its Alumni Hall of Fame. THE EDUTAINER! Brooks electrifies audiences using a combination of entertainment, education, and hilarious stories leaving you enlightened and inspired. His sense of humor and relevant illustrations capture your attention while motivating and challenging you to make a difference. He has spoken on hundreds of K-12, college and corporate campuses nationwide to more than 300,000 students and educators.

Learn more at www.brooksharper.com


NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

JEFF CHARBONNEAU Jeff Charbonneau is a chemistry, physics and engineering teacher at Zillah High School in Zillah, Washington. He’s been working in this position for his entire 12 year teaching career. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was a member of the William O. Douglas Honors College at Central Washington University, and holds a Masters of Education from Central Washington University. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and has received numerous awards, among them being various business donations and grants totaling more than $25,000 to support the ZHS Robot Challenge, of which he is founder and director. Jeff also participates as the Zillah Education Association Co-President. In addition to his role as a science instructor at ZHS, Jeff is a Yearbook advisor, drama assistant director, science club advisor, and is the 9th grade class advisor. He also is an adjunct faculty member at three colleges and universities, allowing students who do take his classes to earn 24-college credits upon successful completion. Jeff recognizes that many students see his course subjects as the “hard” science classes and welcomes the challenge to overturn that stigma. Jeff admits his classes are “more rigorous” but says they are designed to be accessible. He’s created interactive learning experiences, like the robot challenge, to help students develop confidence in their abilities. Jeff said, “I believe my greatest accomplishments are revealed each time a student realizes that he or she has an unlimited potential. The rest are simply vehicles to make it happen.”


SOUTH CAROLINA ADVOCACY PANEL


BREAKOUT PRESENTERS


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Palmetto State Teachers Association

Congratulations to

Darleen Sutton! 2014 South Carolina Teacher of the Year! 18 of the last 19 South Carolina Teachers of the Year have chosen PSTA. We invite you to become a member of the fastest growing teaching association in the state! PSTA membership provides a $1,000,000 professional educator’s liability insurance package, offering a broad, well-constructed and cost-effective insurance contract. protect your professional career. Members are covered for any situation associated with professional activities. for more information, visit palmettoteachers.org call 1-800-849-7782 or e-mail info@palmettoteachers.org Save $50 on a yearly membership by presenting this ad at the psta vendor booth.


We would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their support. The success of the symposium greatly depends upon their willingness to travel and share their expertise with us. Event Sponsors Newberry College RETAIN Center of Excellence CERRA Gold Sponsors Palmetto State Teachers Association South Carolina Education Association Silver Sponsor Bojangles Bronze Sponsors Fran Holloran, Horace Mann The Citadel School of Education Vendors Columbia College Heinemann, Benchmark, Learning Media Lander University Reading Warehouse Thirty-One Gifts T.K.O. Wells Fargo


Thank You Artwork: Al Scholl Jeff Charbonneau 2013 National Teacher of the Year Darleen Sutton 2014 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Honorable Mayor Randy Halfacre Town of Lexington Presenters and Panelists Meadow Glen Elementary Town of Lexington and Lexington Chamber of Commerce The behind-the-scenes efforts of the following people have truly made this event a success: Newberry College RETAIN Center of Excellence, CERRA staff, CERRA Advisory Board, and CERRA Board of Directors. We are most grateful for their energy, support, and willingness to do whatever they were asked.


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“Inspirational.” - Education Week “Smart and riveting! “ - The State SOUTH CAROLINA’S GREATEST HEROES IN A STORY FULL OF HOPE! DON’T MISS IT! $19.85 USA $20.14 CAN ISBN: 02-12-14-2014-1985-1 CERRA.ORG


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