10th Annual Partnership Conference for Educational Renewal has ended
Please read below for important information in planning your conference experience!
  • We are attempting to drastically reduce paper so bring an electronic device to access the Conference website and your schedule. No print copies of the schedule will be available.
 PARKING – see http://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/virtualtour/maps/ParkingMap.pdf
  • Parking will be in the Founders Lot – Letter D on the map linked above. The opening session will be held at Richardson Ballroom in the DiGiorgio Campus Center, and all conference sessions will be held in the DiGiorgio Campus Center (#16) and Owens Hall (#18)
  • Parking passes are NOT required.
  • Feedback links for individual sessions are provided on the Conference website by clicking “Feedback Survey” in the session details.
  • A link to an overall Conference evaluation will be emailed to participants after the Conference. Once you complete the evaluation, you will receive a code with directions to receive your certificate via email.
Many thanks to the 2019 Conference Planning Committee!  
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Monday, June 10 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ditching the Desk! Flexible Seating at the Middle Level LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Middle level students love desks about as much as they love writing a TDA! In fact, research shows that changing up your space and offering a variety of seating options can have a positive immediate impact on the culture of your classroom and student engagement. Come learn how you can begin the process of incorporating flexible seating into your space to optimize learning, decrease disruptions, and maximize engagement.

This presentation will show you how several teachers in a rural middle school transitioned to flexible seating and the positive classroom data that came out of the move. Attendees will walk away with  ideas for rotational schedules, data collection tools, the research to back it up, and a source list of possible seating options along with pricing and where to purchase these items! Now get up from behind your clunky old table and join the movement to DITCH THE DESK!

avatar for Anne R. Witte

Anne R. Witte

7th grade ELA, York Middle School
Dr. Anne R. Witte is in her 13th year as an educator. Having worked in both rural and urban school settings and at the district level, she has found that she still loves trying new things to engage her learners! Her presentation, "Ditching the Desk," was born out of professional... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
DIGS 220