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 • 9:45am - 10:45am
South Carolina's New Social Studies Standards: What Will This Look Like in My Classroom? LIMITED

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South Carolina's new social studies standards are skills-focused and implementation will require inquiry lessons. In order to equip students to be successful in the twenty-first century, these new standards were designed to help students develop analysis skills so that they can manage the vast amount of information that fills our world and learn to work collaboratively in a global economy. Each grade level includes both disciplinary themes, key concepts, and skills, and content; and the content serves as the vehicle for teaching the skills. Examples of skills include context, periodization, continuity and change, and gathering evidence, and they are much like the skills found in Advanced Placement courses. While many of our teachers are already doing this work in their classrooms, these standards call for a much greater emphasis on skills than our previous standards.

This session will introduce participants to the new standards, along with the Inquiry Design Model® for planning social studies units, and will demonstrate how teachers can teach their students to think, read, and write like geographers, economists, historians, political scientists, and civically engaged citizens while also teaching the content of social studies. Based on the National Council for the Social Studies College, Career, and Civic (C3) Framework for State Standards, the Inquiry Design Model® is an organizational structure that helps teachers write lessons that are centered on questions. Students analyze primary and secondary sources and create evidence-based answers to the questions.

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Margaret Gillikin

Director of Social Studies Education, Assistant Professor, Winthrop University
Dr. Gillikin teaches social studies teaching methods classes and history classes at Winthrop. Her research explores both the field of social studies education and the history of the early American republic. She is particularly interested in the ways that historical inquiry models... Read More →
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Dr. Jacqueline Persinski

Assistant Principal, Northwestern High School
Located in Rock Hill, SC, Northwestern is a comprehensive public high school with a current enrollment of 1788 diverse students in grade 9 - 12. NHS is accredited by the State of South Carolina and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A 4 x 4 block schedule is... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am PDT