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 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Geography in the South Carolina's New Social Studies Standards LIMITED

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Geography occupies a much larger role in the new South Carolina Social Studies College- and Career-Ready Standards than it did in past standards. In the standards for seventh grade and for high school human geography, the primary focus is geography. In history, economics, and government classes, geography is built into the key themes of the class calling for an integrated approach to social studies education.

Regardless of how geography appears, all social studies classes will be examining the ways in which the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region) are essential to understanding our world and will be exploring the ways in which the tools and skills of geographers are useful in our daily lives. This session will provide an introduction into these five themes followed by an examination of the new standards to help teachers identify ways to incorporate more geographic skills into their classes. Participants will then explore online resources that allow students to practices the skills of geographers so that they can understand their world better.

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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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Bryan McFadden

Director, Geography Program, Winthrop University
I am the Director of the Geography Program at Winthrop University. I am very involved in the Social Studies Education and Environmental Programs. I teach courses in Human Geography, regional courses, global sustainability, and geospatial technologies. Prior to coming to Winthrop... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT

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