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10th Annual Partnership Conference for Educational Renewal has ended
Please read below for important information in planning your conference experience!
SCHEDULES   
  • 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.
EVALUATIONS & CERTIFICATES
  • 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.
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Monday, June 10
 

8:00am

8:30am

WELCOME SESSION & KEYNOTE - Everyone Attends!
"5 Keys To Becoming A Magnetic Leader- How To Be A Leader Others Want To Follow"

WHY SHOULD I FOLLOW YOU? Participants will learn a simple framework that Jeremy has used with over 10,000 leaders in sports and education at every level to help you become a leader that others want to follow. Be prepared to GET BETTER as you will leave with specific examples and strategies for leading your peers, parents, students, AND becoming a better you.

Note:  Part two of this presentation will be at the 9:45am breakout session where Jeremy will share a second leadership framework he uses with high performing leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy boone

Jeremy boone

Jeremy Boone cares about one thing... to help leaders become bolder, braver, and better in order to create memorable experiences for students while preparing them for anything life throws their way after high school. | | Based out of Charlotte, NC, he is an internationally recognized... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Richardson Ballroom

9:45am

Differentiating Instruction and Increasing Student Engagement through Freckle
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about the benefits of using Freckle in the classroom. Freckle is an adaptive instructional website that provides teachers a suite of tools across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science. Freckle provides more than 34,000 Math questions aligned to K-9 standards, more than 400 ELA articles available in multiple reading levels, ready-to-go Social Studies lessons, and engaging Science units aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. Easy to use and customizable reports are available to track student growth and identify knowledge gaps. Teachers can log in using their Google account and import their class roster from Google Classroom. Freckly lets teachers create custom assignments for students or let the students explore on their own. The content is adaptive, so students are always getting target differentiated instruction. Science and Social Studies tasks can be assigned by topic or unit of study. Math and ELA tasks can be assigned by content or standards. Teachers can generate a variety of class and individual reports. Another great feature is being able to view the student app without having to log in as a student. This allows teachers to see what their students see. Come join us and bring a device. We look forward to showing you how easy it is to differentiate instruction and increase student engagement through Freckle!

Speakers
avatar for Amber Jackson

Amber Jackson

Fourth Grade Teacher, Gold Hill Elementary
Amber Jackson’s philosophy of education is rooted in the belief that education is a civil right for all students and that all children are capable of learning. Community service is the vehicle she believes best accomplishes this goal of teaching her students HOW to learn. Phenomenal... Read More →
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Andrew Simpson

1st grade teacher, Gold Hill Elementary School
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Darcy Swartout

GT Teacher, Fort Mill School District


Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
OWENS G04

9:45am

Getting Started With Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will explore and unpack the South Carolina Framework for Personalized Learning. We will examine ways that educators across the state are using student centered learning to ensure ALL students are able to achieve the Profile of the SC Graduate. We will explore strategies, tools and practices for personalized learning. Participants will leave with a plan for next steps they can take in their own journey to make learning personal.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie DiStasio

Stephanie DiStasio

Director, Office of Personalized Learning, South Carolina Department of Education



Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
OWENS 202

9:45am

How Students Can Use Data To Monitor Their Own Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Data in PLC meetings so that teachers can monitor and adjust their own teaching, is extremely powerful and shows great gains in learning. However, in middle school, students can begin taking ownership of their own data and using it to monitor what they are and are not mastering. Through the use of data notebooks in a Social Studies class, students monitor their learning and data daily to prepare for quizzes and tests. When students are engaged in their own learning, they become more motivated to master the content.


Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
DIGS 223

9:45am

The Language of a Leader That Others Want To Follow
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to be an even better leader than you are now? Leaders do things differently and that often starts with what they think and the language they use in order to influence others. In this interactive presentation, Coach Boone will teach you how to level up your language as a leader that will improve engagement, create accountability, and strengthen relationships with everyone on your team.

"Jeremy has worked with my entire staff over the past few years helping our teachers, coaches, and administrators become better leaders so we can continue to help provide a well balanced student experience here at Ardrey Kell. I would summarize our relationship by simply saying be prepared to be challenged and grow!"
- David Switzer, Ardrey Kell High School, Charlotte, NC.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy boone

Jeremy boone

Jeremy Boone cares about one thing... to help leaders become bolder, braver, and better in order to create memorable experiences for students while preparing them for anything life throws their way after high school. | | Based out of Charlotte, NC, he is an internationally recognized... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
DIGS 220

9:45am

Impact of preservice teachers' participation in reflection-based, collaborative online learning on their attitudes toward inclusion
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of the study was to explore the change in teacher candidates' attitudes and beliefs about inclusion following an application-based online discussion paired with an 18-hour clinical experience in their EDCO202 course --Supporting the Exceptional and Gifted Learners in the General Education Classroom. These effects were examined while controlling for other influences on preservice teachers' perceptions of inclusion such as their personal history with a close family member or friend who is disabled. First, the participants will learn how teacher candidates' attitudes changed about the inclusion. This was assessed by a survey before and after their application-based interactive discussion and occurred during their clinical experience. Also, the study demonstrates how their attitudes were likely to have been impacted by the use of application-based online discussions. Second, they will learn how to implement application-based online discussions that robustly foster reflection and cognitive growth that is consistent with the tenets of sociocultural theory. To that end, the presenters will explain the course goals as well as corresponding examples of the application-based interactive discussions. In the context of this, the transformation of pre-service general education teachers' struggles with teaching students who have disabilities into healthy experiences will be shared, illustrating the way theories were actively reconciled with the messy realities of practice into an authentic schema of beliefs that are likely to optimally foster learning of students with disabilities. Subsumed within this process is fostering the cultivation of trusting peer-to-peer relationships through Blackboard's mobile applications (or apps in other Learning Management Systems).
As a result, the participants will be able to identify how to promote best practices informed by inclusive values among future general education teacher candidates. This is important, as the future of inclusive education relies on perspectives and attitudes of teachers who are responsible for supporting all students including students with special needs.

Speakers
MM

Minnie Mize

Assistant Professor, Winthrop University



Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
OWENS 104

9:45am

Personalized Learning in Related Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

How can I personalize and present my content for my students?
How can I structure critique and conferencing so that students are setting and meeting individualized goals?
How can I utilize tutorials, modules and a classroom website to ensure success?

Speakers
avatar for John Rhodes

John Rhodes

Photography Teacher, Saluda Trail Middle School


Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
DIGS 221

9:45am

Is Content Area Literacy Relevant for All Subjects? Yes It Is!
Limited Capacity seats available

Many educators believe that the only purpose of content area literacy is to provide students with a means by which they acquire information from textbooks (Shanahan & Shanahan, 2012). However, there are several content areas such as physical education, mathematics, art, and music that may not use traditional text. Teachers of these subjects need to know about literacy strategies, such as anticipation guides, group retellings, read alouds, graphic organizers, and journal writing, that can be effectively integrated into these courses that will allow students to listen, speak, read, and write in order to acquire information.
As a result of attending this session, participants will:
-Know what it means to integrate literacy into the content areas.Recognize that literacy is a critical component in all content areas, even in those that use nontraditional text.
-Be able to integrate strategies such as think alouds, poetry, and graphic organizers into content areas that use nontraditional text

Speakers
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Kavin Ming

Associate Professor, Winthrop University
Kavin Ming teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at Winthrop University. She teaches methods, content area literacy, and coaching courses. Her research interests include multisensory teaching of literacy, disciplinary literacy... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
DIGS 114

9:45am

South Carolina's New Social Studies Standards: What Will This Look Like in My Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Gillikin

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 →
avatar for Jacqueline Persinski

Jacqueline Persinski

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Northwestern High School



Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
OWENS 102

9:45am

Fatigue and Emotional Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of different layers of fatigue and relationship to emotional regulation and resilience. Definitions, clarifications, and symptoms of different levels of fatigue will be covered. Application of mindfulness within the learning environment will be presented.

Active engagement of participants:
-discussions and activities related to cognitive mindfulness and neuromuscular and cognitive fatigue.
-relation of cognitive mindfulness and fatigue to resilience

Participant outcomes/takeaways
-understanding of current research related to cognitive mindfulness, fatigue, resilience, and learning
-recognition of signs and symptoms of fatigue, staleness, and cognitive burnout related to resilience
-strategies to implement increased mindfulness, manage cognitive fatigue, and improve resilience

Speakers
avatar for Joni Boyd

Joni Boyd

Winthrop University


Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
OWENS G01

9:45am

Developing Mathematical Roots: Promoting a Mathematics Culture Across the Curriculum (Part 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an interactive, strategy-packed session to learn how to plant mathematical seeds across the curriculum that will yield deeply rooted mathematical thinkers. Through this session, participants will establish strategies to promote a mathematics culture within (part 1) and outside of (part 2) the math classroom. In the first part of the session, participants will learn more about incorporating children's literature, alternative assessments, number routines, and math talk. In the second part of the session, participants will be able to explore un-morning work, un-homework, math management strategies, and content integration as a means to continue developing mathematical thinking outside of the math classroom. Not only will participants walk away with ready to implement mathematical strategies, but you will also fill your teacher toolbox with strategies that may be used across the curriculum. All participants will have access to a Google Drive folder filled with ready to use materials to help promote a mathematics culture.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Davis

Casey Davis

Lexington 1 School District
Follow my teaching adventures on Twitter and Instagram @TeachGrowBloom
avatar for Jennifer Jolly Ledbetter

Jennifer Jolly Ledbetter

5th grade teacher, Fort Mill School District
Passionate elementary educator and mentor, Winthrop University Partnership Liaison, NBCT, M.Ed. Math Curriculum and Instruction, and current Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Studies Doctoral student | Follow along on Twitter @learnlaugh_lead and Instagram @learnlaughl... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
OWENS G02

11:00am

Flexible Grouping: Intentional, Engaging, and Empowering
Limited Capacity seats available

All the content, all the learners, all the levels but just one teacher? How do we organize students, experiences, time, and space to engage ALL learners in order to feel successful (and not frustrated!) at the end of each day? How do we KNOW our students on a deeper level to motivate intrinsically; building on their passions, interests, and learning styles...not just their scores? Flexible grouping enables teachers to diagnose needs in real time and be responsive in their approach to provide interventions.

Based on needs and interests, participants in this session will delve into flexible grouping through an interactive station experience designed to develop a working knowledge of Flexible Grouping Concepts: Culture of Collaboration & Ownership, Data Collection & Monitoring, Flexible Grouping in Action, and Flexible Design & Management.

Participants will walk away with resources and tools targeted to their next steps in implementation of flexible grouping. Whether you are ready dive into flexible grouping by yourself, or with a professional learning community, there is an entry point for everyone to grow and cultivate strategies that accelerate differentiation to the next level through flexible grouping.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller

5th grade teacher, Old Pointe Elementary
avatar for Heather Rollings

Heather Rollings

Instructional Technology Specialist, Rock Hill Schools
I graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Masters in Literacy. After teaching at the elementary level for nine years, I moved into current role as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Rock Hill Schools where I currently serves... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
OWENS 104

11:00am

Getting Started With Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will explore and unpack the South Carolina Framework for Personalized Learning. We will examine ways that educators across the state are using student centered learning to ensure ALL students are able to achieve the Profile of the SC Graduate. We will explore strategies, tools and practices for personalized learning. Participants will leave with a plan for next steps they can take in their own journey to make learning personal.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie DiStasio

Stephanie DiStasio

Director, Office of Personalized Learning, South Carolina Department of Education



Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
OWENS 202

11:00am

I Like My Learning Blended, Not Traditional
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to create differentiated pathways for students in your classroom that leads them to standards mastery. In this session, you'll learn about mastery pathways and how to incorporate them into your classroom through workshop model, station rotations, and playlist/choice boards.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kerr

Susan Kerr

Teacher, Saluda Trail Middle School
I teach 8th grade Math and ELA at a STEAM school. I recently began my blended learning journey through a Mastery Paths model.



Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
DIGS 221

11:00am

Creating a School Culture of Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you make literacy part of your school culture? Come here some specific strategies we use to make literacy part of every classroom's culture. Learn how we have attempted to have all staff members buy into the concept that everyone in the school is responsible for literacy instruction.


Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
DIGS 223

11:00am

Geography in the South Carolina's New Social Studies Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Gillikin

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 →
avatar for Bryan McFadden

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
OWENS 102

11:00am

Mapping World War II
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how a $15 bag of toys from Amazon and a couple of maps gave students a new way to demonstrate what they learned about World War II. Participants will see how a classroom teacher and media specialist collaborated to create a blended learning lesson. During this unit, students learned the content through an overview and through stations. The stations provided various resources (texts, video clips, and websites) for the students to learn about an assigned topic and a topic of their choice. Mistakes and triumphs of this unit will be presented. Resources, plans, and examples will be shared. The incorporation of technology, extension activities for students, as well as possible resources will be shared. Participants will come away with information about planning a blended learning unit and ideas for using resources and collaborating with colleagues. The participants will have an opportunity to create a short video using the materials and maps.

Speakers
JH

Julianne Haley

Social Studies Teacher, Rawlinson Road Middle School
avatar for Randye Polk

Randye Polk

School Library Media Specialist, Rawlinson Road Middle School
Tell me what you're reading now because I really need a new book! I'm the Library Media Specialist at Rawlinson Road Middle School where I manage resources and provide access. I support the curriculum and instructional goals for classroom teachers and encourage students to love l... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
DIGS 220

11:00am

Mental Health: Role of the School Counselor in Supporting At Risk Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will address the definition of mental health, warning signs, statistics, impact on academic and behavioral success, as well as evidence based practices including social emotional learning, and preventive programs that can be implemented to support struggling students

Speakers
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Allison Paolini

Assistant Professor of Counseling & Development, Winthrop University



Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
DIGS 114

11:00am

Bloxels- Video Gaming with a Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a session you won't want to miss! Using colored blocks and an iPad or Chromebook, see how your students can create video games to show understanding of content objectives. This is a fun and creative way to include STEAM ideas, and to assess students' learning.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Camp

Joyce Camp

Director Of Instructional Technology Center, Winthrop University
Mrs. Camp has been an educator for 21 years, working with learners from kindergarten through adults. Mrs. Camp holds a BFA and M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology. She has developed curriculum for educators and students, and enjoys sharing her love of technology with others... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
OWENS G01

11:00am

Developing Mathematical Roots: Promoting a Mathematics Culture Across the Curriculum (Part 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an interactive, strategy-packed session to learn how to plant mathematical seeds across the curriculum that will yield deeply rooted mathematical thinkers. Through this session, participants will establish strategies to promote a mathematics culture within (part 1) and outside of (part 2) the math classroom. In the first part of the session, participants will learn more about incorporating children's literature, alternative assessments, number routines, and math talk. In the second part of the session, participants will be able to explore un-morning work, un-homework, math management strategies, and content integration as a means to continue developing mathematical thinking outside of the math classroom. Not only will participants walk away with ready to implement mathematical strategies, but you will also fill your teacher toolbox with strategies that may be used across the curriculum. All participants will have access to a Google Drive folder filled with ready to use materials to help promote a mathematics culture.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Davis

Casey Davis

Lexington 1 School District
Follow my teaching adventures on Twitter and Instagram @TeachGrowBloom
avatar for Jennifer Jolly Ledbetter

Jennifer Jolly Ledbetter

5th grade teacher, Fort Mill School District
Passionate elementary educator and mentor, Winthrop University Partnership Liaison, NBCT, M.Ed. Math Curriculum and Instruction, and current Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Studies Doctoral student | Follow along on Twitter @learnlaugh_lead and Instagram @learnlaughl... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
OWENS G02

11:00am

Blended Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

As classrooms move to a 1:1 environment, it changes the way instruction is delivered. Let ETV show you free tools available for teachers to use whether they are 1:1 already or are moving in that direction. We will explore tools for assessment, flipping the classroom, and communicating with students and parents. (This session incorporates a little of each of the other sessions listed.)

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
OWENS 203

12:15pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday June 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Richardson Ballroom

1:15pm

Coteaching: PD About Me!
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of four educators in a Professional Development School will share the ways that coteaching serves a range of inservice teachers' needs. The four have cotaught together in various configurations in several grade levels using a range of models, including team teaching, assisting, using stations, and parallel teaching.

Although the basic tenets of coteaching maintain that coplanning is an essential, nonnegotiable component, these educators have found that experienced teachers with some knowledge of each others' styles can, in fact, shift into a coteaching model that fits the moment. In addition to serving students better by having multiple knowledgeable professionals engaged with them at once, all four educators have benefited from the professional development component of their work together- even with its often impromptu nature.

The panel will present coteaching as having three characteristics that serve to legitimize its role as a form of inservice professional development. Specifically, coteaching is:
a. on site, in your classroom, and entirely embedded in the natural setting of your work;
b. on demand, at least in the respect that as a question or problem arises during the coteaching event another professional is there to respond, clarify, supplement, or even take the lead, as needed; and
c. always relevant, because it involves both the content and students that are the focus at the time of the coteaching event.

Panelists will share the ways in which they've grown through coteaching along with some innovative ways that coteaching might be implemented in any school setting.


Speakers
avatar for Missy Babinchak

Missy Babinchak

Math Interventionist
I have been an elementary teacher for 20 years (2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) and have taught in Arizona, Colorado, and South Carolina. This past year was my first year out of the regular classroom as a math interventionist.
avatar for Kelly M. Costner

Kelly M. Costner

Associate Professor, Winthrop University
Dr. Kelly M. Costner is a Co-Principal Investigator for NExT LEVEL, a US Department of Education grant project focused on helping teachers further their skills in working with English Learners. He also serves as the Winthrop Faculty in Residence (WFIR) at Sugar Creek Elementary School... Read More →
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Emily Moller

5th Grade Teacher, Sugar Creek Elementary
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Angie Reiking

4th Grade Teacher, Sugar Creek Elementary School
My name is Angie Reiking. I have been a teacher in the Fort Mill School District for 13 years. I have taught upper elementary grades 3-5. Three years of my teaching career were spent teaching gifted and talented students in the areas of math and science. I am currently a 4th... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
DIGS 114

1:15pm

Ditching the Desk! Flexible Seating at the Middle Level
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!

Speakers
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
DIGS 220

1:15pm

Professional Learning Lab POWER
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to take your instruction and grade level team to the next level? This session will give you the insight and practical ways to plan and implement Professional Learning Labs (PLLs). PLLs are a form of non-traditional, job-embedded staff development. PLLs are a powerful way to not only engage teachers in reflection and best practice, but also to engage students in learning provided in a format that is both collaborative and co-taught. Participants will be provided steps to implement, tools for self-reflection, and classroom examples. PLLs provide a safe space to collaborate and experiment with teaching and learning that may be overwhelming otherwise. This session will give you guidance on how to move forward in meaningful ways. No matter what role or position you are in you will leave with specific ideas for implementing Professional Learning Labs at your school. Come find out more!  Be sure to bring a device for a few interactive moments during the presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ahl

Jennifer Ahl

Kindergarten Teacher, Rock Hill School District/Old Pointe Elementary School
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Erica Johnson

Kindergarten Teacher, Old Pointe Elementary School
Response to Intervention- How to implement and problem solving tips on how to implement in your school. I am currently in my 5th year of teaching. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with my bachelors' degree in Early Childhood Education. I graduated from Winthrop with... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Thompson

Kristina Thompson

Kindergarten Teacher, Old Pointe Elementary School
I am currently wrapping up my 11th year teaching in South Carolina! I graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, and I earned my Graduate degree from Columbia College in Divergent Learning. I love using technology in the classroom! If... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Westmoreland

Melanie Westmoreland

Literacy Coach, Old Pointe Elementary



Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
DIGS 223

1:15pm

Teachers' Experiences That Influence Their Self-efficacy to Foster Student Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Creativity has been identified as a world-class skill South Carolina graduates should develop before graduation, with little systematic attention on the preparedness of current practitioners to implement such expectations. This qualitative case study investigated what knowledge and skills teachers perceived to be necessary to implement practices that foster and develop student creativity with a strong sense of self-efficacy. A purposeful sample from four Arkansas A+ (ARA+) network schools shared their perceptions of how creativity-fostering professional development (PD) influenced their sense of self-efficacy to foster creativity and answer the research questions. Findings were driven by analysis of open-ended responses collected in questionnaires, individual interviews, and focus groups. Conclusions developed from teachers' experiences and proposed recommendations at all systematic levels to promote efficacious beliefs towards creativity integration will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson

Director, Arts in Basic Curriculum Project



Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
DIGS 221

1:15pm

Strategies to Promote Academic Resilience for Youth At-Risk
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation focuses on developing academic resilience for the youth at risk. We begin by emphasizing the need for these skills and the research supporting this assertion. Participants are given strategies on sharing productive feedback while building academic resilience with their students. Motivating children from lower socio-economic communities is critical as these children are adversely affected by a complex set of risk factors involving academic achievement, leadership skills, and social/emotional skills. This presentation seeks to encourage a positive dialogue between presenter & conference attendees in understanding how academic resilience, intrinsic motivation, & emotional intelligence can positively affect a student in many areas of his life including emotional, psychological, & intellectual domains. Recognizing the strong nature of evidence that support these concepts will strengthen the educator's resolve to keep the notion of developing academic resilience, intrinsic motivation, & emotional intelligence as yearlong objectives for students. This presentation considers the vast amount of research on intrinsic motivation, emotional intelligence, & academic resilience as the presenter seeks to demonstrate & discuss with the participants the necessity of emphasizing these skills with the student at risk.

Speakers
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Tammy Burnham

Winthrop Universtiy



Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OWENS 102

1:15pm

Jingle All the Way: Earth's Natural resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will be able to participate as the students to duplicate elements of the collaborative lesson from the three teacher. With provided information or students research, teachers will create a short jingle and use the online music source, https://soundation.com, to add the melody. This will allow them to put themselves in the students role and do what students would do in class. In addition, teachers will record themselves singing or saying their jingle to the melody they created, in front of a green screen, while recording in front of the green screen. They will insert their recording into the app, http://www.doink.com, to edit and produce their PSA/commercial.

Below is the link to view our resource dcoument. 


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SU5DFaKcOinAbQjFJAdWLcdSLwV-9X1B26LlURacA1U/edit?usp=sharing




Speakers
avatar for Jolandra White

Jolandra White

STEAM Teacher, Oakdale Elementary


Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OWENS G02

1:15pm

STEAM in the High School Mathematics Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to have more engaging activities in your mathematics classroom? Do you need students to see real-world applications of the content you have taught? In this session participants will be given specific examples of how STEAM can be used in the high school mathematics classroom. Participants will be given lesson plan templates of activities I have completed with my own students. I will also address the logistics of completing a STEAM activity and/or unit with your students including classroom procedures, routines, accountability and expectations. We will also discuss cross curricular logistics in a high school when many students have different teachers. Finally, participants will be given time to discuss activities they do in their classrooms and how they can increase the rigor to meet the criteria of a STEAM project. The goal is for all participants to walk away with at least one STEAM activity fleshed out to incorporate into their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Kunde

Kristin Kunde

Algebra 2 and Algebra 1 CP Teacher, Riverwalk Academy
Hi! I am a 3rd year teacher who is passionate about teaching high school students real-world, 21st Century skills through project-based learning and STEAM in the classroom. I am from the great town of Van Wyck, South Carolina and currently live in Rock Hill, SC. I received a B.S... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OWENS 104

1:15pm

Beyond Kahoot! - Assessment Tools on the Web
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many types of assessment tools available on the web. Most teachers have “played” or used Kahoot! but there are lots of other tools out there: Quizizz, Plickers, Quizlet Live, Google Forms, and more. Come explore these resources with us.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OWENS 203

1:15pm

Adaptive Arts Strategies: Empowering All Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

The art making process can be an ideal experience for students to develop self-awareness, self-understanding, and creative confidence. Art and classroom teachers have unique opportunities to provide individualized learning experiences. Children with identified learning differences can have an array of diverse needs that can be met: established routines, adaptive supplies, and structured creative opportunities enable students with specific learning needs to develop creative confidence and feel welcomed as a member of the creative space. The art making process supports student learning, and nurtures students' social and emotional development. Providing tools for a variety of learners creates an environment that informally invites all students and establishes the art room as a space where all of us create together, neutralizing the space and making art an activity that is open to all. The right tool in a welcoming environment allows students to find the tool that works best for her/his creative process.
This workshop, led by two seasoned arts educators, Laura Gardner, Winthrop Fine Arts/Art Education, and Winthrop Art Education alumna and registered art therapist, Alana Vest, will provide participants a hands-on learning experience and useful information that will empower them to utilize their creativity and be prepared to adapt and modify the art making process for all learners.

Speakers
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Laura Gardner

Winthrop University
avatar for Alana Vest

Alana Vest

I am a certified Arts Educator with 12 years of experience and Registered Art Therapist (ATR). I received my Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Winthrop University and my Master's Degree in Creative Arts In Therapy from Drexel University. | | My areas of specialization include... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 3:15pm
OWENS 207

1:15pm

Even THAT student!: Creative Strategies and Lessons to Help Close the Achievement Gap
Limited Capacity seats available

How many students feel as if they are "missing"---merely names on a list? With over fifteen years in education, I've encountered many "missing voices." In this session, participants will witness a "missing voice" monologue from Educator/Dramatist Carlo Dawson and be provided with arts-integrated strategies to close the achievement gap.

Session Abstract:
-Did you know public high schools in South Carolina graduate only 61.7 percent of their students? This is 12 percent less than the national average and 26 percent less than the state's federally-defined graduation performance goal, according to the 2011-12 State Department of Education report.
-Did you know South Carolina ranks 45 out of 50 for the number of Black Males to graduate high school according to the 2009 The Urgency of Now Report?

-The Missing Voice, provides a monologue from Teaching Artist, Author, Storyteller, and Dramatist Carlo L'Chelle Dawson as well as teaching strategies. She will speak from the "voice" of the voiceless---many of our students.

Objective: The session will provide attendees with creative arts-integrated strategies and lessons for all subjects in order to help close the achievement gap.

Objective: The workshop lessons and strategies will equip teacher leaders with tools to foster student critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills along with academic subject mastery all while increasing student interest.(That's right! Students will be engaged!)

With over fifteen years of classroom experience, Carlo has utilized these same strategies with her students with great success. To learn more about Carlo L. Dawson, visit carlolchelledawson.com.

Speakers
avatar for Carlo L'Chelle Dawson

Carlo L'Chelle Dawson

Rock Hill District #3
Carlo L'Chelle Dawson is driven to motivate, to uplift, and to inspire students to maximize their full potential. Mrs. Dawson is a graduate of College of Charleston with a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from Lesley University. She is an author, a master storyteller... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 3:15pm
OWENS G01

1:15pm

Integrated, Interactive, Inquiry and Assessment: Elementary Research Workshop and Thematic Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to begin implementing a student-led research workshop? Need some motivation or inspiration for review and assessment? Aiming to link your teaching to current events? Elementary teachers will have the opportunity to brainstorm and explore opportunities to integrate standards, establish purpose-driven traditions, and support inquiry standards in the classroom. This session will discuss ways to increase engagement and support content in self-contained settings across grade levels. Participants will walk away with outlines for team-wide and/or self-contained thematic days, assessment ideas, and resources to build a more inquiry and thematic driven classroom. Come ready to share your ideas as well!

Primary content areas include math and social studies. 

Speakers
avatar for Amber Jackson

Amber Jackson

Fourth Grade Teacher, Gold Hill Elementary
Amber Jackson’s philosophy of education is rooted in the belief that education is a civil right for all students and that all children are capable of learning. Community service is the vehicle she believes best accomplishes this goal of teaching her students HOW to learn. Phenomenal... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 3:15pm
OWENS 202

2:30pm

Creating Innovative Professional Learning to Empower Teachers in Their Own Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Say goodbye to the traditional one size fits all, sit and get professional development! During this session we will share various ways we have structured innovative professional learning opportunities for our staff focused on individual interest and professional strengths.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LSMkk_LVaEWsLQLzquav_vVKyM6KMxb1N8sH-ByUF5U/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Principal, Orchard Park Elementary


Monday June 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
OWENS 104

2:30pm

Exploring Rigor and High Impact Instructional Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will:
-Confront their present understandings regarding rigor and effective instructional practices,
-Explore current research related to rigor and instructional practices, and
-Explore ways to evaluate student work assignments to determine the levels of rigor.

Speakers
avatar for Lamont Moore

Lamont Moore

Principal, Chester Park School of the Arts
Dr. Lamont Moore is a dedicated educator with 20 years of experience in the field of education.  He has educated, tutored and mentored students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. He began his professional career in 1999 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district serving as teacher... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
DIGS 220

2:30pm

Interactive Learning Strategies - increasing student engagement and content retention in the middle/high school classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you tired of working harder than your students? Are you tired of lecturing ALL THE TIME and they still don't understand? Do you find yourself teaching to a room of blank stares? Come join us to learn how you can increase student engagement and differentiate activities effectively. In this session, you will work independently as well as collaboratively with others to learn about the world around us in a hands-on lesson. Participants will leave having done a mini-lesson completed through engagement activities and resources to help plan your own active lessons. These tools for active lessons can be used at multiple levels and in any subject area. Come and find out how we incorporate differentiated activities and rigor into the classroom to increase test scores, reduce inappropriate technology use, and increase student involvement. Bring your device and an open mind as we demonstrate how you can implement interactive activities in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Freeman

Amanda Freeman

Science Teacher, Lewisville High School
I am completing my 21st year of teaching, most of which has been in Chester County (12 at Lewisville High School). I have a bachelors of science in Biology from Clemson University and a Masters of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College. I am currently 9 hours away from... Read More →
avatar for Reagan Love

Reagan Love

Science Teacher, Lewisville High School
I am passionate about education, and all things science! My favorite subjects are Physiology and Chemistry because I enjoy learning how things work on a molecular level. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (BS) from Clemson University, and am currently finishing... Read More →
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Katharine Stone

English Teacher, Lewisville High School
I graduated from Columbia College in 2006 with a degree in English and also earned a teaching certificate. I completed my Master's degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College in 2010. I have been at Lewisville since 2006.



Monday June 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
OWENS G02

2:30pm

Student Engagement and Hope in SC Arts-Rich Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

In October 2018, as a partnership between SC Arts Commission and Palmetto State Arts Education, the Gallup Student Poll was conducted in 30 arts-rich schools throughout South Carolina (both at Arts in Basic Curriculum and Distinguished Arts Program sites). It was the first time in its history the Gallup Student Poll was used to look specifically at arts-rich schools, providing an exciting oppotunity to examine the influence of arts education.

Participants will learn about the Gallup Student Poll, which measures hope for the future, engagement with school and other factors that have been shown to drive students’ grades, achievement scores, retention and future employment. Then, we will take a deep dive into the results from the 2018 research initiative, Creative, Engaged, and Ready for Tomorrow: Measuring Student Engagement in SC Arts-Rich Schools. Finally, we will discuss how this data might transform local and state conversations about arts education and accountability.

We will conclude the session with a sample arts-integration strategy as an example of supported teaching practices within arts-rich schools.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson

Director, Arts in Basic Curriculum Project


Monday June 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
DIGS 221

2:30pm

Motivational Strategies to Increase Music Achievement
Limited Capacity seats available

The two presenters will share with participants the action research project conducted in the spring semester with students at a local middle school. The goal of the action research was to determine how the intervention strategies impacted student motivation and performance. The students were asked to choose a musical piece to perform at the solo/ensemble festival. They practiced the piece for over a month with others in the class and privately. The presenters will discuss the motivational strategies used including a choice of music, student-directed sectional work, and student self-critique/reflection. A pre and post survey was given to determine how student motivational attitudes changed over the course of the semester.
The study includes several research-based ideas on how to improve middle school motivation and the ideas will easily transfer to other disciplines and subjects. Peer-based instruction, choice, and self-reflections are strategies that can be implemented in any classroom. Time will be given for participants to discuss with others ideas for this implementation for their classes in the fall.

Speakers
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Tammy Burnham

Winthrop Universtiy
avatar for Jeff Robinson

Jeff Robinson

Jeff Robinson serves as the Director of Bands at York Middle School and Asst. Director at York Comprehensive High School in York, SC. The York School District One band programs serve over 350 students in grades 6-12 and have been consistently recognized at the State and Regional Level... Read More →



Monday June 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
OWENS 102

2:30pm

4 Simple Rules for Teaching Mathematics (P-12+)
Limited Capacity seats available

This "post-Common Core" era may seem confusing and overwhelming for those who teach mathematics. We're told to be more student-centered, but are expected to help students dig deeper while promoting higher-order thinking skills. Understanding must come first, but fluency is still a necessity. We distinguish between skills that are essential and those that are nice to know- but all of them may still be on The Test. Meanwhile, we're having to push ourselves to teach in ways that are different from those in our own P-12 experience, and fend off parents and others who question our work.

In this session, we'll examine policy-based approaches, research foundations, and evidence-based strategies that boil down to just four simple rules to guide our work in the mathematics classroom. Participants will leave with (a) a full understanding of what's behind the rules, (b) the ability to recite the rules and explain how they apply to their own classrooms, and (c) a mini-poster of the rules (just in case!).

Speakers
avatar for Kelly M. Costner

Kelly M. Costner

Associate Professor, Winthrop University
Dr. Kelly M. Costner is a Co-Principal Investigator for NExT LEVEL, a US Department of Education grant project focused on helping teachers further their skills in working with English Learners. He also serves as the Winthrop Faculty in Residence (WFIR) at Sugar Creek Elementary School... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Jolly Ledbetter

Jennifer Jolly Ledbetter

5th grade teacher, Fort Mill School District
Passionate elementary educator and mentor, Winthrop University Partnership Liaison, NBCT, M.Ed. Math Curriculum and Instruction, and current Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Studies Doctoral student | Follow along on Twitter @learnlaugh_lead and Instagram @learnlaughl... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
DIGS 114

2:30pm

Creating Instructional Videos
Limited Capacity seats available

There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Don’t think you have time for that? Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone, iPad, Google apps and webtools.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
OWENS 203