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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.
Many thanks to the 2019 Conference Planning Committee!  

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Monday, June 10
 

9:45am PDT

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 PDT
OWENS G04

9:45am PDT

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 PDT
OWENS 202

11:00am PDT

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
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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 PDT
OWENS 104

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
OWENS 202

1:15pm PDT

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
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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: arts... Read More →



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

1:15pm PDT

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 PDT
OWENS G01

2:30pm PDT

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 PDT
DIGS 221