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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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Literacy [clear filter]
Monday, June 10
 

9:45am PDT

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 PDT
DIGS 114

9:45am PDT

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 →
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Northwestern High School

Principal, Hezekiah Massey, 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
OWENS 102

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
DIGS 223

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
OWENS 102