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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Project-Based Learning [clear filter]
Monday, June 10

11:00am PDT

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.


Julianne Haley

Social Studies Teacher, Rawlinson Road Middle School
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Randye Polk

School librarian, Rawlinson Road Middle School
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Monday June 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
DIGS 220

1:15pm PDT

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. 


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Jolandra White

STEAM Teacher, Oakdale Elementary

Monday June 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

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. 

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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 PDT