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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Social/Emotional Learning [clear filter]
Monday, June 10

9:45am PDT

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

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Joni Boyd

Winthrop University

Monday June 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am PDT

11:00am PDT

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

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Allison Paolini

Assistant Professor of Counseling & Development, Arkansas State University

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

2:30pm PDT

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.


Tammy Burnham

Teaching Faculty, Winthrop
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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 PDT