2016 ASCD Affiliate Excellence Award Winner
South Carolina ASCD has been selected to receive the 2016 Area of Excellence Award in the area of Influence and Policy through ASCD's Affiiate Recognition Award program.
Board members recently attended ASCD's Annual Conference in Atlanta to accept the award at a Leadership Luncheon with other state affilates receiving recognition.
Award-winning affiliates must demonstrate exemplary activity, impact and collaboration with the ASCD community according to ASCD's rigorous Affiliate Developmental Continuum.
Win $2500 Whole Child Grant for Your School!
In support of ASCD's Whole Child Initiative, this program seeks to identify schools in South Carolina that have created a school culture with programs that exemplify one or more of the five tenets of The Whole Child Initiative: Healthy, Safe, Supported, Challenged, Engaged.
Schools applying for one of the awards will be required to submit a completed application along with supporting evidence to South Carolina ASCD according to program timelines.
All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee to determine which schools should receive the recognition and a $2,500 grant, given for the purpose of implementing other goals related to one or more of the tenets of The Whole Child Initiative.
South Carolina ASCD Seeking Emerging Leaders
South Carolina ASCD is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, powerful educators for the upcoming class of Emerging Leaders! If this describes you or someone you know, encourage them to apply! Applications are due by April 30th!
Are you an accomplished educator with 5–15 years of experience who wants to get more involved in South Carolina ASCD and the education community as a whole? Do you firmly believe that each child deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged? Are you seeking a group of educators who, like you, are driven and passionate about education and boast a variety of backgrounds, roles, and experiences? Are you the sort of person who finds more joy in the journey than the destination?
If the answer is "Yes," you might be a good fit for the South Carolina ASCD Emerging Leaders program. South Carolina ASCD is seeking a select, powerful, active group of education professionals for the Class of 2016 to become the next generation of South Carolina ASCD leaders. Are you up for the challenge? Applications for the 2016 Emerging Leaders program will be accepted through April 30, 2016.
You will not want to miss these two incredible speakers!
Collaborative Agenda for K-12 Education
On January 13, 2016, South Carolina ASCD sponsored our first Collaborative Day of Advocacy at the South Carolina Statehouse. In strong partnership and unity with seven South Carolina professional associations*, we were proud to roll-out the Collaborative Agenda for Pre-K - 12 Public Education, an exciting document of common goals for the children of South Carolina.
Following a breakfast in the Blatt Building on the Statehouse grounds, participants walked to the Capital for a press conference, culminating with participants meeting their legislators to present copies of the Agenda to them and to advocate for public education in South Carolina.
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