The Innovator's Mindset

featuring Keynote Presenter & Author

George Couros!

Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location - Brookland Conference Center, West Columbia



George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school--from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students. 

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 Spartanburg Writing Project
2016 Fall Renewal Conference
Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location - Brookland Conference Center, West Columbia
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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sara Kajder is a faculty member in Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia, a writer, and a consultant to K-12 school systems across the US.  Her most recent research examines secondary English teacher practices and adolescent literacy identities as they are constructed in dialogue with uses of digital tools and social media. Amongst many peer-reviewed articles and books, she is the author of Adolescents and Digital Literacies, the 2012 Recipient of the NCTE Britton Award.  Dr. Kajder is the immediate past chair of the Middle Level Section of NCTE and, beginning in the Fall of 2015, will work with Dr. Shelbie Witte to edit the NCTE journal, Voices from the Middle.  Kajder's work was recently recognized with the inaugural (2016) Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies.

Can't get to the Upstate? 
SWP is pleased to partner with SCASCD to offer satellite conference locations in the Midlands and the Low Country. The keynote address will be broadcast live at Blythewood Middle School and MenRiv Education Park in Goose Creek. Registration is $25 for teachers or $10 for induction teachers.

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Free 1-Year Membership for First Year SC Teachers

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SCASCD is providing FREE professional memberships to ALL first year teachers in SC! Register today and join a global community of educational leaders dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching and leading.

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2016 ASCD Affiliate Excellence Award Winner

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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.



Collaborative Agenda for K-12 Education 

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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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Professional Development

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Preparing the Future

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Grants & Awards

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