Summer Newsletter
Volume 14 Number 9
 Teaching Children of Poverty:
Accepting the Challenge; Leveraging the Opportunity.
Simulation participants wait in line at 'Big Dave's Pawn Shop.'

Simulation 'family members' plan strategies for the next week's challenges.
2019 Summer Institute

Each year the Center's Summer Institute program features nationally-recognized keynote speakers along with specialized breakout sessions.
Dr. Parrett and Dr. Budge challenged attendees to 'turn and talk' to discuss the question, " Where do your ideas about poverty come from?"
Institute attendees participated in The Brain Architecture Game session. This tabletop game experience builds understanding of the powerful role of life experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, and with what consequences for society.

Dr. John Hodge shared two powerful messages for educators. His personal stories illustrated how we can 'Be the One" for our students.
Institute presenter Deborah DePaoli of Save the Children Action Network shared advocacy ideas in her session entitled "Be a Voice for Kids."
Saluda County Schools
2019 Lorin W. Anderson Award for Excellence
Receiving the 2019 Anderson Award are Mr. Robert Etheredge , Saluda High Assistant Principal; Dr. Lorin Anderson ; Dr. Harvey Livingston , Superintendent; Dr. Abbey Duggins , Office of Curriculum and Instruction Director; and Mr. Brian Chatman , Office of Student Services Director.
The Lorin W. Anderson Award for Excellence recognizes educational stakeholders who successfully implement Center strategies with under-resourced learners. This award honors the vision and leadership of Dr. Lorin W. Anderson, an advocate for focused preparation and ongoing support for teachers in high poverty schools and co-founder of the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University.

Saluda County Schools began sustained professional study in August 2017 that included after-school sessions focused on a new 'teaching children of poverty' practice each month. Participants then applied their knowledge in their classrooms and schools using an action research model. A second year of study followed the same format and included all Saluda Middle and High School educators. Congratulations, Saluda County Schools -- 2019 Lorin W. Anderson Award for Excellence recipients!
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