Volume 14 Number 3
2019 Summer Institute
June 19 - 20, 2019
Pre - Conference
Poverty Simulation
June 18, 2019
Summer Institute 2019
DEADLINE: February 28, 2019  
Call for Presentations  
Summer Institute 2018
Set for June 19 - 20, 2019

The Center of Excellence Summer Institute is a two-day event designed to provide participants with practical, research-based information that focuses on the needs and abilities of under-resourced learners. 

Keynote addresses and specialized breakout sessions will focus on classroom strategies and best practices for under-resourced students around this year's theme:
  Teaching Children of Poverty:
Accepting the Challenge; Leveraging the Opportunity.

It is time to submit proposals for breakout sessions. 

Educators learn best from other educators and your successful practices could be featured in breakout sessions. Do you have a classroom activity that has resulted in excellent outcomes? Are you using innovative ways to motivate your learners?  Have you employed a brain-based strategy that energizes your classroom?
Now is the time to share with others!

Proposals are now being accepted and the process is simple.  
Questions? Call or email the Center. 

Proposals must be received before February 28.
Teachers must rely on collaboration, and thanks to technology, educators have the ability to share ideas and information all over the world. One of the more popular forms of online collaboration is the Twitter chat. Click below to learn how and where .
Congratulations P-12 Grant Recipients
Referrals to Regulation:
Meeting Students’ Sensory Needs to Gain Positive Outcomes
Wallace Gregg Elementary - Florence One
Diamond2Diamond-Peer Elevation through Collaboration & Mentoring
Lower Richland High School - Richland One
Mommy, Daddy, Please Read with Me
College Park Elementary - Berkeley
Mother Read Literacy
Berkeley County School District - Berkeley
Your Money Matters
Timmonsville High School - Florence Four
NNPS Outreach Grant Recipients
Attendance Counts
Manning Early Child Center -Clarendon 2
Parent Engagement Series
North Vista Elementary - Florence 1
Now We’re Cooking with Art and Music
Greenwood Elementary - Florence 1
Family Game Night
J. C. Lynch Elementary - Florence 3
The Center around the State and Nation
The Center regularly partners with schools, districts, and organizations to facilitate professional study events focused on serving the needs of children of poverty, and ALL learners. This months featured projects are...
Fall Renewal Conference
Poverty Matters but Teachers Matter More
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Teacher cadet teachers from across the state gathered to explore new resources for their middle and high school classes and to discuss ways to recruit novice teachers to the field.
Lexington 1 School District
Teaching Children of Poverty
Add-On Certification Cohort
Lexington, South Carolina
A second cohort of Lexington 1 teachers are studying the impact of poverty and practices that matter more. This group will complete endorsement for Teachers of Children of Poverty in December 2018 .
Kitty Hawk, NC
Eastern North Carolina school leaders convened to learn about ways they can work to mitigate the impact of poverty on school and life success.

John 3:16 Care Center Gala
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Dedicated community members in a tri-county region are working together to provide supports for under-resourced children and families in their area. Services supported by this organization include homework support, food vouchers, and camps.
T eaching
C hildren
O f
P overty
The October meeting for the new Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars (TCOPS) professional organization was held on October 25th. Dinner and a discussion of new business was followed by October's content focus: Why Poverty Matters and How It Can Change the Brain. Scholars learned about poverty, the brain, and ways they can matter in classrooms every day, and they represented their learning in TCOPS sketch notebooks that will be used to document both content and practice.
TCOPS meets again on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Current Francis Marion University teacher candidates are invited to attend.
A Peek at the Practice
Build Background Knowledge in All Content Areas.
  • Begin by teaching words in categories.
  • Use contrasts and comparisons.
  • Use analogies.
  • Encourage topic-focused wide reading.
  • Embrace multimedia.
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