March E-Newsletter
Volume 14 Number 7
June 19-20
Registration Now Open
The Summer Institute is a two-day event designed to provide participants with practical, research-based information centered on revealing the potential of under-resourced (and ALL!) learners.

Do not miss three keynote addresses by internationally-recognized educators William Parrett and Kathleen Budge , John Hodge , and Todd Nesloney .   Select from multiple specialized breakout sessions that will provide classroom strategies and best practices around this year’s theme:
Teaching Children of Poverty:
Accepting the Challenge; Leveraging the Opportunity.
William Parrett and
Kathleen Budge
John Hodge
Todd Nesloney
Pre-Conference Poverty Simulation is planned for Tuesday, June 18. This half-day event is designed to promote greater awareness, increase understanding, and inspire local change. Attendees role-play four 15-minute 'weeks' in poverty and experience the stressors faced by many under-resourced families. Registration is limited to 88 participants.  Attendees must register separately for this pre-conference activity.
Learn how to reach every student, every day. Seating is limited .

Summer Institute and Simulation Ticket Choices:
Preconference Poverty Simulation (June 18) - $10.00
Partner District Summer Institute (June 19 & 20) - $20.00
Non Partner District Summer Institute (June 19 & 20) - $30.00
University Student Summer Institute (June 19 & 20) - $10.00
Book Sale: Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices - $15.00
June 12-21
Registration Now Open
Summer 2019
Graduate Course
EDPD 525
June 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Attendance is Required on All Dates, Including:
Poverty Simulation - June 18
Summer Institute - June 19 & 20

This course is designed to provide graduate students with an initial study of issues related to life in poverty and the impact they have on teaching and learning. It includes an introductory study of six standards for teachers of children of poverty, including:  life in poverty; the classroom community; family and community partnerships; curriculum design, instructional strategies and assessment; relationship-driven classroom management; and teachers as learners, leaders and advocates to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment in schools serving large numbers of children of poverty.

Important notes about credit:  This course...  
·   WILL typically be acceptable for SC recertification credit
·   WILL NOT typically count for degree programs at most institutions
·   WILL NOT meet requirements for Add-On Certification for Teachers of Children of Poverty

NOTE: It is the always the responsibility of the student to determine how
this course will meet individual needs for recertification or degree requirements.

Read more HERE!
2019 NNPS
End of Year Celebration
April 11, 2019
Registration: 8:00 AM
Celebration: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Come prepared to share your PROMISING PRACTICES for Partnership
Your 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 month's featured events are...
Greenwood Elementary School
Florence, South Carolina
Thank you Greenwood Elementary for your important work.

Starting the week off right! #teachersmattermore
East Point Academy
West Columbia, South Carolina

Genessee Leadership Conference
Genessee County, Michigan

"The most important thing to change in school is mindset. When mindset changes, actions change."
Attendee Rodney Heatherton via Twitter
#changethebrain #teachersmattermore

Annual Conference
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
T eaching
C hildren
O f
P overty
The Center has established Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars as a professional organization for Francis Marion University education majors who wish to learn more deeply about science of learning and the ways that poverty can matter for students they will teach. Each month, the group convenes to explore new topics and to network with others.

TCOPScholars studied Practice #4 - Instill Hope at the March 20th meeting . Scholars learned that a sense of hope changes the chemicals in the brain and where the blood flows---both of which are critically important to life and school success. They explored the impact of practices that ensure students have a sense of hope, and learned that when students understand that mistakes are not permanent and view success as within reach, they will be more likely to be persistent learners and who put forth the effort needed to be successful. Attendees then added specific brain-based teaching strategies that engender hope to their TCOPS journals.

All education majors are invited to join this organization. Interested in beginning an organization on your campus or joining our organization by distance? Just contact the Center for guidance and support.
A Peek at the Practice
#19 Question Strategically
Effective questions posed within the learning environment elevate cognitive rigor. No longer only utilized to assess what students know, best questions engage the learner, prompt deep study, and expand the learning. Educators who employ effective questioning techniques will be better able to challenge students to demonstrate and communicate their thinking and learning .
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