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The mission of the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is to increase the achievement of children of poverty by improving the quality of undergraduate teacher preparation, graduate teacher preparation, and the professional development of in-service teachers.   
September 2017 E-Newsletter
Volume 11        Number 12
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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
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Because of dedicated partners like you, the Center continues to grow each year, and our newly updated website has just launched.  The latest technology has been used to expand the resources we are able to make available. 

As you explore the site, you will notice new page titles and navigation links.  Please take some time to explore the searchable databases for online and in-Center resources. Can't find a resource you rely upon regularly?  Don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.   
Fall Workshop 2017
Featuring Myron Dueck
P-12 Professional Development
OUTREACH GRANT PROJECTS
The Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is pleased to announce that funds are available and will be awarded this Fall semester for P-12 Professional Development Projects  that addresses issues related to the education of children of poverty.
 
S uccessful projects will be awarded on a competitive basis to Public School Educators (P-12) in Center Partner Districts. Projects will be funded at amounts of up to $2,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year .
 
The Fall 2017 deadline for submitting completed project applications to the review committee is September 22, 2017. Recipients will be notified by October 23, 2017. 

The Guidelines and Call for Proposals are available on the Center website at  http://fmucenterofexcellence.org.  Download application HERE!
Recent Professional Study Events
Teacher Feature
Anne McChesney
Odyssey Teacher
Houston Elementary School
Spartanburg School District 7
 
"Thank you for inspiring us and for presenting such valuable information. I have noticed in my years of teaching that gifted students tend to pay attention and try harder when they know the ideas are based on research.  I am excited about the opportunity to help my students "grow" their brains."  
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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lexington-Richland District 5
Chapin, SC









 


  Florence School District 1
4K Study Project 
Florence, SC
   






Thank you for your important work!
Do you have an event or success story that aligns with Center strategies?  
Please share with us so that others may learn from you! 
Family & Community Engagement
2017-2018 
NNPS Project Announcement
National Network of Partnership Schools Project 

The purpose of this program is to equip teachers and administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with families and community resources to meet the needs of children of poverty. View the  Project Flyer for more information or  Contact Jenny Szalwinski at jszalwinski@fmarion.edu or 843.661.1826.
Partnership Schools Outreach Grants
Need Money?
NNPS School?
The Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is pleased to announce that funds will be awarded this academic year for National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) Outreach Projects that address issues related to school, family, community partnerships and the education of children of poverty.  

School, Family and Community Partnership Outreach funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to Public School Educators (PK-12) in Center Partner District schools that are members of the National Network of Partnership Schools. Projects will be funded at amounts of up to $1,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year, ending May 1, 2018.

Application Deadline:  September 22, 2017

Download application  HERE! 
  
 25 Practices
--Teaching Children of Poverty--

A Peek  at the Practice  
               Build Relationships
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Create student-defined rules of respect.
Correct behaviors using I-messages.
Share mistakes and weaknesses often.
Survey your students to learn about interests and experiences.
 
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Did you know the Ce nter has a collection of more than 400 books that are available for check out? Visit our new electronic catalog of resources:  
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