FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty will hold its fall workshop on Saturday, Sept. 25, in McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the FMU campus.
The theme of this year’s workshop is “Important Work: Teaching Children of Poverty.” Sessions will focus on research-based classroom strategies and best practices in the following areas as they relate to the needs and abilities of children of poverty:
· Culture of Poverty
· Language and Literacy
· Family and Community Partnerships
· The Classroom Community, Classroom Management & Student Motivation
· Curriculum Design, Instructional Strategies & Assessment
· Differentiated Instruction
· Metacognition: Strategies that Promote Thinking Skills
· School Leadership
Registration is free to all partner district educators and $10 for all other participants. To register for the workshop, go to www.fmucenterofexcellence.org/fmu/fs_workshop.asp or call (843) 669-3391, ext. 28. Professional development recertification hours will be awarded to all participants.
In conjunction with the workshop, the Center of Excellence Service Committee is sponsoring a canned food drive. Participants are asked to bring their donations to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank and Kid’s Café.
Francis Marion University’s School of Education was awarded a five year grant that established on our campus a Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty. The grant includes a component that supports staff development and in-service training for teachers in our region.
The activities which are the subjects of this document are produced, in part, under grants from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of the Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education and the Centers of Excellence Grants Programs.