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FMU to host Pee Dee Teacher Forum, July 17

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Pee Dee Teacher Forum will sponsor an Instructional Fair at Francis Marion University on Wednesday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The FMU School of Education and the Pee Dee Education Center, as well as a number of area businesses and corporate supporters, are co-sponsoring the fair.

 The Instructional Fair will offer teachers and school administrators in the Pee Dee area nearly 40 mini-sessions with information, teaching strategies, and lesson plans at all grade levels presented by teachers for teachers.

Mini-session topics include standards-based instructional strategies in various subjects, English as a second language, character education, inclusion strategies for classroom teachers, interdisciplinary instruction, technology integration, and teacher mentoring.

A special series of mini-sessions has been planned to assist first-year teachers, including an overview of the “Newspapers in Education” program.  The Instructional Fair will also feature a special series of sessions for veteran teachers who will be attempting National Board Certification during the 2002-2003 school year.

Various vendors and businesses will showcase education-related products and services of special interest to teachers. 

There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee that includes registration materials, one-day parking on campus, a box lunch, and attendance at four mini-sessions. Advanced registration must be received by Wednesday, July 10, in order to reserve a box lunch. On-site registration, which will not include lunch, will be available for $5 on the day of the fair. Registration will be held at the Smith University Center on the FMU campus.

Additional information and registration forms are available at  Interested persons who do not have Internet access may call Nancy Townsend at FMU, 843-661-4649, to obtain a registration form.

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Last Published: April 6, 2004 9:00 AM
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