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 http://www.fmarion.edu/~townsen/instfair.html. 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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