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FMU Center of Excellence to hold Spring Colloquium for area teachers, March 15

            FLORENCE, S.C. – The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University will hold its Spring Colloquium, Wednesday, March 15, with a speech by education professor Walter Doyle.

            The speech will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. Admission is free. Reservations are being accepted through the Center of Excellence at 843-669-3391, ext. 28, or by e-mail at Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

            Doyle’s speech is titled “Establishing and Maintaining Positive and Productive Classroom Environments.” This talk will explore how classrooms work and how teachers can manage classrooms successfully.

            Doyle is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Teacher Education at the University of Arizona. He was editor of the Elementary School Journal, associate editor of the American Educational Research Journal, and U.S. editor of the Journal of Curriculum Studies. He has published numerous articles in the areas of classroom processes and curriculum theory.

            The FMU School of Education was awarded a five-year grant that established on campus the Center of Excellence. The grant includes a component that supports staff development and in-service training for teachers in the Pee Dee region. Visit the center’s website at for more information.

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Last Published: February 15, 2007 9:24 AM
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