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October 21, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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TransformSC's Learning Institutes are designed to connect TransformSC Schools and Districts with experts on transformative practices in the classroom.  The events are offered free of charge to TransformSC Schools and Districts. Seats will be offered to the general public, as available.  For more information, contact transformsc@sccompetes.org.

Competency-Based Progression Institute – November 15, 2016

Project-Based Learning Institute – January 24, 2017

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Also, see news below from TransformSC:

 

TransformSC News

Announcements and updates from the TransformSC initiative

 

5 Schools and 2 Districts Join Statewide Network

TransformSC has accepted five schools and two districts to its statewide network of innovative schools.
 
The new TransformSC schools are located across the state:  Monarch Elementary School (Greenville) Swansea High School Freshman Academy (Swansea), Bates Middle School (Sumter), Hartsville High School (Hartsville) and R.B. Stall High School (Charleston).
 
Lexington County School District 4 in the Midlands and Cherokee County School District in the Upstate are joining as complete districts.  Read more here

 

TransformSC Hosts First Bus Tour

TransformSC hosted its first annual Bus Tour on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Business leaders, community leaders, and policymakers traveled to four schools in the Midlands region to see the difference that innovative education models are making in classrooms. Attendees were able to tour individual classrooms and speak with teachers and administrators about their journey to improve student learning.  Attendees were also able to speak with students about their learning experience.  

Several news crews joined us along the way.  Watch the coverage here

 

Registration Opens for Competency-Based Progression Institute

Registration is now open for TransformSC's Competency-Based Progression Institute.  The event will take place at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia on November 15, 2016.  

On the agenda:

Karla Phillips, Policy Director for Competency Based Education at the Foundation for Excellence in Education
Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer at KnowledgeWorks
Lauren McCauley, Office of Transformation, SC Department of Education

TransformSC's Learning Institutes are designed to offer information and guidance on TransformSC's four transformational practices:  blended learning, project-based learning, continuous assessment and competency-based progression.  The Blended Learning Institute was held in September, and the Project-Based Learning Institute is scheduled for January 24, 2017.   

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Learning as We Teach: Blended Learning Institute Takeaways

October 3, 2016
By:  Greg Harrison

TransformSC's blog series continues this month with a post from one of our newest schools.  Darlington High School's team pens this post on how this year's Blended Learning Institute helped them bring new ideas back to their classrooms.

As a new TransformSC school, Darlington High School is excited about the partnerships and opportunities available by being a part of the TransformSC network. Our team attended last week’s Blended Learning Institute in Columbia and had the opportunity to work with and learn from national experts and local educators who have been using blended learning methods in their classrooms.

Even though we’ve been using blended learning practices in our classrooms for a few years now, there’s still so much to learn and it was good to hear the experiences and solutions other educators shared. Read more here. 

 

ICYMI...

Our Journey to Becoming a TransformSC School

September 12, 2016
Blog post by Ryan Pool, former principal of Lexington Middle School
Read the post here. 

 

Miss Our Blended Learning Institute on Sept. 26? 

Check out the recap live on our blog!

 

School and District News

Announcements and updates from TransformSC's network of schools and districts

Greenville Students Open Credit Union

 

In Other News

Governor's School Partners with 3 Districts on STEM Training

Greenville Tech Opens New Center for Manufacturing Innovation

 

Save the Date!

Upcoming events hosted by TransformSC

TransformSC's Learning Institutes are designed to connect TransformSC Schools and Districts with experts on transformative practices in the classroom.  The events are offered free of charge to TransformSC Schools and Districts.  Seats will be offered to the general public, as available.  For more information, contact transformsc@sccompetes.org.   

Competency-Based Progression Institute

November 15, 2016

REGISTER NOW!

Project-Based Learning Institute 

January 24, 2017

For more information, contact transformsc@sccompetes.org.

TransformSC Spring Conference

#ThinkForward

March 13, 2017
TD Convention Center
Greenville, SC

 

About TransformSC
TransformSC, an education initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, is a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents and policy makers transforming the public education system so that every student graduates prepared for careers, college and citizenship. TransformSC schools and districts are designing, launching, promoting and proving transformative practices in the classroom. Currently there are 55 schools from 23 districts, as well as five entire districts in the TransformSC network. For more information, visit www.sccompetes.org/transformsc.

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