Brian Day

Instructional Technology Specialist
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Brian Day

About Me

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.“ - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to my page!!

My professional experience combines my love for teaching, instructional design, and technology. For 11 years, I taught middle and elementary school in rural South Carolina. I have experience teaching a number of subjects, but social studies is my favorite! In addition to teaching fifth and sixth grade social studies, I’ve also served as my district’s social studies curriculum liaison. In 2017, I served on the 2020 South Carolina Social Studies College- and Career- Ready Standards writing committee and created a number of lesson plans for the South Carolina Department of Education, University of South Carolina, South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, and South Carolina Geographic Alliance. 

I was elected Elementary Representative for the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors. I was on the selection committee for the NEH Summer Teachers’ Institute “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” in Beaufort, SC, which I attended.  I serve as Secretary for the South Carolina Council for African American Studies Executive Board, Vice President of the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies, and South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. 

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss all things regarding instructional technology tools, SCETV and PBS resources, social studies, and character education!

Certifications

  • Elementary Education
  • Gifted and Talented

Interests

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, attending concerts, playing the guitar, collecting and listening to music, cheering for Gamecock athletics, listening to podcasts, reading, and traveling. 

 

Stories

By Brian Day

January 7, 2019

image of the U.S. 1st Amendment
From our Educator Guest Blogger Series A popular misconception about history is that it is outdated and only deals with the past, thus newer technology does not apply. This could not be further from the truth. Technology has always been an integral part since the beginning of human history. For example, the creation of stone tools led to the development of agriculture and domestication of animals which eventually led to development of written communication. Now, Social Studies teachers need to embrace technology to enhance their lessons and connect with the twenty-first century learner. In fact, according to the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate , technology is one of the World-Class Skills needing to be mastered.