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Rejuvenate Your Retirement: An Educational Course for RetireesContact: Faruk Tanyel, or (864) 503-5587Retirees or those getting ready to retire, to plan and protect investments are invited to learn how they can enjoy retirement without worrying about money during one of four courses at the Rampey Center. Whether planning for years in the future or looking for immediate answers to financial concerns, this course will provide invaluable information.
Grantsmanship: Research, Write and Secure Grant FundingContact: Elaine Marshall, Director of Sponsored Awardsemarshall@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5331Community members, and USC Upstate faculty and staff, are invited to attend this special eight-week course on how to research, write and secure grant funding. The course will include how to search for grant funding; a grants “toolbox” and standard forms; a two-part discussion on writing grant proposals; developing grant budgets; foundation letters and proposals; federal proposals; and submission and follow-up. There is no cost for USC Upstate’s faculty and staff to attend the program; however, members of the general public must pay $50 per session or $375 for all eight sessions. All attendees are responsible for purchasing the course’s two required textbooks, How to Say It: Grantwriting by Deborah S. Koch ($17.95), and Grant Writing DeMYSTiFieD by Mary Ann Payne ($22), available at the USC Upstate Bookstore or online.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following programs:
The Spartanburg Writing ProjectContact Tasha Thomas, Director of the Spartanburg Writing Projecttthomas@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5653Founded in 1982, the Spartanburg Writing Project is a professional development organization committed to the mission of improving writing and the teaching of writing by providing services and resources to the teachers, students, schools and school districts in our service area. The Spartanburg Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a national model for professional development with more than 180 sites across the United States and the world.
Reflections: Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Contact June Carter, Director, Center for Teaching Excellencejcarter@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5881Regardless of the textbook, methodology, or curricula, all world language teachers share the goal of moving their students forward so they can effectively perform authentic tasks in the target language. This yearly conference offers inspiration and ideas to foreign language educators from across the state.
Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) and Youth Summer Drama CampContact Richard Robinson, Associate Professor of Theatrerrobinson@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5621The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group is offered for children ages 8-18. The after-school program meets on Thursdays from 4-6 p.m., during the fall and spring semesters. Participants should be serious about learning acting, voice work and physicality.
Child Advocacy ConferenceContact Jennifer Parker, Professor of Psychologyjparker@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5761The Center for Child Advocacy Studies hosts an annual conference and provides other educational and evidence based training opportunities for a broad range of professionals serving the needs of our children.
Certified Innovation Professional ProgramContact Ron Fulbright, Chair, Department of Informaticsrfulbright@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5683The Certified Innovation Professional Program is an 8-lesson module sequence teaching the fundamentals of the theory and practice of I-TRIZ, an advanced innovative problem solving methodology. All work is done online in a self-paced format.
The School of Education offers the following four programs:
Piedmont Region III Science FairContact Sonya Hallshall@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5157Involves students in grades 1-12 who represent public, private and home schools located in Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties. Projects are divided by grades into the following academic categories during the competition: Elementary Level (grades 1-4), Middle Level (grades 5-8), and Secondary Level (grades 9-12).
Braille Training Grant Contact Tina Herzberg, Director of Special Education Visual Impairment Programtherzberg@uscupstate.edu of (864) 503-5572In collaboration with the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, and other members of the SC Vision Education Partnership, the project will accomplish the following: (1) Develop braille training materials; (2) Recruit and train a minimum of 90 percent of VR service providers and educators in improving their knowledge of the braille code and how to teach braille; (3) Provide programs and activities for youth and adults who are blind to improve their knowledge of the braille code and nonvisual access technology and/or promote the use of braille; (4) Develop a fully accessible webpage about the importance of braille literacy and strategies for infusing braille into everyday life for VR service providers, educators, parents, youth with visual impairments, and adults with visual impairments; and (5) Conduct project accountability and quality assurance evaluations.
Project Create - Special Education Contact Holly Pae, Associate Professor of Special Educationhpae@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5556USC Upstate is one of eleven colleges and universities participating in the CREATE (Centers for the Re-education and Advancement of Teachers in Special Education) consortium. This initiative funded by the South Carolina Office of Exceptional Children provides course scholarships and textbooks to more than 500 public school teachers completing their special education licensure.
Math and Science CampContact Gary Bradley, Director, Teacher Education Programs at University Center of Greenville firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 503-5570The camp is a week-long experience for rising 1st through rising 5th graders. The camp provides an opportunity to immerse the students in math and science through experiments, projects and outdoor exploration. As they participate in this camp the students learn not only the value, real-world application, and interconnection of math and science, but they also learn that fun can be found in learning itself.
The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics offers the following program:
Retail Management Certificate ProgramContact Faruk Tanyelftanyel@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5587Participants are introduced to the world of retailing with focus on the changing characteristics of retailers, building a sustainable competitive advantage, and increasing retail profitability. During the second semester, participants are introduced to the dynamics of managing personnel, with focus on change management, managing diversity and building a team. In addition, participants learn basic Spanish phrases for helping Hispanic customers. Taught upon demand.
The Center for International Studies - World Languages Institute offers language training programs:
Contact Deryle Hopedhope@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5769The Center offers short term language training programs to adults. Courses run for six weeks and meet one hour per week, usually between 5 and 7 p.m. Teachers are usually native speakers from the community or university.
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