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“Teaching Students in a Time of Standards”
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3-7 p.m.
University Readiness Center, USC Upstate
“This is the value of the teacher, who looks at a
face and says there's something behind that and I want to reach that person, I want to influence that person, I want to
encourage that person, I want to enrich, I want to call out that person who is behind that face, behind that color, behind that
language, behind that tradition, behind that culture. I believe you can do it. I know what was done for
me.” —Maya Angelou
In focusing our 2014 Fall Renewal Conference on
student-centered instruction, SWP seeks to support classroom teachers as they make
their own professional decisions—informed by research and reflection—about how
to best foster literacy development in the classroom. We hope to empower teachers to move beyond
standards, to believe in their own expertise and in the potential of each and
For more than 30 years, the Spartanburg Writing Project has
been working with teachers in Upstate SC and with National Writing Project
sites across the country to develop a shared vision for literacy
instruction. During the 2012-2013
academic year SWP logged over 12,000 hours of professional development through
continuity and in-service programs. Of
those teachers who attended our 2014 Invitational Summer Institute, 100% cited
improved expertise and excitement for teaching writing.
Jed Dearybury is an early childhood educator in Spartanburg,
SC at Woodland Heights Elementary School, Spartanburg District 6. Currently in
his 13th year in education, Jed has been celebrated across the
country for his excellence in the profession. He received the Presidential
Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and met President Obama. He
was named as SC Honor Roll Teacher (top 5 in SC) and has had over 100 projects
funded through Donors Choose.
$40 per person
Discount available for groups of 20 or more.
To register, please click here.
An affiliate of the National Writing Project
Contact UsTasha A. Thomas, DirectorUSC Upstate800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Office 864-503-5653Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional ResourcesThe National Writing ProjectSC State Council of The International Reading AssociationSC Council of Teachers of EnglishNational Council for Teachers of EnglishSC Department of EducationHub City Writers ProjectSpartanburg Writing Project Blog
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.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?