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  • Winthrop University Learning Opportunities We have two professional learning opportunities this summer for teacher/instructional leaders and coaches as well as school/district administrators.  These events are open to all district and school personnel so please forward to others! Find more details and registration information by clicking the link below or visitinghttp://www2.winthrop.edu/rex/rex/professional_learning.html. Tools for Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching - Teacher leaders and instructional coaches have never been more important in schools than they are today. The demands on the school principal are great, and it is impossible for them to lead the school alone. In order for maximum effectiveness, teacher coaches have a unique role of supporting teachers at all career levels. This workshop will ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2017, 9:50 PM by Robin Gaither
  • !! Check TransformSC !!                   TransformSC provides a common framework for change, a statewide network to share ideas and best practices, and advocacy with policy makers and state leaders.   Framework TransformSC and the SCASA Superintendent’s Roundtable have established a [profile of the South Carolina Graduate] that has been approved by the SC Chamber of Commerce. TransformSC has also developed the [characteristics] a system of learning requires to produce the South Carolina graduate. Taken together, the profile and the system of learning create a clear definition of success.  Networking TransformSC organizes groups of innovative professionals to frame old problems in new ways. We have organized action teams around 5 topic areas: Project Based Learning, Blended Learning, Readiness Indicators, Evidence of Progress and Culture for Change ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2016, 6:57 AM by Robin Gaither
  • Winthrop University Partnership Professional Development Opportunity CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES Cultivating Deep Learning and Independent Thought in Our Students: Practical Strategies for Integrating Critical Thinking into the Classroom ~ REGISTER NOW! - This workshop introduces participants to the critical thinking model developed by Richard Paul and Linda Elder of the internationally-acclaimed Foundation for Critical Thinking, and stressa cross-disciplinary classroom application, exercises, assignments, and assessment.  The Paulian model of critical thinking is a practical, transferable, and simple model that students find easy to understand, yet it also allows students to push beneath surface, simplistic thinking to explore the underlying implications, consequences, and assumptions embedded in claims, facts, and concepts.  This workshop teaches participants the basic components of Paulian critical thinking, including the Elements of Reasoning, the Standards of Critical ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 11:36 AM by Robin Gaither
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"Education is not just about learning facts, but more so about learning to think. It is learning how to think. It is learning to make good choices. It is learning to act with purpose."


 

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 Contact information:
Email rgaither@fairfield.k12.sc.us
Phone - (803) 635-2961 

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 Available Meeting Times:
1:20-2:05pm, most days and/or by appointment.

 Education:
University of South Carolina - Elementary Education
University of South Carolina
- Masters Degree Educational Administration and Teacher Supervision


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