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December Canvas Webinar Information

2022 Spring Read to Succeed Course Offerings
USC Aiken 2021 GT_GRANT FLYER.pdf

Initial & Advanced GT Endorsement Information from UofSC Aiken

Converse Announcement Grants 2021-22 (1) (2).pdf

Initial & Advanced GT Endorsement Information from Converse College


GT Graduate Course Information


Earthquake Preparation Information

2022 SCCTE Conference Flyer.pdf

SCCTE 2022 Conference Information

You can receive recertification credit for attending these PLOs in Frontline. See the flyer below.

Got Extra PD? New Frontline Professional Growth Form.pdf

Achieve 3000 Level Set Windows

Fall: 08/23/21 - 09/24/21

Winter: 11/29/21 - 12/17/21

Spring: 03/21/22 - 04/08/22

Writing Corner

Tips and reflections on building a confident community of writers

  • Students connect with writing when they’re represented in curriculums. Learn how our new interests, texts, and prompts honor their diversity and expand their perspectives in our Being Culturally Responsive with NoRedInk webinar (Click the link on the redirect page).



Think-Pair-Share with intentionality around constructing thoughts prior to sharing out. This strategy can be applied to any text or non-text analysis to create multiple access points for scholars.

Learn more about News Bank: Black Life in America Database

Black Life in America Database Webinar~ Join NewsBank for an overview webinar of our new Black Life in America database on Sept 23 at 3PM. You can register here. Even if you can't attend, a link to the recording will be sent to you afterward.

Big News in Digital Resources for SS & ELA!

CCSD Teachers have just been granted access to NewsBank: Black Life in America Database. You can access this database through CANVAS or MackinVIA (MyPortal > Clever > MackinVIA).

Overview: From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound impact on American history. This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent.

Black Life in America covers the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, from 1704 to today. This resource is designed to support classroom discussions and research around issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

2021 SCCH Fall Teacher Conference in Charleston

Documenting a Genocide: Literature, Art, Media, and the Holocaust

The SCCH will be hosting an in-person fall conference for teachers in Charleston on Friday, October 29, 2021. This conference will be centered on the theme of "Documenting a Genocide: Literature, Art, Media, and the Holocaust" and it will feature a variety of presentations from skilled educators including university professors, media consultants, professional educators, and a keynote address from the co-author of the acclaimed memoir The Boy on the Wooden Box. Each participant will be provided with a free copy of the book and a boxed lunch.

The cost for the conference is $35 per teacher and there is limited capacity at this site, therefore if you are interested in attending please follow the directions on this form:


Hello colleagues and friends,

The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW) is pleased to announce our fall 2021 book club selection is Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster who will be providing a public lecture later this semester. We have two dates selected for participation and you can attend one or both sessions:

Wednesday, October 27th 9:00am-10:00am (via Zoom)

Thursday, October 28th 3:00pm-4:00pm (via Zoom)

If you’d like to receive a copy of the book for participation please let me know and I’ll add you to the list. Once I have a finalized list, I’ll reach back out to the group to discuss distribution of the book. This year we are inviting Charleston County School District Social Sciences teachers to join us, too. Feel free to reach out and invite those in your departments and campus networks. I look forward to your participation.

All the best,


Dr. Sandra Slater

Associate Professor of History

Director, Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW)

Affiliate Faculty of Women's and Gender Studies

Affiliate Faculty of African American Studies

History Department Internship Coordinator

College of Charleston

313 Maybank Hall

EMAIL Sandy to join at slaters@cofc.edu

Streamable Learning = Live interactive virtual field trips for CCSD Teachers & Students! Log into CLEVER to see this month's offerings and register your class for a session!

"Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble."

--John Lewis

MS ELA Instructional Specialist by appointment