I am pleased to announce our Coming Together with the Common Core Standards
seminar schedule for 2012-13 school year. As school districts in South Carolina transition to the full implementation of the Common Core Standards (CSS) for English Language Arts and for Mathematics, quality professional development is essential. For over 25 years, our Upstate Schools Consortium has been committed to provided educators with critical, research-based professional development.
Our 2012-2013 seminar speakers are well-known experts in their fields and were recommended by your district representatives. Each speaker will provide practical, insightful information to support your conversion to the Common Core State Standards. You can read a description of each seminar here on our website. We also have links to the speakers' websites for more information.
We hope you find this information helpful as you plan your professional development activities for the year. I am looking forward to working with all of our member school districts, private schools, and universities. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Connie McDowell