I am pleased to announce our Rethinking Teaching seminar schedule for the 2013-14 school year. As school districts in South Carolina transition to the full implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics, quality professional development is essential. For over 25 years, our Upstate Schools Consortium has been committed to providing educators with essential, research based professional development.

Our 2013-14 seminar speakers are well-known experts in their fields and were recommended by your representatives. All of the seminars will emphasize critical instructional strategies which reinforce your district and school goals. You can read a description of each seminar here on our website 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           

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