Established in 1986 as a consortium of member school districts and Furman University, the Upstate Schools Consortium now represents large and small school districts, private schools, and colleges and universities in the geographic upstate. Furman University coordinates professional development seminars and provides the Consortium with meeting space, personnel, and resources.
The purposes of the Upstate Schools Consortium are to provide:
  • professional development for teachers, teacher candidates, and administrators;
  • a forum for education-related issues;
  • an intersection of teacher preparation programs and public school personnel;
  • and a network of support for professional development staff
    Registration: 8:30 a.m.
    Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2017-18 Upstate Schools Consortium Speakers

Baruti K. Kafele

The Principal 50: Inspiring
Schoolwide Excellence

For Principals, Assistant Principals,
and Aspiring School Leaders
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pam Harris

Building Powerful Numeracy

For Middle and High School

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Laney Sammons

Guided Math: A Framework for Elementary Math Instruction

For Elementary Educators
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Penny Kittle

Book Love: Connecting Students to Books and Each Other

For Middle and High School Educators
Thursday, March 1, 2018

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