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.

2019-20 Upstate Schools Consortium Speakers

Annette Breaux

How to Impact Student Achievement and Behavior

For New Teachers and any Teacher wanting classroom management ideas
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Maureen Ziegler

Looking at Autism Spectrum Disorder Differently

For Special Education Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Teachers with ASD students

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sue O'Connell

Math in Practice

For Elementary Math Educators
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bob Probst and Kylene Beers

Reading Nonfiction

For Middle and High School Teachers
Thursday, February 27, 2020


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