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.

2018-19 Upstate Schools Consortium Speakers

Todd Whitaker

What Great Principals Do Differently

For Principals, Assistant Principals,
and Aspiring Principals
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Joe Hendershott

Reaching the Wounded Student

For Guidance Counselors, Behavior Interventionists, and Assistant Principals

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Katie Kelly

Reading and Writing to Make a Difference

For Elementary Educators
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Diane Sweeney

Student-Centered Coaching

For Instructional Coaches and Interested Educators
Monday, March 18, 2019

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