Grantsmanship: Research, Write and Secure Grant Funding
Contact: Elaine Marshall, Director of Sponsored Awards
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Community members, and USC Upstate faculty and staff, are invited to attend this special eight-week course on how to research, write and secure grant funding. The course will include how to search for grant funding; a grants “toolbox” and standard forms; a two-part discussion on writing grant proposals; developing grant budgets; foundation letters and proposals; federal proposals; and submission and follow-up. There is no cost for USC Upstate’s faculty and staff to attend the program; however, members of the general public must pay $50 per session or $375 for all eight sessions. All attendees are responsible for purchasing the course’s two required textbooks, How to Say It: Grantwriting by Deborah S. Koch ($17.95), and Grant Writing DeMYSTiFieD by Mary Ann Payne ($22), available at the USC Upstate Bookstore or online. Registration deadline is March 1, 2012.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following programs:
The Spartanburg Writing Project
Contact Tasha Thomas, Director of the Spartanburg Writing Project
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Founded in 1982, the Spartanburg Writing Project is a professional development organization committed to the mission of improving writing and the teaching of writing by providing services and resources to the teachers, students, schools and school districts in our service area. The Spartanburg Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a national model for professional development with more than 180 sites across the United States and the world.
- Dates offered: 2012 SWP Summer Institute: Issues in Literacy Instruction, June 4 - 28, 2012 with pre-institute meetings on April 12 and 26
Reflections: Foreign Language Teachers Workshop
Contact June Carter, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
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Regardless of the textbook, methodology, or curricula, all world language teachers share the goal of moving their students forward so they can effectively perform authentic tasks in the target language. This yearly conference offers inspiration and ideas to foreign language educators from across the state.
- Date offered: March 15, 2013
Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) and Youth Summer Drama Camp
Contact Richard Robinson, Associate Professor of Theatre
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The Tuesday and Thursday Acting Group is offered for children ages 8-18. The after school program meets on T/TH from 4:30-6:00pm during the Fall and Spring. The children can come to one day or both days. The Tuesday classes are for the children who are serious about learning acting, voice work and physicality. Those involved on Thursdays will perform in a play. The Youth Summer Drama Camp runs for two weeks June 17-21 and 24-28, 2012. During both weeks the students learn Theatre games, warm ups, exercises, individual acting, group acting, theatrical makeup, basic technical design and perform a play at the end of the second week.
Child Advocacy Conference
Contact Jennifer Parker, Professor of Psychology
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The Center for Child Advocacy Studies hosts an annual conference and provides other educational and evidence based training opportunities for a broad range of professionals serving the needs of our children.
- Date offered: March 29, 2013
Certified Innovation Professional Program
Contact Ron Fulbright, Chair, Department of Informatics
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The Certified Innovation Professional Program is an 8-lesson module sequence teaching the fundamentals of the theory and practice of I-TRIZ, an advanced innovative problem solving methodology. All work is done online in a self-paced format.
- Dates offered: Continuously
The School of Education offers the following four programs:
Piedmont Region III Science Fair
Contact Carolyn Culbertson, Assessment/Technology Coordinator
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Involves students in grades 1-12 who represent public, private and home schools located in Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties. Projects are divided by grades into the following academic categories during the competition: Elementary Level (grades 1-4), Middle Level (grades 5-8), and Secondary Level (grades 9-12).
- Dates offered:
February 20, 2013: Competition
February 21, 2013: Open to the Public 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
February 23, 2013: Awards Ceremony
Braille Training Grant
Contact Tina Herzberg, Director of Special Education Visual Impairment Program
firstname.lastname@example.org of (864) 503-5572
In collaboration with the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, and other members of the SC Vision Education Partnership, the project will accomplish the following: (1) Develop braille training materials; (2) Recruit and train a minimum of 90% of VR service providers and educators in improving their knowledge of the braille code and how to teach braille; (3) Provide programs and activities for youth and adults who are blind to improve their knowledge of the braille code and nonvisual access technology and/or promote the use of braille; (4) Develop a fully accessible webpage about the importance of braille literacy and strategies for infusing braille into everyday life for VR service providers, educators, parents, youth with visual impairments, and adults with visual impairments; and (5) Conduct project accountability and quality assurance evaluations.
- Dates offered:
January 13-16, 2012 Adventures in Braille: A Braille Music Immersion Weekend
January 16, 2012 Promoting Safe Travel for Students Who Will Be Nondrivers
February 2, 2012 Regional Braille Challenge
Project Create - Special Education
Contact Holly Pae, Associate Professor of Special Education
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USC Upstate is one of eleven colleges and universities participating in the CREATE (Centers for the Re-education and Advancement of Teachers in Special Education) consortium. This initiative funded by the South Carolina Office of Exceptional Children provides course scholarships and textbooks to over five hundred public school teachers completing their special education licensure.
- Dates offered: Spring 2012 courses begin Monday, January 9 and end Monday, April 30, 2012. Courses are available on line.
Math and Science Camp
Contact Gary Bradley, Director, Teacher Education Programs at University Center of Greenville
firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 503-5570
The camp is a week-long experience for rising 1st through rising 5th graders. The camp provides an opportunity to immerse the students in math and science through experiments, projects and outdoor exploration. As they participate in this camp the students learn not only the value, real-world application, and interconnection of math and science, but they also learn that fun can be found in learning itself.
The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics offers the following program:
Retail Management Certificate Program
Contact Jim Cappio
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Participants are introduced to the world of retailing with focus on the changing characteristics of retailers, building a sustainable competitive advantage, and increasing retail profitability. During the second semester, participants are introduced to the dynamics of managing personnel, with focus on change management, managing diversity and building a team. In addition, participants learn basic Spanish phrases for helping Hispanic customers.
- Dates offered: Eight month program August - April 2012 - 2013
The Center for International Studies - World Languages Institute offers language training programs:
Contact Deryle Hope
firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 503-5769
The Center offers short term language training programs to adults. Courses run for six weeks and meet one hour per week, usually between 5 and 7 p.m. Teachers are usually native speakers from the community or university.
- Dates offered:
February 13 - March 19, 2012
May 7 - 21, 2012
Crossroads of Sicily
Contact Cathy Canino (864) 503-5657 or email@example.com
Deryle Hope (864)503-5769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of South Carolina Upstate presents a unique trip called “The Crossroads of Sicily” featuring Palermo, Siracusa and Taormina, with an optional four night Malta post-tour extension. Highlights include Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu, Farm Visit, Agrigento, Catania, Siracusa and Taormina. Rate information and a detailed itinerary are included on this brochure.
- Dates offered: October 19-28, 2012