USC Upstate News

Diversity in the Classroom is Topic of Diversity Conference

02- 22- 2010

Spartanburg, S.C. - The Schools of Education from Benedict College, Claflin College, Limestone College, South Carolina State College, Converse College and the University of South Carolina Upstate will meet on the USC Upstate campus on March 4, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for an annual diversity conference.  This nationally recognized conference will bring together teacher education candidates from across the state for a day-long conference on the topic of diversity in the classroom. It will be held in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Paul Gorski, noted national speaker on issues of diversity, equity and justice in today’s schools and society. The topics for break-out sessions include Making Social Studies Come Alive for First Graders, Ten Traits of Effective Teachers, Using Brain-based Learning to Engage Diverse Learners and The Diverse Classroom.

Entertainment will be provided by the Crosswell Drive Steppers, singers and dancers from Sumter, South Carolina. The Crosswell students will be chaperoned by Ms. Caroline Mack, Miss Black USA 1997-98. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Greta Freeman in the USC Upstate School of Education, at gfreeman@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5524.