800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
“Implementing Problem and Project Based Learning (PBL): Putting Students in the
Thursday, October 15, 2015 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
University Readiness Center, USC Upstate
By connecting classroom activities to real-world
problem solving, you bring relevance to the learning experience. Students will
be less inclined to ask “When will we need to know this?” and more apt to dig
into an inquiry experience that matters to them. ~Suzie Boss, Ed Week Teacher
For more than 30 years, the Spartanburg Writing Project has
been working with teachers in Upstate SC and with National Writing Project
sites across the country to develop a shared vision for literacy
instruction. During the 2012-2013
academic year SWP logged over 12,000 hours of professional development through
continuity and in-service programs. Of
those teachers who attended our 2014 Invitational Summer Institute, 100% cited
improved expertise and excitement for teaching writing.
Jolley is currently serving students as an administrator at Byrnes High School
and instructor at USC Upstate. He was honored to serve as the inaugural
lead science teacher for Spartanburg School District Two during his tenure as
both an instructional leader and teacher. He holds a bachelor's degree from USC Upstate, master's degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner Webb
University, and is currently finalizing his dissertation for his doctoral degree. During his tenure, he has received over $14,000 in grant funding, served
in multiple student support groups, and chaired numerous leadership committees.
In 2015, he was honored to be the first person in his district's history
to be named a top five finalist for the title of South Carolina Teacher of the Year.
Hunter is a proud alumnus of the Spartanburg Writing Project and recently
took part in an anthology of mini-essays written by battle-tested instructors.
He is happily married to Lacey Jolley. Together, they have two
daughters, Natalie and Kaylee.
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An affiliate of the National Writing Project
Contact UsTasha A. Thomas, DirectorUSC Upstate800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Office 864-503-5653Fax email@example.com
Additional ResourcesThe National Writing ProjectSC State Council of The International Reading AssociationSC Council of Teachers of EnglishNational Council for Teachers of EnglishSC Department of EducationHub City Writers ProjectSpartanburg Writing Project Blog
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.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?