Professional Development
For Teachers, Principals and Counselors


Making Schools Work Conference

Annual conference, formerly known as the High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, for K-12 teachers, counselors, principals, technology center directors and state and district education agency personnel.

South Carolina attendees at the July 2018 conference: 718>

College- and Career-Readiness Networking Conference

Conference that focuses on literacy and mathematics tools and strategies. Teams of educators and school leaders explore disciplinary literacy strategies and formative assessment lessons that engage students in math.

South Carolina attendees at the July 2018 conference: 145>

Go Alliance Academy

Strives to increase the postsecondary education and career success of all students by providing timely and relevant professional development in college and career readiness to school counselors, teachers, principals, career coaches and college access advisors. 

South Carolina is one of 16 member states and one of the six founding states. 

Go Alliance Academy Representative: Karen Woodfaulk, Director of Student Affairs, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education >

Learning-Centered Leadership Program

Leadership preparation program that develops current or aspiring principals’ capacity to serve as effective instructional leaders who understand how to use data to locate and close gaps.

South Carolina attendees at the 2018 Annual Leadership Forum: 4>

National Technology Centers That Work Leaders Forum

Forum for state and local career and technical education leaders to discuss the role of full- and shared-time technology centers. Teams of center and school leaders, teachers and education and industry partners build action plans.

South Carolina attendees at the 2019 National TCTW Leaders Forum: 12

Teaching to Lead

Teacher preparation program that helps professionals from business and industry become career and technical education teachers. Intensive professional development and coaching supports teachers in planning instruction, engaging students, managing classrooms and designing standards-driven assignments.

One district in South Carolina will participate in professional development and training in 2018-19.