On Monday, March 9, TransformSC held their spring conference at the Columbia Convention Center. The conference focused on the progress made by TransformSC schools during year one of the initiative. Business leaders and policy makers had the opportunity to hear directly from TransformSC schools on their results and progress, as well as the importance of business engagement in the effort and the challenges of transformation.
Mazie Cook (pictured below), a senior at Midlands Middle College, was selected to speak at the conference on the Early College/ Dual Enrollment Model. She talked about her personal experience with this model as well as how this is helping her peers reach success.
Educators had the opportunity to work with TransformSC schools on innovative classroom practices such as blended learning, project-based learning, competency-based progression, continuous assessment and developing a culture of innovation. The agenda offered something for everyone interested in innovative approaches to public education.
The conference was attended by business leaders, legislators, school board members, school and district administrators, teachers, students, parents, and representatives from non-profits and higher education.