2019 TransformSC Spring Conference

2019 TransformSC Spring Conference

 

Join TransformSC for its sixth annual Spring Conference

 

This year’s conference will be in Columbia and the focus, on #PersonalizationThroughPBL, will boast an enticing keynote presentation and multiple hands-on breakout sessions with invaluable information that you don’t want to miss!. 

Early bird registration is open now through December 31. Early bird tickets offer a discounted rate of $75. General registration will begin after January 1, 2019, at a full-priced rate of $100.

When

March 11, 2019

 

Where

 

 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln St.
Columbia, SC 29601

2019 TransformSC Spring Conference
2019 TransformSC Spring Conference

Agenda


The most current agenda can be found here. Please check back often for updates and additions. 

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Keynote address by Tom Vander Ark

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session 1

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lunch Buffet

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Business Panel on  Importance of               Project-Based Learning

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Breakout Session 2

3:00 p.m. – Closing

Session information

  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am:   CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION

     

    8:30 am – 8:45 am: WELCOME (Ballroom)

    • Mike Brenan, TransformSC Co-Chair
    • Pamela Lackey, TransformSC Co-Chair

     

    8:45 am – 9:45 am GENERAL SESSION (Ballroom)

     

    • Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart

     

     

    9:45 am – 10:00 am BREAK

     

    10:00 am – 11:30 am BREAKOUT SESSION 1

     

    • Carolina High School on their experience with PBL (Ballroom)
    • Michael Delaney, Carolina High School
    • Elementary Design Workshop (Lexington A?)
    • Suzie Boss, Education Consultant
    • Middle and High Design Workshop by NTN (Lexington B?)

     

    • New Tech Network Speaker

     

    • Design Workshop by Office of Personalized Learning (Richland?)
    • Stephanie DisTasio, SCDOE

     

     

    11:30 am – 11:45 am BREAK

     

    11:45 am – 12:00 pm LUNCH BUFFET

     

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH BALLROOM

    • Business Panel on Importance of Project-based Learning

     

    1:15 pm – 2:45 pm BREAKOUT SESSION 2

     

    • Bates Middle School on its experience with PBL (Ballroom)
    • Ayesha Hunter
    • Middle/High School Design Workshop (Lexington A?)
    • Suzie Boss
    • Elementary Design Workshop by NTN (Lexington B?)

     

    • New Tech Network Speaker

     

    • Monarch Elementary School on its experience with PBL (Richland?)
    • Vaughan Overman

     

    3:00 Closing

 

 

2019 TransformSC Spring Conference

 

 

 

2019 TransformSC Spring Conference

Sponsored by

This conference is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Interested in joining this list of sponsors helping to transform education in South Carolina? Learn more and become a sponsor today.

Around Town

  • The official conference hotel is the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista. 511 Lady St.

    The TransformSC rate is $129/night and is available until February 1, 2018.

    Click here to book your room.

  • This year’s conference venues are only a two-block walk from Columbia’s Vista neighborhood, home to a variety of chain and local restaurant options. 

  • Many of Columbia’s points of interest, restaurants and hotels are within walking distance of this year’s conference venues. Other areas, such as Five Points or Lexington, are accessible via cab or ride-sharing service, like Uber, by bus or easily by car.