The Olde English Consortium (OEC) is a 501-C-3, non-profit, educational collaborative seeking to promote excellence in education through collaboration. Founded in 1976 as CYLUC-W, the consortium serves the North Central region of South Carolina, one of the most diverse collaborative in the southeast United States. The name Olde English refers to the early settlement by the English in the mid 1700's and to the numerous Revolutionary War battles fought there. A goal of the Olde English Consortium - or OEC - is to bring all stakeholders together to improve education, economic development, and the quality of life in the region and throughout the state. The OEC desires to maximize the efficiency of federal, state, & local tax dollars by pooling local resources to increase efficiency & collaborative buying power and resources.
On October 14, 2013, the OEC hosted seven Professional Development Conferences for OEC "Singleton-area" Educators:
- Assistant Principals
- Fine Arts
- World Language
The Board of Directors of the OEC would like to thank the seven conference planning committees (members listed on individual content page links to the left)... for all of their hard work... conducting a needs-assessment, finding presenters, and implementing some outstanding professional development. Our recent collaborative conferences prove that you don't always have to go to NY, Chicago, or LA to find "experts." Sometimes the answer to an educators question can be found in a classroom right down the road... in a school similar to theirs... with kids who are a lot like theirs!
And the evaluation of this professional development proves just that. Please see the below attached evaluation results of this years professional development... with a look to possibilities for next year (October 13, 2014).