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.
One of the best examples of our “power of collaboration” is held each Fall… recently on Monday, October 22, 2018. Seven Professional Development Conferences… in 7 cities throughout the OEC region… all on the same day! During this past year, educators from nine school districts – in the following areas – have conducted a needs-assessment of their peers; secured presenters on “best practice” topics; and hosted conferences for the following “singelton-areas:”
- Assistant Principals (held at Chester Park Elementary Complex)
- ESOL Educators (held at the Rock Hill Central Office)
- Fine Arts Teachers (held at Clover Middle)
- Library/Media Specialists (held at Ola H. Copeland Center, Gaffney)
- PE Teachers (held at Nation Ford HS, Fort Mill)
- World Language Teachers (held at Winthrop’s DiGiorgio Center)
- Guidance Counselors (held at Chesterfield Middle)
- For more info, click the area on the list to the left (under Professional Networking).