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Wofford to host High Impact Fellows Summit March 22

Program highlights collaboration with college, high schools

 
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2014-03-14

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will host the second annual High Impact Curriculum Fellows Teaching Summit on Saturday, March 22, in the Olin Teaching Theater in the Franklin W. Olin Building. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is free and open to the public.

The summit will highlight the work of 14 project teams that collaborated during the 2013-14 academic year to design, plan, implement and assess new lessons for high school classroom throughout Spartanburg County and beyond. The summit will consist of concurrent tracks of presentations preceded by opening remarks. public.

Launched by a $200,000 grant awarded to Wofford in 2012 by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVD), the High Impact Fellows (HIF) program brings faculty from area high schools together with college faculty and students to collaborate in developing high school classroom-ready materials that reflect the most current research in academic disciplines.

Each team is composed of a high school teacher, a college student, and a college faculty member and their work is tied directly to state standards. Summit presentations take place in concurrent tracks by discipline and feature materials from twelve different content areas, from language arts to sciences, modern languages to social studies.

Each HIF team crafts a curricular project the Wofford student will carry out in conjunction with a study abroad experience, capstone, thesis, or independent research project. High school faculty participants have the opportunity to contribute to developing research projects that meet their classroom needs. Wofford faculty members gain a deeper understanding of pedagogy, curricula, and standards in secondary schools to better serve incoming students.

For more information, visit www.wofford.edu/curriculumfellows/.