The annual workshop is designed specifically for professional development

Summer Institute 2018
Posted on 08/07/2018
Summer Institute 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

More than 1,000 teachers, staff to attend training
workshops at district’s 2018 Summer Institute   

BEAUFORT – More than 1,000 Beaufort County School District teachers and staff will attend three days of intensive professional development training this week as they prepare for the first day of classes on August 20.

The district’s 11th annual Summer Institute, which opens Wednesday at Bluffton High School, will feature more than 250 sessions.  Workshops will cover a broad range of topics: using student test data to improve instruction; employing technology effectively in the classroom; making math instruction work for struggling students; creating “paperless” classrooms; and improving customer service.

N’Kia Campbell, who coordinates professional development for the district, said Summer Institute’s goal is to take research-based instructional strategies and make them work in school classrooms.

“Whatever your educational role is in your school, we have Summer Institute workshops that are designed to make you improve your performance in that role,” Campbell said.  “This is three days of training aimed at making teachers and staff more effective, which in turn will make our students more successful.”