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Leadership SC Class of 2018

Public Education & Workforce Development

Nov. 8-10, 2017

Greenville

The Public Education & Workforce Development Session centers on comparing public education systems in our major metropolitan areas (Greenville) and our rural areas (Pickens County).  Educational achievement is the single most important factor in predicting – personal success, personal wealth, health and personal welfare.

This session will stretch your definition of “enlightened education” with a look at Greenville schools.

Day One

We start the day at 9:30 am in the M.T. Anderson Support Center, 100 Blassingame Road in Greenville. There we’ll start the day touring public schools in the state’s largest school district.  

During lunch you’ll have some time to get updates on the three projects and perhaps decide next steps.

Dr. Burke Royster, Superintendent of Greenville Schools District will speak about his district’s challenges and successes.

At 3 pm you’ll travel by bus to the SC Inland Port in Greer to see how this transportation hub will effect workforce development.

Dinner will be on your own, and should help you meet class members to continue to discuss your project implementation.

 

Day Two

A school bus will pick you up at the Hilton for a day of study at AJ Whittenberg, an elementary engineering school with Jason Swanson, an educational futurist from KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Jason’s presentation on workforce readiness will get you thinking about how to teach students for jobs not yet created.  At Whittenberg you’ll hear from students and teachers on how technology empowers learning.

Before the day ends, your class projects will be discussed and ideas on how to proceed.  

At 5:30 pm there’s a reception at Nose Dive, downtown Greenville. Sponsored by NAI Furman and Dixon Hughes Goodwin, class members will have a chance to meet LSC Alumni and then eat dinner on your own.

 

Day Three

Friday will be a day of contrasting a metropolitan school district with rural Pickens County. By bus, you’ll travel to Pickens County with Brian Swords, a LSC Board member and Pickens School Board member, who will show you their schools and how they prepare students for work.  

You’ll take a look at school funding, school challenges and innovative programs making a difference in the district. Next, you’ll eat lunch provided by the Culinary Arts Students.

Last we’ll continue the Class Project and discuss next steps and wrap-up the session by lunchtime.  

Traveling back to the Hilton will end the session.

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