Teachers get recertified at Patriots Point

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Forty-one teachers from 11 counties across the Palmetto State gathered at Patriots Point for the second annual Institute of History, Science and Technology Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program. This year’s seminar, held aboard the USS Yorktown, featured the theme, “Informal Learning to Expand Beyond the Classroom,” and refreshed and renewed teachers as they prepared for a new school year. The educators received 20 recertification hours/one semester hour, two full days of professional development training, a book with program curriculum, meals and the option to stay overnight aboard the ship.

Educators who attended represented districts in Aiken, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and York counties.

“Teachers play a critical role in a child’s life,” Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette said. “We want to help prepare them for the curious minds that fill their classrooms.”

“This program is a great opportunity for us to share to share our innovative curriculum with teachers and school districts across the state,” said Burdette. “We are thrilled teachers from all over the state are joining us as we aim to provide tomorrow’s leaders with a foundation in our nation’s proud military history as well as science and technology.”

In addition to workshops developed and taught by teachers who have served in the classroom, the seminar featured keynote remarks by Dr. Janice Hutchinson Poda. Poda serves as the Strategic Initiative Director for the Education Workforce at the Council of Chief State School Officers in Washington, D.C.

Tuskan receives Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Mary’s College

Jacqueline Tuskan has graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind. Jacqueline, daughter of Susan and Charles Tuskan of Mount Pleasant, received a BS in Nursing.

Albright earns degree at The College of Saint Rose

Renee Albright of Mount Pleasant has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree as a member of the Class of 2013 at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.

Local students named to Dean’s List at Villanova University

Villanova University named the following students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester.

• Madison Farrell, from Daniel Island, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

• Margaret Shull, from Mount Pleasant, is studying French and Francophone Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

Villanova University Dean’s List recipients are honored by their college’s respective dean. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.5.The College of Nursing requires students to earn at least a 3.5 for the academic year.


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