For over 25 years, the Upstate School Consortium has been committed to providing educators with critical, research-based professional development. We are continuing our mission for the 2014-15 school year by presenting our member schools and school districts with an outstanding seminar series.

Our 2014-15 seminar speakers are well-known experts in their fields and were recommended by your school and district representatives. Each speaker will provide practical, insightful information to support your teaching practices. You can read a description of each seminar here on our website. We also have links to the speakers' websites for more information.

We hope you find this information helpful as you plan your professional development activities for the year. I am looking forward to working with all of our member school districts, private schools, and universities. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Dr. Connie McDowell           

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