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Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Julie Jones, and adjunct Jed Dearybury spearheaded EdCamp Palmetto (formerly EdCamp Sparkle) on August 26, 2017. This “un-conference” is a free, participant-driven, learning experience created by educators, for educators. This was the second year we have welcomed EdCamp guests on campus. More than 300 educators attended this year’s event.

Top Educators are Converse Grads

Each year Upstate Parent magazine honors 10 local educators making a difference in the Upstate region. This year, 4 of these 10 honored are Converse grads! Read more about Melissa DeLoach, Aimee Price, Josh Rice, and Teresa Swiger. Learn more about our BA and Graduate degrees in Education…

EdCamp Sparkle

Dr. Julie Jones, adjunct Jed Dearybury, and alum Matt Johnson ‘05 are planning an EdCamp on the Converse campus on August 27th. This un-conference is a free, participant-driven, professional learning experience created by educators, for educators. The EdCamp, named EdCamp Sparkle, will be the first in the Upstate. Dr. Jones and her team have secured partners…
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Dr. Dee Malone is serving on the Greenville Women Giving (GWG) Grants Review Committee for 2016 and the GWG Education Work Group sub-committee. Additionally, she serves on the School Improvement Council for Washington Center of Greenville County Schools, a separate facility for students with severe intellectual disabilities. Learn more about Dr. Malone.

Therapy Grad

A Spartanburg teacher credits raising her autistic niece as motivation for wanting to do more to help the families of children with special needs. Beverly Wade has worked as a special education teacher for more than 20 years. She went back to college to study the impact of family dynamics on child development and will…
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Starting this summer, Converse College students can earn their master’s degree in gifted education without leaving the comforts of their homes. The school will begin offering the degree as an online graduate program, with an aim at attracting teachers from the farthest reaches of the state. It will be the third program to be offered…
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Converse education professor Dr. Wayne Cheser is passionate about advancing elementary school children’s awareness of energy and climate change issues – so much so that he spent two years researching and filming a set of DVDs for teachers that provide models of best practices for teaching the concepts. The DVDs are a centerpiece of his graduate-level…
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Converse College’s first fully-online graduate degree programs will begin February 1, 2012, along with courses for teacher recertification. The Educational Specialist in Literacy and the Educational Specialist in Leadership & Administration are the first degree programs slated to be offered fully online, with plans to expand the number of programs in the future. Converse’s online…
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Enroll now for two new online graduate courses at Converse College that begin Wednesday, October 19 and conclude Friday, December 9, 2011.  Each course carries 3 graduate credit hours, will apply to advanced degree programs at the college and is appropriate for teacher recertification. Course Descriptions EDU 555 – Diversity in the Classroom Dr. Terrell…
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