2018-19 South Carolina Teacher Forum
A Look Inside the South Carolina Teacher Forum
District Teacher Forums in Action
CERRA can provide support for your District Forum.
Contact Suzanne Koty at Suzanne@cerra.org
for more information.
Options: Organizational support, presentations, strategic planning
Book Club Schedule
Jan. 14th Goodreads
Introduction, Part 1
Feb. 4th: Goodreads
Part 1, Sections 2&3
Feb. 25th Twitter chat
Part 1, Sections 4&5
Mar. 14th Goodreads
Apr. 2nd Twitter chat
Apr. 29th Goodreads
This year we are not only inviting you to check out what we are reading, but we want you to read with us.
Join us for a virtual book study of Brené Brown’s
Dare to Lead.
Sign up to participate in the CERRA Book Club
here to receive the link for the book club discussions.
Join us for discussion threads and twitter chats.
Get your book over the winter break, and begin reading.
The first discussion thread will be open on January 14th.
Important Messages from Your CERRA team…
Students who are accepted into the Teaching Fellows Program attend one of twelve college/universities across the state. Additionally, Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs and receive professional development beyond the education program.
This is where you can help!
The Campus Directors at the Teaching Fellows Institutions are always looking for outstanding educators who are willing to share their expertise and passion with these future teacher leaders. The Teaching Fellows meetings/professional development sessions are set up to include formal presentations in front of a larger group as well as informal discussions with small groups. If you are willing to present or have a conversation with the Teaching Fellows, please visit
There may be an opportunity for teacher leaders who are alternatively certified to participate in a panel discussion. If you went through alternative certification, please click below and submit your name.
CERRA will be holding a virtual book club for teacher leaders. If you or teacher leaders you work with are interested in participating, use the link below to sign up. Forums are welcome to participate, and each member can use the link to register.
If you have a District Teacher Forum with a website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, or other link, please provide information at the link below.
CERRA recently updated our District Teacher Forum page on our website with information to help those of you needing to start a Forum. Visit
Teacher stress is on the rise.
This stress can cause a wide range or mental and physical issues. Over the past six years, Todd Scholl, CERRA's Coordinator of Communications & Program Development, has been sharing information on mindfulness as a means of addressing stress with schools across the state. If you are interested in learning more, you can visit his website at
or e-mail him at
The South Carolina Department of Education has a list of available grants on their websites. You can see open grants here.
The Fort Mill School District (York 4), Lexington School District Two, and the South Carolina Public Charter School District have been recognized by the College Board as AP Honor Roll Districts!
View Superintendent Molly Spearman’s monthly updates.
Upcoming Trainings and Support Sessions
Mentor Training: May 21-22, 2019, June 12-13, 2019
Mentor Trainer Certification Training: June 25-26, 2019
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