Saturday, August 17, 2013
South Carolina Independent School Association Executive Director Larry Watt announced that a member of the faculty at a local SCISA school has completed the SCISA Teacher Institute.
University School of the Lowcountry teacher T.J. Medlock completed the two-day training program.
“The goal of the SCISA Teacher Institute is to give teachers new to one of the SCISA schools a thorough orientation and to insure a working knowledge of the policies under which they will be working,” Watt said. “It is also a great refresher course for veteran teachers,” he added.
Topics such as classroom discipline, classroom procedures, school politics, extra-curricular activities, testing and grading and communication with parents were presented and discussed. Case studies using the participants’ policy manual and handbook were studied, and all participants were video taped teaching a typical lesson.
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 110 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.