Professional Development



                          FROM:  John  R Payne, Director                                             

                            Office of Special Education Services

                Date:        May 23, 2014

                RE: 2014 Research to Practice Professional Development Institute

      The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), Office of Special Education

Services (OSES), is pleased to sponsor the Research to Practice Professional Development

Institute (RTP) July 14-18, 2014, at River Bluff High School located at 320 Corley Mill Road in

Lexington, South Carolina. This institute, with over 135 sessions, is hosted through the

collaborative efforts of multiple offices and divisions within the SCDE. Participants will be able

to earn either course renewal credits or certificate renewal credits. The OSES asks that you share

this information broadly, provide links via your webpages if possible, and encourage individuals

to attend.

   Attached please find a list of the sessions (RTP at a Glance) along with the catalog (RTP

Full Catalog) that includes descriptions for each session. This information will also be available

next week on our web page: Registration for

these sessions is grouped on the website according to strand. Below is a list of links for each

strand that contain multiple sessions.


Behavioral Supports:

Common Core

Communicative Competence:


                                      phone: 803-734-8500 ● fax: 803-734-5021 ●


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Instructional Practices:

Learning Strategies:


Strategic Instruction Model:

Technical Guidance:


Universal Design for Learning:

Each person must register for each session they wish to attend.

Registration for RTP will open on Friday, May 23, 2014 and close on Friday, June 20, 2014.

After registering for a session the registrant will receive an e-mail confirmation which includes a ticket for the

session or sessions. Registrants are asked to keep the email for their records and future reference.

A session will close when it has reached its seating capacity, which is denoted in the registration

system. If a person registers and then determine that they will not be able to attend a

session or sessions, please cancel the session or sessions through the registration system so

that others may attend.


There are no registration fees for attendance or costs for materials, and lunch will be

provided to each registrant who attends. Travel expenses must be covered by each registrant or

his or her organization/district. If you need special accommodations or assistance, please contact

Brenda Turner at (803) 734-8211 or by email at If you need assistance with

the online registration process, please contact Bevelyn Jackson at (803) 734-8224, Brenda

Turner at (803) 734-8211, Trishun Milhouse at (803) 734-6516, or Marlene Sellars at (803) 734-


The OSES, in partnership with other offices and divisions, is excited to continue offering

this comprehensive professional development institute, which is free to participants. Please help

us exceed the number of registrants from 2013, and join us in Lexington in July. We look

forward to seeing you then.