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Professional Learning Opportunities

State Department Professional Development Opportunities
The Instructional Hub:
To access the Instructional Hub's Training Calendar,  Click here.
Ellevation Training Opportunities:
To access the training opportunities for the Ellevation program, Click here.
English Language Arts:

A free, one-day, in-person professional development opportunities for educators preparing to implement the new English language arts standards. During these sessions, participants will explore the entire 2023 SC CCR ELA Standards document and access supplemental resources while focusing on the major shifts in each grade band. Our engaging and practical sessions are designed to build capacity in attendees, enhancing their understanding and interpretation of the 2023 SC CCR ELA Standards and supporting the transition to the new ELA standards. Spaces are limited, so please secure your spot via the form linked here. Attendance confirmation will be sent via email.


Session Date


Deadline to Register

February 15, 2024

South Carolina Virtual Charter School

2023 Platt Springs Road

West Columbia, SC 29169

January 30, 2024

March 7, 2024

Abner Creek Middle School

221 Gin House Rd

Greer, SC 29651

February 20, 2024

March 21, 2024

Woolard Technology Center

70 Innovation Way

Camden, SC 29020

March 1, 2024

April 25, 2024

J.B. Beck Administrative and Education Center

2018 W. Church Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

April 5, 2

Social Studies:
Casual Conversations in Social Studies are coming back! Join members of the SS team virtually on the second Tuesday of the month for standards-based casual conversations with Social Studies colleagues from around the state to help with instruction. Casual Conversations require participants to use this link to register with their school email address. Participants may come to part or all of the conversations. 
PE & Health:
Spring regional professional learning opportunities for physical education teachers are being finalized. These free opportunities are open to any teacher in any district. Be sure to register for these opportunities as they become available. Registration links will be posted on the SCDE physical education webpage.


Opportunities will be available on the following dates:

                                                                                   January 2  - Marlboro County

                                                                                   January 3 - Greenville 

                                                                                   February 16 - Columbia

Personalized Learning:

Makin’ It Personal Podcast Episode

What is the role of assessing or grading in a student-centered context? How do I personalize learning for my students while still having to grade? Check out the answers to these questions and more in our newest podcast episode: Flexibility Within Fences: Let’s Talk About Assessing.

Credit: 60 renewal credits upon passing each course
All certified: Administrators, Non-Instructional Staff, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle & High School Teachers, and Media Specialists
Location: Courses are online in the SCDE’s Module Learning Management System
Registration Dates: VIRTUALSC Registration will begin January 10th, 2024 and end January 29, 2024 at 4 pm.
Cost: Classes are $85.00 and paid for by District 6 (user must use the cohort code provided to you in your Virtual SC registration instructions.)
Session/Semester: Spring 2024 - Course Dates:  March 4th to April 21st, 2024.
Course Overview: VirtualSC Professional Development Program through the South Carolina Department of Education’s (SCDE) Office of Virtual Education is offering approved online Read to Succeed courses. VirtualSC PD Read to Succeed courses for teachers and administrators support the requirements of the Read to Succeed Legislation (Act 284). Teachers will be awarded 60 renewal credits upon passing each course. All courses last a total of seven weeks from start to finish.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION with SCDE VirtualSC Prof Dev. is required. You will receive an email with detailed instructions THE WEEK OF January 8th, 2024.


Course Name

Registration Link

Registration Start Date

Cohort 1

R2S: Assessment of Reading


Cohort 1

R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Administrators and Non-Instructional Staff


Cohort 1

R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Career and Technology (CTE) Teachers


Cohort 1

R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers


Cohort 1

R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Fine Arts Teachers


Cohort 1

R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Media Specialists


Cohort 1

R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle and High School Teachers


Cohort 1

R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for School Counselors, School Psychologists, and Speech Language Pathologists


Cohort 1

R2S: Foundations of Reading


Cohort 1

R2S: Instructional Practices


Cohort 1

R2S: Instructional Practices Understanding Dyslexia and to Support Struggling Learners