Benedict College Celebrates American Education Week

November 18 - 23, 2013

Columbia, SC -- November 11, 2013 -- Benedict College will join school districts nationwide in celebrating American Education Week (AEW) November 18-23, 2013, a celebration of public education and the people who make a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education. American Education Week was created at the National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly in 1921. In its resolution, the NEA called for: "An educational week observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs."

This year's theme, "Raise your hand for student success," reflects a call to provide students with quality public schools so that they can grow, prosper, and achieve in the 21st century.

Benedict College AEW Schedule of Events:

Monday, November 18th

American Education Week Kick-off Rally
1:00 p.m. Helms Plaza (In front of Library)
Speaker: Dr. Percy Mack, Superintendent, Richland County School District 1
Entertainment will be provided by Benedict College Marching Band of Distinction, Cheerleaders and various other performances.

**Decorate your door for American Education Week (prizes to be awarded)

Tuesday, November 19th

Parents Day – All College Assembly
11:00 a.m. Antisdel Chapel
Speaker: Anthony Broughton. Mr. Broughton, Educator, Author and Director of the 'Call me Mister' Program. His topic will be Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility. There will also be a pinning ceremony of teacher candidates at the assembly.

Wednesday, November 20th

Education Support Professionals Day
Provide Baskets to Partnering Schools
Read-In at Schools

Thursday, November 21st

Teacher Candidates to Shadow Alumni Teachers
Career Day

Friday, November 22nd

Substitute Educators Day
Judge Door Contest

Saturday, November 23rd

Benedict College's First Annual American Education Week Educators Conference
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Continuing Education Building (located at 111 Doctors Circle, Columbia, South Carolina)
This conference will feature elementary and early childhood educators from surrounding districts, education majors, and Benedict alumni who are currently teaching in the classroom. The presentations will focus on 'Bringing the Curriculum Alive'. Teachers from the surrounding schools will make presentations on strategies used in the classroom to enhance the educational experience. All are welcome to attend! Come out and learn how to liven up your classrooms using the latest in technology and best practices.

For additional information about AEW events, please call (803) 705-4419.



Kymm Hunter, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing; 803.705.4519
Carolyn Wigfall, Communications and Marketing Manager; 803.705.4366

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 1:00pm to Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:00pm