South Carolina Educators To Attend Professional Development Program Aboard The USS YorktownMary Edwards Jun 07, 2023
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – On Tuesday, June 13, the Patriots Point Education Department will host its 12th annual Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program aboard the USS Yorktown.
The two-day conference will provide educators from across South Carolina with professional development training, 20 recertification hours, meals, and the option to stay overnight aboard the USS Yorktown.
“This is always one of our favorite events of the year,” said Patriots Point Education Director Keith Grybowski. “Patriots Point is proud to share the stories of heroes and use their experiences to shape how we, as educators, can inspire future generations to achieve greatness inside and outside of the classroom.”
More than a dozen subject matter experts will be in attendance to direct workshops and breakout sessions. Instructors will include:
- Waltraud Gorgina Kane, Dachau concentration camp survivor and the event’s guest of honor
- Barbara Hairfield, Vice-Chair of South Carolina Education Oversight Committee
- Meredith Kablick, Patriots Point Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs
- Frank Hatten, Boeing DreamLearners Education Relations Specialist
The theme of this year’s program is People and Places: World-Class Knowledge with a Global Perspective, and will support classroom instruction in ELA, Social Studies, Science, Math and Career Exploration.
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