South Carolina Public Education Partner
October 17, 2012
SC Department of Archives and History
9:30 – 10:00 - Registration and Reception
10:00 – 10:20 – Opening Session/Welcome
10:30 – 11:20 – Learn the Ins and Outs of Social Media and Tech Tricks- Keely Saye
Most foundations and organizations are spread thin, with few staff and many opportunities. So, what cool new technologies can keep us efficient and focused? What social media avenues are the most effective for the time you have and what is the best way to use them? Keely Saye from KeelySaye.com will give an overview of new developments in social media and tech apps that can help foundations.
Keely Saye is a certified Inbound Marketing Specialist providing simple solutions to the ever-changing digital marketplace. In 2009, KeelySaye.com was born out of a passion for learning inbound marketing strategies and social media concepts. Anyone can open a Facebook page or Twitter account, but Keely consults with organizations to build engaging social media networks and campaigns that drive website traffic and converts leads. Her integrated marketing approach takes advantage of traditional media but also increases organic visibility among search engines online. By creating great content with the potential to go viral, her “word-of-mouse” campaigns position brands to be shared by the 21st century consumer-to-consumer driven marketplace.
11:30- 12:20 – Measuring Grant Effectiveness- Elizabeth Carpentier
How are your grant awards furthering the mission of your organization? What measures can you use to determine that effectiveness? How can you and a small staff monitor performance? Betsy Carpentier offers tips and tricks for helping your organization receive returns on its grant investments.
Betsy Carpentier is a private Education Policy Analyst and Legal Advisor. As the former Deputy Superintendent for the S.C. Department of Education’s (SCDE) Division of Innovation & Support, she supervised the Grants Program, and led many teams doing grant writing, sub-grant awards, grant implementation and grant monitoring. Betsy came to SCDE from her post as Director of the S.C. Department of Revenue. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University Of South Carolina School Of Law, she came to state government after 19 years in private law practice and several years of adjunct teaching at the law school. In her current work, she helps other states, school districts, agencies, and foundations wrestling with education policy issues, innovation, and improvement.
12:30 – 2 p.m. – Lunch/Networking/Vendor Visits
1:30 – South Carolina Public Innovation Initiative – Gerrita Postlewait
Gerrita has served as a district superintendent for many years, most recently completing a decade’s tenure as superintendent in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She served as president of the South Carolina Superintendents Association, was named the state’s Superintendent of the Year and the South Carolina School Boards’ Outstanding Superintendent of the Year.
She has been actively involved at the state and national levels in school reform and has received many recognitions, including distinction as a Fellow of the National Effective Schools Institute; designation as West Virginia's Leader of Learning; recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree for distinguished public service; recipient of the exemplary service award from the Association of Teacher Educators; and selection to the governing board of the American Association of School Administrators. She served as chair of the South Carolina State Board of Education and was on the ETV Endowment Board. Recently completing a six-year stint as Chief K-12 Officer for the Stupski Foundation in San Francisco, she now consults for the Council of Chief State School Officers national Innovation Lab Network.
2:00 – 2:50 – Who’s Got a Better Idea? An Open Discussion Moderated by SC Future Minds Executive Director Trip DuBard
Ever attend a conference and wish that you’d heard more from the audience? This session will build on pre-session surveys of participants to help us all learn from each other about ways to move SC public schools forward.
3 – 3:50 – Presentations by the Finalists for the Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award.
The Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorks SC Award is presented to one of three finalists that represents the most innovative program proven to be effective. Former U.S. Education Secretary Dick Riley will award one of these finalists at the reception following the conference.
The award is presented by South Carolina Future Minds and The Riley Institute at Furman in conjunction with the SC Board of Education, SC Chamber of Commerce, Childs and Halligan P.A., SC ETV and SCASA . Prize funded by BB&T.
4:30 – 5:20 – JOIN US for the presentation of the Annual WhatWorksSC Award