SCCAAS Professional Learning Opportunity Application
The South Carolina Council for African American Studies in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education is accepting applications to work with 20 Social Studies teachers in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 who will participate in a 4-day professional learning opportunity that will explore several African American Historical Sites in Sumter County. Teachers accepted in the seminar opportunity will be required to develop an inquiry-based instructional unit with primary document text sets that explore the topic of, “Vestiges of a Divided Society: Jim Crow in Rural Sumter County, (1895-1954)." Selected teachers will receive a stipend upon completion of all professional learning opportunity requirements. Visit for the full schedule. Selected teachers will be required to sign a standard COVID-19 Waiver.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021

Mandatory Attendance Dates:
*February 25 - Webinar, 6-7:30 p.m., pre-meeting introductions and requirements
*March 5-7- Two-day Workshop, Sumter County (Hotel stay; Large passenger bus will be used to transport to
historic sites)
*April 10 - Workshop, Mayesville, Sumter County
*April 17 - Webinar Workshop

Complete the form below to apply.
Email address *
Full Name *
Street Address *
City, State *
Zip Code *
Mobile Phone Number *
Current School *
Grades and classes that you teach *
School District *
Why do you want to participate in this professional learning opportunity? *
Agreement and Signature that you are available for all mandatory dates outlined in the PLO description. Please type your full name as your signature of agreement. *
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