Workshops may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips. Participants receive individualized instruction, interact with peers, and explore a variety of hands-on methods and processes. Two-day workshops are project-based and Friday workshops are technique-driven, teaching participants new skills that can be incorporated into their classrooms. Workshops are held in SCAD Savannah facilities and participants have access to all of the university's facilities, resources and libraries.
2013 Educator Summer Conference dates:
Participation is open to educators at all grade levels who complete registration. Participants may select and pay for workshops upon receipt of the registration fee. Workshops fill quickly and early registration is encouraged.
Non-refundable; secures place in program
Early bird registration: $35
(by March 1)
Housing: $100 double, $150 single
Includes accommodations in SCAD housing with free parking. Meals are not provided but may be purchased individually at a SCAD dining facility. A list of nearby restaurants is provided.
Program fees: $225
The program fee includes all workshops, workshop supplies, optional activities and evening events, space permitting. Early registration is recommended to secure first choice selections.
All fees are due June 15. Any participants with balances after this date will be dropped from workshops.
If a participant cancels after confirmation of registration has been sent, a $50 cancellation fee is retained from the amount refunded. If cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to the start of the program, 80 percent of funds are reimbursed.
Residential participants live in one of SCAD's residence halls. Each room is furnished with two extra-long twin beds, two drafting tables and stools, and two chests of drawers. Participants have a choice between a shared (double) room with bath or a private (single) room with bath. Single rooms are limited and early registration is strongly recommended for participants interested in this option. Bed and bath linens are available for purchase during online registration. Participants who arrive before check-in or remain after checkout must find other accommodations for that time period.
A welcome reception is held Sunday for both residential and non-residential participants. All other meals are the responsibility of the participant. Individual meals may be purchased at a SCAD dining facility or at a multitude of downtown Savannah restaurants within walking distance of SCAD's residence halls.
Professional Development Credit
Participants will receive a course completion record to confirm participation in the conference within thirty days of completion but will not receive an official transcript or college credit. Workshops are taught by SCAD faculty, graduate students and alumni.
Savannah is easily accessible by airplane, train, bus and automobile. SCAD does not provide transportation to and from the airport, train or bus stations. For information regarding ground transportation services from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, visit savannahairport.com. Transportation is not provided between SCAD locations.
Arrival and Departure
Residential participants may arrive and check in early at the residence hall between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Regular check-in for all participants is on Sunday at the residence hall between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Assigned rooms must be vacated by 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Events and Activities
All participants are invited to attend a welcome reception on Sunday evening. Guest tickets for some activities may be purchased at check-in.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Early check-in option for residential participants
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check-in for all
Early checkout available
Check out by 10 a.m.
Professional Learning Units
Teachers who require professional learning units to maintain statewide teaching certification may receive PLUs for the successful completion of the program. A course record is issued to principals, schools or school districts upon completion of the program to verify participation. The course record can be submitted by participants to their state for professional development units pending evaluation and approval. One PLU is earned for each 10 contact hours of classroom instruction. No college credit is earned. The weeklong session includes a minimum of 20 contact hours of instruction, equivalent to 2 SDUs or PLUs*.
* A course record containing the number of instructional hours is provided to participants following the successful completion of each workshop. This record can be submitted to the applicable state for professional development units pending evaluation and approval.