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CarolinaCAP: A Model for Alternative Certification that Works

By Dr. Remona Jenkins, Director of Teacher Quality & Staff Development, Kershaw County School District Allyson, a kindergarten instructional assistant, first heard about CarolinaCAP through a…

It’s Never Too Late: Walk in Your Purpose with CarolinaCAP’s Support

By Tina M. Ramos-McBride Have you ever felt like you’re running a race a mile behind everyone at every turn, but then you blink and become a contender? You can see the cheering fans, the trophies…

CarolinaCAP – Quarterly Report / Year Four : Q3

The CarolinaCAP alternative teacher certification pathway provides a high-quality teaching experience to its candidates as well as superior and regularly enhanced supports to its district partners,…

CarolinaCAP: Coaching Gets to the Art and Heart of Teaching

By Benita Hughes Could individualized coaching and support possibly be the missing piece needed for teacher retention? The Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation (CarolinaCAP) candidates…

CarolinaCAP – Quarterly Report / Year Four : Q2

In the second quarter of our fourth year of existence, CarolinaCAP continued to strengthen its impact in the state of South Carolina through pivotal growth in classroom placements and candidate…

CarolinaCAP: Experienced Educators Plant Seeds of Hope

By Dr. Ernestine Young Have you ever planted a seed that blossomed into a beautiful flower? I have. My two years as a CarolinaCAP Coach have been a rewarding and fruitful experience. The journey…

Unshadowing the power of language(s): Building the confidence of multilingual learners (Part 2)

Part one of this story can be found at https://carolinacred.org/unshadowing-the-power-of-languages-building-the-confidence-of-multilingual-learners/.   by Lydia Carnesale Miedo Beautiful shells…

Unshadowing the power of language(s): Building the confidence of multilingual learners (Part 1)

by Lydia Carnesale Quien soy yo, Identity strapped to language flow. How can my knowledge grow? Can you hear me? Borrando lo que es natural, Systems bind linguistic diversity. When understanding…

CarolinaCrED CORE November Report

CarolinaCrED CORE Transforms Professional Learning for South Carolina EducatorsThe CarolinaCrED CORE team is comprised of professionals dedicated to connecting leaders and learners throughout the…

mCrED Program Update – Fall 2023

The mCrED team at the University of South Carolina College of Education offers micro-credentials and supports to K-12 educators in South Carolina to personalize their professional learning…

CarolinaCAP – Quarterly Report / Year Four : Q1

CarolinaCAP’s impact across the state continued to flourish during the first quarter of our fourth year of existence. In addition to launching an innovative residency program that provides additional…

U.S. Department of Labor certifies CarolinaCAP as an apprenticeship with assistance from Apprenticeship Carolina

This designation allows increased benefits for program participants. The Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation (CarolinaCAP) is now a certified apprenticeship through Apprenticeship…

Lead and Follow: My Journey to the Classroom

by Rashard Burrows Since primary school, teachers have told us to take initiative and be leaders rather than followers. When transitioning in a line, we were told, “Follow the leader.” But when the…

Personalized Learning: It’s Not Just for Kids

by Sarah Bowie Six pairs of eyes focus on the Smart Board screen at the front of the room and on me as I click to the final slide of the presentation on goal setting with reading strategies. “Well,…

CarolinaCAP – Year Four Annual Report

CarolinaCAP is delighted to share the annual report for Proviso 1A.66, which summarizes activities in year four of the Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation (CarolinaCAP). The report…

CarolinaCAP – Quarterly Report / Year Three : Q3

As the CarolinaCAP licensure pathway continues to meet the needs of South Carolina school districts by supporting candidates who want to teach in schools across the state, our team is proud to…

Unpacking Problems? Invite Teachers to the Table

by Dottie Adams, 8th grade science teacher, Hand Middle School, Richland County School District One “Be brave, be kind, and be an includer.” These are the words that we say to our daughter and son…

CarolinaCAP – Quarterly Report / Year Three : Q2

The CarolinaCAP team is pleased to present to you our Year 3: Quarter 2 report. This quarter, we placed even more CarolinaCAP candidates in districts and schools with hard-to-staff classrooms, and…

South Carolina Among States Looking to Micro-Credentials to Reduce Teacher Turnover

by Bev Perdue, Governor of North Carolina (2009-2013) Chair and Founder, digiLEARN Recently, South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said, “If we are truly committed to…

CarolinaCAP – Quarterly Report / Year Three : Q1

The CarolinaCAP team is pleased to present our 2022-2023 Quarter One report. After you read this document, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or ideas you may have…