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Center of Excellence in Middle-level Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE- MIST)

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Dr. Gary J. Senn, Director

The purpose of CE-MIST is to develop and model state-of-the-art in-service and pre-service teacher training programs that concentrate on interdisciplinary curriculum development and implementation at the middle school level.  CE-MIST will develop innovative practices that enable school personnel to improve student achievement; provide effective, sustained, high quality professional development; incorporate field-based teacher education programs that involve technology-based instructional techniques; and implement innovative practices for teaching children with diverse backgrounds and diverse learning styles.  CE-MIST will model these programs as it provides professional development for higher education faculty around the state of South Carolina.

CE-MIST is made possible under a grant from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education under the auspices of the Education Improvement Act (EIA) Teacher Education Centers of Excellence Grant Program.



CE-MIST Presentations at Conferences
AMLE 2014 Nashville, TN
SCMSA 2014
AMLE 2013, Minneapolis, MN

SCMSA 2013

AMLE 2012, Portland, OR
SCMSA 2012
AMLE 2011, Louisville, KY

CE-MIST Programs for Teachers
Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunks (TILTs)
Aiken Writing Project Summer Institute

CE-MIST Programs for Middle Level Students
6-8 Students Links: Student Programs Lesson Information, Standards Correlations, Pre- and Post- Visit Activities, and Traveling Science Kits

CE-MIST Programs for Preservice Teachers
Service Learning Project

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina Aiken
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