Purple Star School designation is awarded at the state level, and criteria for the award varies from state to state. MCEC is hosting this Purple Star Readiness Professional Learning Communities (PLC) cohort specific to South Carolina Purple Star Designation.
MCEC has partnered with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Department and Project ECHO® to host PLCs as a NEW way for educators to collaborate. Participants identify potential solutions to common challenges related to Purple Star Programs. Our knowledge-sharing model brings together a network of peers and subject matter experts from multiple focus areas for a robust and holistic approach to support military-connected students.
School professionals who implement the purple star school programs at their location (school or district representatives). District and campus liaisons are encouraged to join!
First Wednesday of each month, September 2023 - May 2024, from 9:00–10:00 a.m. EST
This continuous cycle of learning, mentoring, and peer support makes ECHO unique, with lasting impact far beyond that of a webinar or an e-learning course. During an ECHO session, participants are presented with a 15-20 minute lesson on best practices, followed by a real case or situation for discussion. Through a structured process, participants have an opportunity to learn from one another on the topic.
Engage with a community of peers and subject matter experts to explore topics like:
The expectation for our ECHO is all teach and all learn through collaboration and interaction, so come prepared to network, share, ask questions, and engage! Participants learn from each other as knowledge is tested and refined through a local lens.
These MCEC Purple Star Readiness ECHO are made possible by funding through the State of South Carolina.