Newberry College featured at National Conferences and Events

November 28, 2011

Newberry, SC, November 28, 2011 – Jennifer Morrison, Newberry College Associate Professor of Education, has continued expanding the reach of the College’s educational ecosystem through guest appearances and presentations at national events for educational leaders. Most recently, she gave a presentation at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning.
Her presentation, “Building Teacher Effectiveness through Data and Assessment Literacy,” discussed ways for educators to improve their methods through the development of data and assessment literacy. With many schools focusing on standardized testing, Morrison discussed the ways in which teachers can use data within the classroom to create student-centered learning and make connections between assessment, data, and teacher effectiveness.
“Newberry has given me the opportunity to further my research in the areas of data, assessment, teacher leadership, and Web 2.0 technology for educators,” Morrison said. “We do more than just educate in the classroom, but bring our expertise across the nation to events like these, and furthermore, learn some new tactics to help make our education program one of the best in South Carolina.”
Morrison is also the Assistant Director of the RETAIN Center of Excellence, a program funded through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education to improve teacher retention in the State. She will be present a several upcoming events, including the Title I Professional Development Conference and the ASCD Winter Institute.

About Newberry College: A private, residential, co-educational, college with a diverse student population, Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 25 majors, 33 minors, and 25 areas of concentration. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the college is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music. The college has a radio and television station, and offers 16 NCAA Division II sports. In the recent 2012 ranking of the Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report, Newberry College placed in the top tier of regional colleges in the South. For more information, visit

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