SC TEAMS Summer University

July 15, 2024


SC TEAMS Summer University is a 4-day conference in July 2024 featuring team-based, expert-led professional learning on evidence-based practices to promote student success.

The event’s goal is to provide high-quality professional learning opportunities for districts and schools to promote the installation and implementation of high-leverage practices in general and special education to address the learning and behavioral needs of students with disabilities and students who struggle with learning.

When: July 15 – July 18, 2024

Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Visitor Bureau, Columbia, SC

Registration deadline extended to June 21st

Click here to learn more and RSVP!


SCPI and Pyramid PIECES are also offering workshops!


Preschool Planning Institute

July 15-16 

This special two-day workshop has been designed for preschool teams at any stage to increase their effectiveness and expand their network and resource pool. Whether you are new to forming a district leadership team, feel like you haven’t had the time to dedicate to your team and plan, or are interested in filling gaps in an already successful program, your team will leave with new ideas, strategies, and resources to support you to successfully implement evidence-based practices to enhance your preschool program! Topics covered will include systems thinking & leadership teams; utilizing data, policies and procedures, and codes of conduct; professional development and coaching; quality inclusion: challenges & solutions; designing the physical environment to promote engagement; curriculum & instruction; addressing challenging behavior; and supporting family partnerships.

**Please note that this is a team workshop. It is expected that you will register as part of a team consisting of at least 2 members


 Practice-Based Coaching

July 15-16

This two-day workshop will provide information about how to implement the core features of the Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) framework, including tools coaches can use to implement PBC as intended (with fidelity) and how to use a tiered model to support just-right coaching for all practitioners. PBC is an evidence-based approach for supporting practitioners to use effective practices with children birth to age 5 and their families. PBC includes three key components (1) goal setting and action planning, including a strengths and needs assessment, (2) focused observation, and (3) reflection and feedback. These key components occur in the context of a collaborative partnership. Participants will explore tools coaches use to implement the key components of PBC and discuss how to make adaptations to these tools to enhance their utility within their own coaching context. Participants will receive the Essentials of Practice-Based Coaching: Supporting effective practices in early childhood in the workshop.

**Session is open to Pyramid PIECES partner districts only.


TPOT Reliability 

July 17-18

The Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) for Preschool Classrooms reliability training prepares attendees to assess preschool teacher implementation of the Pyramid Model practices using the published version of the TPOT instrument. This is an intensive, two-day workshop that requires prerequisite knowledge, preparation, and participation in the entire workshop. Participants who successfully complete the workshop and meet reliability standards will receive a certificate indicating reliability status and can serve as reliability partners to other observers. Successful completion will indicate that the TPOT workshop participant is reliable with the instrument development team. Registration is limited and early registration is suggested. Participants in the workshop receive the manual and a set of scoring booklets in the workshop. 


All participants must be familiar with the Pyramid Model and the current TPOT instrument. Before completing registration, check to be certain that you meet all of the following prerequisites:

  • You must have completed an equivalent of three days of Pyramid Model preschool practices training (e.g. Pyramid Model Training-of-Trainers).
  • You must be actively involved in training, technical assistance, or support to teachers currently engaged in implementing the Pyramid Model.
  • Session is open to Pyramid PIECES partners only.