January 18-20, 2018
Embassy Suites Resort & Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC

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 * Pre-Conference Sessions

 * 50+ Breakout Sessions

 * Exhibit Hall

 * Lunch Provided on Friday

 * Door Prizes

Dr. John Hodge

Be the One!

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. John W. Hodge's career has been defined by assisting students and teachers with overcoming obstacles and achieving goals. He has served as an inspirational speaker across the United States and has been a guest lecturer at Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University and George Washington University. Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the (SREB) Leadership Initiative Modules "Leading Assessment and Instruction" and "Creating a High Performance Learning Culture", and a trained assessor and facilitator in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) "Developing the 21st Century Principal" program.

Dr. Hodge is the president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Dr. Hodge as he presents BE THE ONE! He will discuss how the education of America's youth is a challenging prospect when one considers the many burdens faced by impoverished children and their families. Research indicates that poverty need not be a barrier to academic excellence. As co-author of the book Standing in the Gap, Dr. Hodge states, "Across the nation, schools are demonstrating that it can be done: That students can reach high standards, that all children can succeed, that the gap between white and minority students, poor and affluent, can be closed." More often than not, one caring adult can make all the difference in the world. Dr. Hodge's presentation will encourage all of us to BE THE ONE!


Tentative Schedule


1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Registration Open

Exhibits Open

Pre-Conference Learning Session

PSSCA Board Dinner and Meeting

Registration Opens

Exhibits Open

Opening Kickoff Session

Break - Visit Exhibitors

Breakout (Program) Session One

Break - Visit Exhibitors

Breakout (Program) Session Two

Break - Visit Exhibitors

Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Dr. John Hodge

Break - Visit Exhibitors

Breakout (Program) Session Three

Break - Visit Exhibitors

Breakout (Program) Session Four

Break - Visit Exhibitors

Breakout (Program) Session Five

President’s Reception (Coastal Grill - Hotel Lobby)

Exhibits Open

Breakout (Program) Session Six

Break - Visit Exhibitors

Breakout (Program) Session Seven

Break - Final Chance to Visit Exhibitors

Final Closing Celebration - Awards Ceremony,
Annual Meeting, Closing PowerPoint Show & Door Prizes!

While attending the PSSCA Conference, stay at the beautiful Kingston Plantation properties!

Reserve your hotel room today! Limited Availability. Call 1-800-876-0010

Choose either the
Embassy Suites by Hilton™ Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort
or the Kingston Plantation Condos, Villas and Lodges

(Both are adjacent to where the conference will be held.)

To make hotel reservations:
All events of the Conference will be located in the Convention Center. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at the special conference rate of $88 per night (plus tax and resort fee of $13.99). Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-876-0010, and refer to the proper code (see below) to receive this rate. The conference rate includes a full, cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening Manager’s Reception.

CALL: (800) 876-0010

  • For the Embassy Suites Convention Center, use code: PSC.

  • For the Kingston Plantation Condos, Villas and Lodges, use code: PAL.


Please Note: This rate is good on reservations made by January 3, 2018. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before January 3rd cutoff.

2018 PSSCA - Embassy
2018 PSSCA - Kingston Plantation Condos
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