Bette Jamison

ETV Highlights for November/December 2016

November 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of Anne from Anne of Green Gables 2016 on PBS

Be sure to add these series and specials to your calendar for November and December!

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors for 2016-2017 Letters About Literature Contest

November 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Screen shot of State Library website

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction,...

Need Renewal Credit by June 30? Learn with ETV Teacher Recertification

November 9, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Young woman working on laptop smiling

SC educators can earn credit by the June 30th renewal cycle deadline through participation in the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions. Over 55 courses approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits each offered in every session, plus Rudy’s Natural History course for 60...

American Education Week Nov. 14-18, 2016

November 7, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Students holding a sign saying "Thank you"

The first observance of American Education Week was held in December 1921 with the National Education Association (NEA) and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.

NEW PBS Series - Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

November 1, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Martin Luther King leading protest

In his new four-hour PBS series, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise , Henry Louis Gates Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. The series premieres November 15 (Part 1) and November 22 (Part 2) at 8:00-10:00...

American Graduate Celebrating Champions and Partners

October 26, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
American graduate graphic - Make a Difference

American Graduate has seen many successes since the initiative began in 2011, but new data from a comprehensive evaluation validates the value of public media's commitment to this kind of work.

PBS Election Central and the Classroom Debate Toolkit

October 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Screen shot from PBS Election Central website

It's an election year and PBS Education has created tools, resources and creative solutions to educate students on the various facets of the political process.

Letters to the Next President - View All the Videos - Including Videos from Students Mentored by SCETV!

October 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Letters to Next Prez screen shot

For their first assignment of the year, PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs across the country submitted short videos focusing on their concerns and questions for the next president of the United States.

Elections and Voting: Resources from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

October 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image from Colonial Williamsburg website The Will of the People

While voting is just one of many responsibilities of citizens, it is an important one. As the nation prepares for the presidential election on November 8, it is interesting to see how elections have and haven't changed throughout American history.

Celebrate Veteran's Day with Sesame Street for Military Families

October 24, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Sesame Street characters

Veteran’s Day is Friday, November 11. Sesame Street for Military Families: Transitions offers encouragement and helpful tips for military families – because we know that as a parent or caregiver, the whole family transitions too.

TransformSC’s Learning Institutes: Project-Based Learning REGISTER NOW!

October 21, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
TransformSC logo

TransformSC's Learning Institutes are designed to connect TransformSC Schools and Districts with experts on transformative practices in the classroom. The events are offered free of charge to TransformSC Schools and Districts. Seats will be offered to the general public, as...

EOC Reports: Deadline Extended for Read Your Way to the Big Game 2016!

October 20, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
EOC Read Your Way to the Big Game Reading Contest logo

Due to the hardships on students and schools associated with Hurricane Matthew, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has extended the deadline for “Read Your Way to the Big Game” entries to Monday, November 7, 2016.

Media Literacy Week Oct. 31-Nov. 4

October 20, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Media Literacy Week logo

Check out these updates from the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

Great Performances: Hamilton’s America October 21 at 9 p.m. on ETV

October 14, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo from Hamilton - the musical

Three years in the making, this Great Performances special, Hamilton’s America , gives an unprecedented look at the creation of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton . The documentary brings history to life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture musical, the winner...

Conversations with Candidates – ETV’s Palmetto Scene Oct. 20 and 27

October 13, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Palmetto Scene logo

ETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30 p.m . and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology. With two Palmetto Scene specials each Thursday night - October 20 and 27 – ETV will feature...

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