Education

Earn Graduate Credits Through High-Quality, Engaging PBS Courses

By K. Finger

Teacher in front of blackboard with arrows

Educators, what’s better than robust, convenient professional development offering interactive support and exemplary professional resources? Earning graduate credits at an affordable price! Whether you need the credits for recertification or towards a Masters +30, PBS TeacherLine can help. TeacherLine offers more than 60 facilitated, graduate credit courses in several subject areas including Technology, Math, Instructional Strategies, and more. To offer the credit, PBS partners with several accredited colleges and universities across the country.

The McClary Family Visits the Strawberry Schoolhouse

By R. Dymock

McClary Family in Strawberry Schoolhouse

Strawberry Schoolhouse was a private school for African–American children who lived at Hobcaw Barony, built for them by Bernard Baruch in 1915. This was a one room schoolhouse with one teacher for grades 1-5. The schoolhouse had no running water or electricity. Children would frequently have to stay home from school to work or care for their siblings.

Carolina Classrooms: College and Career Readiness - Watch Now!

By B. Jamison

High school students in classroom studying

South Carolina students are learning to be college and career ready! Join ETV on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Carolina Classrooms: College and Career Readiness. We’ll talk with education leaders to get a profile of the South Carolina graduate and look at the key skills needed by our 21st century graduates.

Segregated Marine Says, "You can't get enough education"

By K. Cannon

B.S Plair at Hermon Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC.

B.S. Plair of Rock Hill, South Carolina, served for the Montford Point Marines in 1945, until he was honorably discharged in 1946. The Montford Point Marines were based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and were the first African American Marines to serve in the military, following an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941 that required the armed services to recruit and enlist African Americans.

Joshua Shubrick Visits Friendfield Village

By R. Dymock

Joshua Shubrick at Friendfield Village

Joshua Shubrick was a former resident of Friendfield Village. He split his time between Georgetown, where he cared for his mother, and Hobcaw, where he went to Strawberry School. Shubrick stayed with his grandfather, Timothy McCants in Friendfield while he went to school. He left the area as a young man, but returned in 2004 and became an oral historian for visitors to the now-preserved Friendfield Village.

In this video Shubrick discusses his memories of Friendfield Village as he leads a tour of the house his grandfather stayed in. Mr. Shubrick died in March, 2015.

 

SCCTA Residential Graduate Seminar at Furman – FREE for SC Teachers!

By B. Jamison

Screen shot from Furman SCCTA website

For the tenth year, Furman University will hold a residential SCCTA graduate seminar on its campus in Greenville, SC from June 18-23, 2017. This program is entirely FREE (including free room and board on the beautiful campus of Furman University). This seminar addresses social studies and global studies standards that pertain to East Asia.

February on Knowitall

By M. Brown

Images from African American History Month on Knowitall

For African American History Month, Knowitall has several Collections that make it easy to find just what you need!  And if you’re feeling that you could use a bit of inspiration, check out our Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts! These committed scientists are passionate about their work. Try them out with your students and see if they ignite a new passion in science or maybe some other field!

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

By A. Crouch

school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses.

Mike Bullman, director of maintenance for the South Carolina Department of Education said, “With aging diesel buses in our fleet, it was time to replace them, and propane was the option we thought worked best financially and environmentally-speaking over the long-term.”

ETV Kids: Valentine’s Day Special and More!

By B. Jamison

Image from Peg + Cat

Don’t miss this chance with ETV Kids to show a little V-day love and explore under the Earth! Coming up Peg + Cat offer two fun programs, including a Valentine’s Day special, and Dinosaur Train presents a new, exciting one-hour special that will venture under our Earth!

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