Have Yourself a Merry Little Classroom! Holiday-Themed Resources from PBS LearningMedia

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Graphicrepresenting holiday programs on PBS LearningMedia

Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Visit PBS LearningMedia to view all the content that connects the holidays to learning...view these resources by grade level below!! Learn about winter weather with Sid the Science Kid! Use these short videos to teach your students about...

Resources to Support Hour of Code Are Available Here!

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Graphic of girl on computer from Hour of Code website

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. Learn more about events going on...

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt. His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and...

Spanish Teacher Vanessa Torres of Columbia Clinches Milken Educator Award and $25,000

December 6, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of Supt. of Education Molly Spearman and Vanessa Torres

Walk through the halls of Nursery Road Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, and they may be abuzz with students conversing in Spanish. That’s a credit to the work of K-5 Spanish teacher Vanessa Torres, whose students’ buzzing voices turned into loud cheers when...

PBS TeacherLine Offers Accomplished Science Teaching Series

December 2, 2016 - Posted in Education by Kathy Finger
Science students in chemistry lab

Drawing upon data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ performance assessment of science teachers, PBS TeacherLine recently created three new Accomplished Science Teaching Series courses for K-12 educators.

PBS LearningMedia: Virtual Field Trip Commemorating Pearl Harbor - December 7

December 2, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
WYES Electronic Field Trip graphic

Streaming LIVE December 7, 2016 - 10:00AM and 2:00PM EST Remember Pearl Harbor: How Students Like You Experienced the Day of Infamy

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Charlotte, NC

November 28, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Photo of Forestview High School Student Reporting Lab in Charlotte, NC.

America is “the land of the free.” But, what does “free” actually mean? For people who have only lived in America, it may be hard to grasp what freedom is because they have never experienced the alternative. To truly understand ‘freedom’, perspective needs to come from...

Carolina Classrooms: Technology in SC Schools - View Online!

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Young students using tables in school

Mark your calendar to tune in November 23 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV when the topic on Carolina Classrooms will be technology in our schools. Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children.

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Congaree National Park

November 15, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Photo taken on November 1st at Congaree National Park.

On the first day of November in Hopkins, South Carolina, eleven students walked the trails of Congaree National Park . Mosquitos crawled all over their hair and bodies; they swatted at them with every step they took. Despite these conditions, and the daunting certainty that...

High School Graduation Rates Reach High

November 14, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Graphic showing graduate pictured with 83.2 percent rate indicated

President Obama announced in October that America's high school graduation rate has reached 83.2%, a record high rate for the country. The national high school graduation rate has been steadily increasing since 2008 (when it was 74.7%) when the U.S. Department of Education...

Ready To Learn Webinar: New Teacher Professional Development Resources in Early Science

November 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Graphic for Ready To Learn webinar

The CPB-PBS Ready To Learn initiative is expanding its professional development resource offerings with two new modules in early science learning. Join this webinar to learn about the latest Teaching Tips modules being produced by Boston University School of Education to...

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,...

Knowitall - November Collections: Career Explorations and Native American Heritage

November 9, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Photos of Native American children and woman in manufacturing career

In November, Knowitall makes it easy for students to explore potential careers and learn about our Native American Heritage . These Collections are just a click away! Videos play on your tablet or mobile device … and yes, your computer, too! Find Out About Careers that...

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...