Education

Carolina Classrooms: Celebrating Teachers - View Online Now!

April 27, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teacher sith students on a computer

Carolina Classrooms, ETV’s monthly educational series for all educators and citizens invested in the education of our children, celebrates teachers, aired on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV, is now available online here ! The hour-long program features the finalists and the...

Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3 … Thank a Teacher!

April 27, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Molly Spearman with image of a teacher in class

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman reminds us that May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. View her thank-you message . May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week , devoted to acknowledging the importance of teachers. In the United States, Teacher Appreciation...

ETV Announces South Carolina Teacher as a Member of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

April 26, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Carla Jefferson

South Carolina ETV announced Carla Jefferson from Darlington County School District as one of this year’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators . The program, which is in its fourth year, recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education...

Americans Are Sitting Down on Activities

April 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Woman at desk

You are probably reading this at your desk, on your couch, in your bed, or in a form of transportation, and what you are doing right now is the issue. You are sitting still. The average American adult does not meet the minimum national exercise guidelines, according to the...

Collaborative Demo Day Is a Success

April 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Entrepreneurship Club President Tony Klur and Computer Science Grad Student Steve Rubin

After a full semester of hard work and collaboration between the USC Entrepreneurship Club and the USC Computer Science program, it was time to celebrate all that had been achieved. On Thursday night, friends, fellow students, and news media crowded around twelve tables,...

Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

April 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

Participants of Distinguished Young Women programs across the country join together to inspire the lives of young people Mobile, Ala. (Monday, April 25, 2016) – Tara Moore, Distinguished Young Woman of SC, will join with young women across the nation April 25-29 in...

Enhancing Tech in the Classroom: PBS Announces iBooks for K-8 Teachers

April 24, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
PBS All About the Holidays logo

New series of subject-targeted iBooks includes curriculum-based videos, lesson plans, and more Arlington, VA, April 26, 2016 – In an effort to provide educators with additional content that engages students with classroom curriculum, PBS announced today a new series of...

Knowitall Media – Weekly Topics Presented All Through April – in Collections

April 23, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Knowitall Media Collections page

In April, Knowitall Media will highlight four very timely Collections , with a different topic featured each week. We think it's the perfect time to focus on a healthy lifestyle, so first up is Knowitall Healthy! For National Poetry Month, we’ll introduce you to our new...

New Study Finds First-Graders’ Math Knowledge Increases with PBS KIDS’ ODD SQUAD

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
ODD SQUAD web page

Research shows that content from popular PBS KIDS series helps children from low-income families boost knowledge of numbers and operations, algebraic thinking San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2016 – First-graders’ knowledge of algebraic thinking, as well as of numbers and...

Education: Is South Carolina Failing Its Students?

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Empty Classroom

According to a recent analysis done by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center , “South Carolina’s regular public school districts received less financial support per student on an inflation- adjusted basis in 2013-2014 than they did five years earlier.” It was also...

Old Fashioned Note-Taking Helps You to Learn

April 18, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Hand written notes are better then typed ones, a study suggests.

A study published in Psychological Science , by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, suggests that taking notes by hand, and forgoing the tablet or laptop makes for better learning in the long run. The study suggests that since those who take notes via computer can...

VIDEO | USC Students Work Collaboratively to Build Mobile Apps

April 13, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Computer science class

As previously mentioned in Carolina Money , the University of South Carolina Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with the USC Computer Science Department to make 13 mobile apps. Students in the computer science class are working collaboratively with business students to...

Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World

April 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Kathy Finger
Young digital readers

Educators, you know the power of reading! Help your students develop a daily, joy-centered reading practice with the strategies in this new course from PBS TeacherLine! You’ll learn how to ignite students’ interest through personal, real-world connections, explore digital...

Earn Renewal Credit by June 30th with “Perfect Fit” Courses!

March 31, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teacher and elementary students in classroom with hands raised

S.C. Teachers … earn your renewal credit around YOUR schedule in the comfort of YOUR own “digs” with ETV Teacher Recertification ! All 55 courses offered for upcoming session are approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits, facilitated online/self-paced, and cost $75 each. The...

EOC Reports - Resources for Schools and Districts on Testing

March 30, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
SC Education oversight Committee logo

Are you looking for resources for students and parents on testing? The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has developed a print resource to help students and families understand the purposes of assessment and what the different types of assessment are. Tips for student...

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