Education

SC Grandmother Fights HIV/AIDS in PBS Film

February 23, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Wilhemina Dixon, worries about her granddaughter Dayshal, born HIV positive

Meet Wilhemina Dixon from Williston, South Carolina, a one-woman army fighting for her family’s survival, in a new film from Independent Lens . Wilhemina’s War shows the devastating toll of the scourge of HIV/AIDS, one of the leading causes of death for black women in the...

It's a New Adventure! Sesame Street for Military Families - Transitions

February 23, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Sesame Street Transitions for Military Families characters

The Adventure Campaign Big changes can make for a real adventure story! Whether your family has transitioned or is currently transitioning out of the military, resources from Sesame Street can help along the way. That's why we've created The Adventure Campaign , an e-...

ETV Highlights for March 2016

February 23, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of 7 men in space suits

PBS Space Week: The first week of March, PBS explores space! March 1 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV: American Experience: Space Men This new program is about the first high-altitude explorers (Repeats March 2 at 10:00 p.m. on ETVW) March 2 at 8:00 p.m. and March 3 at 10:30 p.m. on ETV...

South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change

February 22, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its...

Carolina Classrooms Focuses on Assessment February 24 at 7 p.m.

February 22, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teacher with students

The topic of assessment in schools can often be confusing. Join ETV on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about changes in assessment for SC public school students as well as the results of a survey that looks at exactly how much testing is happening in schools today...

ETV Offers Variety of PD Tech Workshops – Book Yours Today!

February 21, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
teacher with students at whiteboard

Contact ETV Education now to schedule free professional development technology workshops for teachers in your school or district! And, look for ETV at upcoming conferences and school visits ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide professional...

PBS LearningMedia Resources Reinforce Science Concepts

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
PBS LearningMedia - NOVA

Grab your helmets and follow us into space! This week’s PBS LearningMedia resources support the on-air premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest program, “Ready, Jet, Go!” and reinforce key concepts in science. Life Beyond the Solar System Astrobiology presents young thinkers with...

Even with Help, Poor Students Lag Behind Wealthier Districts

February 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Education in S.C. needs a closer look.

A report on South Carolina’s $65 million dollar a year program that offers free 4K to underprivileged school districts, shows that even with the extra program, children who attend still lag behind other students from wealthier school districts. The study, which was...

How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart. The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the...

Lexington Latin Teacher Earns Prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000

February 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
apple on stack of books in front of chalk board

Lexington Middle School teacher, Kimberly Freeman, was announced a recipient of the Milken Educator Award on Feb. 9, 2016, reports a release from the Milken Educator Awards. Freeman, a Latin instructor and the language department chair at the middle school, was surprised...

29th Annual Black History Teleconference on ETV Feb. 21st

February 9, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Young woman from the audience asks a question

The 29th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference will be held on the campus of Benedict College in Columbia, SC, on February 10 at 10:30 a.m. and taped for broadcast later on ETV. Access the teleconference in streaming format on February 10 or later archived...

PBS LearningMedia Math Resources Support Counters and Crunchers!

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Many Ways to make a Whole song performed by two guitarists

This fun mix of PBS LearningMedia math resources supports young counters as well as upper-level number crunchers. Elementary resources can be used to enhance “100th Day of School” projects throughout February. Many Ways to Make a Whole As children become aware of their own...

Help Students Get ‘Organized’ for 21st Century Learning

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Education by Kathy Finger
Picture of students collaborating

Graphic organizers can support critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; creativity; and innovation – all important skills for the 21st century. PBS TeacherLine’s recently updated course, TECH195: Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning, will...

See What SC Teachers Are Saying...

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
teacher smiling on laptop at home

See what South Carolina teachers are saying about ETV Teacher Recertification Courses ! Comment about Write in the Middle course from Eileen B.: “I definitely found much of the course stimulating, interesting and a refreshing look at effective teaching by master teachers …...

SC Student Winner in Doodle 4 Google Competition — Vote for National Finalists by Feb. 22

February 5, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
"My Google View"

GREENWOOD, SC - A talented student in Greenwood, SC will soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students...

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