Wendy Allen on Hobcaw Research

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Wendy Allen

In 1956 Bernard Baruch signed over all of Hobcaw Barony to his daughter, Belle. Belle died in 1964, leaving Hobcaw "for the purpose of teaching and/or research in forestry, marine biology, and the care and propagation of wild life and flora and fauna in South Carolina."...

NEW Look for ETV Education Site and Service Update

April 20, 2017 - Posted in Education by Dean Byrd
ETV Education logo

For 13 years, ETV has provided a wealth of free digital media content to S.C. schools through the StreamlineSC service. This valuable service has gone through upgrades and changes along the way. We are sad to announce that Learn360 will be ending after this current school...

Food Historian Michael Twitty Discusses Origins of Lowcountry Cuisine

April 19, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Michael Twitty

Culinary adaptations transformed traditional African dishes into a unique, new creolized cuisine, influenced by European and Native American traditions, and characteristic of Gullah culture. Foodways of the South Carolina Lowcountry reach back to the region’s earliest...

SC Cyber Launches “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge

April 19, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Screen shot of SC Cyber website

Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber announces the launch of South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The challenge began March 1, 2017 and will run through the end of April 2017. Participating students will take part in rigorous, real-life virtual...

Colonial Williamsburg Resource Library: The Rare Breeds & More

April 18, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Sheep from the Rare Breeds Program at Colonial Williamsburg

Sheep Week - Others have Shark Week... we have Sheep Week, to honor the fluffy, friendly, playful new lambs born each spring at Colonial Williamsburg!

Need Credit by June 30? Teachers Learn & Earn with ETV!

April 17, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teacher outside on laptop

SC Teachers … earn your renewal credit around YOUR schedule in the comfort of YOUR own home with ETV Teacher Recertification!

Melissa Cooper of Rutgers University Discusses 20th Century Sea Island Trend

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Melissa Cooper

In the early years of the twentieth century, a number of prominent, wealthy Northerners purchased land on the Waccamaw Neck. Bernard Baruch, who bought Hobcaw Barony in 1905 as a winter vacation home and hunting retreat, was the first, followed by the Huntingtons,...

Knowitall: Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection and More!

April 13, 2017 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Images from content featured in April on Knowitall

In April, literacy and poetry resources abound in our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection!

Autism Awareness & More from Sesame Street!

April 11, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image of Big Bird and other characters from Sesame Street

Sesame Street in Communities releases a new topic each month, and this month we are highlighting autism awareness. We have some great content for parents, providers, and kids to build understanding, support families impacted by autism, and celebrate the uniqueness of all...

FREE Devices & Wireless Service for High School Students: Apply by 4/30/17

April 11, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image from The 1 Milion Project

Through the 1Million Project, Sprint and the Sprint Foundation will provide FREE devices and wireless service to schools to connect 1 million low-income high school students who do not have home internet access.

PBS TeacherLine Recertification Courses Begin April 19

April 10, 2017 - Posted in Education by Kathy Finger
teacher with students

This April, get your taxes done by the 15th and then start a PBS TeacherLine course on the 19th! You’ll be able to earn renewal or graduate credits in time to renew your certificate AND get the support and flexibility you need to make it through this busy year-end time. Why...

Blended Learning: Making Your Classroom Interactive

April 10, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teachers in computer class

A week-long, hands-on, 60 renewal credit, Summer class offered by ETV. Educators will discover free webtools and apps to create an interactive unit of study for their specific subject and grade level, using the technology that is available in their classroom

Calling All High School Students: Make a Short Film - Win Cash Prizes

April 10, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
2017 SC Young Filmmakers Project logo

Designed to foster media arts skills and bring attention to the next generation of South Carolina filmmakers, the Young Filmmakers Project is an annual statewide high school filmmaking competition hosted by Trident Technical College and the South Carolina Film Commission...

World History or World Geography Teacher-in-Residence at Library of Congress - Apply by April 17

April 6, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of front of Library of Congress

The Educational Outreach office of the Library of Congress is seeking applications from world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position during the 2017-18 school year.

Young Poets Recognized at Statewide Event

April 4, 2017 - Posted in Education by Tabitha Safdi
Photo from Young Minds Dreaming event

Over 600 South Carolina students sent in original work for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest. View the Video . The poetry contest was organized as part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture series. South Carolina students in grades 3-12 were...