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New App Offers Free Access to PBS Games

May 1, 2016 - Posted in Education by Desiree Cheeks
PBS Games App

PBS KIDS is making its popular digital learning experiences even more accessible to America’s children with the launch of the PBS KIDS Games App , offering a wide library of games in a single, free mobile experience. Available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android,...

SC’s 2016 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Carla Jefferson!

April 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of Mrs. Carla Jefferson, Digital Innovator award recipient for 2016

This year marks the fourth year that PBS has offered the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Campaign . The prestigious program recognizes educators who are leveraging digital media in their classrooms in innovative ways. In 2016, this group of exceptional educators, who...

Knowitall Media Now Featuring Keep It Real

April 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
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In May on Knowitall Media , we continue to feature the Holocaust Remembrance Collection , followed by Keep It Real , our series for teens 14 and up, that will serve as a timely reminder to avoid risky behavior when traffic deaths among teens spike. Next up will be a...

Family-Friendly Guides to SC Academic Standards Ready!

April 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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The Family-Friendly Guides to the SC Academic Standards are updated and ready for teachers and parents! The website, www.scfriendlystandards.org , provides information for parents and families about what their children should be learning in school based on the standards...

ETV Highlights for May 2016

April 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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PBS Kids highlights: - Week of May 9: Thomas & Friends new programs premiere all week! Airs weekdays at 12:30 on ETV; Saturdays at 6:00 a.m. on ETV. Also airs Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. on ETVW - Week of May 9: Super Why! presents four new episodes! Airs weekdays at noon on...

Teacher Recertification – Earn Credit by June 30th or Later in Summer - Register by May 8th!

April 28, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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ETV Teacher Recertification offers South Carolina teachers a variety of online, self-paced courses approved by SDE for 2 0 renewal credits. SPRING II session ends June 13. Credit earned in this session will meet SC teacher’s recertification needs by June 30 th renewal cycle...

Carolina Classrooms: Celebrating Teachers - View Online Now!

April 27, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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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...

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
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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...

Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World

April 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Kathy Finger
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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
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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
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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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