PBS Kids explores the outdoors! Dinosaur Train and Wild Kratts celebrate Earth Day with an eco-themed week.
Dinosaur Train incorporates children’s enthusiasm for dinosaurs and trains while educating children in scientific thinking, natural history and paleontology. The show encourages children to explore questions, observations and conclusions. (Recommended for ages 2-5)
Dinosaur Train presents new episodes April 20-21 as the Pteranodon family heads out on a fishing trip. Along the way, they learn how butterflies use camouflage, investigate bugs and plant trees! Check out Dinosaur Train on your local ETV station at 11:30 a.m. weekdays and 7:30 a.m.…
Earth Day is right around the corner and PBS LearningMedia is getting back to its roots with some of their best nature content! This week's featured resources offer teachers the chance to integrate Earth Day themes into reading, science and social studies lessons.
Companies Practice Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Did you know that a typical person living in the United States creates between four and five pounds of unwanted material every day? This amounts to more than 200 million tons of waste each year. Most of this ends up in landfills. So how are everyday companies practicing “the…
Tuesdays - Thursdays on ETV World and online at scetv.org: Live Legislative Coverage
Live coverage of the South Carolina Legislature during the sessions (times are at the discretion of the legislature). This is excellent for high school students studying parliamentary procedure.
April 28 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV: The American Experience: Last Days of Vietnam
Produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from South Vietnam, this outstanding documentary provides a narrative of the Vietnam War’s chaotic end. In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was…
ETV is offering hands-on, technology training this summer in districts across the state and at ETV in Columbia. The week-long classes are designed for SC teachers to earn 60 renewal credits. Planned are exciting courses focusing on teaching, creating, learning, and quick assessments.
These trainings focus on using and creating video, assessment tools, student projects, cool technology tools, and more! Teachers will learn new ways to use technology in the classroom with one or multiple devices, gaining abundant knowledge to help them have a fresh start for the new school year!
Here’s what teachers have said about…
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Spearman Calls on Communities to Prepare for ACT Tests
Columbia, SC – Today, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman called on teachers, parents, and students to prepare for the new timed ACT tests that will be administered across the State April 28-30.
“I am proud of the innovation and collaboration I have seen during my visits to schools throughout South Carolina,” said Spearman. “We are fostering a culture of teamwork and a love of learning, and I want to encourage everyone to keep up the great…
For Elementary/Middle School Parents:
ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30, and Science may also be administered. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also…
ETV Teacher Recertification offers a variety of renewal courses – all approved by the SC Department of Education for 20 renewal credits each. The courses are facilitated online, self-paced and cost $75 per course. Educators may enroll starting April 16 for SPRING II session that starts May 1 and ends June 15.
There are 53 renewal courses available with seven of these NEW to the lineup recently! These provide 20 renewal credits per course for SC teachers to recertify; NO graduate credit. You’ll find courses in ELA, math, science, social studies, career education, and the arts, that give…
This week is National Library Week so PSB LearningMedia is featuring some of the best PreK-12 literacy resources from Crash Course, American Masters, Arthur and more. This theme also supports both School Library Month and National Poetry Month.
O this learning, what a thing it is! Not only is it National Library Week, but it is School Library Month AND National Poetry Month! Use these educational resources from the PBS series “Shakespeare Uncovered” to highlight what made The Bard one of the greatest poets who ever lived. These resources combine history, biography, new analysis, iconic performances…
Over 75,000 online K-12 media resources free to all SC schools and supporting institutions
ETV's educational Web portal with interactive sites for K-12 students, teachers + parents
ETV Teacher Courses
ETV online professional development sites for PreK-12 educators, renewal or grad credit
Smart Cat's place for kids to learn though proven interactivities with PBS Kids characters
PBS Learning Media
PBS partnership makes robust online video resources available to South Carolina educators
ETV's education series airs last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm (repeats SCC/ETV World)
ETV’s initiative to help local communities find solutions to address the dropout crisis
One-stop-shop for teachers to find media resources, training and access school’s TV Guide
Speaking of Schools Podcast
Supported by SC Department of Education, host Doug Keel features K-12 education topics
FastForward / GED
Adult Ed online media: GED, Pre-GED, Workplace Essential Skills, basic 3 R’s + life skills