These two special Project Discovery–Life at Lemmon Hill Plantation programs originate from the historic plantation home just outside of Winnsboro, South Carolina. The two programs allow students to learn why settlers living in our coastal areas made their way inland to build working plantations as we take a look at life during the late 1790s and early-to-mid 1800s in the Piedmont region of our state. During this period, western Fairfield county was a bastion of wealth with cotton and indigo grown abundantly in the fertile fields and beautiful blue granite mined in nearby quarries.
Lemmon Hill Plantation is…
Change is coming to classrooms around the country as school districts in 45 states and the District of Columbia are set to adopt the Common Core, a set of universal learning objectives meant to standardize what students are taught across the U.S.
What separates the Common Core from previous education programs is that it tells teachers what students must know, but allows individual classrooms and schools to decide for themselves how to reach these goals.
“It used to be, this is how you do it. Here are your steps. If you don’t do it that way, you’re wrong,”…
To start the new school year, ETV is announcing new and upgraded K-12 services, and discontinuing other ones. This September, we’re excited to offer new resources that are available on the Web, including the following:
A new ETV Teacher Courses Web page to help teachers and administrators find the recertification credit they need quickly
An upgrade to our FREE PBS LearningMedia on-demand site. For one year only, ETV will offer a more robust premium service, including an additional 800 PBS programs
And the OnePlaceSC Web portal that has now been…
Since the spring of 2012, ETV has partnered with Lexington 4 through a project funded by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Central Carolina Community Foundation. The goal of the partnership is to support reading on grade level by third grade, reducing the summer slide and providing excellent outreach and educational literacy resources for students, teachers and parents. ETV’s mascot, Smart Cat, has championed the Lexington 4 literacy effort with parent and community groups, and the project provided 40 scholarships for the Lexington 4 Early Childhood Center staff and selected civic and congregational groups to participate in PBS
If you haven't signed up for your FREE account on SCETV's PBS LearningMedia site, then please do so now, so your students can get the benefit of these great literacy resources.
This special collection is designed to expand vocabulary, strengthen reading comprehension, and expose your students to the notable authors behind famous works of literature.
Visit SCETV's PBS LearningMedia site to create an account and plan lessons using these resources!
American Authors in the 19th Century
Grades 9-12 / Primary Sources / Authors
Introduce your students to five prominent American authors with this…
PBS LearningMedia is currently featuring a spectacular collection of resources that support literacy skills development in grades PreK-12. The collection features video, lesson plans, and interactive games from programs like MARTHA SPEAKS, Poetry Everywhere, The Electric Company, and Shakespeare Uncovered!
Create your FREE account here: http://www.scetv.pbslearningmedia.org/
Find resources including:
Long Vowel Sounds
Consonant Blends -br- and -cr-
Consonant Blends -tr- and -dr-
Consonant Blends -ld- and -lt-
Word Family -oke-
Word Family -ell-
Word Family -ame-
Word Family -un-
Word Family -ing-…
In the beginning of this year, ETV launched a clearinghouse community for teachers on the free social learning platform Edmodo, with essential links to Common Core websites.
When following the ETV Common Core community, teachers will have immediate access to a variety of materials in our "Collection" area, from websites to videos, place maps, and lesson plans all around the country. From here a drop-down menu will give teachers the opportunity to open different webpages and add them directly to their own collection, so they can share it with students and parents in Edmodo.
The ETV Common Core community…
This summer, PBS KIDS will provide families with a variety of free and educational resources to encourage young learners to continue learning and exploring over summer vacation. Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities.
To combat this summer slump, PBS KIDS has developed special on-air programming, a variety of online resources, and partnerships with Pottery Barn Kids, Education.com, Scholastic and Grandparents.com. “PBS KIDS and our member stations are providing families with a wealth of resources…
Provides video-on-demand service over the web, thousands of educational programs and is free to public, private, and home schools
ETV offers an array of professional development opportunities for PreK-12 educators, certified renewal or graduate credit.
Knowitall.org is ETV's educational Web portal, a collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers and parents.
ETV has partnered with PBS to make thousands of online resources available on-demand to South Carolina educators.
A simplified way for teachers to find the resources they need, access their school’s TV Guide, and find teacher recertification courses, development, and training.
Smart Cat's place for kids to play and explore hundreds of safe fun educational activities with PBS Kids characters.
Our Common Core Community is a free social network for teachers. Participate in the discussion or visit our “Collection” area to find hundreds of Common Core resources.
ETV’s online course management system is designed to help educators and state agency employees, such as CJA and Public Safety Officials.
Adult Education videos on-demand: GED and Pre-GED, Workplace Essential Skills and videos for basic reading, writing, math and life skills.
Speaking of Schools Podcast
Supported by the South Carolina Department of Education, this half-hour show is hosted by Doug Keel and features various guests.
A WhatWorksSC Award Candidate: FMU Center of Excellence To Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty
Monday - December 02, 2013
The Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award Candidate: Parents As Teachers
Monday - November 25, 2013
The 2013 WhatWorksSC Award Winner: Chester Park Elementary School of Inquiry
Monday - November 18, 2013