ETV’s Series of Election Debates continues with the State Superintendent of Education candidates October 20 at 7:00 PM. Dean Charles Bierbauer from USC and a reporter will moderate a thirty-minute debate between Republican candidate Molly Mitchell Spearman and Democratic candidate Tom Thompson.
ETV, in collaboration with The State newspaper, The Greenville News, and other newspapers around the state, is producing this series of televised debates. In addition to the live broadcasts on ETV-HD, the debates will stream live on scetv.org and via participating local newspaper websites to extend the availability of the debates. ETV Radio will also broadcast…
EducatorLabs.org is a new volunteer-based startup that conducts free research for educators. In light of the recent loss of comedian and humanitarian Robin Williams, this group has focused recently on suicide and addiction prevention resources for schools.
Resources suggested by EducatorLabs.org:Drug Prevention 4 Teens
PBS LearningMedia is once again kicking off the GET YOUR TECH ON campaign, supporting technology and digital resource integration in PreK-12 classrooms across the country. This initiative includes a sweepstakes (one educator per week will win a tablet and the grand prize winner will win 30 tablets for their classroom), multiple live webinars for educators, highlighted content collections, and professional development courses.
Is access to digital technology as essential as oxygen in this day and age? Is it the teachers, or the technology, that make school improvement possible? Can technology transform failing schools? Today through November 30, PBS LearningMedia…
This week the PBS LearningMedia Back-to-School Series features the content theme Gaming in the Classroom! This content theme focuses on games and interactive resources designed to help educators introduce students to key concepts and get them excited for the school year ahead.
Indie Gaming Movement
The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games.
Working “indie” is all about small teams working on artistic visions and the freedom to explore…
This week PBS Learning Media continues the Back-to-School Series featuring the content theme New Year, New Look! The theme spotlights PBS LearningMedia’s new look and exciting range of content, features and special collections.
What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas and strategies – right in the classroom? This collection, produced by NOVA Education, helps educators and learners explore the process by which innovators seek to make the world a better place through the invention of practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Called “The Design Process: From…
ETV will come to your school to provide professional development workshops to meet your content needs. Professional Development Workshops are free for South Carolina public and private schools as well as homeschool associations. Look at the current ETV PD Workshop offerings and then contact ETV to set up a workshop for your teachers!
ETV Professional Development Workshops can be planned to fit your schedule:
- During in-service days
- During teacher planning periods
- Or after school
Link to current list of ETV Professional Development Workshop offerings: http://www.scetv.org/education/streamlinesc/materials/documents/FREE_ETV_Workshops.pdf…
Your feedback is important! You are encouraged to access the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) survey launched July 11 to provide feedback on the current academic content standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Pursuant to Act 200 of 2014, passed by the SC General Assembly, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is to consult with the State Board of Education and conduct a cyclical review of the current standards. According to state law, the review must begin on or before January 1, 2015, and the new college and career readiness state…
PBS TeacherLine is making it easy for you to plan your year of professional development! 35 of its most popular courses are now scheduled to begin nearly every month from September through July 2015 -- this means more courses offered more frequently plus you can plan ahead and even enroll early if you want!
The courses are offered to begin September 17, October 15, January 14, February 18, March 18, April 15, June 17, and July 15.
Sample courses available include:
- TECH335 Digital Tools for innovative Learning
- TECH570 Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching…
Provides video-on-demand service over the web, thousands of educational programs and is free to public, private, and home schools
Knowitall.org is ETV's educational Web portal, a collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers and parents.
ETV offers an array of professional development opportunities for PreK-12 educators, certified renewal or graduate credit.
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.
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.