Summer’s a great time for getting in some professional development, and with a PBS TeacherLine course, you can earn renewal or graduate credits and still have fun. TeacherLine courses are delivered online with a flexible, weekly schedule so you won’t have to miss any impromptu summer outings (or bother going out if you don’t want to)! Courses begin June 17 and July 15.
Sample courses to run June 17 – July 28, 2015:America's History in the Making: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner Structure of the Earth…
On Friday, September 19, 2014, the SC Budget and Control Board released the award for the statewide assessment pursuant to Act 200. For this school year, ACT Aspire (ELA and Math) will be given in grades 3-8 and ACT will be given in grade 11. For school year 2015-16, ACT Aspire will be given in grades 3-9 and ACT in grade 11. In school year 2016-17, ACT Aspire will be given in grades 3-10 and ACT in grade 11.
Educators are invited to view the award: https://webprod.cio.sc.gov/SCSolicitationWeb/contractSearch.do?solicitnumber=5400008105
Beginning this school year, the WorkKeys assessment will also…
Earn graduate credits or renewal credits with the high-quality, award-winning courses of PBS TeacherLine. Choose from 35 courses in ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and more!
The next round of 6-week courses begins October 15, 2014. Enrollment ends Friday, October 17, but don't wait or you might miss out!
Sample courses scheduled include:RDLA152 - An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction INST320 - Connecting Family, Community and Schools MATH165 - Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class TECH335 - Digital Tools for Innovative Learning SOST502 - Bridging World History: A Special…
In partnership with SCETV, TeacherStep has offered graduate professional development courses for more than 20 years; content areas include math education and Common Core for math and ELA. On November 1st, TeacherStep will launch seven new professional development non-graduate courses in math content. TeacherStep courses have been recognized among the most trusted and respected refresher courses available for K-12 educators seeking state recertification and have a 96% approval rating from students.
The goals of these new Professional Development courses are to help teachers get recertified as well as to provide teacher assistants, home school parents and tutors with content…
Produced by Kentucky Educational Television, Dropping Back In is part of the American Graduate Initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, extending the initiative beyond efforts to keep kids in school to include adults who have already dropped out.
Dropping Back In consists of four episodes that provide inspiring stories from dropouts overcoming the odds, returning to learning and changing their lives in powerful ways. Watch Thursdays at 6:00 pm on ETV World: October 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Additionally, the website provides extra videos and links to state dropout data as well as resources for community…
National Network of Most Innovative Schools in the U.S. Taps District Seven as a Leader
Washington, D.C. | September 23, 2014 ¬– Today Digital Promise, a national, independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education, announced Spartanburg School District Seven as one of 11 new members accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of school district superintendents committed to innovation.
As the only district from South Carolina tapped for membership this fall, District Seven was selected from a competitive and national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision…
The Emmy Award-winning Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips (CWEFT) use 21st century technology to enrich the teaching of American history for 4-8th grade students! The first CWEFT program entitled The Global Economy aired LIVE October 9 and there are six more on tap this school year that all South Carolina schools may view and record with fair use rights (see RIGHTS below).
Plan to view the next CWEFT programs at 1:00 pm on ETV’s South Carolina Channel (SCC):
November 6 – (Premiere) The American Revolution on the Frontier
In the West, Indians, French and African Americans faced decisions…
AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY 2014 The broadcast has ended, but you can visit the website to learn more. http://www.americangraduate.org/
"American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" is a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. Recently, CPB announced new grants to stations in 33 markets, focusing on where graduation gaps exist for students of different races, ethnicities, family incomes, and disabilities, as well as those with limited English proficiency.
South Carolina ETV was one of the 33 public…
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