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ETV Education Services Survey is Complete and Results are in…ETV thanks our educators for taking time to give us feedback!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

ETV Education logo

Over 850 South Carolina educators participated in the ETV Education Services Survey for 2016-17.

Over 96% of the participants said the ETV Services they used helped to better facilitate learning …

SEE results and comments here .

The survey results are very important in helping ETV learn the best methods to serve our educators. We are evaluating the answers/comments and working to address questions or concerns communicated.

As promised, we...

SC's Oldest Public Building, The Powder Magazine

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine, originally a military storage area for loose gun powder, is located in Charleston, SC. It is a National Historic Landmark and South Carolina's oldest public building. Today, The Powder Magazine is an educational historic site that welcomes visitors daily.

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina State House

The House and Senate met in Joint Session on Wednesday to elect a new Supreme Court Justice, as well as Court of Appeals, circuit court, family court and administrative law court judges.

The Senate spent much of the week passing S. 27, which makes the Superintendent of Education a cabinet position, in addition to several other bills.

Bills approved by the Senate this week include:

S. 27 - Makes the Superintendent of...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 31, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 31, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 4

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3488, a bill that makes provisions for ELECTRONIC INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, including authorization for insurers to deliver, store, or present evidence of insurance coverage by electronic means and provisions that afford consumers the option of receiving and signing notices and documents electronically.

The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3441, a bill authorizing ELECTRONIC...

Freedom Walkway Honors South Carolina Civil Rights Heroes

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

In 1961, African American students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter. Their unconventional mission was to be put in jail and refuse to pay or accept bail to place a financial burden on local authorities. Their protest was known as “Jail, No Bail” and was replicated many times throughout the south. Until recently, the Friendship Nine was not recognized for...

Irmo Town Park

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Irmo Town Park

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Irmo, SC and talks with Public Services Director Whitt Cline about the Irmo Town Park. This park features walking trails, an amphitheater and picnic areas.

PBS Student Reporting Labs: FROM CUBA TO AMERICA, WITH LOVE

From: ETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

FROM CUBA TO AMERICA, WITH LOVE

To examine the experiences of immigrants in the U.S., Student Reporting Labs asked students to find stories in their own community that reflect the diversity that makes this country great. In the #NewAmerican series, Karol Rodriguez found his place after coming to the U.S. from Cuba, thanks in part to the mentorship of someone who had done the same.

Produced by Miranda Crowley, Brandon Revis, Kyle Ring, Ellen Smykowski and Ashley Sparrow, students of...

SC Roads Featured on This Week in SC

From: This Week in South Carolina

Aimee Crouch

Bierbauer and Christy Hall

Of South Carolina's roadways, 2,000 have been deemed the worst of the worst. Charles Bierbauer sits down with S.C. DOT Secretary Christy Hall to discuss the state of S.C. Roads. Hall tells This Week in SC that the S.C. roadways are decaying rapidly, and the decay has almost doubled over the past five years. It will take ten years to fix the issues from the past five. The S.C. DOT will need $500 million a...

C is for Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway

From: Carolina Stories

C is for Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway

C is for Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway. Narrated by Dennis V. Chastain.

Philip Simmons

From: SC Hall of Fame

Philip Simmons

A Charleston native, Philip Simmons (1912-2009) was famous for his decorative ironwork pieces, which are featured throughout Charleston and in various other parts of the world. When he began his career, blacksmiths in Charleston made everyday household objects, such as horseshoes. By the time he retired 77 years later, the craft was considered an art form, rather than a practical profession.

Friendship 9 Member Discusses the Civil Rights Movement

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

David Williamson Jr. at The Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC

The Friendship 9 consisted of students from Friendship Junior College . These students are best known for their historic one-mile walk from Friendship Junior College to McCrory’s Variety Store on January 31, 1961. They walked into the front door of McCrory’s expecting adversity and as they sat at the segregated lunch counter, they received just that. They were arrested moments later.

The Friendship 9 may not have been the first Civil Rights protestors in...

Behind The Scenes with the Freedom Walkway Artists

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On January 31, 1961, civil rights history was made in South Carolina. African American students from Friendship Junior College walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter on Main Street in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On that day, they had a mission. Their mission was to be put in jail. Once in jail, they would refuse to pay or accept bail, in order to pose a financial burden on local authorities....

Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable - Available Online!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Making College Affordable graphic with dollars and graduation cap

Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable, which originally aired live on January 25 on ETV, is now available online!.

This special edition of ETV’s education series Carolina Classrooms will provide information that is timely for students seeking financial assistance for the 2017-18 school year, plus give students and their parents the opportunity to get their questions answered!

Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Worms

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to a Worm Farm near Simpsonville, SC where Terry Unger raises Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms. Terry takes us through the process on how he cares for these worms and also talks about how they are used for fishing or for composting.

Sonographers Expand Training Using Telehealth

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Sonograher uses Echo to read heart

In the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, a group of heart sonographers meet once a quarter for continuing education classes. Originally provided in-house, the training later expanded to encompass videoconferencing technology. Through telehealth, area sonographers in remote locations can connect to the host site, McLeod Regional Medical Cente r in Florence, to gain valuable knowledge and experience.

ETV StreamlineSC Service Update

From: Education

Dean Byrd

School children using tablets

Since 2004, ETV has provided a wealth of free digital media content to SC schools through our StreamlineSC service, including state-specific content developed by ETV as well as national content provided by partners. Due to funding decreases and new ETV services on the horizon, Learn360 will no longer be provided through ETV AFTER the end of the 2016-17 school year. The excellent national content provided by current partner Learn360 will continue to be available until...

Summer 2017 PD Opportunities from ETV

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Young women on laptops

This summer why not have ETV provide engaging Professional Development for your teachers? Book one or more days with an ETV Instructional Technology Specialist at no cost to your school or district!

EOC Adopts Recommendations to Merge Accountability Systems

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee logo

On January 17, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) adopted recommendations for a single accountability system that meet both federal and state requirements for school accountability. The recommendations were required as part of Act 200 of 2014, enacted by the SC General Assembly and follow 18 months of engagement from stakeholders representing parents, community members, business leaders, and educators.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2017

From: ETV

Linda O'Bryon

Liberty and Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month SCETV offers a new “SCETV Presents” special to the nation. Liberty and Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers takes a unique look at how our founding fathers struggled for liberty and equality, while at the same time embracing slavery.

We again broadcast the annual Black History Teleconference, The Struggle Continues: Crisis in Black Education. Also offered nationally, this program gives students the chance to talk to...

Town of Ridgeway

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Town of Ridgeway

Full of beauty and small town charm, Ridgeway offers visitor's a chance to step back in time to experience the Old South past. Visitor's can see the world's smallest police station, have lunch at the Tea Room and even see some antiques at the local hardware store.

ETV Highlights for February 2017

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Painting from Liberty -Slavery: The Paradox of Americas Founding Fathers

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In February, you’ll find a variety of interesting documentaries from Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers to Black Ballerina, special Sesame Street and Peg + Cat episodes for Valentine’s Day, plus new series This Week in South Carolina continues with timely, weekly programs.

The New Nutrition Facts Panel

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

The New Nutrition Facts Panel

Clemson Extension’s Food Safety & Nutrition Team Members Dr. Kimberly Baker and Shana Madden join "Making It Grow" to talk about the new Nutrition Facts Panel. People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. Kimberly and Shana will explain to our viewers how to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to...

Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers

From: SCETV Presents

Amy Shumaker

Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers | SCETV Presents

Liberty & Slavery by A. Troy Thomas and Christopher P. Marshall

Revolutionary America was a place of extraordinary paradox. America's Founding Fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Thomas Jefferson expressed this desire for freedom from England in the Declaration of Independence in 1776 by writing:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

South Carolina. Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant in the Senate on Jan. 25, 2017.

This week in the Senate Jan. 23 - Jan. 27, 2017

The Senate returned to regular statewide session this week after spending the previous week working at the committee level to move bills to the floor for debate. Former Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster became South Carolina’s governor this week following the resignation of former Governor Nikki Haley, who received confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations....

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina State House

Legislative Update January 24, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 3

During the initial days of the session, committees of the House of Representatives began their work on legislation to report out for consideration by the full House.

The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3462, a bill revising the election of the BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER THREE to extend the terms of board members to four years, stagger...

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