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Applications for SC Community Block Grants for Education Pilot Program

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Close-up of two little girls smiling

The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) reports that for the third year the SC General Assembly has authorized and funded the SC Community Block Grants for Education Pilot Program for Fiscal Year 2016-17. The purpose of the program is to improve children's readiness for kindergarten by enhancing the quality of Pre-K programs for 4-year-olds.

Applications for the block grants are available online . The deadline for receipt of all proposals is October 10, 2016...

Educators...Powerful, Engaging and Free PD at Your Location!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teachers sitting together in library on laptop

Administrators and teachers … ETV will come to your school or district to provide professional development workshops to meet your needs. These powerful and engaging workshops are FREE for South Carolina public, charter, private, and home schools.

We invite you to look at the current ETV PD Workshop offerings and contact ETV to set up a workshop for your teachers. The schedule fills up fast so contact us today!

ETV Professional Development...

New on Knowitall for September!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Images from Knowitall for September

Now that we’re beginning to settle in to the new school year, and we’re starting to see patterns emerge in how each day goes, and how your students react in class, we wanted to make sure that you know about content you may wish to explore with them on Knowitall !

Here’s a quick look at some new content recently added to Knowitall !

Pulitzer Prize-Winners in South Carolina

To encourage and inform...

ETV Highlights for September 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Students in a classroom

PBS Spotlight Education September 12-17 on ETV:

POV: All The Difference

Follow two African-American teens from Chicago on their journey to graduate from college.

Airs: September 12 at 10:00 p.m. on ETV

September 13 at 1:00 a.m. on ETVW

September 14 at 4:00 a.m. on ETV

Frontline: A Subprime Education

In light of reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, September 2016


Vivian Howard of A Chef's Life

September is simply bursting with exhilarating programming and initiatives. We’re excited to bring viewers another new season of our award-winning series, A Chef’s Life , as Chef Vivian Howard continues to put her unique spin on Southern favorites while writing a cookbook, running two restaurants and raising twins! The dashing Ross Poldark is back in his much-awaited second season, facing threatening accusations. Indian Summers also returns for a second season, now in 1935 in an...

Conway's Waccamaw River

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Conway's Waccamaw River

Winding through the heart of Conway, the Waccamaw River is a deep, black water river that offers water enthusiasts with plenty of options when looking to stay active. The Riverwalk and Riverfront Park are pristine areas where you can take a stroll or just relax.

ETV Will Come to You! Free PD Workshops at Your School

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teachers in technology class

ETV will come to your school to provide professional development workshops to meet your needs. These workshops are free for South Carolina public, charter, private, and home schools. We invite you to look at the current ETV PD Workshop offerings and contact ETV to set up a workshop for your teachers.

ETV Professional Development Workshops can be planned to fit your schedule:

- In-service days

- Teacher planning periods...

What is Human Trafficking? Understanding this Crime in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

blurred image of child behind a fence

“Human trafficking does present a threat in South Carolina,” says Marie Sazehn.

Sazehn serves as an Assistant Attorney General who understands the crime and its implications.

“A lot of times when people think of human trafficking, it is something they associate with big Hollywood movies, like “Taken,” or something that only happens overseas, to people that live abroad, or that are smuggled into the country. However, I assure you that South Carolina citizens...

Behind the Scenes of a 'My Telehealth' Video Production

From: Telehealth

Tabitha Safdi

Producers film story of patient in school

Something familiar catches my eye on the right side of the road. In these early morning travels through rural South Carolina, there's something exciting about seeing fields of hay, corn, and other green things unidentifiable through the car window. Almost two hours from SCETV headquarters in Columbia, the ' My Telehealth ' video production team pulls up to Hemingway Elementary School. The school is just one of 29 other schools in South Carolina that offer...

Engineering VP Honored


Glenn Rawls

John Crockett, ETV's Vice-President of Engineering, receives award

John Crockett, South Carolina ETV's Vice President of Engineering, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the Adjutant General of South Carolina. The Medal and Citation were presented by Kim Stenson, Director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division on August 18, 2016.

Crockett has been an advocate of emergency communications in the state and has served at SCETV for twenty six years. As head of SCETV’s...

Making It Grow Goes Behind the Scenes with a Wild Flower Garden Designer

From: Behind the Scenes

Craig Ness

Tommy Burgess gets a close up of Greenville garden

Team Making It Grow traveled to Greenville, S.C. and visited with a group of flower farmers who service farmers markets, florists, and local businesses. Southern Wild is a landscape design and garden maintenance business, as well as home to an urban, cut-flower market garden. Making It Grow host, Amanda McNulty, talked with one of the growers, Julie Hill, about how she transformed her yard into a vibrant flower farm.

Making It Grow producer,...

SC's Aerospace Industry Continues to Rise

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


A new study was released this week at S.C.’s Aerospace Conference and Expo that showed the industry continues to grow and has a $19 billion impact on the state. The South Carolina Council on Competiveness released an economic impact study that shows a $2 billion increase in the aerospace industry since 2014.

Dr. Joey Von Nessen, author of the report and research economist at USC’s Moore School of Business, said, “This year’s research shows...

Exciting Discoveries for Brain Health

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Brain Scans

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be focusing on what scientific research is telling us about preventing or staving off the onset of Alzheimer’s . This is an important topic, because while we may think of Alzheimer’s as an old person’s disease, Alzheimer’s may actually start many decades earlier; only to fully manifest in old age. Alzheimer’s has been described as a tsunami about to roll over us, if we don’t take action. Today close...

Colorful Array of Fall Courses from ETV Teacher Recertification

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher on laptop outside with colorful chairs and flowers

Get set … check out courses now and then register! Registration starts September 1 for the FALL ETV Teacher Recertification session that runs September 26 through December 8. Language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, the arts, Safe Schools/Bullying, and general education courses offered.

Check out courses available now! Then register/pay online September 1 through October 6:

ETV Teacher Recertification offers 55 courses that earn 20 renewal credits each (NO...

VIDEO | Cupcakes for a Cure Brings Sweetness to Lexington

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

A cupcake made by Cupcakes for a Cure

It is not often that you will see a fully functional business run by three 6th-graders. But that's exactly what Charlie, Katelyn, and Mattie are doing.

These three eleven-year-olds won't let their age stop them from running a thriving cupcake business. Check out how Charlie, Katelyn, and Mattie are changing the world one cupcake at a time.

Want some cupcakes for yourself? You can visit Cupcakes for a Cure's website at ....

South Carolina Helps Flood Soaked Louisiana

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

food donations

Just as South Carolina was hit by historic flooding last year, the state of Louisiana has been hit with 6.9 trillion gallons of rain that has caused extensive damage; 4,000 residents remain in Red Cross and community shelters after being impacted by the flood, and thousands remain without power.

Several S.C. organizations have been lending a hand, including the University of South Carolina, who sent two trucks full of supplies. The American Red Cross...

PODCAST | Using LinkedIn to Connect in the Midlands

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Rob Mendenall, founder of Midlands Connecting

Technology allows us to connect faster, easier, and better than ever before. However, in a quickly changing world, the rules are somewhat vague and tend to change. How can we utilize social networks properly to network in our communities?

Rob Mendenall is the founder of a networking group on LinkedIn called Midlands Connecting. This group has over 3800 members and continues to grow on a daily basis. It connects community members throughout the Midlands...

City Roots: Columbia's In-Town Farm

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Plants in the greenhouse at City Roots

City Roots is an in-town sustainable 2.75 acre farm in the city of Columbia. This urban farm not only grows fresh, organic food for the community but it's also grown roots in the hearts of the people they serve.

Welcome Back! ETV is YOUR Partner for Teaching and Learning

From: Education

Dean Byrd

People on computers

ETV is proud to be your network. We love working in the unique communities of South Carolina we call home, from the farming crossroads to our urban communities. Communicating events and telling your success with blogs , newsletters , and feature programs . And we have good friends at SDE, EOC, Higher Education, public, private and home schools … many vested partners with our children at the forefront, PreK to 12.

ETV Education sees...

Tele-psychiatry Helps Provide Emergency Mental Health Consultation

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Dr. Ratliff interacts with patient during a tele-psych consultation (simulation)

“Hello, I’m Dr. Ratliff, can you tell me your name please?”

The psychiatrist Brenda Ratliff asks on a computer screen.

Sitting in her office, in Aiken, S.C., Dr. Ratliff asks questions and listens carefully to the patient's feelings and needs via a video link. At the other end of the feed is a patient sitting in a private room, which is located at one of the emergency departments in S.C. that provides tele-psychiatry...

High Levels of Mercury Found in Several Fish

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

bass fish

South Carolina has many bodies of water used for recreation activities and one of the most popular is fishing. But, for those who like to eat what they catch, be warned, a large quantity of some fish aren’t good for you. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control released their annual state fish consumption advisory and several new locations and species were added to the list.

They include spotted and largemouth bass in Lake...

Telehealth Increases Access to Care in South Carolina

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe and T. Crouch

Doctor working with patient

Due to combined efforts, South Carolina is now on the edge of a new frontier in health care. Telehealth offers new ways of delivering care through the use of video and audio technologies.

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, a collaboration of academic medical centers, community hospitals and providers, existing telemedicine systems, government leaders, and other entities believes that all South Carolina residents should and can have access to quality health care.


Q&A | Can I Actually Pay for College?

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Hands holding up money

It is back-to-school time across the country. Richland and Lexington counties are bustling with new energy as students of all ages emerge from the lethargy that comes with summertime in South Carolina. With the beginning of the fall semester come concerns about finances, especially for parents sending students off to college.

The State newspaper recently reported that student debt is up 58% at the University of South Carolina, and the average student leaves...

Back to School with PBS TeacherLine

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Build Your Career with PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine is 'back to school' too, offering several facilitated courses to begin September 14, 2016. SC Renewal and graduate credits are available; you can even earn 3 graduate credits for as low as $585!

Choose from 20+ courses , including:

INST320 Connecting Family, Community and Schools MATH330 (New course!) Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners SOST507 America's History in the Making: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner RDLA400 (New...