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EOC “Student Reading Success Activity Guide” Still Available

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Father and son holding abook and reading together

Printed copies of the popular “Student Reading Success Activity Guide” are still available! Originally published in 2014, this resource is designed to provide families, tutors, caregivers, and teachers with simple activities to promote literacy among K-3 grade students.

The guide is being used in the professional development of reading tutors working with United Way of the Midlands, Boys and Girls Club reading tutors and volunteers, SC Afterschool Alliance programs, as well as public library...

Take a Virtual Tour with Knowitall Media!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Photo of inside of Mammoth Cave

Knowitall Media features content from many locations, inside our state and beyond! They’re just a click or two away, so feel free to begin your explorations any time you’re ready, day or night, no matter the weather!

Here are some of the series and specials you can find in our Virtual Field Trips and Tours Collection !

The SCETV American Graduate Youth Media Institute , focusing on health and community engagement, was...

ETV Highlights for June 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Eyes on the Prize American Experience

June 4-25, on ETVW: Eyes on the Prize:

This award-winning 14-hour series covers major events of the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1985. Series topics range from the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from community power in schools to "Black Power" in the streets; from early acts of individual courage through to the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions....

ETV Teacher Recertification - Summer Registration Extended!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Woman on her laptop on the beach

SUMMER session that ENDS August 22 is underway, but there’s still time to register!

Register by July 18 for ETV Teacher Recertification 20 renewal credit courses.

Cost: $75 each . Pay (by credit card online or send check).

Course descriptions/register/pay :

ETV Teacher Recertification Courses:

Each course approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits (NO graduate credit) Facilitated online; self-paced (must complete...

SC Voter ID Laws: What You Need to Know for the Upcoming Primaries

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

vote button

The implementation of voter ID laws, which typically require voters to provide some form of photo ID to be able to vote in primaries and presidential elections, has been an issue fraught with controversy in several states.

Voter ID laws are meant to prevent fraud from occurring during elections. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the ID laws have helped Wisconsin election clerks by simplifying their jobs and making the election process easier to manage,...

Education Section on SCETV APP Added!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SCETV App graphic

SCETV programs can travel with you! Our APP for TV and Radio is available for mobile devices and the upgrade of the APP now includes some education features !

You may have to restart the APP to see the changes.

If you haven’t yet accessed the SCETV APP, please visit iTunes or Google Play .

Read more here .

From NPR Ed: One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A 'Corridor Of Shame'

From: Education

Anya Kamenetz of NPR

Robert Gordon standing in hallway of North Middle/High School

Just across the train tracks from U.S. Route 321, in the town of North, S.C., nestled among mobile homes covered with red roses, sits the one-story brick campus of North Middle/High School.

Robert Gordon strides forward in the school's entryway to shake my hand. He's slim, dressed neatly in khakis, loafers and a striped polo shirt, with a pleather portfolio under one arm.

"It's been a stressful morning," he says, explaining that one...

ETV Kids Summer Special – Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Curious George Back to the Jungle

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

While taking part in a space mission, Curious George crash lands in Africa. Join his adventure as he makes new animal friends while looking for his way out.

VIEW: June 27 at 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on ETV

Curious George is a two-time Daytime Emmy® award-winning animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey. It airs daily on...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, June 2016



Dear Viewers and Listeners:

Expeditions with Patrick McMillan begins a new national season this month. Presented in partnership with Clemson University, this series travels the globe, as biologist and educator Patrick McMillan, PhD, introduces viewers to the wide variety of animal and plant life found around the world.

To commemorate the year anniversary of the tragic shooting in Charleston, SCETV encores America After Charleston , a town hall discussion that showcases the...

The Wall That Heals: Remembering Those Who Gave All for Our Freedom

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson


Many folks here in South Carolina will have Memorial Day off from work. That means time to sleep in, relax and maybe even host a barbecue. However, it is important to take some time to remember those who will not get to spend Memorial Day with their families, but were willing to die for our right to do so.

One good way to remember our fallen heroes may be to visit the Wall That...

Writing for Web | Endowment Intern Sydney

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sydney Hankinson

Endowment Intern Sydney

Two weeks down, eight more to go! This week, I wrote two articles. Both of them took quite a bit of time and revision, but it was great to see my name on the finished products when they were posted on the website! I learned how to insert a hyperlink in my articles. It’s not hard at all, but I’ve never had a reason to use them, so I needed a couple minutes to figure...

Feeling Professional | Endowment Intern Sarah

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sarah Stone

Intern Sarah

Well that was fast. I can’t believe my first week as an intern has already come and gone. I’m sad that this much time has already passed. On the other hand, my parents have told me that the first week at a new job is often the most difficult.

The transition here has been easy because of how welcoming everyone in the office has been. My mentor, Tyora Moody, is so encouraging. She always...

Registration for EdTech 2016 Is Open

From: Education

Bette Jamison

EdTech 2016 graphic with ferris wheel in background

TIPS and MIH Awards Applications Now Being Accepted! Would you like the opportunity to win $1,000s in valuable prizes for your school or district?!? Then you need to submit an application to the 2016 TIPs awards. “Making IT Happen” is an award of recognition that acknowledges those special individuals whose commitment and innovation to technology has made a profound impact in our State. The deadline to apply for both awards is June 30, 2016....

ETV’s Technology Training: Week-Long, Summer Classes for ALL Teachers

From: Education

Bette Jamison

overhead shot of stidents in class in Idea Lab

ETV is offering hands-on, technology training this summer in school districts and at ETV in Columbia. The week-long classes are designed for teachers to earn 60 renewal credits. SC teachers can attend training in their district, join in a near-by district’s training or even come to ETV when classes will be offered.

Content and cost for each week-long 60 renewal credit class are listed below. These exciting training classes fill-up fast so act today!...

Africanized Bees Found in SC for First Time in 15 Years

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson

Africanized Bee

A hive of Africanized honey bees, also called “killer bees,” was recently discovered in Charleston County. It is the first time since 2001 that Africanized bees have been found in South Carolina. In 2001, a colony of Africanized honey bees was found on the wing of an airplane and was quickly destroyed. These two cases differ, in that the 2001 case involved wild bees, whereas the Charleston County case involved a managed hive.


Columbia Pays Homage to Growing Diverse Culture Through Festival

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson


According to the 2010 United States Census , those from Latin America and the Caribbean make up between 50 and 64.9 percent of South Carolina’s foreign-born population. With this in mind, area thought leaders are kicking off the third annual Carolina Caribbean Festival in Columbia next week. This year, the festival will start on Thursday, June 2 and end on Sunday, June 5.

CCCF’s website calls it a “dynamic 4-day long carnival-style event...

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Senator Clementa Pinckney

On Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

Bridges to a Brighter Future

From: Education

Tabitha Safdi

Bridges to a brighter Future

Bridges to a Brighter Future is a college access program for Greenville County high school students whose potential outweighs their circumstances. The three year program starts after ninth grade and includes a four-week, summer residential experience on the Furman campus and year-round support and encouragement through Bridges Saturday College. A diverse mix of about seventy-five students participate annually. View the video .

Pawley's Island House of Worship Shows Resilience Through the Years

From: Palmetto Scene

Sarah Stone

House of Worship

Coastal towns are a testament to resilience. The ocean, the sand and the wind work slowly to corrode infrastructure. Storms and hurricanes bring a more sudden form of destruction. Yet residents continue to return, rebuild and restore their towns. In Southern communities, this intrinsic determination to remain is augmented by a strong love for the preservation of tradition and history. The Pawleys Island House of Worship exemplifies these qualities.

First built in Georgetown...

Walmart Expands Free Curbside Grocery Pickup Service to Columbia Locations

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Walmart Expands Free Curbside Grocery Pickup Service to Columbia Locations

According to ColaDaily , Walmart launched an online grocery pickup service on Thursday at four stores located in Columbia.

The free service is said to be popular with busy parents who will fill their virtual cart as they run out of items and then schedule a weekend pickup. It enables customers to pick up their items at their local Walmart store without leaving their cars.

According to the news release, the pickup service...

Carolina Classrooms: Language Immersion May 25 at 7 p.m. on ETV

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Carolina Classrooms logo

The many educational and cultural benefits of learning a new language make it well worth the effort! In the May edition of Carolina Classrooms, ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children, we’ll take a look at “ Language Immersion .”

Join host Dawn Samples and special guest Ruta Couet, World Languages - SC Department of Education, Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m . on...

ORIGINAL SC | Conductor Morihiko Nakahara

From: Original SC

Tabitha Safdi

Morihiko Nakahara

Since 1964, the South Carolina Philharmonic has been performing and promoting high-quality, professional symphonic music for the community. Morihiko Nakahara is known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. He’s the music director and conductor.

A native of Kagoshima, Japan, Morihiko Nakahara fell in love with music at a young age . He moved to the United States while in high school and graduated from Andrews University and the University of Cincinnati...

Bridges to a Brighter Future

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Bridges to a Brighter Future

Bridges to a Brighter Future is a college access program for Greenville County high school students whose potential outweighs their circumstances. The three year program starts after ninth grade and includes a four-week, summer residential experience on the Furman campus and year-round support and encouragement through Bridges Saturday College. A diverse mix of about seventy-five students participate annually.

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson


Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being funded by the Richland Penny Program.

In a press release, Richland County transportation director Rob Perry said of the project, “…we are excited to be able to fund a project that...

Getting the Experience | Endowment Intern Sydney

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sydney Hankinson

Intern Week One

So, my first week as a 2016 SCETV Endowment Intern is just about over. What a week it has been! I went in a bit nervous and not knowing what to expect, but I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it now. I’m not a morning person at all, so waking up early has been pretty rough on me, but I know the opportunity is worth it. My first day, I was...