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10 Tips for Giving the Perfect Investor Pitch

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Workshop taking place in room full of people

COLUMBIA, S.C. – What is the biggest obstacle to starting a business? For most people, the answer is money.

There are several ways a startup can find money to get started. These include applying for micro loans or business loans, crowdfunding, starting a part-time job, borrowing money from friends and family, or, if your business has the potential to grow to a significant size, look for angel investor groups. In this case, you will...

ETV Teacher Recertification: Winter and Spring Sessions Set

From: Education

SC educators can earn credit by the June 30 th renewal cycle deadline through participation in the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions. Over 50 courses that earn 20 renewal credits each offered in every session and Rudy Mancke’s Natural History course offered in a special session, too!

ETV Teacher Recertification Upcoming Sessions for 20 Renewal Credit Courses:

WINTER 2016: January 25 – March 21 (Registration opens Jan. 6)

SPRING I 2016:...

PBS LearningMedia Spotlights PD Resources for American Education Week

From: Education

To mark American Education Week (11/16-20), PBS LearningMedia is spotlighting a range of professional development resources that provide insight, inspiration and practical strategies for engaging students.

TED Talk Education: Personal Grit as Key to Success

What’s the best predictor of success in a person’s life, including success in education? When it comes to predicting the latter, psychologist and former educator Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth says we need to better understand students and...

Sesame Street: Here for Each Other: Parent / Caregiver Tips

From: Education

Sesame Street: Here for Each Other: Parent / Caregiver Tips

Disasters and other stressful events can be particularly difficult for young children who may not fully understand what’s going on around them. To help your child feel safe, cope with the situation, and be hopeful about the future, try these Safe & Sound: Parent Caregiver Tips , provided by our friends from Sesame Street .

Here For Each Other Parent / Caregiver Tips

This is part of the Here For Each Other...

Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children

From: Education

Sesame Street and Autism

After 3 years of consultation with 14 partner organizations, we are thrilled to announce that Sesame Workshop is launching our newest domestic social impact initiative, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children . This initiative will help increase understanding, reduce stigma, and demonstrate the commonalities that children with autism share with all children. The free resources will be available on iTunes for the iPad (Sesame Street and Autism) and at www.sesamestreet.org/autism ....

Columbia Native, CEO of The Euniek Group, Stands Out in the Music Industry

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Kevin Felder

Kevin Felder is a businessman. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. After spending ten years in the radio industry, Kevin decided to step into the world of advertising. His company, The Euniek Group , helps small and medium-sized businesses navigate through radio, television, and social media advertising, while consulting them on branding best strategies.

Kevin is also one of the co-organizers of 1 Million Cups Columbia and is very active in the entrepreneurial...

PPS LearningMedia Spotlights PD Resources for American Education Week

From: Education

To mark American Education Week (11/16-20), PBS LearningMedia is spotlighting a range of professional development resources that provide insight, inspiration and practical strategies for engaging students.

TED Talk Education: Personal Grit as Key to Success

What’s the best predictor of success in a person’s life, including success in education? When it comes to predicting the latter, psychologist and former educator Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth says we...

HERO Live! Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 at 1:00 p.m. on SC Channel

From: Education

HERO Live! from Colonial Williamsburg supports American history education for students in grades 4-8. Using 21 st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a compelling learning experience.

All SC schools can view two upcoming programs at 1:00 p.m. on the SC Channel (SCC):

November 19 - The Freedom Quest of Oney Judge (Premiere)

How did...

Global Entrepreneurship Week Brings the 2015 Proving Ground to USC

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Proving Ground event happening

What happens when a Shark Tank-styled event and Columbia entrepreneurs come together?

Proving Ground Happens.

The 2015 Proving Ground was the culmination of three months' worth of competition between local entrepreneurs, trying to jump-start their ideas. It was the final round of competition, featuring eight teams of entrepreneurs competing for $80,000 in prize money.

The categories included Maxient Innovation, which featured undergraduate business students at USC; Avenir Discovery, which featured graduate and...

Schedule Free ETV Technology Training at Your School or at ETV!

From: Education

ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide free training. Our ETV professionals can provide training on using mobile devices and webtools, plus assist your teachers with learning about StreamlineSC provider Learn360.

Your teachers can find out how to create multimedia projects with mobile devices, learn about flipping tools or the power of QR codes, explore iMovie on iPads or assessment tools on the web, or even gain an understanding of...

Lowcountry Chefs Launch Cookbook-Writing School

From: Palmetto Scene

If you asked your favorite chef whether he or she works at a restaurant or at home, or if they would like to write their own cookbook, you would probably be told yes. However, many of these cooks don't because it can be a daunting task to write any book, much less one that requires a lot of instruction and pictures. After ten years of writing their own very successful cookbooks, our next guest and...

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement – Episode Six

From: Education

Alabama Public TV’s electronic field trip interactive webcasts that brought pivotal moments in Civil Rights history to life for thousands of students worldwide are now available online! Episodes 1-5 can be viewed anytime at www.project-c.org . Also, these five episodes are available for download on PBS LearningMedia (see below).

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement i s a three-year series of free, electronic field trips taking place throughout the civil...

Research Shows Diet Beverage Drinkers Tend to Eat Unhealthy Food

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Soda

Do you prefer fries with your diet soda? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. And you may not be “saving” as many calories as you think, drinking those diet beverages.

University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An found that diet beverage drinkers compensate by eating a greater percentage of unhealthy foods. The study examined the dietary habits of more than 22,000 adults and found that diet drink...

Haley Creates One SC Fund to Help Flood Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced the creation of the One SC fund this morning. The purpose of One SC is to help South Carolinians rebuild and repair their homes that were damaged or destroyed during the flood. The Governor is leading the effort to raise funds for One SC and has requested several South Carolina celebrities and leaders to join her in these efforts. How will the funds be distributed? Central Carolina Community Foundation...

SCRA Generated $1.4 Billion in Economic Activity Within South Carolina

From: Carolina Money

Economic Growth

The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina reported that the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has contributed $1.4 billion to S.C. in the past year in economic activity.

The report also said that there was a 52 percent increase in the high-tech jobs from the S.C. Launch program , which pay an average annual salary of $69,000.

According to the SCRA blog , the corporation made $526.7 million in...

Meet Harold Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People

From: Palmetto Scene

“No great man became great by doing what his predecessors did. Great people see things that are wrong and fix them.” These are the words that Chief Hatcher lives by.

Harold Hatcher is the chief of the Waccamaw people . He has been chief since the tribe's founding in 1992.

According to the tribe's website, the people are “striving to retain what remains of our history, arts, and crafts, and to regain the...

PBS Announces January & February Facilitated Courses

From: Education

PBS TeacherLine has scheduled 30 renewal and graduate credit courses to begin January 13 and February 17 , 2016. Courses offered include teacher favorites such as “Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class“, “Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write”, and “Teaching with WebQuests”.

These standards- and research-based courses offer sustained, reflective learning through facilitator guidance, peer collaboration and discussion, and authentic tasks with real-world...

Veteran's Volunteer Group Helps Organize Flood Relief Effort

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot

Volunteers

The Timberlane community was hit hard by the recent flooding in Columbia. The residents have come together to support their neighbors, and through the help of outside groups like Team Rubicon, are now better organized with their grassroots effort.

To see a previous story on the Timberlane community click here .

Corporal Freddie Stowers Monument Unveiled

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Stowers

On Veterans Day, a special monument dedication was held at Anderson University to celebrate Corporal Freddie Stowers, the first African American from South Carolina to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I. Anderson University President Evans Whitaker described Corporal Stowers, a native of Sandy Springs in Anderson County, as a hero.

Dr. Whitaker also mentioned that without the Rainey family, this monument would not be possible.

Lawsuits Filed in Wake of Flood Damage

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Lawsuit

Four lawsuits were filed Thursday morning in state civil court at Richland County’s Clerk of Court’s office alleging “negligence by organizations that controlled dams and drainage” during the catastrophic flood rains in October, reports The State .

Three of the four lawsuits claim that negligence by Richland County in the Gills Creek area created a “domino effect” of devastation that occurred downstream, from failing dams located upstream, in the Gills Creek watershed on Oct....

Teachers: $1000 Scholarships for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshops

From: Education

Get your explorer on and apply for a scholarship to explore the Amazon rainforest next summer!

Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu

The July 1-11, 2016 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use:

21st Century Instruction: 5E Lesson Design ~ Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ STEM Inquiry Protocols & Resources: Project Learning Tree...

Knowitall Media: Native American Heritage & Career Exploration / Job Shadowing Videos

From: Education

In November, Knowitall Media makes it easy for students to explore potential careers , learn about our Native American Heritage , and honor our veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. And they’re all just a click away! Videos play on your tablet or mobile device…and yes, your computer, too!

Career Exploration

Knowitall Media brings an abundance of career education/job shadowing videos to your computer, tablet...

Lexington County Residents React to Quarry Approval

From: Carolina Money

A. Highland

area in construction

Vulcan Materials Company gained approval to plan to build a quarry in Batesburg-Leesville. The quarry will take up about 520 acres and be located off of U.S. Highway 1 and Windmill Road.

The mine will provide materials needed for concrete and asphalt for residential and commercial development. The company believes that the Batesburg-Leesville area is the optimal place for the mine and will eventually replace the one in the Olympia area of Columbia....

Hot Topics Featured on Carolina Business Review: Infrastructure and Energy Solutions

From: Carolina Money

L. Steele

 Infrastructure and Energy Solutions

In an interview with Carolina Business Review , Chamber CEO, Ted Pitts, and Director at Brady Energy Services ,Phil Kirk, joined the panel to talk infrasctructure and energy solutions. Here are some highlights:

INFRASTRUCTURE

Chamber CEO Ted Pitts, when asked about the tipping point at the lack of infrastructure and transportation money said, “I think we’re there. This is the second year coming up of a two-year legislative session, the Chamber of...

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Financial Aid Class

COLUMBIA, S.C. – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college.

His number one advice was for parents to submit a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) form. After this form is submitted, the Federal Student Aid office responds to them with an SAR (Student Aid Report) which informs the family of...

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