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HERO Live! Program Schedule for 2015-16

From: Education

HERO Live Amazing Trade Shop Math Race

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips have a new name … HERO Live! Designed to support American history education for 4-8th grade students, HERO Live!: The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race airs December 17 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools can view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

Using 21st 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....

PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

From: Education

PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

Watching a child learn to read can feel miraculous.

And for good reason: reading is an incredibly complex process that requires children to recognize shapes (letters), match these shapes with their corresponding sounds, combine these sounds into words, and then mentally pair these word with their definitions. Emerging readers must also begin to understand and apply decoding rules, pause at punctuation, and infer word meanings based on context clues.

And of course, decoding...

PBS LearningMedia Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

From: Education

This week, PBS LearningMedia is celebrating Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code (12/7-13) by sharing resources about CS, coding and thought leadership in the tech space.

Who Invented the First Real Computer?

If you search for definitions of the word “computer” from different eras, you’ll see how we have defined it has changed over time. Today, computer use as we know it is so prevalent that many cannot imagine life without...

ETV Kids – Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train Feature Holiday Specials!

From: Education

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

It’s Christmas and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when they receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission.

Will they be able to return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays? Tune in to find out! This special airs on ETV...

3rd Annual Oratorical Contest for Midlands Middle School Students 2/27/16

From: Education

We would like to provide our middle school students in Fairfield, Lexington I, II, & V, Newberry and Richland I & II, the opportunity to express themselves through the art of public speaking.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Richland County Alumnae Chapter, Presents Its 3rd Oratorical Contest.

“A Stronger Presence…A Stronger Voice” Saturday, February 27, 2016 W. J. Keenan High School Auditorium 11:00 a.m. Columbia, SC

We would like to provide...

PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators and Innovative Thinking

From: Education

The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators application period opens on December 1! This week’s featured PBS LearningMedia resources help to increase awareness of the program and give educators the resources they need to drive innovative thinking in their classrooms.

Innovators Can Build 21 st Century Skills

Is there a process for innovation? In the following “Innovation 101” lesson plan from The Henry Ford’s curricula, your class hears from some of America’s most...

10 Everyday Ways You Can Help Create Ready Learners Right Where You Are!

From: Education

This week, South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness unveiled the “Profile of the Ready Kindergartner” – the new description of school readiness for the State of South Carolina and the [ I CAN ] public awareness campaign to promote it statewide.

We know what you might be thinking:

Why is “school readiness” important enough for a statewide awareness campaign?

What does “readiness” mean in real language?

How does it apply...

PBS is Once Again Looking for America’s Most Innovative Educators! Apply 12/1 -2/8/16

From: Education

Are you using digital media and technology to lead innovation in your school? Then apply now through 2/8/16 to be a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator! Whether you are flipping your classroom, integrating tablets and mobile devices, using game-based learning to engage your students and more, we want to hear from you.

Submit your application today for an opportunity to receive one year of FREE PD including virtual trainings, access to exclusive resources and...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2015


Sesame Street with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

Our beloved state of South Carolina has been through some trying times this year, thrusting us in the national spotlight--from the massacre of nine church-goers in Charleston to the unprecedented flooding throughout the state. But in each of these incidents, South Carolinians have shown their courage, resiliency and compassion, and have risen above each crisis with dignity and honor.

S.C. ETV and S.C. Public Radio followed these events, offering...

Explore the Visual & Performing Arts on Knowitall Media!

From: Education

Next up on Knowitall Media is our celebration of the Visual & Performing Arts !

This Subject Area offers sections featuring the following art forms:

Dance Drawing, Painting & Illustrating Media Arts Music Sculpture Theater

In addition to the content found in the Visual & Performing Arts Subject Area , we also offer the following Series that we’re sure will be of interest to anyone who enjoys focusing on the arts!


Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

11:30 am.

Professor Kareem Beckett starts the class “Principles of Engineering” at W. J. Keenan High School talking about light, photons, particles, waves, and frequency.

But this is just the beginning of what will culminate in the main subject of the day: solar energy.

What is solar energy? How do solar photovoltaic cells work? What is a solar panel? How can solar energy help the economy? How do I know the size...

Q&A | A Conversation with Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

 Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

Research shows that South Carolina will experience a shortfall in tech talent in the next decade. This comes at a time when technology jobs are expected to grow significantly. According to , the Midlands of South Carolina will need 3,000 IT professionals over the next decade and is on track to produce only 1,650. How do we fill this gap? Initiatives like CoursePower aim to do just that. Todd Lewis, executive director of IT-oLogy...

Midlands Technical College Committed to Building a Diverse Workforce

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Diverse group of people

One of South Carolina’s largest two-year colleges, Midlands Technical College, has demonstrated its commitment to minority and non-traditional students throughout the years.

Last year, Midlands Technical College ranked 64 in the top 100 colleges in the United States by looking at the number of African American students earning associate degrees, according to the annual report Diverse: Issues in Higher Education .

According to , "Diversity reached the highest level at the college...

New Legislation Could Make Killing a Police Dog a Major Crime in S.C.

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer


This coming legislative session will see the introduction of a new bill that would increase the penalties to those convicted of harming or killing a police dog or police horse.

Rep. Jonathon Hill and Rep. Neal Collins are sponsoring a bill named "Fargo's and Hyco's Law." According to the Independent Mail , the new measure means "the maximum prison sentence for killing a police dog or horse would rise from five years to 10...

How to Choose the Right College

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

George Scott

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 and choosing the best one for you.

Scott told parents there are 3 major factors that go into choosing a college - Head, Hand, and Heart.

The first thing to consider is what you want to major in and what career...

Meet Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis is the owner of a local construction company, LLE Construction Group, LLC . Her business began operating in February 2011 as one of the few minority, women-owned, experienced, small general contracting and management firms located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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.

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....

Q&A | A Conversation with Laina Faber, Founder of the Startup

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Laina Faber is the founder of

Laina Faber is the founder of , a start-up digital publication that publishes shoppable fashion and beauty content, and lifestyle articles for women. Laina is a Columbia native. She grew up in Forest Acres and attended A.C. Flora High School. She graduated in 2000 with a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.

After living in Charleston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Charlotte, she firmly settled back in Columbia...

War Dog Memorial Dedicated in Columbia

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

War Dogs

A seven-foot bronze statue now stands in Memorial Park in the city of Columbia honoring the war dogs that have fought throughout the decades. The statue is in the form of a Vietnam dog handler and a German Shepherd, to pay tribute to the 4,000 dogs that served in the war. Johnny Mayo spearheaded the private and donation-funded monument through his efforts to bring awareness to these often forgotten four-legged soldiers.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, November 2015


PBS Anchor Gwen Ifill

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

We here at SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio can hardly believe 2015 is almost over! We have had an abundance of worthwhile accomplishments this year and, in this Thanksgiving month, we are thankful to have had the opportunity to serve the citizens of this state.

ETV partnered with PBS, WETA Washington and WGBH Boston for an unprecedented broadcast from Charleston, S.C., America After Charleston. The hour-long town hall...

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 ....