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EOC Reports: Deadline Extended for Read Your Way to the Big Game 2016!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

EOC Read Your Way to the Big Game Reading Contest logo

Due to the hardships on students and schools associated with Hurricane Matthew, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has extended the deadline for “Read Your Way to the Big Game” entries to Monday, November 7, 2016.

Media Literacy Week Oct. 31-Nov. 4

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Media Literacy Week logo

Check out these updates from the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

SCETV Producer Betsy Newman Honored

From: SCETV

Desiree Cheeks

Betsy Newman

Betsy Newman, an award-winning documentary and web content producer at SCETV, has been awarded the Governor’s Award in the Humanities today, presented by SC Humanities. The award recognizes outstanding achievments in humanities research, helping South Carolinian communities understand their cultural heritage related to the humanities, and bringing South Carolina's cultural life to the world. Focusing on history and culture, Newman has produced 12 documentaries about the Palmetto State.

She is currently the project director...

StreamlineSC Service Update

From: Education

Kathy Finger

StreamlineSC training at the ETV Idea Lab

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, StreamlineSC will offer only our ‘local’ state-developed content AFTER the end of the 2016-17 school year.

The excellent national content provided by current partner Learn360 will continue to be...

Telehealth Brings Comfort and “Peace of Mind” to Family in Johnsonville, SC

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Jacob's favorite football team

Kim Coker, a native of Johnsonville, S.C., recalls the numerous times she had to take her son Jacob to the psychiatrist in Charleston, S.C. A one-way travel time of about two hours and a half to Charleston was tough. The time spent traveling was not the only issue. Her son Jacob, a 15-year-old boy, has autism and Fragile X Syndrome. Jacob finds sudden loud noises unpleasant, which is a symptom of his condition. The whirl...

Elementary School Uses Telehealth to Enhance Student Care

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Student Visiting School Nurse through Telehealth

Hemingway Elementary is a school located in the town of Hemingway in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The school is situated in a typically rural setting with open swaths of land, hay fields, few homes, and two-lane highways.

Just as in many other rural areas of South Carolina, families in Hemingway seeking pediatric treatment for their child are faced with a challenge; There is no pediatrician in town. In order to increase local access...

Knowitall Resources - Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection - and More!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Images from featured content for October

In October, we celebrate Media Literacy Week and National Friends of Libraries Week. During this time, ETV salutes the work of Media Specialists and Teacher/Librarians throughout our state! On Knowitall , we’re featuring the resources that are available in our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection , just one of the many Collections that are available and growing on Knowitall!

Three Series Just Added to Our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection! Tune Up to Literacy...

How Florence Dealt With Massive Power Outages from Hurricane Matthew

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

October 10th in Florence, SC.

Florence, S.C. saw a massive number of power outages from Hurricane Matthew. We spoke to Charles Ellison, Duke Energy Company Spokesperson, about the damage that was done by the hurricane and how energy companies were working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

New PBS TeacherLine Courses This Fall!

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Teacher working on laptop

PBS TeacherLine is offering several new courses in its lineup this fall! More than 30 courses are offered altogether to begin October 19, and November 9, 2016, including two new science courses, one new math course, and three new reading/language arts courses (including one that’s R2S-approved ). Credits offered include SC renewal credits and graduate credits.

** Save 10% ! Enroll with code BACK2SCHOOL2016 by 10/21/16!

Sample Courses To Begin...

Great Performances: Hamilton’s America October 21 at 9 p.m. on ETV

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo from Hamilton - the musical

Three years in the making, this Great Performances special, Hamilton’s America , gives an unprecedented look at the creation of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton .

The documentary brings history to life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture musical, the winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Hamilton’s America delves into the creation of the show, revealing Miranda’s process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton’s epic story into groundbreaking musical theater....

ETV Carolinas: Behind the Scenes of Riverwalk / UCI BMX World Cup

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Members of the ETV crew went to Riverwalk Carolinas , a riverfront community located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In shooting a story about the community as a whole, the ETV crew visited the Pump House Restaurant , the Piedmont Medical Center Trail, the Canoe and Kayak launch, the Giordana Velodrome , and the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track , among other outdoor amenities.

A major event that happened at the Riverwalk Community this...

Waccamaw River Continues To Be of Great Concern: Governor Haley, Thursday Afternoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

flooding in Conway from the Waccamaw River

Governor Nikki Haley and her emergency team addressed the press in a conference from the South Carolina State House at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 13.

The Waccamaw River is currently the area of most concern. “The hard part is the wait,” said Governor Haley. Director Taylor of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said that from the Bucks Port area to Conway the entire river system is rising. The Department of Transportation (DOT)...

Conversations with Candidates – ETV’s Palmetto Scene Oct. 20 and 27

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Palmetto Scene logo

ETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30 p.m . and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology. With two Palmetto Scene specials each Thursday night - October 20 and 27 – ETV will feature conversations with candidates running for federal office.

NOTE: There will be TWO programs broadcast October 20 and 27, starting at 7:00 p.m. and then at 7:30 p.m.

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John Crockett, ETV Vice President of Engineering and Emergency Communications Advocate

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

John Crockett

John Morton Crockett, Jr., 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C. following a lengthy illness.

John was born Dec. 18, 1946 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John M. Crockett, Sr. (Elaine). John’s father was an entrepreneur whose business endeavors led his family to live in various locations in the eastern U.S. He spent two years as an undergraduate...

S.C. Emergency Departments Tap Into Tele-Psychiatry for Mental Health Treatment

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Patient in the emergency room having a tele-psychiatry consultation (simulation)

South Carolina was deeply impacted by mental health budget cuts in recent years. Patients seeking mental health treatment would have to wait long hours in hospital emergency departments (EDs) for psychiatric exams. Many hospitals, especially in rural locations, did not have a psychiatrist on staff and were not prepared to care for patients with mental health conditions. The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) saw the problem, and to overcome it sought the help...

An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Nathalie Dupree at "An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree"

Nathalie Dupree is an award-winning chef, a best-selling author, and a television show host. This past september, Nathalie Dupree hosted An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree at The Museum of York County in Rock Hill, South Carolina. At this event, she taught both new and long-time fans how to bake a southern biscuit. Attendees were excited to go home and bake the biscuit themselves. Although, after Nathalie's event, they realized baking the perfect southern biscuit...

President Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

A home with trees fallen

In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program helps reimburse local governments, state agencies, eligible private non-profit organizations and electric co-operatives for certain expenses they have incurred. Federal disaster aid is not available...

ETV’s Web of Water Resources: Documentary, Webisodes and More on Knowitall.org

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Map of SC Lakes and Rivers

Throughout history, civilizations have been drawn to water—for its life-sustaining properties; for its benefit to agriculture, trade, and transportation; for purposes of relaxation and recreation; and as a source of energy. During the floods of last October, through its continuing recovery efforts, and now, as we struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, South Carolinians have been reminded of its immense power.

ETV's Web of Water Takes Users on a Kayak Tour of South...

“Don’t ever say South Carolina is not resilient”: Governor Haley, Tuesday Afternoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

cleanup with a bulldozer on Surfside Beach

“The sun is shining and that is a blessing.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division just after noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Governor Haley stated that as rivers start to flow and as waters move, what was a hurricane situation is now becoming a flood situation in South Carolina. Marion County, for example, is currently under four feet of water. This situation in several areas of...

Mayor of Beaufort on Recovery After Matthew

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Mayor of Beaufort, SC, Billy Keyserling

Billy Keyserling, Mayor of Beaufort, S.C., speaks with Palmetto Scene about Beaufort's recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew.

Watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., as we look at how South Carolina rebuilds following the storm.

Sunday Game Day: #SCStrong

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

fans walk into Williams Brice Stadium

Despite Hurricane Matthew's whipping winds, destructive surges and heavy rainfall, the rescheduled University of South Carolina football game against University of Georgia had South Carolina residents coming together on a beautiful post-Matthew Sunday. While the state continues to recover and rebuild, South Carolinians found comfort in celebrating the South's most popular fall tradition: SEC football.

"South Carolina is getting stronger by the day": Governor Haley, Monday Afternoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

SCE&G workers in Charleston, SC

Governor Nikki Haley addressed the press from the Emergency Management Division (EMD) Monday afternoon, Oct. 10.

Due to flooding from the rivers, Governor Haley changed the fly-over originally scheduled for Beaufort to a flight over Florence and Marion counties. There has been significant damage in these areas, and the governor said most first floors are gone, and many homes and cars were also lost.

The town of Nichols was greatly devastated. One hundred...

Media Literacy: How to Watch Presidential Debates

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of MiddleWeb website

The 2016 campaign has already provided a wealth of dramatic moments, thwarted expectations and unusual exchanges between candidates and other public figures.

The nature of the two major party candidates has led to eager anticipation of their face-to-face meetings.

The debates provide rich teaching opportunities in social studies, language arts and media literacy. In addition to helping students understand the role of the debates in our election process, using the debates as a...

Hurricane Matthew: Returning Home

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew

Residents affected by Hurricane Matthew should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home.

At the request of local officials, Governor Nikki Haley has lifted all evacuation orders for zones along the South Carolina coast. Residents should remember the effects of Hurricane Matthew will continue for days, if not weeks.

Local public safety officials manage the...

Hurricane Matthew: Ways to Volunteer and Donate

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Donations Here Sign at Red Cross Shelter

Please see the information below to volunteer or donate in support of Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. For additional information, please call 1-888-585-9643.

Volunteer Services

South Carolina greatly appreciates all offers to help with clean-up and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. South Carolina Emergency Management Divison is still assessing damage and will know more about our volunteer needs as we move forward. They advise citizens to think about volunteering within...

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