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ETV Now Offering Read to Succeed Course!

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Children sitting together reading

Through its partnership with PBS TeacherLine, ETV is now offering a Read to Succeed (R2S) Foundations in Reading course ! Approved by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), this course is one of four required to earn the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement which all SC educators certified in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, Montessori (through Elem II), and ESOL (if primary area of certification) must earn within two certificate renewal cycles.

The course,...

PBS Spotlight Education Sept. 12-17 Includes American Graduate Day

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Shaquille Oneal

As our students head back to school, special PBS programs take an in-depth look at the state of education cross the nation, the challenges facing today’s students and new models of learning. As part of the Spotlight Education line-up, locally-produced ETV American Graduate segments that examine successful, innovative educational initiatives across South Carolina will be featured.

PBS Spotlight Education Week September 12-17 features programs and documentaries as well as special episodes of NOVA,...

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

vote button

This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on the minds of many, there are several state seats up for grabs, including U.S. Senate and all Congressional seats. Here are the candidates running for those...

The Yarn Bombing of Main Street, Columbia

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Yarn Bombing in Columbia

Columbia's Main Street recently recieved a colorful makeover, compliments of area partners and a few artists. These Yarn Bombers covered the 1500 block of Main Street (between Taylor and Hampton) with the colorful stitching. "We can all relate to yarn. I think it reminds us of our childhood and our grandmothers and mothers, says Bohumila Augustinova." It's a project and partnership that came to life after months of hard work and a lot of yarn....


From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of PBS Teachers Lounge website

This fall, PBS Education welcomes the back-to-school season with the launch of TEACH BOLDLY , a year-long celebration to honor educators across the country. This multi-platform, teacher-centric campaign begins on September 12 with the start of Spotlight Education – a special week of programming on PBS dedicated to the influencers, icons, and issues impacting the 21st century classroom.

Throughout the year, TEACH BOLDLY will invite educators to explore the new PBS Teachers’ Lounge -...

ETV Teacher Recertification: Registration EXTENDED through Oct. 10

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher on laptop

STILL time to register for ETV Teacher Recertification FALL session! Offered are SDE-approved, online and self-paced courses that earn 20 renewal credits each … NEW courses with Rudy Mancke and other popular courses, including Safe Schools (Bullying) , A Literary Tour of SC, Career Education, and SC Chronicles. Plus, Rudy Mancke’s Natural History course for 60 renewal credits offered this fall, too!

“ These courses exceeded my expectations. Lessons were excellent and motivating with...

[PODCAST] Conversations About Brain Health

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Brain Scans

This is the first in a series of conversations with researchers and scientists discussing best practices for staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s. My goal is to leave you with practical, everyday things you can do to help keep your brain healthier longer. In the coming weeks we’ll talk with experts about exercise, diet,and social and intellectual stimulation. There’s lots of research going on and if you want a healthy brain for a long, long time,...

Carolina Money: It's A Wrap!

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Chilling with Carolina Money

The story of Carolina Money has been one of seizing opportunities, much like the stories of the people it has covered. In the business and tech community, nothing would happen if the people within it did not move to action. And here at Carolina Money , we could not have gotten anywhere if we had not been on the lookout for our own opportunities.

I was sitting in a desk staring blankly at my...

VIDEO | Saying "I Do" to Business Opportunities

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Wedding Bouquet

Sometimes life throws us curve balls, and we find ourselves working a job that we never expected.

Caleb and Heather were both presented with problems that they felt needed to be solved. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix things, they decided to take care of it themselves.

This type of opportunistic action is what leads our community into the future. Innovation and technology requires motivated and capable people to see needs...

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 ....