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Student Mentor Urges Youth to 'Be All That They Can Be'

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Gordon sitting in front of a church window.

Robert Gordon understands the importance of having a solid support system while getting an education. While he was still a student himself, Gordon led his fellow North Middle/High School classmates to ensure they had just that.

Since the eighth grade, Gordon acted as a stand-in assistant principal and dealt with the needs of the students at his school. His duties included organizing fundraisers, planning field trips, and monitoring the halls. Gordon also acted as...

Colonial Williamsburg Emmy-Winning Educational Productions, Course Content Available Free Online Beginning August 16

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library

For the first time beginning August 16, the Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library of Emmy award-winning educational productions and supporting course content will be made available free online for teachers, home educators, their students and lifelong learners around the nation and world.

“By offering our extensive media library as a gift to America’s educators, we can help alleviate the lack of critical history and civics curriculum available to today’s students,” said Ted Maris-Wolf, Colonial...

Chimera, Part II by P.A. Bennett

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

3 scientists in a lab, one looking through a microscope

Last week I wrote about chimeras, part animal, part human organisms created by scientists. A news story on National Public Radio (NPR) brought it to my attention. Seems the National Institutes of Health (the NIH) is ready to lift a ban on funding chimeric research.

With the ban lifted, our government could bankroll scientists who are injecting human stem cells into animals to see what happens. Most animals could be included in this experimentation,...

Aiken's Equine Industry

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Aiken's Equine Industry

Aiken's Equine Industry is stemmed in history and the fabric of what Aiken has become over the years...the Mecca for people who love horses!

Now Available on Knowitall.org - Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland from Pulitzer Prize Winners in SC

From the Jazz to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina are three thirty-minute programs that feature Pulitzer Prize honorees from our state.

Each program is supported by a Pulitzer Prize Board partnership with the Federation of State and Territorial Humanities Councils, and funded by grants from the Carnegie Corporation and the Mellon, Ford and Knight foundations.

The programs were produced by SCETV in partnership with South Carolina Humanities and...

VIDEO | Performing Artists Get a Jump-Start at Midlands Tech's Performance Incubator

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Performer at the Harbison Theater at Midlands Tech

It is tough for performing artists to make a living pursuing their passion. Despite our community valuing the arts, those who pursue a career in the arts are constantly struggling to get their work off the ground.

This is where Midlands Technical College steps in.

The Harbison Theater at Midlands Technical College is the home of the Performance Incubator, which invites local professional artists to create new works that are suitable for touring,...

ETV Kids: Ready Jet Go! Week of NEW Episodes August 15-19

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Image from Ready Jet Go!

Blast off to adventure with a week of all-new episodes of Ready Jet Go!, exploring the many moons of the solar system.

The week kicks off with Jet and the kids trying to recreate Celery and Jet’s first date on one of Bortron 7’s moons. Then our fearless adventurers explore Earth’s moon, find out that Jupiter and Saturn have more than 60 moons each and investigate the incredible variety of moons in the galaxy....

ScienceSouth: NASA Saturday in the Pee Dee - August 27, 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Boy wearing ScienceSouth t-shirt holding rocket

FREE WORKSHOP

Date: August 27, 2016 Main Activity: Building rockets Location: ScienceSouth Pavilion

Morning Session (9:00-11:00 am): K-4th Grade Come build and launch pop and water rockets!

Afternoon Session (12:00-3:00 pm): 5th-10th Grade Put your thinking caps on as we build and launch solid fuel rockets with recovery systems.

Register Now

ScienceSouth

1511 Freedom Blvd.

Florence, SC 29505

South Carolina's The Nickelodeon More Than a Theater

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

The Sign at Nickelodeon Theater

Andy Smith understands the importance of having a safe space to get creative. He's the executive director of the Nickelodeon , South Carolina’s only non-profit art house cinema. The theater is located on Main Street in Columbia and has become an anchor of activity for the city.

"The Nick" was founded in 1979 by two University of South Carolina students who wanted to create a place for film lovers to come together.

In...

Epic Water Balloon Battle is Hoping to Bring History to Life in Columbia

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Man throwing a water balloon

South Carolina is famously hot for its warm temperatures this time of year and Historic Columbia wants to help folks beat the heat. Historic Columbia’s second annual Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle is from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 on the grounds of Robert Mills House & Gardens .

Active drill sergeants lead the event, and participants break into two teams and will use more than 1,700 water balloons to recreate...

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Social Media

Across the state, families are preparing to send their kids off to college. For many students, school is only a few miles away, but for University of South Carolina sophomore Savannah Willis, it’s much farther.

Despite this, Willis manages to find a way to minimize the distance. “I moved 11 hours away from home for college and without social media, I would’ve completely lost contact with everyone back home,” says Willis. “I still feel...

ETV Highlights for August 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston, SC

Southern Lens: Bin Yah – There’s No Place Like Home

Growth and development in the Lowcountry threatens the potential loss of important African American communities in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Airs: August 8 at 9:00 p.m. on SCC

The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education

The third-largest private-school system in the United States and the second-largest in the world champions "whole person" education that encompasses body, mind and...

The Birthplace of Sweet Tea

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Sweet Tea in a Mason Jar with lemon

In the late 1700s a French botanist landed on Middleton Place in Summerville, South Carolina bringing the first tea plants to the United States. The Lowcountry is also home to the only tea plantation in America, the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island.

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com . The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring a youthful feel to the city, but the other private colleges and universties do so, as well. They also point to all the activities the city has...

PODCAST | Information Technology: It's for Women, Too

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Tammy Mainwaring, interviewee

Information technology. Science. Engineering. Math. These are all words that come with a certain expectation of masculinity. A female who goes into engineering is rare, and a woman in a top position in IT tends not to stay long. Does this really matter?

Research shows that a diverse workplace is a successful workplace. According to a recent study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), gender-balanced companies perform better financially, particularly...

Medical Trainees Use Telehealth in Psychiatry Residency

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Residents demonstrate how they use telehealth in their medical training.

“In psychiatry, there’s that big part, what we call the therapeutic alliance, being able to interact with the patient, being able to make the patient feel comfortable, make that eye contact,” says Isabella Adjinah, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Isabella Adjinah is in her fifth year of the fellowship. During her third year, she participated in a newer residency rotation with the South Carolina...

See What’s New at Knowitall.org!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Knowitall August 2016 featured content montage

As you know, technology is always changing…and constantly improving! This generation of students has the advantage of more technology available than any generation before them, and it is remarkable how quickly these changes have come about!

As many of you may already know, we at ETV have been in the process of updating and relocating our resources from the original Knowitall.org website to our updated, tablet and mobile-friendly Knowitall Media website. It is now...

EOC: Family-Friendly Guides to SC Academic Standards Updated!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Image of EOC Family-friendly guides

The Family-Friendly Guides to the SC Academic Standards are updated and ready for teachers and parents! The website www.scfriendlystandards.org provides information for parents and families about what their children should be learning in school based on the standards. These resources are excellent for families to use during the summer months as well as during back-to-school events and parent-teacher conferences.

The Family-Friendly Guides, produced in collaboration by the SC Education Oversight Committee (EOC) and the...

Get the Latest on Resources, Tech Training and Online PD from ETV Education!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher with young students viewing laptop

Educators have an easily accessible way to keep current on resources for teaching and learning, free technology training and programs provided through ETV!

The ed-news bulletin is ETV’s online newsletter for educators! Produced 10 times a year and emailed around the first of the month, it provides concise information, linking to ETV’s Education Blog for you to learn more!

Featured topics include information about StreamlineSC and other resources, free technology training, ETV Teacher...

Chimera: What, Why? by P.A. Bennett

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Chimera

I’ve always thought I was pretty open-minded, but a story I heard recently on NPR had me yelling in the car, “Oh, no. That can’t happen.” It was a story about scientists wanting to commit something called chimera. What is chimera? The reporter on NPR described it as a gene editing technique in which human stem cells are put into animals.

The National Institute of Health has been considering whether to fund such research...

Glass Art Studio Making Waves in Midlands River District

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Glass Art in the window of Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a glass art studio located in the River District of the Midlands. Its founders, Pat Stone and Julie Blinder, have been creating glass art for years.

“My dad was an artist and my mother was an interior decorator, so I grew up having art all around me all the time,” says Stone.

The pair met while taking water aerobics classes. One day, Pat overheard Julie talking about stained glass and...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2016

From: SCETV

I Miss Downton Abbey

Dear Viewers and Listeners,

As we draw closer to the November election, the award-winning series American Experience brings you in-depth portraits of our recent past presidents. From August 8 through August 17, viewers will get an inside look at their leadership decisions in governing our nation.

Our August pledge week brings programming guaranteed to perk up the dog days of summer. Musical specials touch on a variety of genres, including Summer, Surf and...

Lexington County Museum

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Lexington County Museum

Uniquely located on seven acres of land in the heart of Lexington, the Lexington County Museum offers history buffs and novices alike a chance to travel back in time. The Museum is situated as a complex that has thirty-six historic structures and furnishings that date back to the late 1700's.

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

ground breaking

This week, in North Charleston, Mercedes Benz Vans broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Sprinter vans and is an expansion to an existing assembly site. The company is expected to invest $500 million and create 1,300 jobs in South Carolina, in addition to 400 new jobs at local suppliers.

Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes Benz Vans, was in attendance and said, “Today we are writing automotive history...

Odd Squad: The Movie Premieres August 1 on ETV and Repeats All Week!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo from Odd Squad: The Movie

Odd Squad: The Movie premieres Monday, August 1 on ETV and repeats several times on ETV, SCC and ETVW during the first week in August!

In this feature-length Odd Squad event, a rival group of adults called Weird Team arrive with a gadget that fixes any odd problem. As a result, the Odd Squad is run out of business and all the agents are forced to disband and go back to their lives...

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