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South Carolina ETV Wins Telly Awards for Museum Film

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

The Carrier Will Lead

The Telly Awards has named South Carolina ETV as a Silver and Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “The Carrier Will Lead.”

“The Carrier Will Lead” is a documentary film produced by ETV for the USS Yorktown in Charleston. The film won a Silver Telly award for Non-Broadcast Motivational, and a Bronze Telly award for History/Biography. It is used at the Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum...

National Small Business Week Kicks Off in Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

City of Columbia

National Small Business week launched on Monday afternoon, by the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities and the Chamber of Commerce, to encourage the formation, growth and success of small businesses in our community, according to Columbia Business Report .

According to ABC Columbia , National Small Business Week is a campaign organized by the United States Small Business Association to support small businesses and recognize their value to the country’s economy....

South Carolina Public Radio Wins Awards for “Song Travels”

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Host Michael Feinstein

South Carolina Public Radio’s production Song Travels has been recognized by the industry. Two episodes—with guests José James and Barbara Carroll—have won an Award of Distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards, which honors creative excellence for communications professionals . Song Travels ’ episode with Justin Kauflin has been honored with a 2016 Catholic Academy Gabriel Award , which recognizes the best in artistic, creative, and inspirational media presentation. Song Travels , in its third...

What Happened to Scootaway?

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Frank Scozzafava on his new scooter

They faded out quietly. No one really knows when they disappeared, but slowly people started to notice that the little orange Scootaway flags were nowhere to be seen. There were no news stories, no releases, not even rumors. Scootaway just sort of…disappeared.

So what happened to the rental moped company that made such a huge entrance into the city of Columbia just last summer?

Carolina Money sought out Frank Scozzafava, the creator...

NEW Early Learning Initiative: NATURE NUGGETS Starts May 4!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Nature Nuggets sign up notice

Attention Early Childhood Caregivers, Educators, and Parents: WNET Education is launching an experimental new education project, designed to engage our youngest learners in science and nature content.

NATURE NUGGETS is a free texting initiative that brings NATURE , WNET’s award-winning natural history series, to a mobile device near you. Nature Nuggets are minute-long, child-friendly, narration-free videos that introduce early learners to the wonders of the animal world. Each short video will be...

New App Offers Free Access to PBS Games

From: Education

Desiree Cheeks

PBS Games App

PBS KIDS is making its popular digital learning experiences even more accessible to America’s children with the launch of the PBS KIDS Games App , offering a wide library of games in a single, free mobile experience. Available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, PBS KIDS Games will ensure that as many families as possible can play free learning games, anytime and anywhere. The app includes games from popular PBS KIDS series such...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, May 2016

From: SCETV

Spoleto Festival

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month ETV partners with the SC Humanities and USC to bring viewers three specials spotlighting Pulitzer Prize winners from South Carolina. The first program focuses on commentary with Washington Post columnists Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland; the second looks at journalism with writers from the Charleston Post and Courier ; and the third highlights novelist and South Carolinian Julia Peterkin.

We’re also proud to join the PBS NewsHour...

SC’s 2016 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Carla Jefferson!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of Mrs. Carla Jefferson, Digital Innovator award recipient for 2016

This year marks the fourth year that PBS has offered the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Campaign . The prestigious program recognizes educators who are leveraging digital media in their classrooms in innovative ways. In 2016, this group of exceptional educators, who applied to be part of the PBS LearningMedia educator community, is almost 1,000 strong and each will receive year-long professional development. From this group of educators, a selected group of “Lead” Digital Innovators (one...

Knowitall Media Now Featuring Keep It Real

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Photo of wrecked car

In May on Knowitall Media , we continue to feature the Holocaust Remembrance Collection , followed by Keep It Real , our series for teens 14 and up, that will serve as a timely reminder to avoid risky behavior when traffic deaths among teens spike. Next up will be a Collection of videos for Armed Forces Day , followed by our new Collection of virtual tours, Explore South Carolina . On Memorial Day , we’ll...

Family-Friendly Guides to SC Academic Standards Ready!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Education oversight Committee logo

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. Just visit the site and click on the grades you are interested in…you’ll find information at your...

ETV Highlights for May 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

screen shot of PBS Kids Video page

PBS Kids highlights:

- Week of May 9: Thomas & Friends new programs premiere all week! Airs weekdays at 12:30 on ETV; Saturdays at 6:00 a.m. on ETV. Also airs Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. on ETVW

- Week of May 9: Super Why! presents four new episodes! Airs weekdays at noon on ETV.

- Week of May 23: Arthur presents a week of all new episodes, concluding with “The Last Day,”...

VIDEO | Revisiting 52inc

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

52inc new office

Shortly after Carolina Money started, we did a Q&A article with the founders of local startup 52inc.

It has been about a year since then, so we decided to check out how the guys over at 52inc are doing. How have things changed? How have they grown? How has the past year treated them?

To get a quick refresher on where 52inc was last year, check out our Q&A with co-founders Christopher Thibault...

Senator Clementa Pinckney's Portrait To Be Unveiled

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Sen. Clementa Pinckney

On the floor of the S.C. Senate today, Senator Gerald Malloy announced that a portrait of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney would be unveiled on May 25. Senator Pinckney was one of the nine murdered at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last June.

Malloy said, "This portrait will be a lasting tribute to the life of Senator Pinckney, appropriately reflecting his service to our citizens and his church. But more importantly, it will...

Teacher Recertification – Earn Credit by June 30th or Later in Summer - Register by May 8th!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

woman on laptop in summer clothing

ETV Teacher Recertification offers South Carolina teachers a variety of online, self-paced courses approved by SDE for 2 0 renewal credits. SPRING II session ends June 13. Credit earned in this session will meet SC teacher’s recertification needs by June 30 th renewal cycle deadline. Register for SPRING II session by end of day May 8 th … Or …

Don’t need credit by June 30 th renewal cycle deadline? Then plan...

"Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina" to air on ETV

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland.

South Carolina ETV is celebrating the state’s Pulitzer Prize winners in a new three part series From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina , airing Thursday nights beginning May 5 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV.

The first program features South Carolina’s living Pulitzer Prize commentators and columnists, Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland, both of The Washington Post . The second program, airing May 12, features South Carolina’s...

Latest Winthrop Poll Looks at Race Relations in SC

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

SC State House

This past year in S.C. has been a tragic, yet historic time. After the shooting of Walter Scott, the murders at Mother Emanuel, and the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, the discussion of race has increased throughout the state.

The latest Winthrop Poll asked residents how they felt about race relations in South Carolina, and many of the state’s African-Americans believe race is the most important issue facing our...

Carolina Classrooms: Celebrating Teachers - View Online Now!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher sith students on a computer

Carolina Classrooms, ETV’s monthly educational series for all educators and citizens invested in the education of our children, celebrates teachers, aired on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV, is now available online here !

The hour-long program features the finalists and the winner of the new South Carolina Teacher of the Year , sharing their passion for teaching and talking about the changes and challenges in education. We’ll even get a glimpse...

“A Chef’s Life” Host Vivian Howard Wins James Beard Award

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Vivian Howard, host of "A Chef's Life"

SCETV’s Vivian Howard of “A Chef’s Life” has won Outstanding Personality/Host in the 2016 James Beard Foundation awards. The TV series follows Howard as she searches for Southern family recipes and heirloom foods to use in new ways for the two restaurants she runs with husband Ben in Kinston, N.C. Directed by Cynthia Hill, the Peabody and Emmy-winning program is presented nationally by SCETV and is in production for its fourth season on PBS....

Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3 … Thank a Teacher!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Molly Spearman with image of a teacher in class

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman reminds us that May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. View her thank-you message .

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week , devoted to acknowledging the importance of teachers. In the United States, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first full week of May and Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday that falls during Teacher Appreciation Week so this year it is celebrated on May 3!...

ETV Announces South Carolina Teacher as a Member of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Carla Jefferson

South Carolina ETV announced Carla Jefferson from Darlington County School District as one of this year’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators . The program, which is in its fourth year, recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Jefferson is one of 52 Lead Digital Innovators in the U.S. and its territories.

“ETV is proud to recognize Jefferson who was chosen as...

Americans Are Sitting Down on Activities

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Woman at desk

You are probably reading this at your desk, on your couch, in your bed, or in a form of transportation, and what you are doing right now is the issue. You are sitting still. The average American adult does not meet the minimum national exercise guidelines, according to the C.D.C. In fact, only 20% of adults meet this movement mark. The minimum guideline for an adult, age 18 and over, includes “2½ hours a week...

Collaborative Demo Day Is a Success

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Entrepreneurship Club President Tony Klur and Computer Science Grad Student Steve Rubin

After a full semester of hard work and collaboration between the USC Entrepreneurship Club and the USC Computer Science program, it was time to celebrate all that had been achieved.

On Thursday night, friends, fellow students, and news media crowded around twelve tables, showing off the apps that had been created during the semester.

Hosted by One Million Cups owner Greg Hilton, the demo day featured twelve apps that had come to life...

Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

Participants of Distinguished Young Women programs across the country join together to inspire the lives of young people

Mobile, Ala. (Monday, April 25, 2016) – Tara Moore, Distinguished Young Woman of SC, will join with young women across the nation April 25-29 in celebrating National Be Your Best Self Week, a national outreach event sponsored by Evonik and presented by Distinguished Young Women. Moore will visit Upstate Carolina Dance Center on Tuesday,...

Columbia Canal Six Months After the Flood

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

End of Columbia Canal emptied

According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History , the Columbia Canal at Riverfront Park dates back to 1824. The canal was an efficient and inexpensive navigation route where the Broad River and the Saluda River form the Congaree River. After the implementation of the railroad in Columbia, its importance as a means of transportation decreased. In 1891, the canal was redesigned and became a major power source for the city of Columbia....

Enhancing Tech in the Classroom: PBS Announces iBooks for K-8 Teachers

From: Education

Bette Jamison

PBS All About the Holidays logo

New series of subject-targeted iBooks includes curriculum-based videos, lesson plans, and more

Arlington, VA, April 26, 2016 – In an effort to provide educators with additional content that engages students with classroom curriculum, PBS announced today a new series of interactive iBooks for teachers. The iBooks, geared toward K-8 educators, cover topics in math, English language arts, social studies, and Spanish language and culture. PBS LearningMedia, the media on-demand service from PBS...

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