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See What SC Teachers Are Saying...

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher smiling on laptop at home

See what South Carolina teachers are saying about ETV Teacher Recertification Courses !

Comment about Write in the Middle course from Eileen B.:

“I definitely found much of the course stimulating, interesting and a refreshing look at effective teaching by master teachers … classes reminded me of some of my own and I appreciated the ability to reaffirm some tried and true methods of teaching. I always felt refreshed, the next day,...

Infrastructure Repairs Still Up for Debate

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

pot hole in the road

The issue of crumbling roads and bridges throughout the state of S.C. has been a glaring issue for many years. The historic flooding that the state faced last October pushed the issue of how lawmakers plan to solve the problem to the forefront. The bill was passed by the House but has now seen opposition in the Senate. Everyone agrees the roads need repair, but no one can come up with a way to pay...

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily .

Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously expressed interest in locating in Lexington but was unable to find a suitable location.

The Lever and Outlaw families have sold their property on the 5300 block of Sunset Boulevard,...

SC Student Winner in Doodle 4 Google Competition — Vote for National Finalists by Feb. 22

From: Education

Bette Jamison

"My Google View"

GREENWOOD, SC - A talented student in Greenwood, SC will soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What makes”.

Khalil Lake , a 12th grader from Emerald High...

FEMA’s Role in Repairing SC Roads Due to Historic Flood

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell


The historic flooding that S.C. experienced last year has brought the issue of the crumbling infrastructure to the forefront of the Legislative Session. While a roads and bridges bill is underway in the Senate , many people are wondering what role FEMA will play in aiding the road repair. Palmetto Scene spoke with Senator Tom Davis about this issue.

Cotton Road

From: Reel South

Farmer Brown points out a cotton bloom and a cotton square.

The film Cotton Road follows cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain. It airs Thursday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year. Yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. What does a rural town in South Carolina have to do...

Charleston Tea Plantation

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Tea Plantation

Teeming with originality and history, the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina is busy with not only workers cultivating crop but also visitors from around the world. The tea plantation sets South Carolina apart because it the only tea plantation in North America. Upon visiting here guests can learn about history and health benefits of the second most popular drink in all the world.

TD Bank Brings 300 New Jobs to Greenville

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

TD Bank sign

TD Bank, which arrived in Greenville just over five years ago, plans to add 300 jobs to the town over the next year, reports The Greenville News .

The bank, which previously committed to 1,400 jobs at its regional service center located on Interstate 85, currently employs about 1,000 South Carolinians. The new jobs will bring TD Bank very close to its original goal.

In 2010, TD bank acquired Greenville based The South...

Knowitall Media Features Programs Commemorating The Orangeburg Massacre

From: Education

Mimi Brown

orangeburg massacre historic marker

All through African American History Month, Knowitall Media will feature documentaries, s eries , collections and individual videos you'll want to be sure to view.

Featured currently on Knowitall Media are three programs on The Orangeburg Massacre .

The first, produced in 1993, is Tragedy at Orangeburg: 25 Years Later :

Two reporters, Jack Bass and Jack Nelson authored the book, "The Orangeburg Massacre," which documented the events. The SCETV documentary...

NEW ETV Teacher Recertification Course with Naturalist Rudy Mancke

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Rudy Mancke; natural history course; making connections

Making Connections with Natural History Featuring Rudy Mancke, Series I

A NEW ETV Teacher Recertification course for SC educators! Designed for South Carolina educators of all grade levels, in all subject areas, the NEW course for 20 renewal credits will assist teachers with integrating natural history to engage learners. This is another opportunity for SC teachers to learn from Naturalist Rudy Mancke!

Series I features new “Natural History Connects” segments where...

Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable View Online NOW!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Cash with a graduation cap

Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable is now available online !

This special LIVE edition of ETV’s education series Carolina Classrooms will provide information that is timely for students seeking financial assistance for the 2016-17 school year, plus give the opportunity to get their questions answered. Before and during the LIVE program, students and parents may email questions to .

Produced by ETV and hosted by Dawn Samples to provide information about...

What is the Reality of Climate Change?


Tabitha Safdi

Climate Change

CNN’s John King hosts an expert panel as they examine the challenges and impacts of climate change. Extreme conditions, drought, floods, rising seas and hurricanes are part of the conversation.

To watch the full discussion visit South Carolina ETV .

Inside the Meaning of Dreams: An Interview with a Dream Teacher

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Dream Teacher

Justina Lasley is trying to wake up the world. She is an author and founder of the Institute for Dream Studies. Her mission: to tell everyone in the world of the transformative power of his or her nightly dreams.

So far, she's making good on her mission by writing multiple books on the subject of dreams and also by creating the Institute for Dream Studies, the certification program for those interested in leading dream...

Tax Season Tips

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Tax Season

It’s tax season, and while you’re probably pretty excited about getting a tax refund, the IRS is now warning of scams that could take your identity this tax season. The main thing the IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for is fake emails and phone calls that are posing as IRS’s contacts. According to the Post and Courier , the estimated amount that companies in the United States lose on average every...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2016


Charleston Antique Roadshow

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month we are excited to present the three episodes of Antiques Roadshow that were taped last summer in Charleston, S.C. So many fascinating items were appraised; several had amazing values placed on them. Be sure to tune in to see the unique objects that were highlighted.

February is Black History Month and our programming celebrates the achievements of a variety of African Americans. Musical programs highlight B.B. King,...

PBS LearningMedia Resources Give Depth to Black History Month Lessons

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Bordentown School photo of students

Add depth and dimension to your Black History Month lessons with an amazing collection of resources available in PBS LearningMedia, highlighting key events, movements, and traditions as well as notable leaders, poets, and musicians.

Oral History

Why is oral history important to remembering and learning from the past? How can hearing the stories of individuals help us better understand the experience and effects of segregation? In this lesson based on the PBS...

Brothers & Sisters Reunite in Sierra Leone for the First Time in Two Centuries - Visit Knowitall Media!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

photo of Lowcountry sea islands

Learn about the connection between the Gullah people of S.C. & the people of Sierra Leone, West Africa!

This award-winning program explores the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone. Taped in South Carolina and Africa, the program traces the truly unparalleled historical connection and continued relationship dating from the time of slavery, and examines the development of the...

ETV’s StreamlineSC: New Features in Learn360

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher and students using tablet

StreamlineSC's partner Learn360 kicked off the New Year with new features! South Carolina administrators and educators are being upgraded automatically. No action on your part is required. However, if you are experiencing issues with Learn360 resources, please let us know. Please call ETV Education at 803-737-3245 / 1-800-277-3245 (toll free) or email .

Here are some highlights of the expanded service:


New video playback controls Read Aloud...

EOC Report Evaluates Child Development Education Program

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee

On January 15, 2016, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) released a report evaluating the Child Development Education Program (CDEP), a full-day educational pre-kindergarten program for at-risk four-year-olds. CDEP was established in 2006 as a pilot program for children residing in the plaintiff districts in the school funding lawsuit, Abbeville County School District et al. vs. SC, but was written into permanent law in 2014.

The program is implemented in both public and private centers...

HERO Live! Premiere: Jim Crow on Feb. 11, 1pm on SC Channel

From: Education

Bette Jamison

HERO Live; Jim Crow

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips have a new name … HERO Live! Designed to support American history education for 4-8 th grade students, HERO Live! Jim Crow premieres February 11 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools may view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

Using 21 st 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. This NEW...

ETV Highlights for February 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Ready Jet Go characters

February 15 at 7:30 p.m. on ETV: Ready Jet Go!

On President’s Day, when kids are home from school and preschool, PBS goes intergalactic with the launch of Ready Jet Go! Join science-loving Sean and science fiction-obsessed Sydney as they befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, who just happens to be an alien from the planet Bortron 7. Together they will explore the solar system and the effects it has...

Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me


Glenn Rawls

Tommy working his day job

TOMMY! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me is a touching film about Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with his golden voice and his All-American optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to have the "world on a string."

Chilean American filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman has seven feature films and dozens of shorts to his credit. His films...

USC Entrepreneurship Club Partners with Computer Science Department to Execute App Creation Project

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Person using a mobile app

For the first time at the University of South Carolina, the computer science department will be teaching a mobile app development class.

The USC Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with a computer science class, CSCE 590, and plan to work on 15 student entrepreneur ideas.

"Business students have millions of ideas, but they don't know how to apply them because many times they don't know how to code, they are not engineers, they don't...

Remaining Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

flooding, roads

FEMA will close its three remaining disaster recovery centers this Friday, January 29. Victims of the October floods still needing asistance can call the FEMA hotline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. The hotline can be used to:

Ask questions about FEMA decision letters. Learn how to appeal FEMA decision letters. All applicants may appeal. Inquire about the status of a registration. Provide change of address, telephone and bank account numbers and insurance information to...

Q&A | A Conversation with USC and Harvard Alumnus Pedro de Abreu, Finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Pedro de Abreu Headshot

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina graduate (USC ’14), Harvard University scholar, featured columnist, published author, researcher, entrepreneur, and now finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30, which recognizes the year’s brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents in 20 different sectors. These are just some of the achievements of Pedro de Abreu , 26.

Originally from Brazil, Pedro moved to the U.S. at the age...