Brian Day

Instructional Technology Specialist

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.“ - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to my page!!

My professional experience combines my love for teaching, instructional design, and technology. For 11 years, I taught middle and elementary school in rural South Carolina. I have experience teaching a number of subjects, but social studies is my favorite! In addition to teaching fifth and sixth grade social studies, I’ve also served as my district’s social studies curriculum liaison. In 2017, I served on the 2020 South Carolina Social Studies College- and Career- Ready Standards writing committee and created a number of lesson plans for the South Carolina Department of Education, University of South Carolina, South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, and South Carolina Geographic Alliance. 

I was elected Elementary Representative for the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors. I was on the selection committee for the NEH Summer Teachers’ Institute “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” in Beaufort, SC, which I attended.  I serve as Secretary for the South Carolina Council for African American Studies Executive Board, Vice President of the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies, and South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. 

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss all things regarding instructional technology tools, SCETV and PBS resources, social studies, and character education!

Certifications

  • Elementary Education
  • Gifted and Talented

Interests

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, attending concerts, playing the guitar, collecting and listening to music, cheering for Gamecock athletics, listening to podcasts, reading, and traveling. 

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Stories

  • picture of a road as seen through a car's front window

    ETV Education on the road

    Look for ETV Education as we hit the road this summer for several education conferences and community events across the state. We would love to connect with you and explore how we can serve your teaching and learning needs, whether for your school, district, or family! On...
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    May 4 is South Carolina College & Career Decision Day

    On May 4, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., over 1,000 high school seniors from across the state will convene on the grounds of the SC State House to celebrate their post-graduation plans to attend college or a training program, enlist in the military, or directly enter the workforce...
  • image of a laptop, coffee cup, notepad, and the words 'Curriculum Cafe'

    Curriculum Cafe: May 2022

    Explore our picks for curriculum resources and lesson plans this month: May 2022! MATH Elementary Tune-up: Adding and Subtracting with Regrouping (interactive) Fraction Review Snack Mix (lesson) Middle Tune-up: Finding the Area of a Rectangle | Skills on Demand (interactive)...
  • graphic with a butterfly and a bee for SCETV Simile Slam

    April 28: Simile Slam at League Academy

    This April, celebrate National Poetry Month with ETV and have a 'slam'ming good time with our airing of SCETV Simile Slam at League Academy on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.! This special event spotlights students performing their own poetry featuring similes...
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    Curriculum Cafe: April 2022

    Explore our picks for curriculum resources and lesson plans this month: April 2022! MATH Elementary Using Grouping to Count Quickly | Cyberchase (video) Pumpkin Problems : Numerical Expressions (lesson) Middle The Pythagorean Theorem: Right Triangles (interactive) Triangles...
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    Curriculum Cafe: March 2022

    Explore our picks for curriculum resources and lesson plans this month: March 2022! MATH Elementary Cooking up fractions (lesson) Order of Operations treasure hunt (lesson) Middle Gathering data to analyze (interactive) XY Flyer (interactive) High Building Quadratic...