ETV Summer Hands-On, Week-Long Technology Classes

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of adults in a computer class

Want hands-on technology training that will provide 60 renewal credits and allow your teachers to walk away with abundant and valuable knowledge to help them have a fresh start for the new school year? It is never too early to make plans to earn your renewal credits. Help...

EOC Reports - Grants Awarded to Districts Focused on 4K Quality

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teacher with kindergarten students reading a book

Last week, grants for the South Carolina Community Block Grant for Education Pilot Program were awarded to eight school districts throughout the state. Awardees include the school districts of Cherokee, Chesterfield, Clarendon 2, Florence 1, Florence 2, Jasper, Lexington 3...

Free Summer Camp for Young Filmmakers - Information Session March 19

February 26, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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Come learn about the FREE Summer Camp for Young Filmmakers in the INFORMATION SESSION for interested students in grades 4-8, and their families and teachers. The required INFORMATION SESSION will be held March 19, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95...

PBS LearningMedia Resources Explore Frontiers of Engineering!

February 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
children in science museum learning about air

Explore the frontiers of engineering with PBS! Featured PBS LearningMedia resources highlight careers in engineering and offer students a look at what it takes to design rockets, jets, and 3D printers. How to Build a Rocket and Think Like an Engineer Do young children have...

Q&A | Economics and Education: A Conversation with Courtney Epting

February 24, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Courtney Epting

Courtney Epting works with SC Economics , a support system for South Carolina teachers that is partnered with the South Carolina Department of Education. SC Economics provides free professional development opportunities to teachers that help them to build confidence in what...

SC Center for Teaching about Asia – Free for Teachers!

February 24, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Screen shot of SC Center for Teaching About Asia website

The South Carolina Center for Teaching about Asia (SCCTA), headquartered at Furman University, is associated with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation. The purpose of SCCTA is to work with South Carolina school districts to...

SC Grandmother Fights HIV/AIDS in PBS Film

February 23, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Wilhemina Dixon, worries about her granddaughter Dayshal, born HIV positive

Meet Wilhemina Dixon from Williston, South Carolina, a one-woman army fighting for her family’s survival, in a new film from Independent Lens . Wilhemina’s War shows the devastating toll of the scourge of HIV/AIDS, one of the leading causes of death for black women in the...

It's a New Adventure! Sesame Street for Military Families - Transitions

February 23, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Sesame Street Transitions for Military Families characters

The Adventure Campaign Big changes can make for a real adventure story! Whether your family has transitioned or is currently transitioning out of the military, resources from Sesame Street can help along the way. That's why we've created The Adventure Campaign , an e-...

ETV Highlights for March 2016

February 23, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of 7 men in space suits

PBS Space Week: The first week of March, PBS explores space! March 1 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV: American Experience: Space Men This new program is about the first high-altitude explorers (Repeats March 2 at 10:00 p.m. on ETVW) March 2 at 8:00 p.m. and March 3 at 10:30 p.m. on ETV...

South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change

February 22, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Kaitlyn Park
South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its...

Carolina Classrooms Focuses on Assessment February 24 at 7 p.m.

February 22, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teacher with students

The topic of assessment in schools can often be confusing. Join ETV on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about changes in assessment for SC public school students as well as the results of a survey that looks at exactly how much testing is happening in schools today...

ETV Offers Variety of PD Tech Workshops – Book Yours Today!

February 21, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
teacher with students at whiteboard

Contact ETV Education now to schedule free professional development technology workshops for teachers in your school or district! And, look for ETV at upcoming conferences and school visits ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide professional...

PBS LearningMedia Resources Reinforce Science Concepts

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
PBS LearningMedia - NOVA

Grab your helmets and follow us into space! This week’s PBS LearningMedia resources support the on-air premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest program, “Ready, Jet, Go!” and reinforce key concepts in science. Life Beyond the Solar System Astrobiology presents young thinkers with...

Even with Help, Poor Students Lag Behind Wealthier Districts

February 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Education in S.C. needs a closer look.

A report on South Carolina’s $65 million dollar a year program that offers free 4K to underprivileged school districts, shows that even with the extra program, children who attend still lag behind other students from wealthier school districts. The study, which was...

How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart. The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the...