Educational Workshops and Trainings

Education Training
Standard-Aligned Training for SC Districts and Schools
Questions about professional development programming may be forwarded to Salandra Bowman, Director of Training & Research.

All trainings are FREE, customizable, and expandable. View the workshop listings below.

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ETV Resources

ETV Educational Resources 101

ETV offers a variety of resources and services to support South Carolina’s educators, students, and families. This workshop offers an introduction to all things ETV Education including free, high-quality digital content, standards-based lesson plans specific to South Carolina, informative blogs, teacher recertification courses, and more. Come and learn how to incorporate these resources into your learning community!

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to:

  • Locate free ETV and PBS resources to support their learning community
  • Submit content to be included on LearningWhy and the ETV Education Blog
  • Connect to ETV’s web and social platforms that promote exciting education opportunities

Length: 30 minutes – 1 hour

Available in webinar format Spring 2020

Integrating Google Earth & ETV Resources

Did you know that Google Earth has a number of interactive and multimedia features that can be used across the curriculum? This workshop demonstrates how to integrate Google Earth into lessons that also include ETV and PBS content. Join us for an engaging cross-curricular conversation about personalized learning. ETV combines math, technology, and social studies to create personalized learning

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to: 

  • Locate free ETV, PBS, and Google Earth resources to support personalized learning
  • Explain how Google Earth can support collaborative instruction across subject areas (e.g., math, science, social studies, and ELA)
  • Create lessons and learning opportunities that use Google Earth and ETV resources

Length: 1 – 1.5 hours

Promoting Friendship & Civility with ETV Resources

At SCETV it is always a “wonderful day, when we can learn to work, play, and get along with each other.” This training provides an overview of PBS and ETV resources to encourage appropriate friendships, respect, and courtesy among students.  In addition to discussing these resources, this training also provides best strategies for promoting online civility among students.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, attendees should be able to: 

  • Identify PBS/ETV content useful for promoting friendship and civility
  • Create one lesson plan or instructional resource focusing on friendship and civility
  • Identify one tech tool for enhancing experiences with group work

Length: 1 hour

Available in webinar format Spring 2020

Seeing is Believing: Using Let’s Go in the Classroom

Field trips are exciting, but can be expensive! Did you know that educators can travel (virtually) to a number of historic sites in South Carolina for FREE? Using 360 images, ETV makes several state treasures more easily accessible through the Let’s Go resource. During this workshop, participants will engage in activities that support the integration of virtual reality into classroom learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to: 

Demonstrate best practices for integrating virtual reality into classroom instruction
Explore methods for assessing student learning in a virtual environment
Create unique virtual field trip opportunities using ETV’s educational resources 

Length: 1 hour

Available in webinar format Spring 2020

Whatever the Weather: ETV Resources for Emergency Preparedness

SCETV offers a variety of instructional resources to prepare K-12 students for weather emergencies.  This training provides an overview of emergency preparedness services located on PBS LearningMedia, Knowitall.org, PBS Kids, LearningWhy. The training also provides strategies for using SCETV’s own Weather Services for informative and instructional purposes. eLearning districts are encouraged to take advantage of this training option.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop attendees should be able to: 

  • Access ETV/PBS’s free instructional resources
  • Locate and use ETV’s Weather Services resources for instruction and emergency preparedness
  • Identify technology tools useful in emergencies

Length: 1 hour

Available in webinar format Spring 2020

Blended Learning

Blended Learning I: Essential Characteristics of a Blended Learning Classroom

This workshop covers the essential characteristics of a blended learning classroom.  Characteristics to be discussed include: flexible course design, intentional tech integration, assessment, and teacher engagement. In addition to tech resources to address each characteristic, this training also explores strategies for implementation.   

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attends should be able to: 

  • Identify technology tools for providing feedback to students
  • Effectively pair tech tools for instruction and assessment
  • Create at least one flexible assignment for classroom implementation

Length 1 – 1.5 hour

 

Blended Learning II: Trends and innovative Approaches in Blended Learning

coming soon

Facilitating Success in a 1:1 Classroom

coming soon

Instructional Technology

Creating Interactive Lessons with Google Forms

Did you know that Google Forms can be used to do more than just collect data or create quizzes? Using the section feature in forms, we will show you how to create lessons that allow students to explore, create and document mastery of skills.  

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify and add extensions to enhance Google Forms capabilities
  • Create an interactive lesson that uses the section feature
  • Export assessment data in a number of electronic formats

Length: 1 - 1.5 hours (dependant on participants’ previous experience with Google Forms)

Make Life Easier with Chrome Tech Tools

Using tech tools is a great way for teachers to improve the overall workday and meet instructional goals. Whether it be improving note-taking, saving time, getting organized, increasing security, or eliminating distractions, Chrome extensions, add-ons, and apps provide solutions to everyday classroom challenges. This training introduces those extensions, their functionality, and provides hands-on assistance with account setup.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training attendees should be able to:

  • Locate, identify, and download Google resources that meet their teaching and learning needs
  • Understand the difference between apps, add-ons, and extensions
  • Explain how the selected web resources will enhance teaching and learning

Length – 1 – 1.5 hour

Resources for Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Digital portfolios can serve a number of purposes beyond displaying student work. In this training, participants will learn about digital portfolios and how to implement them as tools for assessment, engagement, and equity. Content will cover free digital portfolio resources, instructional integration strategies, and best practices for assessment. 

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to: 

  • Identify a digital portfolio platform that aligns with the needs of their students
  • Create a lesson plan that uses the digital portfolio to assess student learning
  • Identify a set of tools useful in helping students create digital assignments

Length: 1 hour

Available in webinar format Spring 2020

To Infinity and Beyond: Math & Technology

This workshop will emphasize strategies for implementing engaging hands on math activities that integrate technology. Presenters will introduce a range of activities that can be used across grade levels and instructional settings. Attendees will also be guided through a wealth of free SCETV and PBS content.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training attendees should be able to:

  • Select SCETV and PBS content to support the instruction of SC math standards
  • Use innovative math resources in an 1:1 environment
  • Design learning math activities that incorporate technology and hands on engagement

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

Early Learning

Augmented Reality for the Early Learner

Augmented reality presents exciting opportunities to engage the early learner as they explore real-world situations. Learn about these opportunities through interactive discussion and navigation of immersive digital environments. This session is designed to promote creativity, engagement, and critical thinking.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to: 

  • Conduct augmented reality activities with students 3 years of age or older
  • Incorporate FREE content, including ETV resources, into early learning activities
  • Demonstrate best practices for integrating augmented reality into instructional activities

Length: 1.5-2.0

Coding with PBS Kids and Scratch Jr.

This hands-on, interactive workshop will empower participants with skills to code creatively using PBS Kids and ScratchJR. Learn how to assist students with creating their own interactive stories, games, and animations  using programming blocks and their favorite PBS KIDS characters. This workshop is designed to promote creativity, engagement, and critical thinking. 

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to: 

  • Conduct coding activities with students 6 years of age or older
  • Incorporate content from the PBS KIDS app into coding activities
  • Demonstrate best practices for integrating technology into instructional activities

Length: 1.5-2.0

Sensory Pathways and Early Learners

This workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to sensory pathways and their effectiveness in teaching and early learning. Attendees will explore and create sensory paths that focus on language, physical and mathematical development. Resources and activities included are designed to promote collaboration, creativity, and kinesthetic learning. This workshop is approved as a DSS 4C’s and a D course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to: 

  • Discuss the impact of sensory pathways in early learning
  • Apply best practices to effectively implement a sensory path in the classroom
  • Construct a sensory path learning activity

Length: 2 hours

The Art of the Mini-Lesson and ETV Content for Early Learning Educators

Short. Engaging. Impactful. This session introduces strategies for creating meaningful, yet short, lessons for young children. Participants will discuss techniques for integrating ETV and PBS Kids resources into lessons designed to last between 7 and 10 minutes. A variety of early learning content areas will be covered.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, attendees should be able to: 

  • Create an engaging and impactful mini lesson for students aged 3 and older
  • Explore FREE local and national multimedia educational resources provided by ETV and PBS

Discuss best practices for designing, developing, and assessing mini lessons for early learners 

Length: 1.5-2.0

Un-coding for Early Learners

coming soon

Collaborative & Community Learning

Hotspot Helpdesk: Homework and Organization Tools

coming soon

Parental Engagement! Where do you Stand?

Parental engagement is essential to the success of students and schools, but is also no easy task! This workshop invites attendees to discuss challenges to parental engagement and provides strategies for achieving effective parental engagement.  This workshop is designed for those who want to stand with parents to help our students excel!   

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training attendees should be able to:

  • Practice effective techniques which promote parental partnerships
  • Provide parental resources for fostering the whole child
  • Adapt or create programs that expand representations of parental engagement to include family caregivers

Length 1.5 – 2 hours

Questions about professional development programming may be forwarded to Salandra Bowman.