GENERAL EDUCATION: SC Teachers

ETV LEARN offers a variety of courses to meet your certificate renewal needs as a South Carolina educator. Find our offerings for GENERAL EDUCATION below.

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EFFECTIVELY USING MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM, PART I (NEW!)

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session  
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00

The average 21st century learner is usually never without technology. With the advent of multimedia, i.e. videos and social media platforms, teachers can find ways to be more creative and prompt students to think critically. Effectively Using Media in the Classroom, Part I is organized in two sections. Section 1 provides an overview of using media as a contemporary method of teaching in the classroom, and as a means of more effective content delivery. In Section 2 of the course, participants will make use of the African American History Calendar (AAHC), specifically using Gilda-Cobb Hunter’s online biography accessed in ETV’s www.KnowItAll.org (KIA). Participants use the online biography via the AAHC, as well as other online resources such as the PBS Ken Burns Collection, to learn how to modify lessons to engage students as a means of learning for comprehension. (20 renewal credits, recommended for teachers of all grades/subjects)

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Comprehend how to modify a lesson to include relevant and quality media resources
  • Practice lateral reading and other fact-checking methods
  • Explore common missteps of student researchers and how to address them
  • Practice critically examining how media is made and how choices made by the creators contribute to the way it is understood and acted upon
  • Create an instructional plan to support students in effectively analyzing and evaluating online sources as it relates to your content area

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: ENGAGING THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNER, PART II (NEW!)

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session  
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00

Project-Based Learning is a teaching strategy wherein students learn by actively engaging in meaningful projects with real-world applicability. This second course, Project-Based Learning: Engaging the 21st Century Learner, Part II, extends on the first course, Part I, in which participants were able to learn about the basic components of a project-based lesson. In Part II, participants will first review the core seven components of a project-based lesson. Next, participants will evaluate examples of successful project-based lessons. Lastly, participants will create their own project-based lesson to upload into KnowItAll. *Prerequisite: Must complete Project-Based Learning: Engaging the 21st Century Learner, Part I before Part II. (20 renewal credits, recommended for teacher of all grade levels/subject areas)

Course Prerequisite: Participants must complete the first course - Project-Based Learning: Engaging the 21st Century Learner, Part I for 20 Renewal Credits before taking this course.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Implement@ seven core principals of a project-based lesson and distinguish them from conventional approaches to teaching.
  • Evaluate successful examples of actual project-based lessons.
  • Create a project-based lesson in KnowItAll for collaborative use with SC teachers

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: ENGAGING THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNER, PART I (NEW!)

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session  
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00

Project-Based Learning is a teaching strategy wherein students learn by actively engaging in meaningful projects with real-world applicability. This course provides an overview of and guides participants through the development and implementation of project-based lessons. Participants will take an in-depth look at the four core benefits of a project-based lessons to include: student-centered learning, a sense of relevancy for students, the role of teacher as facilitator and inspiring life-long learning for students.

By the end of this course participants will understand the differences between project based learning and conventional teaching methods. Additionally, participants will end this course designing collaborative learning activities that support student learning in the project-based learning process. This 20 renewal credit course is designed for teachers of all subject areas and grade levels.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING IN CAROLINA CLASSROOMS, SERIES I

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session  
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00

Teaching and learning today is much more than the traditional lecture-based classroom. Teachers are facilitators of learning and must be learners themselves. ETV/PBS programs in this course share messages of courage in education – to take risks, advocate, lead, and share ideas. Topics include teacher training/retention, engaging students, digital literacy, career readiness and education options for students, communities supporting struggling schools, and Schools of the Future.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING IN CAROLINA CLASSROOMS, SERIES II

6-8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00 

FYI – We do recommend that teachers participate in Series I and then Series II. However, it is not required; just recommended.

Teaching and learning in the 21st Century centers around an individualized approach with teachers as the facilitators of the learning engaging students in the content. This second course builds on the Series I course as we learn from recent finalists for SC Teacher of the Year and other education leaders. Topics include recruiting/supporting teachers, bullying and suicide prevention, science education and careers, and how to keep students in school. Also, we’ll look at using digital media to create effective classroom lessons and accessing online resources to support teaching and learning.  (20 renewal credits/ for teachers of K-12).  FYI - We do NOT require that teachers participate in Series I and then Series II, however, it is recommended​...

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SC TEACHERS ON TEACHING, SERIES I

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00 

SC Teachers on Teaching, Series I is a special series that focuses on positive educational initiatives in our schools, featuring the top five finalists for SC Teacher of the Year, Honor Roll Teachers and Milken Award winners.  Interesting interviews about teaching styles, changes and challenges in education, and what has made each educator successful, along with footage in their classrooms, provide insight into why teaching is the chosen career for these outstanding educators (SCETV produced).

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SC TEACHERS ON TEACHING, SERIES II

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00 

In our state, we have many excellent educators who elevate and invigorate the teaching profession. Some of these educators have been honored as our South Carolina Teacher of the Year and Honor Roll Teachers. In SC Teachers on Teaching – Series II, these outstanding teachers continue to share their stories as we get the opportunity to go in their classrooms to see first-hand their passion for teaching. Other educators, who are now principals or former principals in our SC schools, come together at ETV to talk about important education topics, including literacy and using data to inform instruction. We’ll learn from these principal leaders in five discussion programs entitled Principals of Excellence. In addition, we’ll hear from a National Teacher of the Year who hails from our sister state to our north about the culture of expectation we should have for all students (SCETV produced).

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