Education

What’s new in Education

By Stephanie Frazier

ETV Education graphic

Fall is here, and even though the Carolina temperatures don’t quite reflect that, some exciting things are underway for the new season.  

South Carolina ETV, Riley Institute announce expanded partnership

Furman Partnership

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the Riley Institute at Furman University today announced an expanded partnership that will leverage the resources of both entities to produce in-depth stories on public education, civic leadership and conversations with state, national and global policy leaders.

The Dairy Heifer Project

By Sean Flynn

The Dairy Heifer Project

The Heifer Dairy Project began in 1974 and was designed to provide boys and girls who have non-dairy backgrounds an opportunity to raise a dairy heifer and experience the dairy industry. We follow 4H 12 year old twin girls Madelyn and Logan Bolin of Clover, SC as they first receive their cows at the Clemson Spring Dairy Weekend. Then, we visit them over the summer to see the day to day responsibilities for caring for the cows. Finally, we watch them compete in the SC State Fair Dairy Cow Show and also as they auction off their cows they received the previous year.

The SC State Fair’s Ride Of Your Life Scholarship

By Sean Flynn

The SC State Fair’s Ride Of Your Life Scholarship

The SC State Fair’s Ride Of Your Life Scholarship Program annually awards 50 scholarships to South Carolina high school students planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university or technical college in the state. General Manager of the SC State Fair, Nancy Smith, talks about the program and also two recipients (Riley Nordin and Sierra Small) share their story on how the scholarship impacted their lives.

The SC State Fair: "Meet Me at the Rocket"

By Sean Flynn

Meet Me at the Rocket

With the South Carolina State Fair celebrating its 150th anniversary, historian and author, Dr. Richard Stroup, discusses a few aspects from his new book “Meet Me at the Rocket” including the State Ball, where the moniker “Big Thursday” came from, and how the fair reflects what’s going on in South Carolina.

Wild Kratts "My Cool Creaturepedia" Contest

Wild Kratts

CONTEST OVERVIEW

In support of the upcoming Wild Kratts live show tour in South Carolina, SCETV is promoting the “My Cool Creaturepedia” Contest for students in first through fifth grade. The Creaturepedia is a database full of information about cool animals and their habitats. We want to know which entries you think are the coolest and what other entries you’d like to see. We also want to know about the cool animals in your creaturepedia!

Register by Oct. 21 for Fall renewal courses

By Bette Jamison

Images from Teacher Recertification Courses october 2019

Still time to register for ETV Teacher Recertification Fall session! Offered are 20 renewal credit courses, approved for SC teachers by the SC Department of Education, facilitated online, self-paced, $75 each. Register by Oct. 21. Must complete work by Dec. 3.

Farm to School at Briggs Elementary

By Sean Flynn

Farm to School at Briggs Elementary

"Making It Grow" visits Briggs Elementary School in Florence, SC to learn more about Farm at Briggs. While holding chickens, Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and teacher Jeff Murrie talk about the garden and its purpose. Amanda also talks to the students about what they have learned and what they have enjoyed about working in the garden. Mr. Murrie is also a graduate of Clemson Extension’s School Gardening for SC Educators which is a horticulture-based program designed to help SC educators grow successful school gardens to address childhood obesity and improve academic outcomes.

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