180 History specials you can watch right now!

By Andrew Davis

The S.C. State HouseCalling all history enthusiasts! South Carolina’s history is arguably one of the richest in the United States – from the prehistoric era to the present day, our state has so many stories to tell. One way to learn more about South Carolina’s history is to physically visit historical sites and museums. Another way is to watch any of the 180 locally-produced historical documentaries listed below. South Carolina ETV is pleased to bring you historical content, on-demand with the convenience of your computer and/or smart device! The program links below are categorized by time period and available...

SCETV and SC Department of Education partner for At-Home Learning initiative

By Stephanie Frazier

Family viewing instructional programmingDespite mandatory school closures in response to COVID-19, South Carolina students can still engage in quality learning activities and instruction. South Carolina ETV and the S. C. Department of Education have partnered to use the power of television to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state's pre-K through 12th grade students.

Virtual professional development and training available for educators

By Salandra Bowman

Young woman on laptopDespite mandatory school closures in response to COVID-19, South Carolina ETV is still providing virtual training and professional development for educators and families. Join the Education team each week for online learning opportunities on a variety of topics such as Google Chrome extensions, augmented reality, and early learning resources. Sessions are scheduled on Monday through Thursday, either at 10am or 4pm each day. The full schedule of sessions is posted weekly at .

Spring courses for R2S, renewal and graduate credit

By K.Finger

picture of woman on phone in her kitchen with flowers and a laptop in the backgroundPBS TeacherLine facilitated courses offer educators a great way to earn recertification credits while connecting with fellow educators across the nation. These online courses, built on distance learning best practices, also offer a terrific way for educators to learn about tips and resources for handling their own delivery of distance learning now that schools are closed. Spring courses, scheduled to begin April 8 and May 6 , include 2 R2S courses . For best seat availability, don't delay in enrolling! Each courses earns renewal credits, or, for an additional fee, graduate credit. Courses...

PBS LearningMedia resources available now!

By Bette Jamison

Graphic from Nature Cat from PBS LearningMediaCelebrate Spring with Elementary Education Resources from Nature Cat Fred the house cat dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, "backyard explorer extraordinaire!" Enjoy looking through these clips, story segments, interactives, and readers as you do your own exploring with the Nature Cat crew! Explore the Collection! Strategies to Build Engaging Digital Lessons for High School Students As you work to transition from your classroom to distance learning, use these tips and tricks on clarity, choice, and engagement to keep...

Sesame Street Special Airs in April

Elmos PlaydateSesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate Will Offer Families a Moment of Joy and Connection in Challenging Times During this challenging time, what if kids could connect with their Sesame Street pals for a virtual playdate filled with fun, stories, and songs? Coming to you from Elmo's Apartment in the heart of Sesame Street, join Elmo, his friends, and his special celebrity guests for thirty minutes of dancing, laughing, singing…and even snacks with Cookie Monster! It's a virtual hug to kids and families to show we can all get through this together, chase the clouds away, and bring a "sunny day" from...

Stephanie Haecherl’s 2nd Grade Students

By Karen Hermann and Stephanie Haecherl

Teacher on ZoomWe ‘re almost through our first month of eLearning in South Carolina. It hasn’t always been smooth and easy, but as lesson plans move from classrooms to living rooms, bedrooms, and even laundry rooms, you can count on South Carolina teachers to come up with creative and innovative ways to reach their students. Stephanie Haecherl teaches second grade at Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant. She's created assignments with the unique situation and her students' emotional reactions in mind. “We have been busy navigating through the virtual learning. My class is using a color-...

Why verification might be THE most important word you teach your students in 2020

By Frank Baker

"Verify" imageFrom our Educator Guest Blogger Series Not enough of us, including our students, are verifying what we consume. There, I said it. That’s incredibly important now that, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more fake news and disinformation is being shared via social media and beyond. During a talk I gave recently to school librarians, I recommended that verification be considered as THE 2020 word of the year. The Oxford dictionary defines verification as “the process of establishing the truth, accuracy, or validity of something.” Do your students know HOW to verify what they read...

Empty classroom issues ... where at home do I set-up?

By Christy Nexsen

Students using ipads in a classroomChristy Nexsen teaches third grade at Manning Primary School in Clarendon County School District 2. She’s found creative ways to keep her students engaged while they are learning at home. This is my classroom that is set up and ready to go at school! I write and put information up everywhere….I even write on the cabinets in my room! Where do I write now? We meet one time as a group and then I leave one hour of my day to schedule individual or group conferences with the students. At home, I am writing on the dryer door in my laundry room. The kids think it is too funny! It works so I am going...