Teacher Appreciation … ETV celebrates SC heroes

By Stephanie Frazier

Audience applaudingMay is Teacher Appreciation Month and we are celebrating these unsung heroes all month long. Now more than ever, it is important that we recognize the hard work, dedication, and commitment of teachers across the state. Follow ETV’s virtual teacher celebration all month long and be sure that you take a moment to thank a teacher who has made a difference in your life!

Bright by Text Contest

By Stephanie Frazier

Bright by Text ContestSubscribe to Bright by Text and you could win an ETV swag pack, a PBS Kids Tablet, or a personal guest appearance from ETV’s mascot, Smart Cat. To subscribe to the service, text “SCETV” to 274448 . To be considered for one of the prizes, interested persons must subscribe to the service on or before 11:59PM on June 30, 2020 .

Mondays with Michelle Obama

Mondays with Michelle ObamaPenguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced a special collaboration with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in support of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” Penguin Random House literacy initiative and PBS KIDS’ “Read-Along” effort on Facebook and YouTube. On Monday, April 20, at 12 noon (ET), “ Mondays with Michelle Obama ” will kick off a four-week series of videos that will feature Mrs. Obama reading aloud from beloved children’s books (one book every Monday through May 11). “Mondays with Michelle Obama” (#...

View extraordinary science content on demand - on the SCETV App and online!

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Image of DNAIf you've missed these extraordinary science programs on South Carolina ETV, now is a great time to catch up! View them from the SCETV App or view online ! Download the SCETV App from the iTunes App Store or the Android Store . Scroll to browse or click the quick links below. Ancient People and Places Biology The Brain Chemistry Computers and Technology Environment, Climate Change & Nuclear Disaster Geology Scientists Space Exploration Weather ANCIENT PEOPLE & PLACES 1. NOVA: Decoding the Great Pyramid Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built...

Meet the Helpers - Who was your favorite teacher?

By Karen Hermann

Richland County Sheriffs Deputies pose with SCETV mascot Smart CatEven the helpers have had helpers in their lives! Educators guide their students through more than just the curriculum they teach. Support and encouragement can mean as much as grades. Who was your favorite teacher? Who inspired you?

TransformSC News - Announcements and updates from the TransformSC initiative

By Peggy Torrey

TransformSC logoDear TRSC Network Partners and Friends, As we move through our second month of these challenging times, bad news assails us on every front. Schools won’t reopen this year and will have to substantially change in order to open in the foreseeable future. High school and college graduates face a “tragic moment” to start their careers and many headed for college have put their plans on hold. Entire industries like airlines and tourism are struggling and estimates are that up to 40% of small businesses will never reopen. According to the International Monetary Fund, the upcoming economic downturn...

Guidance counselor creates music video to reach students

By Leslie Leonard

Walter the WhaleIn a time of uncertainty, one South Carolina guidance counselor is reaching out to help her community. Jordan Culbreth works at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek. She, along with her husband, created a music video to reach her students. It’s a video with a very specific message. “We are all in this together and even though at times we may be frustrated or anxious or feel alone, that it really is going to be okay,” says Culbreth. The story is of Walter the Whale and a jellyfish named Flo. Culbreth says she wants everyone to know, “that sometimes we just have to go with the flow even...

Parents - Try out these activities with your kids - from PBS KIDS!

By Bette Jamison

PBS Parents Hero Maker graphicCreate Your Own Hero - Everyday people can do amazing things! The Xavier Riddle Hero Maker game helps kids learn about historical figures who changed the world, and then lets kids play and create their own character. Talk about and create essential worker heroes like first responders, postal carriers, utilities workers, doctors and more.

South Carolina teacher selected for PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program

Warren WiseCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that Richland School District Two’s Warren Wise has been selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. All 18 of the Digital Innovator All-Stars were selected from a cohort of extraordinary educators who are doing innovative work in their schools and districts. The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program seeks to deepen these educators’ roles as leaders in integrating technology and digital media into the classroom, supporting students’ learning through increasingly important media literacy skills. A science teacher at...