ETV Program Highlights for January 2019

By Jonathan Faulk

Highlights from January programs including Victoria, Finding Your Roots, We'll Met Again and Nova: The Day the Dinosaurs Died

January provides a wide array of interesting programs from PBS KIDS Odd Squad: Odds and Ends to the start of a new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates; from the South Carolina Governor’s Inauguration on January 9 to a special about the life of George Washington Carver on the 31st!  Check out the PBS KIDS specials, the start of many new series and much more … all on your SCETV!

Enhancing Social Studies Instruction Through the Use of Technology: Interactive Webtools and Websites for the Classroom

By Brian Day

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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series

A popular misconception about history is that it is outdated and only deals with the past, thus newer technology does not apply.  This could not be further from the truth. Technology has always been an integral part since the beginning of human history. For example, the creation of stone tools led to the development of agriculture and domestication of animals which eventually led to development of written communication. Now, Social Studies teachers need to embrace technology to enhance their lessons and connect with the twenty-first century learner. In fact, according to the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate, technology is one of the World-Class Skills needing to be mastered.

Natural History & Between the Waters Courses + More Set to Start!

By Bette Jamison

Images from ETV Teacher recertification courses

SC educators can earn renewal credit with ETV Teacher Recertification online courses – all approved by the SC Department of Education.  50+ courses for 20 renewal credits each, plus Rudy Mancke’s Natural History: In and Out of the Classroom course for 60 renewal credits provided in Winter session 2019.  (Winter session is the only session the Natural History 60 renewal credit course will be offered.)

Winter Break: Bake Cookies or Grow Your Teaching Skills?

By K. Finger

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Break-out your baking pans because you don't have to choose! With a 'mini' pd course from PBS Teachers, you'll have plenty of time left over for baking cookies, visiting family, and whatever else keeps you busy over the holidays. 

These self-paced courses can help you grow content knowledge, spark new ideas, and re-charge for the remainder of the school year. Some are even free!

ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series

By Bette Jamison

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ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series

Featuring South Carolina educators recognized for innovation in the classroom, kicked-off this school year! Our guest bloggers include additional PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator winners, educators who earn the new PBS Media Literacy Certification, and other educators recognized for their skilled use of technology in the classroom.

Is a Palmetto Bug Really Just a Cockroach?

By Kaitlyn Park

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If you are from the South or ever visited, chances are you have come into contact with the unofficial state mascot, the "Palmetto Bug".

SCETV and SC Public Radio fan Margaret Bates asked: "Is Palmetto bug just the more polite name for cockroaches, or different? They look like roaches to me."

PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs | Never Stop Learning

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Legacy Charter Student Reporting Labs

Journalism students from Legacy Early College High School in Greenville, South Carolina, are on their way to accomplishing big things. It has been ETV Carolinas pleasure to mentor these students for another year through the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program, which connects middle and high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated video reports.