Summer in Review: Training & Research Edition

By Salandra Bowman

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The Training & Research Team has been busy presenting and exhibiting this summer. Our team has also been in the professional development re-design lab working to create meaningful learning experiences for SC educators. We are excited to share highlights from our summer PD and community engagement. More information about fall PD opportunities is forthcoming. 

Turn Over a New Leaf in Your Teaching

By Kathy Finger

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This autumn, don’t ‘fall back’ into tired, old teaching practices – instead grow forward with a convenient, collaborative PBS TeacherLine course!  Choose from more than 15 courses including 3 Read to Succeed (R2S) courses. These facilitated courses are SDE-approved for renewal credits, or for a modest additional fee, you can earn graduate credits. Fall courses begin September 18 and October 9.

Upcountry History Museum | Let’s Go!

By Sarah Pritchard

Kristen Pace

The Upcountry History Museum - Furman University connects people, history and culture in a variety of different ways. You can learn about local history, or check out some of the museum's traveling exhibits. The museum covers 300 years of the region's history starting with the Native Americans in the area, the Revolutionary War, the early growth of Greenville, the region's impact on the state's economy, and even the Civil Rights Movement. A lot of what happened in the Upcountry, influenced  national history, too.

Jump Start Your Renewal with ETV Teacher Recertification

By Bette Jamison

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ETV Teacher Recertification offers 45 courses that earn 20 renewal credits each (NO graduate credit). ELA, science, social studies, math, the arts, career education, natural history, and general education courses offered in 5 sessions throughout the year: Fall, Winter, Spring I, Spring II, and Summer. ALL approved by the SC Department of Education for SC teachers, facilitated online/self-paced, $75 each.

The Bob and Betsy Campbell Museum of Natural History

By Sean Flynn

Museum of Natural History

"Making It Grow" visits the The Bob and Betsy Campbell Museum of Natural History on the campus of Clemson University to learn how they display animals from South Carolina and also the rest of the world.The museum is also home to the University’s herbarium containing more than 100,000 specimens of plants.

SC Department of Juvenile Justice | Giving Youth a Second Chance

By RoseCatherine James

Student at DJJ

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice's goal is to protect the public and reclaim juveniles through prevention, community programs, education, and rehabilitative services in the least restrictive environment  possible. They work toward that goal by providing a G.E.D program and work-study program, among other services. The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice also finds it very important to fight the stigma associated with students who are required to be a part of their school system.

Bringing Barbados to Your Classroom

By Stephanie Frazier

Graphics of LearningWhy website, Beyond Barbados documentary and students in a classroom

On June 20, ETV premiered a one-hour documentary exploring the history and cultural connections between Barbados and South Carolina. Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection traces the extensive ties between the colonization of South Carolina and the West Indian island.

Revving Up Your Leadership Engine for This Year!

By Albert Robertson

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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series

Summer is often a time of reflection for me as a teacher and educational leader. 

This summer, I’ve been doing lots of thinking on the role of the leaders in our schools and in district leadership roles — our principals, our assistant principals, department chairs, directors, coordinators, teacher leaders, and the many others who tirelessly lead our educational system without a formal title. 

ETV Program Highlights for August 2019

By Jonathan Faulk

Image from Reconnecting Roots

In August, look for NEW episodes of MOLLY OF DENALI, DINOSAUR TRAIN and LET’S GO LUNA! Reconnecting Roots continues! It’s a new series that explores the last 150 years of American progress, culture and innovation, through interviews with Americans reconnecting to lessons learned by their parents and grandparents. Plus don’t miss Great Performances specials, including The Sound of Music.