SCETV Kids Goes 24/7

By Glenn Rawls


South Carolina ETV has launched a new channel.  SCETV PBS KIDS is a 24/7 channel for children that will be available via antenna in the .4 position.  After the broadcast premiere, it will also launch online at  

USC Sumter Science Camp

By Karen Hermann

Kids line up outside the Greenwood Genetic Center's Mobile Science Laboratory camp at USC Sumter.

USC Sumter’s Mad About Science Camp took place June 26-30. Kids had the opportunity to conduct science experiments, build rockets and learn about technologies such as gel electrophoresis.

The Greenwood Genetic Center brought their Gene Machine Mobile Science Laboratory for a day to teach kids about chromosomes and extracting DNA.

According to camp leader and Senior Instructor of Biology at USC Sumter Dr. Daniel Kiernan, activities like genetic experiments and frog dissection were designed to teach kids about anatomy, genetics, physics, chemistry, biology and much more.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Resources - Extend the Learning!

By Mimi Brown

2017 solar eclipse seen from a satellite in orbit, about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth; Credits: NASA/Ernie Wright

South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, SC.

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio have compiled a comprehensive resource that provides all the information needed to enjoy and learn—more than you ever imagined—about this rare phenomenon! You’ll find links to a plethora of information, including lesson plans, media, activities, and more, and they’re all in one place! View them all here!  

ETV Will Come to You! Plan Now…Free Technology Workshops at Your School

By Bette Jamison

Teachers in class on computers

ETV will come to your school to provide professional development workshops to meet your needs. These workshops are FREE for South Carolina public, charter, private, home schools, and higher education pre-service teachers. We encourage you to look at the current ETV PD Workshop offerings and contact ETV to set up a workshop for your teachers.

Sesame Street in Communities - Nurse Family Partnership

By Bette Jamison

Nurse and parents with newborn infant

Did you know Sesame Street in Communities isn’t only a website? It’s also a growing network of community providers like you, who leverage Sesame Street content in their work with kids and families. One of our great partners is Nurse Family Partnership (NFP). With locations in 43 states, NFP offers first time moms in-home visits by a registered nurse for the first two years of pregnancy and parenting. We love how they take a client-centric approach –following their clients’ leads to set goals and extend resources.

Interested in Becoming an Online Educator?

By Kathy Finger

image of woman at laptop smiling

This fall, start your journey to earn the SC Add-On Online Teaching Endorsement and become an online educator! PBS TeacherLine offers the two required courses SC educators must take as part of their coursework; get started with one course beginning September 13, 2017!

The Add-On Online Teaching Endorsement is an optional certification intended to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge beyond that required for traditional teaching and to prepare the individual to teach classes within an online environment.