Education

Summer P.D. When You Want It

By Kathy Finger

a teacher with young students outside

Teachers, this summer, in between travelling, swimming, reading, and resting (and resting some more!)... get some high-quality P.D. in with a course or two from PBS TeacherLine. Choose from free or low-cost ‘mini’ self-paced courses or renewal/graduate credit facilitated courses.

Enroll anytime in a self-paced course! Several courses are FREE, others only $49. Sample courses offered:

Carolina Classrooms - Preparing for the 2017 Solar Eclipse - View the Video!

By Karen Hermann

Tom Falvey talking about the 2017 total solar eclipse

Tom Falvey, Director of Education, and Jugnu Verma, Observatory Educator, from the South Carolina State Museum, provide useful information, such as, the best time to view and safely viewing, and interesting facts about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in South Carolina. Planned State Museum events for the weekend and day of the eclipse are also shared.

Three Schools Accepted to Innovation Network

By Bette Jamison

TransformSC logo

TransformSC, an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, has accepted three schools to its statewide network of innovative schools: C.A. Johnson High School (Richland One), Sevier Middle School (Greenville), and Carolina Elementary School (Darlington).

StreamlineSC Service Update + NEW ETV Education Site

By Dean Byrd

ETV Education logo

ETV has provided a wealth of free digital media content to SC schools through the StreamlineSC service for over a dozen years. StreamlineSC has gone through upgrades and changes along the way, but now the need is trending for one-to-one lessons.

ETV Recertification – Earn Credit by June 30th or Later in Summer

By Bette Jamison

Teacher on laptop smiling

ETV Teacher Recertification offers South Carolina teachers a variety of online, self-paced courses approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits. SPRING II session ends June 16. Credit earned in this session will meet SC teacher’s recertification needs by June 30th renewal cycle deadline. Register for SPRING II session by end of day May 11th … Or …

LearningWhy Lesson Collaboration: Creating a Better Way to Learn

By Bette Jamison

Screen shot from LearningWhy home page

ETV is building a new website to house innovative lessons for tomorrow’s graduate. LearningWhy hosts complete standards-based lessons for one-to-one technology environments and is funded by the South Carolina K-12 Technology Initiative. The complete site, to be released in fall 2017, will include cross-curricular activities, lesson progressions, assessment, and all the media and content links needed for teaching to standards. But the site already houses exciting project-based learning lessons created in partnership!

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