Education

A Message from PBS Kids Concerning Changes in Technology

By Bette Jamison

Graphic from PBS Kids marketing and Communications

A majority of web browsers have stopped supporting Flash in preparation for Adobe’s plan to completely retire Flash by 2020. Currently, over 80% of traffic to PBSKIDS.org comes from Flash-blocked browsers.

PBS KIDS will start retiring all Flash content in October 2018, including all Flash websites and games, to ensure our users are getting the best experience on pbskids.org. We expect all the targeted content listed below will be removed by November 30, 2018. 

Voices of First-Generation College Students

By Shannon Simmons

Winthrop's campus

With the school year in full swing, students all over the state are back in classrooms, including first-generation college students.  First-generation college students are those whose parents did not attend a college or university. We sat down with local first-generation students to gain an understanding of what it’s like to be the first in their families to attend college.  

A Look Back at NatureScene

By Tabitha Safdi

NatureScene 60

Debuting in 1978, "NatureScene," introduced millions of viewers to a natural world of wonder that the average person might easily overlook. Naturalist Rudy Mancke is paired first with series co-creator Beryl Dakers and later with Jim Welch. Today, Mancke hosts NatureNotes on both SCETV and SC Public Radio. #TBT #ETVturns60 #60more

Learn more about South Carolina ETV's history here.

Support After an Emergency from Our Friends at Sesame Street

By Bette Jamison

Still from Sesame Street video about dealing with a hurricane.

Emergencies can be overwhelming, particularly for young children. Even in the most difficult of circumstances, families can find strength and resilience within their community.

As a provider, you are important in keeping families connected and helping them discover their own strength after a disaster. Sesame Street appreciates your work with families and has created this Community Guide with simple and easy resources to help you help others recover from an emergency. 

Dorothea Benton Frank Shares Love for Pat Conroy

By Holly Jackson

Dorthea Benton Frank with production crew for By The River

The legacy of Pat Conroy is shared repeatedly on the first season of By The River, with nearly every author noting his impact on readers’ love for Lowcountry stories.

New York Times Best Selling author Dorothea Benton Frank, whose latest book By Invitation Only is now out, can’t help but smile talking about her old friend. Frank described Conroy as a “rascally rascal.”  Conroy, who passed away on March 4th, 2016, “died on the only day of the year that is a sentence,” Benton Frank noted. 

Successfully Starting Off The School Year With Classroom Technology

By Carla Jefferson

High school students sitting around a table with a tablet with teacher engaging with them

From our Educator Guest Blogger Series

A new school year brings a fresh start for all involved.  How quickly we forget the stress that comes with the beginning of school.  Lockers, lunch numbers, and buses, oh my! Beginning a new school year with new technology can also add another layer of stress if we are not careful.  Here are a few tips and tricks that can assist you in getting off to a smooth start with your classroom technology.

60 Reasons to Love South Carolina ETV

By Kaitlyn Park

60 Reasons to love SCETV

For 60 years, South Carolina ETV has been bringing education, connections, and engagement to the people of South Carolina. Below we reflect on SCETV's coverage of South Carolina's history and the network's promise for the future.   

Get ready… here are 60 reasons to love SCETV!

Learn More with Your Peers (for Less)

By Kathy Finger

Overhead shot of teachers sitting at table using laptops, tablets and phones

 

This fall, make your professional development go further by learning with your national peers and spending less money doing it!

PBS TeacherLine is offering courses to begin September 12 and October 10, including several ELA courses like “Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits” and “Teaching Reading Fluency” - all for lower prices than last year!

* Yep, you read that right, PBS has LOWERED their prices for all facilitated courses this year, some by as much as 36%!

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