Atlantic White Cedar and Burk's Pitcher Plants

By Patrick McMillan

 Burk's Pitcher Plants

Patrick revisits Apalachicola National Forest, and discusses the Atlantic White Cedar, which is unusually placed here since they are more prominent up in the Northern U.S. Northern Pitcher Plants, and Burk’s Pitcher Plants, several species of carnivorous plant, are found here as well.

Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

EOC Reports: Resources Available for Back-to-School

By Bette Jamison

South Carolina Education Oversight Committee logo

The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) offers valuable resources for schools to share with students and families as the new school year begins! They are perfect resources for back-to-school events and curriculum nights.

Jump Start Your Renewal with ETV Teacher Recertification

By Bette Jamison

Woman jumping over hurdle

ETV Teacher Recertification offers 50+ 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.

ETV Program Highlights for August 2018

By Bette Jamison

Image from Little Women on Masterpiece

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In August, catch special episodes in SCETV’s Carolina Stories and in Reel South! The popular PBS series Little Women repeats along with a series on Mark Twain. And, don’t miss the premiere of a new Splash and Bubbles, creative fun with Pinkalicious and Peterrific and a new season of Sesame Street! … SCETV is your destination for learning!

Next Stop Sumter | Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Interns with the Making it Grow team

Week 8 of my SCETV internship was busy and productive.  I started off this week by interviewing my second student for the first-generation college student piece I’m still pursuing. For this interview, I got a chance to sit down with one of my Winthrop classmates, Kalea Young-Gibson, and discuss her college life. The interview went well and I believe the story is beginning to tell itself. I just have to do one more interview and I’ll be able to complete this video project soon.

The Last One | Endowment Intern Rebecca

By Rebecca Dymock

Jenna, Rebecca, Shannon on the set of Making it Grow

My last week at ETV proved to be a productive one. I worked on editing two more episodes of the Our Town series that should be up on the website soon. This summer has been a blast! Not only has this internship given me the opportunity to learn about new software and techniques that have helped me to become a better filmmaker, but it has also allowed me to feel more confident and accomplished. I am positive that this summer will remain a favorite of mine for a very long time.

Teacher Engagement in the Education Process

By Karen Hermann

Dr. Lisa Johnson, Associate Dean of the Richard W. Riley School of Education at Winthrop University


Dr. Lisa Johnson, Associate Dean of the Richard W. Riley School of Education at Winthrop University, says teacher engagement in the political process, including voting, is the best way for teachers to make their voices heard in South Carolina.

At Winthrop University, part of teacher training is an awareness of the education process.


Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands

By Karen Hermann

Students in the BOOM Program learned construction techniques by building small houses.

Richland School Districts One and Two, Lexington-Richland District Five, Midlands Education & Business Alliance, S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, Midlands Workforce and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina partnered with Midlands Technical College to offer the BOOM program. BOOM stands for Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands and is an effort to provide qualified candidates for jobs in the construction field, and to assist students who may not otherwise receive a diploma. 

Passing the Baton| Endowment Intern Imelda

By Imelda Golden

Reading by The River

One of the many reasons that I wanted to have the opportunity to intern at SCETV was to give back to the community. I feel that ETV programming and all of its other services have given so much to me as a child and I want to give back and to help to teach and inspire the next generation. I am so proud and grateful to say that SCETV is giving me that chance.