S.C. African American History Calendar: April Honoree – Judge Richard E. Fields

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar April Honoree – Judge Richard E. FieldsJudge Richard E. Fields was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. He attended high school at the Avery Institute, graduated from West Virginia State College in 1944, and earned his law degree in 1947 from the Howard University School of Law. He was one of the first African Americans to open a law office in Charleston since the early 1900s. Judge Fields’ private and professional endeavors have included many religious, civic, and political activities, acquiring leadership positions in each area.

EOC seeks nominations for review of ELA standards by June 8, 2020

By Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee logoThe Education Oversight Committee (EOC) seeks nominations of EL teachers, parents, and business leaders for review of ELA standards. Pursuant to State law, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is conducting a cyclical review of the current English language arts (ELA) standards in order to review and revise, where appropriate, these college and career readiness standards. A state-level stakeholder group will meet in Fall 2020 to provide their feedback and recommendations on the current ELA standards. The state group will consist of ELA teachers from grades K-12, teachers of English learners...

ETV Teacher Recertification: Beat the heat + free offer

By Bette Jamison

Woman sitting by pool on laptopEven in the summer heat, ETV Teacher Recertification provides a cool way for SC teachers to earn renewal credit … at your own pace from anywhere, even around the pool or at the beach, and any time 24/7! Approved by the SC Department of Education for SC teachers, each course earns 20 renewal credits. Take one or several (up to six); $75 each. See FREE offer below for this Summer session ! SUMMER session STARTS July 1 and ENDS August 17 . (Complete work by session END date.) Register June 2 through July 17 : ETV Teacher Recertification Courses: Each...

Mary Simms Oliphant | SC Hall of Fame

By W. Sellers

Mary Simms OliphantMary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public Library Association and received the state of South Carolina’s highest honor—the Order of the Palmetto.

March into Spring: New renewal courses + free offer

By Bette Jamison

Black woman smiling working at laptop outsideETV provides quality professional development for South Carolina educators, continuing our strong commitment to education. ETV Teacher Recertification offers over 25 online courses, plus several NEW Natural History courses. Courses earn 20 renewal credits each and are approved by the SC Department of Education for SC teachers. Work online at your own pace 24/7, then complete by session end date.

SCETV provides programming and online content

By Tabitha Safdi

SCETV providing programming and online contentIn order to support families and educators, we’ve put together a list of content to help you through. We've also opened access to two of our locally presented shows, Yoga In Practice and Expeditions . You can always watch SCETV and PBS programs on-demand at . It's quality content you can trust. Watch SCETV’s quality programming online . Listen LIVE to South Carolina Public Radio anytime. Subscribe to our YouTube channel . Check out all of South Carolina ETV’s local content in one place. Education never stops for kids! Check out for content by subject and grade level...

March 2020 on

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Graphic including images from content highlighted in March 2020 on KnowitallKnowitall brings you an abundance of content for Women’s History and National Nutrition Months —and it’s all so easy to locate—just a few clicks away! We also have numerous resources for South Carolina Day, World Storytelling Day and World Poetry Day...and more! See below for details! We hope you’ll enjoy exploring—and please encourage your students and their parents to do the same! Please consider linking to on your school website and teacher pages!

Talking to kids about the Coronavirus

Wash Hands SongWith global attention on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), young children may have questions. While there are still a lot of unknowns about COVID-19, one thing for sure, is that a good hand washing goes a long way to prevent sickness. SCETV has made the "Wash Hands Song" available online. PBS Kids has also provided resources from their popular series like "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" and "Sesame Street." Wash Your Hands As a first step to avoid getting sick, experts recommend hand washing with soap for 20 seconds. If soap is unavailable, you can use alchohol-based sanitizer, rubbing the sanitizer...