Finland School Curriculum

By Dara Khaalid

The principal and administrator of Kalliola School

The Kalliola school’s principal and administrator explains a recent phenomenon-based lesson. The explanation speaks to the influence of modern design such as movable walls and open classroom spaces. These design consideration make the learning environment more conducive for implementing phenomenon-based lessons.

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Moon Chasing | Endowment Intern Sean

By Sean Scott

ETV let students interview astronaut Charles Duke

I may have only been at work for four days this week, but it was a full week that seemed to rush by! After my relaxing day at home while everyone else had to suffer through a Monday in the office (#sorrynotsorry), I finally saw my supervisor Aimee again. It seemed like it had been a month since we had both been in the office at the same time, but I think it was only a little more than a week. She gave me another video to edit: a story on astronaut Don Thomas, who visited the Charleston County libraries to meet kids and tell them about space.

These Are The Days Of Our Lives | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

A photo of the Catawba River in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Well, for those of you still reading, today is the day – my last day at SCETV. It truly blows my mind how fast these past ten weeks have flown by. It’s like I blinked and it was over. This summer has presented me with many new and exciting challenges, not just at work, but it was also my first time living completely alone – no roommates, no siblings, no parents, not even a pet. It has been an experience for sure, and one that I won’t soon forget. But, before I get all sappy, let me first tell you about my final week.

Student Rewards and Homework

By Dara Khaalid

Roope Kivekas

Roope Kivekas, parent of two Kalliola school students, discusses student rewards for good performance and explains what homework looks like in a Finland school.

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Smiling Faces Beautiful Places | Endowment Intern Laura-Ellen

By Laura-Ellen Adair

Me filming for our restaurant series in McClellanville

All week I have been editing the restaurant series we’ve been working on this summer. However, on Thursday I got to help film an episode of SCETV’s digital series Our Town. We packed up the car and ventured back to Cheraw, South Carolina. I visited Cheraw a few weeks earlier to film and eat in one of the restaurants. One of the biggest parts of Our Town is not catching a glimpse of life in a small town but rather getting to know its people. Throughout the day we met several lovely people on and off-camera. 

Finnish Teacher and Student Engagement

By Dara Khaalid

Roope Kivekas

Roope Kivekas, parent of two Kalliola school students, discusses teacher and student engagement in the classroom. Additionally, he discusses how learning challenges are identified and the multitude of ways it can be addressed in a Finland school.

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South Carolina ETV launches country music songwriting contest

Country Music

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced the launch of a country music songwriting contest, taking place in conjunction with the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “Country Music.” Targeting rising fifth through 12th grade South Carolina students, the contest features both an individual and group category. 

Finnish Teacher Education Programs

By Dara Khaalid

Kati Mäkitalo, Oulu University College of Education Dean

Kati Mäkitalo, Oulu University College of Education Dean, discusses the curriculum of their teacher education program. The dean also touches on how difficult it is to gain acceptance in their teacher education programs.

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