Education

Season two of locally-produced 'By the River' to premiere September 5

By the RiverCOLUMBIA, S.C. – “By the River” – a weekly show that features discussions with authors from South Carolina and around the Southeast – is returning for season two Thursday, September 5, at 8 p.m. on South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV). Produced in partnership between SCETV and the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), season two of “By the River” will feature 14 episodes. Cassandra King Conroy, the widow of Pat Conroy, will be the featured guest in the first episode. Among the other authors to appear in season two are Patti Callahan Henry, Sallie Ann Robinson, Robert Hicks, J...

Why space exploration is necessary for survival

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Space rocks at MYCO Chasing the Moon Screener eventIn an interview with Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. , Dr. Varsha Kulkarni, Dr. Cassandra Runyon , and Rev. Dr. Greg Snyder , the importance of space exploration to the advancement of Earth is discussed. Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. explains, “Space exploration, like any type of exploration, is helping humanity carry out its innate desire, or its innate curiosity, about what makes things tick, how did we get here, how do we make this planet on which we live better? But every time we learn something from some other body in space, be it another planet in our own solar system, or...

24-year-old responsible for bringing astronomy to her country

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Pranvera HyseniPranvera Hyseni is the Founder and Director of the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo program. Hyseni knew she wanted to become an astronomer at a young age. She explains, "Growing up, I figured that we didn't have any astronomers or observatories, or departments that I could study astronomy, and for me, that was somehow depressing, a lot, because I wanted to become an astronomer, and knowing that I couldn't, it wasn't very easy to accept that...so I never actually accepted it." Hyseni went on to create Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo, and is responsible for the future plans to have the first...

Chanda Jefferson is honored as the 2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year!

By Dynestee Fields

Chanda Jefferson, South Carolina Teacher of the Year for 2020, makes her acceptance speechChanda Jefferson, a biology teacher at Fairfield Central High School, was named the 2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year on May 8, 2019. This honor was awarded to Jefferson at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Originally an aspiring doctor, Jefferson changed her plans during her third year of college when she acquired a part-time job as an elementary “Mad Science” teacher. This experience, coupled with the positive experiences that she had had with her own teachers, motivated Jefferson to accept her calling to become one. She now uses STEM techniques, hands on exercises, inquiry...

Greenwood Genetics Center Junior Genetics Scholars Camp

By Dynestee Fields

Students line up outside of the Greenwood Genetics Center Mobile Science Lab Each year, the Greenwood Genetics Center hosts the Junior Genetics Scholars Camp, inviting twenty-four 10th through 12th grade students to its campus. This summer camp, which takes place during one, five-day week in July, explores topics such as basic laboratory techniques, human variation, global health and the environmental impact on human disease, gene structures, animals as model organisms, and careers in the life sciences. In addition to the Junior Genetics Scholars Camp, the Center also operates the Mobile Science Laboratory Program. This program consists of two vehicles, the Gene...

TransformSC: Bus Tour - Reserve your seat!

By Bette Jamison

TransformSC Bus Tour logoPersonalized learning is the overarching philosophy that drives the vision for BL Primary School. Classroom environments are designed to allow students to take ownership of their learning through goal-setting, self-direction, and competency-based instruction.

Birds, Trees, and Mancke

By Dynestee Fields

Looking through trees at a riverOn Monday, August 12, four people from SCETV loaded into a van and travelled into the forests of Wofford, S.C. Here, the birds chirped, the gnats buzzed, and the trees offered little protection from the heat of the unforgiving sun. I was one of the people on this adventure. The purpose of our excursion was to film intros and outros for an educational course featuring the naturalist Rudy Mancke. The trip offered a multitude of learning experiences, from grasping the functions of reflectors and C-stands and practicing how to set them up, to finding and identifying the native bird and spider...

Celebrating Country Music – songwriting contest and more!

By Stephanie Frazier

Graphic from Ken Burns Country Music airing for two weeks on SCETV beginning September 15, 2019 Catchy lyrics, guitars, cowboy hats and boots...this September is all things country music. Join us for a month-long celebration of Ken Burns’ new documentary on country music. There are multiple opportunities for educators and students to join the conversation.

ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series

By Bette Jamison

Pair of hands typing on keyboardETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series continues to provide interesting and relevant ideas for SC teachers! This blogger series serves as an additional platform to our Carolina Classrooms television and web series to elevate and share South Carolina educators’ voices and the accomplished work they are doing. Learn more and even share your voice!

EOC Reports: Resources available for start of school

By Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight CommitteeLooking for resources for families as school starts back? The SC Family-Friendly Standards ( www.scfriendlystandards.org ) are updated and available for Grades K-12 for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The guides provide information about what students should be learning at each grade level, along with books and resources to enhance the learning at school. The guides are also available in Spanish.

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