Carolina Classrooms, ETV’s monthly educational series, celebrates teachers with a special program featuring segments with finalists for our new SC Teacher of the Year and...
ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series
ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series, featuring South Carolina educators recognized for innovation in the classroom, continue to provide interesting and relevant ideas for SC teachers! Our guest bloggers include additional PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator winners, educators who earn the new PBS Media Literacy Certification, and other educators recognized for their skilled use of technology in the classroom.
The blogger series serves as an additional platform to our Carolina Classrooms television and web series to elevate and share SC educators’ voices and the accomplished work they are doing.
The PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement. The annual program has recognized and honored 19 SC educators to date.
The PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED recognizes educators who excel in creating and implementing instruction with media, and provides support to help all teachers accelerate these skills. Educators who exemplify strong media literacy competencies are invited to submit a portfolio of work demonstrating their achievements. And, free media literacy courses are available on KQED Teach for educators who need support in building the competencies which include the ability to create original content using multiple media production techniques, share original media on a variety of online platforms designed to reach specific audiences, and implement lessons that help students foster media skills and more. Available courses: Finding & Validating Information Online; Understanding Copyright & Fair Use; Video Storytelling Essentials; Designing Presentations; Safety and Privacy in a Participatory Culture; How to Manage and Assess Media Projects; and more.
Our featured educator blogger for May 2019 is Megan McNinch.
Megan McNinch is Technology Teacher and STEAM enthusiast at Sugar Creek Elementary in Fort Mill, SC. She is proud to be the Sugar Creek Teacher of the Year, serve on the Discovery Education STEAM Teacher Leader Corps, and coach several amazing VEX IQ robotics teams. Megan is a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, a Google Level 1 Certified Educator, Common Sense Education Ambassador, and Freckle Ambassador. She holds a B.A. in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in special education from Western Governor’s University, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction and license in school administration from Liberty University. You can follow her on Twitter at @McNinchie.
Please check out Megan’s post entitled: STEAM Education: More Than Engineering Pinterest Challenge
VIEW our other Educator Guest Blogger Series Posts
- April 2019 post by Emily Molin, a teacher at the high school level for 15 years. She taught Spanish for twelve years and has been a Media Specialist with Greenville County Schools for the past three years. She has served as Department Head, School Leadership Team member, and Discovery Education Digital Leader. She was nominated for Teacher of the Year at her high school for the 2020 school year: Better Together: Collaboration and Technology Integration
- March 2019 post by Kimberly Singletary, Early Learning Wi-Fi Manager in SCETV’s Education Division, managing the Educational Broadband Wi-Fi Access Project and providing PD to Pre-K-12 teachers. Previously, she was an educator at R.E. Davis Elementary School in the Sumter and named Campus Teacher of the Year in 2016-17: Let’s Discuss the Importance of Social Emotional Learning
- February 2019 post by Laura Roberts Adair, Digital Integration Specialist for Harbison West Elementary, Irmo Elementary and Nursery Road Elementary Arts Magnet in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from USC, and National Board Certified Teacher: Lights! Camera! Integrate! Impacting students and Your Curriculum Through Video/Green Screen Project Based Learning
- January 2019 post by Brian Day, Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV Education and former elementary teacher specializing in 5-6th grade social studies: Enhancing Social Studies Instruction Through the Use of Technology: Interactive Webtools and Websites for the Classroom
- November 2018 post by Karen Ogen, Magnet Program Lead, Bradley Elementary in Richland One, National Board Certified Teacher and a PBS Digital Innovator: 12 Ways Technology Can Support Authentic Learning
- October 2018 post by Ashley Fort, Digital Learning Coach for Lexington School District 3 (Batesburg-Leesville) and 2017 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator for SC: We All Must Teach Digital Citizenship: Ideas for Teachers to Incorporate Digital Citizenship into Their Instruction
- September 2018 post by Carla Jefferson, Darlington County Schools and the 2016 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator for SC: Successfully Starting Off the School Year with Classroom Technology
- August 2018 post by Adam Babcock, Spartanburg District 7 and 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator: Parenting Students with School-Assigned Devices