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2018 Constitution Day James Otis Lecture Postponed, Will Be Rescheduled Next Fall

August 20, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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*Due to state office closures, the James Otis Lecture scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14 at the State House has been postponed. The next program will be scheduled next fall.

LearningWhy Lesson Plan Service … Create Your Account

August 1, 2018 - Posted in Education by Sharla Brown
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Teachers, welcome back to a new school year! Check out LearningWhy to help plan one-to-one and project-based lessons for your classroom. Search by standard or grade level to find lessons, media resources and handouts to engage your students.

EOC Reports: Resources Available for Back-to-School

August 1, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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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.

Parenting Students with School-Assigned Devices

July 31, 2018 - Posted in Education by Adam J. Babcock
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series As school districts roll out student-issued devices across the state and country, the new digital access is a blessing for schools. However, many parents are not ready for the parenting that comes with sending a student home with a...

Teacher Engagement in the Education Process

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Education 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...

Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Education 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...

Students Create Computer Games and Apps at Girls Go for IT Camp

June 29, 2018 - Posted in Education by Laura Hunsberger
Instructor Jaya Gantt, a recent graduate of USC, teaches 6th-grader Kenney Williams and other students at Girls Go for I.T. camp.

During the last two weeks of June, the University of South Carolina's School of Earth, Ocean and Environment was home to Girls Go for I.T. , a camp for middle school-age girls who are interested in learning about computer science and programming. South Carolina Public Radio...

And the Winner of ETV’s LearningWhy EduSpire Award Is…

June 21, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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Congratulations Jessica Higdon, from North Charleston high school! Ms. Higdon used the lesson Critically Analyze and Understand Primary/ Secondary Resources using FDR’s 1933 Inauguration from the LearningWhy website. Her students used this lesson to create a chart or...

The Watering Hole

June 15, 2018 - Posted in Education by K. Hermann
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Candace G. Wiley and Monifa Lemons created The Watering Hole as a place to encourage and promote poets of color in the south. They also offer school workshops and summer camps to students to teach creative writing, self-confidence, and communications skills. Candace says...

Summer Reading to Refresh the Mind - SCETV PBS LearningMedia

June 14, 2018 - Posted in Education by Mimi Wortham-Brown
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Explore the 100 most-loved novels in America with The Great American Read. The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading. It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by...

Jeff Maxey - 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

June 13, 2018 - Posted in Education by K. Hermann
Jeff Maxey - 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

On May 2, 2018, Jeff Maxey was selected as South Carolina's 2019 Teacher of the Year. A special education resource teacher at Starr Elementary School in Anderson District 3, Mr. Maxey started his career as a minister, but decided to become a teacher after visiting schools...

Bassist Reggie Workman Shares Perspective, Life Experiences with Students of Charleston Jazz Academy

June 7, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bradley Fuller
Reggie Workman at the Charleston Jazz Academy.

Working with jazz legends like John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, and numerous others has given double bassist Reggie Workman more than a little perspective on music-making. On Monday, June 4th, the eighty-year-old exponent of hard bop and avant-garde jazz shared...

SCETV PBS LearningMedia: Taking Your Summer Outdoors

June 5, 2018 - Posted in Education by Mimi Wortham-Brown
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Challenge your students to go outside and look up at the sky! Science can be beautiful!

Erin Fox - 2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

June 5, 2018 - Posted in Education by K. Hermann
2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Erin Fox

2018 South Carolina State Teacher of the Year Erin Fox has spent the past year traveling and meeting with legislators, educators, and students. Her experiences have broadened her view of education and education policy. She shared some advice for next Teacher of the Year,...

EOC Reports: Resources Available for Summer Months

May 31, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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While the summer provides wonderful time for relaxation, the extra time can also unfortunately promote the summer slide for some students. The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) recommends several resources to share with students and families as they head out for the...

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