Bette Jamison

Learn with ETV - Teacher Recertification Courses Start Soon

By Bette Jamison

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ETV Teacher Recertification courses are approved by SDE Office of Educator Services for SC educators.  Over 50 courses offered for 20 renewal credits each, facilitated online/self-paced. Cost: $75 each. Plus, Natural History with Rudy Mancke for 60 renewal credits offered, too. Cost: $200.  Register NOW … Winter session starts January 23. 

Will Your Science Students Be Among the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers?

By Bette Jamison

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PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer are proud to announce the Emperor Science Award program - a unique virtual mentoring program that pairs university-level research scientists with high school students, presenting an exciting opportunity for them to explore the world of science, grow their skills, build confidence and conduct rewarding cancer and cancer care research.

Summer 2017 PD Opportunities from ETV

By Bette Jamison

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This summer why not have ETV provide engaging Professional Development for your teachers?  

Book one or more days with an ETV Instructional Technology Specialist at no cost to your school or district!  

Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library: Learn More About the Office of the President

By Bette Jamison

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From Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Gazette:

Today, Donald J. Trump becomes the nation's 45th president. But did you know presidents weren't always inaugurated in January? January 20 was designated as inauguration day by the 20th amendment in 1933 (although the date moves slightly based on when the weekend falls). Prior to 1933, presidents were generally inaugurated on March 4, although our first president, George Washington, was inaugurated on April 30. At a time when traveling during the winter was much harder and nationwide votes took longer to compile and tally, a later inauguration made sense. Today, the January date reduces the amount of time between the election and the swearing in of the new president.

Education Oversight Committee Budget Recommendations

By Bette Jamison

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On December 12, 2016, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) adopted budget recommendations for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The programmatic and funding recommendations made are designed to continue last year’s support of educators and students while accelerating innovation in education. Based on statutory authority, the committee members annually make recommendations for the spending of Education Improvement Act (EIA) funds, which are generated by the penny sales tax. In November, the Board of Economic Advisors projected that the EIA will generate $791 million in total revenues in fiscal year 2017-18, an increase of $39 million over the current year’s EIA appropriation base.

Statewide Student Competitions in STEM and The Arts! Submit Video Entries Soon

By Bette Jamison

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Calling all South Carolina public school students grades K-12 to participate in the SC Future Minds 2017 “This Schools Got STEAM” and “This School’s Got Talent” competitions!

This School’s Got Talent

Singers, bands and other performers – This School’s Got Talent is for YOU!

Finalists will be chosen with help from Grammy-Award winning band “Hootie and the Blowfish.” 

Submit video entries January 16 – 29 here

 

This School’s Got STEM

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