Education

Education Oversight Committee Budget Recommendations

By B. Jamison

SC Education oversight Committee logo

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.

January on Knowitall

By M. Brown

Images from January featured content on Knowitall

This month on Knowitall, we’re excited to share our first 3D Virtual Tour! Try out this new technology in your classroom with an up-close tour of Homestead House at Historic Brattonsville. There’s also a new Martin Luther King Day Collection to explore, and we have resources for remembrance on Holocaust Memorial Day. 

ETV Highlights for January 2017

By B. Jamison

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ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In January, ETV coverage of the SC Legislative season begins again, ETV’s new public affairs program This Week in South Carolina starts, new and exciting PBS series premiere, and new episodes in ETV Kids programs, including a new movie Splash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean, are on tap for the New Year!

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

By B. Jamison

Screen shot of This Schools Got Talent 2017 website.

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

 

Learn with ETV - ETV Recertification Courses Start in January

By B. 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.

Winter Session starts January 23 and ends March 21. Courses will open for you to begin work on January 23 and you must complete by end of the day March 21, except for Rudy’s 60 renewal credit course that ends April 29 – see below.

Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library - FREE Online

By B. Jamison

Screen shot of Colonial Williamsburg Education resource Library website

The April 2016 broadcast was the final live program from Colonial Williamsburg’s series for schools – CWEFT and HERO Live! However, since mid-August 2016, the library of past programming is available FREE in the new Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library.

By creating a free account, teachers, students and learners of all ages can access a constantly-expanding library of resources, including the videos, lesson plans, and interactive learning games that comprised the Colonial Williamsburg Emmy award-winning series.

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