Education

Schedule TODAY Your Summer PD with ETV: One or Multiple Days!

By B. Jamison

Adults sitting around table using tablets

ETV will provide customized Professional Development for your teachers this summer! It’s time NOW for SC schools and districts to Book one or more days with an ETV Instructional Technology Specialist! Choose from seven full-day classes - provided at no cost - on a variety of technology devices and topics.

SC Cyber Launches “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge

By B. Jamison

Screen shot of SC Cyber website

Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber announces the launch of South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge.

The challenge began March 1, 2017 and will run through the end of April 2017. Participating students will take part in rigorous, real-life virtual cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity. Students will each receive an individualized Cyber Resume and NSA Certificate of Completion.

Septima Clark

Septima Clark

A pioneer in grassroots citizenship education, Septima Clark was called the ‘‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’’ by Martin Luther King. Clark was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1898, daughter of a laundrywoman and a former slave. She became a teacher on Johns Island, leader of workshops at Highlander Folk School in Tennessee, and founder of “citizenship schools” throughout the South. Septima Clark, civil rights activist, developed the concept of “citizenship schools.”

The Bad Kids Educator Webinar - Tuesday, March 21, 7:00-8:00 PM

By B. Jamison

Graphic from Independent Lens The Bad Kids

Tuesday, March 21, 2017    7:00 – 8:00 pm

Register here.

Connect educators in your network with new resources for working with at-risk youth! Invite them to join us for a free educator webinar on Tues. March 21st, with Principal Vonda Viland, featured in the powerful, award-winning, Independent Lens documentary, The Bad Kids.

ETV Carolinas Hosts Science Bowl

By K. Cannon

Pictures from 2017 Science Bowl

The sound of buzzers fills ETV Carolinas’ Studio. Elementary school children anxiously chat amongst themselves, trying to decide on a correct answer, before having their team captain say it out loud. This is because, as Science Instructional Specialist of Rock Hill Schools Kimberly Massey says, “March Madness in Rock Hill means Science Bowl.” And, this March, ETV Carolinas is hosting the Rock Hill School District 3 Elementary School Science Bowl.

ORIGINAL SC | National Park Service Superintendent John Slaughter

By T. Safdi

John Slaughter

"Humanity is the most important thing we can value....Valuing the humanity in others puts us in a place where we can have compassion and share passion with each and every individual, no matter what their background." 

John Slaughter serves as the superintendent of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group that includes Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Ninety Six National Historic Site, and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

Renew Yourself This Spring With PBS

By K. Finger

Enroll now for spring courses!

Need to renew your teaching certificate this June or maybe just your teaching spirit? PBS has options for you! First, get those recertification credits covered with a PBS TeacherLine course beginning April 19; both Renewal and Graduate Credits are offered. 

Sample Facilitated Courses Beginning Apr 19, 2017:

March 18 is South Carolina Day!

By B. Jamison

Images from South Carolina Day content on Knowitall

Our state celebrates John C. Calhoun’s birthday March 18 each year by observing South Carolina Day, a day required by law in which schools shall “conduct such exercises as will conduce to a more general knowledge and appreciation of the history, resources and possibilities of this State.” S.C. educators have many rich resources about our state “at your fingertips” in ETV’s Knowitall and StreamlineSC

ETV Highlights for March 2017

By B. Jamison

Nuremberg trial of Dr. Karl Brandt, Hitler's doctor and director of Nazi experiments on humans. Credit: PD / U.S. Signal Corps

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In March, you’ll find a diverse selection of specials to celebrate Women’s History Month, an unprecedented series of three programs that addresses civilians being targets of war crimes, plus new episodes in ETV Kids Splash and Bubbles and Odd Squad!

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