Education

PBS LearningMedia Illuminates Native American History and Culture

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, PBS LearningMedia spotlights resources that illuminate various aspects of Native American history and culture.

First People – The Native Americans

The story of America doesn’t start when the English colonized the country in 1607 – in fact, they weren’t the first Europeans to arrive, or even the first people to live here. That stake in history belongs to the Native Americans.

Carolina Classrooms Equity in Education Now Online, Adult Education Repeats Nov. 25

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state. From addressing ways to make higher education more affordable to preparing students for 21st century careers; from looking at statewide assessments to celebrating our best South Carolina educators, Carolina Classrooms provides a forum for education stakeholders to learn and be involved.

 

EOC Publishes Evaluation of Summer Reading Camp Partnerships

Pursuant to Proviso 1.79 of the 2014-15 General Appropriations Act, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is responsible for evaluating the impact of community partnerships on student academic success. The EOC released a report on October 12 that provides findings and recommendations on the implementation of after-school and summer reading programs implemented by community partnerships during Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 across South Carolina to support struggling readers.

SCETV's Dean Byrd Wins Education Award

Dean Byrd

Dean Byrd, Director of Education at SCETV, has been awarded the SC Association for Educational Technology’s “Making It Happen” award for his outstanding contribution to educational technology in South Carolina.

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s life or view of the world.

Carolina Classrooms Talks Education Equity

Wednesday night at 7:00 on SCETV, Carolina Classrooms, together with the American Graduate project, will air a special town hall meeting from Francis Marion University. Discussions range from the Abbeville Equity in Education decision to the future of education in South Carolina. Since the S.C. Supreme Court ruling, lawmakers have been charged with responding to the inequalities in education in our state.  What does this decision mean and how will the issues be addressed?

College Preparedness a Major Concern for 11th-Graders

By L. Steele

Classroom

According to recent test results released by the S.C. Department of Education, less than half of 11th-graders in S.C. are prepared to succeed in college. These results are based on the ACT, which is an aptitude test that’s used to predict how well a student will do in college.  It showed that approximately 89 percent of juniors last year were not ready to succeed in college. 

PBS LearningMedia Integrates “Scary” Themes into Math, ELA and Science!

This week’s featured resources offer teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their math, language arts, and science lessons all week long!

Meet Mary Shelley’s Famously Frightful Novel!

“It’s aliiiiive!” That memorable line was in “Frankenstein” the movie, but it wasn’t in the book. And many think of Frankenstein as the stiff-armed, fabricated monster, but that was actually the doctor’s name. In this episode of “Crash Course,” John Green introduces your class to Mary Shelley's famously frightful novel.

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