Education

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors for 2016-2017 Letters About Literature Contest

By B. Jamison

Screen shot of State Library website

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.

Need Renewal Credit by June 30? Learn with ETV Teacher Recertification

By B. Jamison

Young woman working on laptop smiling

SC educators can earn credit by the June 30th renewal cycle deadline through participation in the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions.

Over 55 courses approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits each offered in every session, plus Rudy’s Natural History course for 60 renewal credits offered, too!

American Education Week Nov. 14-18, 2016

By B. Jamison

Students holding a sign saying "Thank you"

The first observance of American Education Week was held in December 1921 with the National Education Association (NEA) and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.

NEW PBS Series - Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

By B. Jamison

Martin Luther King leading protest

In his new four-hour PBS series, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Henry Louis Gates Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. The series premieres November 15 (Part 1) and November 22 (Part 2) at 8:00-10:00 p.m. on ETV.

Behind the Scenes with the Between the Waters Project Director

By T. Safdi

Between the Waters Homepage

Between the Waters is a production of South Carolina ETV and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Humanities South Carolina. The first project about Hobcaw Barony, produced by SCETV, was a television documentary entitled The Baruchs of Hobcaw, which was broadcast in 2012. This hour-long program left the producers with the desire to find a way to explore the complex story of Hobcaw Barony more deeply and interactively.

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