On September 30, 2014, PBS LearningMedia launched a NEW Student Experience, expanding its digital resources. Students can interact with media, engage with resources and complete assignments. The online Student Experience allows students of any grade level to browse and search educational and inspiring resources for not only homework, but also lifelong personal learning: PBSStudents.org.
Plus, PBS LearningMedia provides new teacher tools at PBSLearningMedia.org. To help teachers work better and more effectively, PBS LearningMedia now features even more productivity tools, including a lesson builder, quiz maker and…
ETV StreamlineSC continues to provide free K-12 resources for SC educators in public, private and home schools and free Webinars are available for SC teachers to learn best practices for using this valuable resource in the classroom. More Learn360 Webinars are planned and SC teachers may view training designed specifically for them that is now archived online.
Archived Webinars Designed Specifically for SC Educators:
These two recorded Webinars designed specifically for South Carolina educators are now available. Even if you did not register to participate live, you may access these trainings archived: http://www.scetv.org/education/streamlinesc/
Coming soon! ETV continues to make available more rich content in StreamlineSC and will be adding 51 episodes in The Magic School Bus series to the online library of free programs available for SC educators to use with their students.
ETV’s online video-on-demand service StreamlineSC is free to all SC educators – public, private, charter, virtual, and home school. Please ask your media specialist about your school’s passcode or go to www.streamlineSC.org and sign up. Your passcode will be sent to you so you may set up your account.
The Magic School Bus is an Emmy-award winning…
A report on a study of 20 school districts that participated in a pilot of summer reading camps in 2014 was released by the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) this past October. The pilot study involved districts submitting data regarding demographics and reading growth results in the camp in addition to observations from EOC staff.
Third grade students participating in the camps in the pilot districts averaged approximately three weeks of growth for each week of instruction. Act 284, or the Read to Succeed Act, requires all school districts to serve students who are in significant need of intervention…
SC educators can earn credit by the June 30th renewal cycle deadline through participation in one or more of the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions--47 courses (plus several new courses TBA) that earn 20 renewal credits offered each session and Rudy Mancke’s Natural History course offered in special session, too!
ETV Teacher Recertification Upcoming Sessions for 20 Renewal Credit Courses:
WINTER 2015: Jan. 26 – March 20 (Registration opens Jan. 7)
SPRING I 2015: March 24 – May 18 (Registration opens Feb. 23)
SPRING II 2015: May 1 – June 15 (Registration opens April 16)
Make the most of your holiday down-time with a fast, flexible, and focused mini-course from PBS TeacherLine. These "bite-sized" professional learning opportunities will spark new ideas, expand your skill set, and energize your classroom. You can explore course content, watch videos, complete interactive labs, and take self-assessments at your own pace. Subjects include: social studies, technology, math, leadership, and science.
These 1.5 or 3 instruction hour (NOT credit hour) mini-courses cost only $49, and several Leadership courses are free! See how the courses give you control of your professional learning: http://www.teacherlinesoutheast.org/SelfPaced.htm
Note: These mini courses…
ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide free training. Our ETV professionals can assist your teachers with learning about StreamlineSC provider Learn360 and provide valuable training on Web tools and using mobile devices. Your teachers can find out about flipping tools and Edmodo, learn about video editing with Movie Maker (PC) or iMovie (iPad), or receive training on teaching tools on the iPad! We work with PC’s, MAC’s and mobile devices.
Check out content that can be provided in ETV Free PD workshop offerings: http://www.scetv.org/education/streamlinesc/materials/documents/FREE_ETV_Workshops.pdf. Then contact ETV Education to discuss content and…
Premieres Nov. 26 at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on ETV: The Odd Squad
This smart and funny live-action show is designed to help children ages 5-8 learn math skills. Following the premiere, it will join the ETV KIDS lineup weekday mornings at 7:00 am and afternoons at 4:30pm on ETV and 7:30 pm on the SC Channel.
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, these programs air on South Carolina Channel (SCC):
Nov. 3 at 8:00 pm on SC Channel: Southern Lens - Catawba River Voices
Nov. 3 at 8:30 pm…
Provides video-on-demand service over the web, thousands of educational programs and is free to public, private, and home schools
Knowitall.org is ETV's educational Web portal, a collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers and parents.
ETV offers an array of professional development opportunities for PreK-12 educators, certified renewal or graduate credit.
ETV has partnered with PBS to make thousands of online resources available on-demand to South Carolina educators.
A simplified way for teachers to find the resources they need, access their school’s TV Guide, and find teacher recertification courses, development, and training.
Smart Cat's place for kids to play and explore hundreds of safe fun educational activities with PBS Kids characters.
Adult Education videos on-demand: GED and Pre-GED, Workplace Essential Skills and videos for basic reading, writing, math and life skills.
Speaking of Schools Podcast
Supported by the South Carolina Department of Education, this half-hour show is hosted by Doug Keel and features various guests.