ETV Announces Changes FY13-14


ETV Announces Changes FY13-14

To start the new school year, ETV is announcing new and upgraded K-12 services, and discontinuing other ones. This September, we’re excited to offer new resources that are available on the Web, including the following:

  • A new ETV Teacher Courses Web page to help teachers and administrators find the recertification credit they need quickly
  • An upgrade to our FREE PBS LearningMedia on-demand site. For one year only, ETV will offer a more robust premium service, including an additional 800 PBS programs
  • And the OnePlaceSC Web portal that has now been simplified and improved, no longer requiring a login

ETV is upgrading its delivery of K-12 services to a fully on-demand system. Last year, we offered both a traditional K-12 Instructional Media Channel (IMC) and on demand Web-based and cloud deliveries. Based on teacher responses we’ve discontinued the K-12 IMC to focus those resources on wireless broadband service and the district portal systems employed statewide. ETV will seek pilot sites with school districts across the state and address evolving technological needs that will benefit from Web-based learning approaches. Technical support will focus on the newer portal distribution systems and pilot programs, rather than the traditional building distribution systems. Customary live programs previously delivered over the K-12 IMC, such as Colonial Williamsburg's electronic field trip, will be offered on the South Carolina Channel and will use the Web for interactive lessons.

We have also sent a copy of this email to your superintendent. If you have any questions or feedback on any ETV services, such as StreamlineSC or Knowitall.org, please contact us. ETV hopes your new 2013-2014 school year is full of promise and expectations.

Thank you for all you do!

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etvStreamlineSC
Over 75,000 online K-12 media resources free to all SC schools and supporting institutions

Knowitall.org
ETV's educational Web portal with interactive sites for K-12 students, teachers + parents

ETV Teacher Courses
ETV online professional development sites for PreK-12 educators, renewal or grad credit

ETV Kids
Smart Cat's place for kids to learn though proven interactivities with PBS Kids characters

PBS Learning Media
PBS partnership makes robust online video resources available to South Carolina educators

Carolina Classrooms
ETV's education series airs last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm (repeats SCC/ETV World)

American Graduate
ETV’s initiative to help local communities find solutions to address the dropout crisis

OnePlaceSC
One-stop-shop for teachers to find media resources, training and access school’s TV Guide

Speaking of Schools Podcast
Supported by SC Department of Education, host Doug Keel features K-12 education topics

FastForward / GED
Adult Ed online media: GED, Pre-GED, Workplace Essential Skills, basic 3 R’s + life skills

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