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Speaking of Schools

Podcasts of Speaking of Schools, supported by the South Carolina Department of Education, are published each Monday afternoon. Host Doug Keel, who has been involved in education in the state for over 40 years, talks with providers and supporters of education including administrators, teachers, students, parents, and others interested in improving teaching and learning in South Carolina. Join us as we're "Speaking of Schools."

A New StreamlineSC Provider and News About the HSAP for Past and Future Students

ETV StreamlineSC has a new, award winning content provider: Learn 360. As always, ETV StreamlineSC will continue to provide free K - 12 resources to all public, private and home schools in the state with access to materials from the BBC, National Geographic, Encyclopedia and many more, including ETV-produced South…



This Month on SOS


During the summer months we'll keep you posted on happenings in education in the Palmetto state. There's no reason to take a vacation from what's going on around SC as we'll be featuring interesting podcasts featuring the 2013 National Teacher of the Year as well as our former reigning top teacher. We'll feature All State Bands and Chorus selections around the July 4th holiday and will do our best to have interesting podcasts each week. And if you're an adult with elementary and high school-aged children in your care, you'll certainly want to curtail the "summer slide." Here's an article from the USDOE with suggestions as to how to prevent a summer lapse in learning. It has several great suggestions. We hope you'll find it useful! The following post is reblogged from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education, Homeroom. The original post, is by Dorothy Amatucci. Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the “summer slide,” and happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months. While summer vacation is months away, many parents are starting to plan for summer now. As you’re thinking about your plans for the upcoming summer break, we’ve gathered a few ideas and activities that you and your children – no matter their ages – can complete throughout the summer. For Elementary and Middle School Students: All students can benefit from a trip to the local library. Parents of younger students can create a summer reading list with their children, and then reward them when they finish each book. Additionally, parents can encourage their kids to think outside of the box with arts and crafts. Sites such as kids.gov and NGA Kids have great ideas that will let any child’s imagination run wild and stimulate creativity. Summertime can be a great time to teach healthy eating habits. Parents can get ideas for tasty and nutritious meals at Let’s Move! and kidshealth.org. There is also information available about the USDA Summer Food Program, which was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. For High School Students: Summer can be the perfect time for high school-aged children to prepare for college, and setting aside at least one day a week to keep math and science skills fresh is an excellent way to start off the summer. Local libraries are an excellent place to find books full of practice problems – and they’re quiet and often air-conditioned too! Summer is also a good time to sit down and discuss financial aid and other expenses. Our Office of Federal Student Aid has prepared checklists geared toward students of all ages. Many high school students might also want to take the time to start developing their professional resumes. Finding a part-time job can help students gain valuable experience and line their pockets with a bit of extra cash. Visit http://www.wh.gov/youthjobs for more information. Volunteering is also an option. Youth-oriented summer camps, local museums, animal shelters and, of course, libraries are often looking for extra help during warmer months. This experience is not only valuable for personal and professional development, but it often looks good on college applications. Find opportunities at volunteer.gov.


Recent Podcasts


All State Bands and Choruses: Part 2
Monday - July 21, 2014

All State Bands and Choruses: Part 1
Monday - July 07, 2014

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