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."
Billionaire octogenarian T. Boone Pickens, a descendant of Andrew Pickens, traveled to the upstate several weeks ago to visit his ancestor's home in Pickens County. While in South Carolina he participated in a conversation with Clemson graduate Meredith Land, a Dallas, Texas news anchor, and students in attendance at Clemson's…
This Month on SOS
Those of us who are more than a few years out of school remember laid-back summers that involved a summer camp or two, a family vacation, or reading books to pass the long summer days. But these days there are a lot more things to occupy young folks' time. Over the next few months, we will take a look at summer educational opportunities for students and teachers while looking back on their accomplishments over the past academic year. Reading programs abound, and students are busy with remedial and enrichment studies preparing them for the next levels where competition for scholarship money and class rank have greater priority, perhaps greater than ever before. Summer opportunities for virtual learning have made subject matter at all levels more available and more challenging.
Our Speaking of Schools podcasts will continue weekly throughout the summer, highlighting learning opportunities for all students along with some of their accomplishments from the past year, such as winners in the Letters About Literature and Poetry Out Loud competitions. We'll recognize teachers, too, as we hear the keynote address and other proceedings at the State Teacher of the Year celebration, and, as has become our custom, we'll offer a conversation with the outgoing "Top Teacher," including reflections on her year-long reign. Student musicians performing in All State Band and Choral concerts will also be featured, along with much, much more. Summers are full of education-related conversations with guests on Speaking of Schools!
A.B., B.S. Degrees Online at USC’s Palmetto College
Monday - May 20, 2013
Highlights from the 2013 Teacher of the Year Celebration
Monday - May 13, 2013
Principals of Excellence: Using Data to Inform Instruction and School Improvement
Monday - May 06, 2013
USC 16th Annual Robert Smalls Lecture by Congressman Jim Clyburn: “On Whose Shoulders We Stand”
Monday - April 29, 2013
South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe Academy
Monday - April 22, 2013