Education

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  Six excellent Career and Technology Educators from Career Centers in Chester, Kershaw, Aiken, Horry and Spartanburg counties, join the Director of the Department of Education's Career and Technology Education for a discussion on what's being done to encourage individualized student success in their centers.


  Each year, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has its annual College Night in Augusta and nearly 150 colleges and universities will be available to discuss post high school studies. They'll also be giving away twelve $1000 scholarships to high school juniors and seniors who register. On the podcast we'll also preview the upcoming James Otis Lecture held each year celebrating Constitution Day and we'll catch listeners up on a few news items they might have missed from the SDE .


  Remarks from State Superintendent Molly Spearman will jump start the day September 11, at Lander's Montessori Summit. Several keynote addresses will highlight the morning and workshop opportunities fill the afternoon. September 1st marks the beginning of ETV's fall session for recertification credit, including Natural History In and Out of the Classroom with Rudy Mancke.


  State Superintendent Molly Spearman reviews programs and events impacting public education during the summer months and Trip Dubard, Executive Director of South Carolina Future Minds, explains how listeners can donate to a specific school or classroom and help needy students obtain supplies for the upcoming school year.


  Jennifer Ainsworth joins us for this week's podcast and reflects on the personal and professional opportunities she was afforded as the state's top teacher. You'll enjoy meeting this outstanding educator and hear about the past year as well as what she plans for the 2015-2016!


  The 2015 South Carolina Teacher Forum Conference was held February 4-6, 2015 and District Teachers of the Year from all over South Carolina came to be celebrated and foster teacher leadership and assist in the development of local teacher forums. National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb delivered the keynote address. Sean's comments to the 2015 SC District Teachers of the Year are featured on this week's Speaking of Schools podcast.


  This podcast features the audio from the June 24, 2015 SCETV Carolina Classrooms production hosted by Dawn Samples and featuring State Superintendent Molly Spearman, Rep. Rita Allison (R) Spartanburg, and Sen. Gerald Malloy (D) Darlington. We'll also be updating what the General Assembly did regarding education legislation when it reconvened in July.


  Each spring the SCMEA holds its band, choral and orchestral division concerts highlighting the skills of the state's public, private and home schooled musicians. We'll have the orchestral division concerts during the Christmas holidays. This week, Speaking of Schools features the second of two programs featuring the band and choral divisions.


  Each spring the SCMEA holds its band, choral and orchestral division concerts highlighting the skills of the state's public, private and home schooled musicians. We'll have the orchestral division concerts during the Christmas holidays. This week, Speaking of Schools features the first of two programs featuring the band and choral divisions.


  In this repeat of the May Carolina Classrooms broadcast on SCETV, host Dawn Samples discusses the challenges students face when they aren't in school during the summer months. She takes us to Sandhills Elementary School in Lexington District 4 to learn about their summer reading program, then visits the SC Governor's School for Science and Math to hear how students learn about 3D printing in technology camps. Even a day at the Riverbanks Zoo to feed the animals during one of their fun day camps is a great way to avoid that dreaded "summer slide." Join us for the audio from Carolina Classrooms.


A New Era at Furman

Jun 22, 2015

  Names like David Shi and John Johns are a part of the illustrious past at Furman University and in March Dr. Elizabeth Davis was officially installed to the Presidency of the Greenville institution. Join us and hear her comments about the present and future of Furman on this week's podcast.


  Lander University's President is retiring at the end of June. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Dan Ball reflects on his 15 years at the helm of the Greenwood institution and 50 years in public education.


  On May 26, Public Education Partners, a 30-plus year old organization in Greenville County, hosted a luncheon at which our State Superintendent was the guest speaker. Her comments included a Q & A session with the audience addressing topics like the recent state testing, teacher evaluation, consolidation, arts in education and more. Join us for these remarks by Molly on this week's Speaking of Schools.


  Teach For America (TFA), the national program that has been in SC for four years, continues to work with communities to expand opportunities for more than 7,000 of our students. In this week's podcast TFA-SC Executive Director Josh Bell describes some of the successes the 200 corps members have achieved in partner schools in rural communities in the Pee Dee and Orangeburg, along Interstate 95, and in the Low Country including Charleston, Colleton, and Berkeley Counties.


  This week Molly Spearman reviews recent activities in SC schools, Christy Thompson, VP of Worldwide Marketing at ScanSource discusses her company's role in the Colbert gift through Donorschoose.org and Tood School of CERRA has a chat with Sean McComb, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.


  This week we feature highlights from the recent Teacher of the Year banquet, a long running 50 year event, that honors the state's teachers. State Superintendent Molly Spearman, 2015 Teacher of the Year Jennifer Ainsworth, and newly-named 2016 Teacher of the Year Suzanne Koty are featured along the event keynote speaker, former Governor Richard W. Riley.

  This weeks podcast features Career and Technology Educators from Chester County, Lexington District #1, Berkeley County, York District #1 and Aiken County in a panel discussion on the importance of Career and Technology educators working closely with area businesses. Moderating the discussion is Susan Flanagan, Director of the Office of Career and Technology Education in the S.C. Department of Education.

In March the third annual TransformSC Conference was held highlighting some of the 37 schools participating in various innovative approached to public education. On this second of two podcasts we'll hear from principals, teachers, parents and students from Whittemore Park Middle School from Horry County Schools  and Cougar New Tech High School in the Colleton County School District.

In March the third annual TransformSC Conference was held highlighting some of the 37 schools participating in various innovative approached to public education. On this first podcast we'll hear from principals, teachers, parents and students from Lexington #4 Early Childhood Center and Oakland Elementary in Spartanburg #2.

Susan Flanagan is the Director of the Office of Career and Technology Education (CTE), and she moderates this discussion on student choices featuring five outstanding CTE leaders representing Lexington District #1, Beaufort County Schools, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, the Pickens County Career and Technology Center and R.D. Anderson Career Center. This is the audio from a SDE presentation on SCETV with the same title.

enLIGHTenSC, a program sponsored by the state's electric cooperatives is holding an event for STEM students on April 18th and a free graduate level class for teachers coming this summer. Find out about these events and hear Superintendent Molly Spearman address standards, award winning schools, testing, advisory groups and more in her latest update.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, is the date for this year's festival, the only student festival in the nation to have professional writers submit lines of dialogue for use in their 5 minute films. A Classic Film Always kicks off the festival, there's a Screenwriter's Workshop with a proven writer and the day concludes with an awards ceremony that features judges handing out shiny statuettes and prize checks in three divisions. Join us for the podcast involving Lander University students as well as the entire Greenwood area.

  In the spring of 2015, South Carolina will change the way it tests students in our public school system.  In this podcast, the audio from the March 25, SCETV production, the program features an assessment professional from the State Department of Education along with a school district representative to talk about those changes and what they mean to parents and students.  More information about changes to assessment in South Carolina can be found at a web site dedicated to the topic compiled by the State Department of Education.

In this two-conversation podcast, TFA team members shed light on CS First, a free program from Google designed to give students in grades 4 - 8 a fun introduction to computer programming. We'll also hear the winning selection in the 2015 "This School's Got Talent" and hear more about SC Future Minds newest competition for students, "This School's Got STEM."

An Adult Education Update

Mar 13, 2015

On this edition of the podcast we're joined by Dr. David Stout, Director of the State Department of Education's Office of Adult Education. Dr. Stout discusses the new computer-based GED test, preparation assistance for the GED and much more, including information about a test other than the GED for a high school equivalency diploma.

Last fall, voters in South Carolina chose Molly Spearman to be the new Superintendent of Education.  As a former music teacher, assistant principal, legislator and statewide education administrator, Molly comes to the job with a wealth of experience.  This week's podcast features the audio from the February 25th Carolina Classrooms presentation on SCETV, on which Superintendent Spearman talked about current issues and goals she has for SC Students.

Seven middle school students in Greenville County schools, the "Dream Team" in Lego competition, have developed a program to enhance presentation skills in younger students. Dr. John Harris of Furman University talks about their efforts on this week's podcast.

Making College Affordable

Feb 23, 2015

This podcast features the audio portion of Carolina Classrooms, ETV’s new education series. Financial aid professionals from across the state provide information on types and sources of aid and application process as well as answer questions from students and their parents.

  Recertification courses, lesson enhancements, replays of educational programs; just a few of the offerings of SCETV to public, private and home schools in the Palmetto state. Bette Jamison with ETV Education is with us this week to update listeners on some of ETV's many education services. 

The College Transition Connection's (CTC) programs for students with intellectual disabilities offers training in self sufficiency and more.  In 2008, 3 students with intellectual disabilities entered a program designed for them at USC. In the fall of 2014, 100 students with similar handicaps were enrolled at five colleges and universities in SC. Learn more about the CTC from its Executive Director.

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