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You've probably heard: 2020 is an election year!  This election (and every election), public education is on the ballot. From your local school board to the State House to the White House, candidates are vying to be decision-makers when it comes to our public schools.  In South...

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Reflections on e-Learning by Kristie Camp

My transition to E-Learning: I teach 11th graders in AP English Language and Composition and 12th graders in English 102 (this semester) in our dual enrollment partnership with Spartanburg Community College. My school, Gaffney High School, is a one-to-one school, which means every student...

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A Note of Thanks From Tracy Elmore, 2020 STEM Educator of the Year

  I want to thank S.C. Future Minds, Comporium, STEM Centers of S.C. and SCETV for this amazing opportunity to learn, grow and share about the importance of STEM Education. This recognition does not belong to me, it belongs to the thousands of students across our state who need STEM...

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Duke Energy Foundation provides more than $340,000 to South Carolina K-12 education organizations during COVID-19 crisis

Grants support education programs and nonprofits Funding also provides flexibility for use by organizations GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Duke Energy Foundation has announced more than $340,000 in grants to support South Carolina K-12 education programs focused on summer reading loss, STEM...

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Kershaw County School District Educator Named 2020 STEM Educator of the Year

STEM Educator to receive $5,000 cash award and named 2020 STEM Educator of the Year, the award honors top STEM educators in the state selected by Leading STEM Companies and Education Experts A Kershaw County School District teacher has won the 2nd annual SC STEM Educator of the Year Award from...

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Reflections From My Year as STEM Educator of the Year by Warren Wise

My love for scientific inquiry and discovery has allowed me to create engaging learning activities aligned to state/NGSS standards that have ignited a curiosity and excitement for STEM in my classroom. I was honored to be selected as the inaugural recipient for the South Carolina's STEM...

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Reflections from Kirstin Bullington

Transitioning to e-learning in a collaborative PBL class When we first started hearing rumors that schools would likely be closed for several weeks, I wasn’t sure how my classes were going to adapt.  Each of my Next Energy Engineering classes consists of students from across the district...

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Reflections from Tracy Elmore

As an educator, this quarantine time for COVID-19 has allowed me to flip my classroom for eLearning. I am very fortunate because my district is 1:1 and was one of the pilot districts for eLearning. For the past two years this has been familiar ground for our students, parents and teachers....

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Reflections from Dee Marshall

As the Innovation and Design Instructor for my school, providing eLearning opportunities for my students as been challenging, yet rewarding. I teach at an Intermediate School that serves students in grades 4-6. For the fourth and fifth grade classes, I team teach. Together, we implement Problem...

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Reflections from Amy Baldwin

Since our district is not 1:1, I gave the students a sketching and invention assignment. This assignment came from a post that Cecilia Kelly shared with GTT(Gateway to Technology Teachers) teachers.  My students had to create a series of sketches, then choose a problem in their life to...

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