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- May 24th, 2017Episode #130
Pre-K immersion program raises the bar
La Casa de Amistad, in South Bend, empowers the Latino/Hispanic community by providing a variety of programming. Monica Murphy checks out one program making a difference in the lives of children.
Therapy dog changing Niles High School for the better
Niles High School has a certified therapy dog, Derby, who’s had an extraordinary impact on students and faculty.
ISTEP Test to be Replaced with ILEARN
Educational experts and students speak about the challenges from the ISTEP test and what changes they would like to see in the new ILEARN test.
Riverside Intermediate Academy Students Take Part in "Books for Nicaragua" Project
Students at Riverside Intermediate Academy participate in service projects as part of the Y.E.S. program. Teacher Chelsea Coons' class took part in the "Books for Nicaragua" project.
- May 17th, 2017Episode #129
This week we attend the Week of Code celebration in Michigan City and the Wonder Babies program in Plymouth. We also talk to Kalina Bertman, who placed third in Notre Dame’s Living Worlds Space Art Contest and check out The Globe, a student run radio station in Goshen.
A college radio station getting national attention
The Globe, in Goshen, Indiana, is a student run radio station. They began broadcast operations as the educational voice of Goshen College.
Darden Primary Center Student Places Third in Notre Dame Space Art Contest
Kalina Bertman is a Darden Primary Center student who placed third in University of Notre Dame's College of Science Living World Space Art contest.
A Montessori based learning program for children 0-4
The Wonder Babies program in Plymouth, Indiana, teaches children socialization and independence.
Michigan City's Week of Coding Celebration
Michigan City students and adults in the community had the opportunity to learn coding as a part of the "Week of Coding."
- May 10th, 2017Episode #128
This week we attend community events in South Bend to learn about empathy in children and watch teachers play basketball for a school fundraiser. We also visit Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, to learn about students’ experience in a world robotics championship and re-visit Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation’s wind turbine.
Caston Elementary School attends the VEXIQ World Robotics Championship
The robotics club at Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, is in its first year and has had huge success.
Teaching children how to be empathetic
Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, speaker, and author. Her recent publication titled, “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World,” discusses the importance of cultivating empathy in children.
Harlem Wizards Take on Team South Bend in School Fundraiser
The Harlem Wizards are a show basketball team that perform for school and charity fundraisers. The Wizards took on Team South Bend teachers to raise funds for LaSalle Intermediate Academy's auditorium.
- May 3rd, 2017Episode #127
This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elementary race in Mishawaka.
Washington High School's Medical Magnet Program Offers New Biomedical Science Pathway
Washington High School's Medical Magnet Program offers a new pathway -- the Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science track
Projection mapping class blows audience away
Some students at IU South Bend are a part of the projection mapping class. They put on a performance that blew the public away.
Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan
In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the end, passed a bill that expands the program into 15 additional counties; increasing funding by 10 million dollars.
Eleven elementary schools run a race through "Running is Elementary"
Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.
Life Treatment Centers Host Annual "Taste of Michiana" Fundraiser
Life Treatment Centers of South Bend provide education and vocational support for those battling addiction. The annual "Taste of Michiana" event is the organization's largest fundraiser.