Episode #435 - May 27th, 2020
Education Counts looks for best practices in teaching and learning. This week we’re looking at how pre-school in Cass County have adapted to distance learning. South Bend Community School Corporation has adapted to online learning for adult students. Tippecanoe Valley Middle School launched a 31-Day Mental Wellness Challenge for students, staff and teachers. The South Bend Civic Theatre has designed free online classes and experiences.
Original Airdate: May 27, 2020

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    South Bend Civic Theatre Online

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    If you've ever wanted to take a theater class but didn't have the time, the South Bend Civic Theatre has an opportunity for you. Online workshops are available at no cost and include subjects in multiple performing areas.

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    1. Grace LazarzVolunteer and Guest Services DirectorSouth Bend Civic Theatre

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  • May 27th, 2020 Photo Christine Whitmire, Karla Pedue, MS Ed. More Information

    Pre-K At Home

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    When school is interrupted, planning is key to making sure students can continue learning even from home. We explore how the schools of Cass County came together to create a learning at home system for their pre-k learners.

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    1. Christine WhitmireEarly Childhood Education DirectorLewis Cass ISD
    2. Karla Pedue, MS Ed.Early Childhood SpecialistLewis Cass ISD

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    Valley Connects' 31 Day Mental Wellness Challenge

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    Tippecanoe Valley Middle School in Akron is taking an alternative approach to ensuring the well being of students and staff. Not through a gym class, health class, or healthy diet. They are challenging their school community to prioritize their own mental health, for 31 days. It takes 21 days to build a habit, but they are taking an addition 10 to make sure that mental health is in tip top shape. They want to ensure that students and staff are more clear minded as they proceed with their daily routines during this prolonged at home stay.

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    1. Meagan WilksLeader of Valley Connects/Director of Special EducationTippecanoe Valley Middle School
    2. Lori Tilden-GeigerDirector of Marketing, Public Relations and GrantsTippecanoe Valley Middle School

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  • May 27th, 2020 Photo Amanda Russell, Cayla Kedik, Nunung Nurhasanah, Nathan Shook More Information

    SBCSC Adult Educations Goes Online

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    Education is a vital source to the overall cognitive well-being of an individual. This applies to more than just K-12, but also adults who wish to expand their abilities. It is never too late to pursue an education, and to build a better life for yourself. However with the world trying its best to grasp on to structure, many adults are feeling discouraged from pursuing education in this climate. The SBCSC Adult Education program wants its students to feel at ease on their journey towards graduation, with an easy to use online program, and passionate educators.

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    1. Amanda RussellSupervisor of Adult EducationSBCSC Adult Education
    2. Cayla KedikEnglish Language TeacherSBCSC Adult Education
    3. Nunung NurhasanahStudentSBCSC Adult Education
    4. Nathan ShookStudentSBCSC Adult Education

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