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  • Episode

    June 16th, 2021

    Airdate: June 16, 2021

    Tonight's episode features a new STEAM Lab in Middlebury which is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. Cybersecurity Classes offered by Purdue University Global and Purdue University. The... (Show More)

    Tonight's episode features a new STEAM Lab in Middlebury which is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. Cybersecurity Classes offered by Purdue University Global and Purdue University. The ONE mental health campaign launched at School City of Mishawaka. Business education classes at Saint Mary's College, through the SPARK Business Accelerator program of the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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      Middlebury Boys & Girls Clubs STEAM Lab

      The Middlebury site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County is now offering kids the chance to get even more hands on education through its brand new STEAM Lab. Along with the science and math s... (Show More)

      The Middlebury site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County is now offering kids the chance to get even more hands on education through its brand new STEAM Lab. Along with the science and math skills, kids will be able to grow through the arts in this nurturing environment.

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      SPARK Business Accelerator

      SPARK Business Accelerator at Saint Mary's College is a 13-week program within the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative. It empowers women with business knowledge and personal development to start or l... (Show More)

      SPARK Business Accelerator at Saint Mary's College is a 13-week program within the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative. It empowers women with business knowledge and personal development to start or launch their business. The program has also created a network community for business owners and mentors.

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      ONE mental health campaign

      School City of Mishawaka has launched the ONE mental health campaign. The goal of One is to promote mental wellness, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and connect students and staff with r... (Show More)

      School City of Mishawaka has launched the ONE mental health campaign. The goal of One is to promote mental wellness, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and connect students and staff with resources that support these efforts. The program helps create ongoing conversations around mental health.

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      Cybersecurity Programs

      Through the Internet, our world has become more connected than ever. This means people and businesses need to know how to protect themselves from unseen attacks. Purdue University and Purdue Global of... (Show More)

      Through the Internet, our world has become more connected than ever. This means people and businesses need to know how to protect themselves from unseen attacks. Purdue University and Purdue Global offer classes for people who are looking to enter the cybersecurity field or just want to build up their own skills.

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    June 9th, 2021

    Airdate: June 9, 2021

    Education Counts seeks programs in education that empower students of all ages. This week, learn how Dial-A-Story engages those young and old in search of a story read aloud. Discover how the Snite Mu... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks programs in education that empower students of all ages. This week, learn how Dial-A-Story engages those young and old in search of a story read aloud. Discover how the Snite Museum of Art is bringing together adults and children to learn together. Find out how teenager mental health is top of mind in Warsaw. Follow Project Lead the Way in Berrien Springs.

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      Teenager Mental Health

      As the days grow longer and hotter, it can be easy to forget that the importance of mental health does not go away. And after a roller coaster of a school year, teens could be feeling ev... (Show More)

      As the days grow longer and hotter, it can be easy to forget that the importance of mental health does not go away. And after a roller coaster of a school year, teens could be feeling even more pressure than usual. We take a look at the services young people in Warsaw can use to keep them in the right state of mind.        

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      Project Lead the Way

      Project Lead The Way is a program in Berrien Springs that helps guide students along possible career pathways with hands on learning. This program hopes to inspire kids to keep high aspirations by int... (Show More)

      Project Lead The Way is a program in Berrien Springs that helps guide students along possible career pathways with hands on learning. This program hopes to inspire kids to keep high aspirations by introducing them to biology, engineering, and many other career options so that they can have an idea of what they could possibly pursue after high school.

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      Dial-A-Story

      Nothing beats hearing a story read out loud. The La Porte County Public Library's Dial-A-Story program provides age appropriate stories for children, teens and even adults. We take a look and a listen... (Show More)

      Nothing beats hearing a story read out loud. The La Porte County Public Library's Dial-A-Story program provides age appropriate stories for children, teens and even adults. We take a look and a listen at how these stories are brought to life.

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      Side-by-Side Saturday

      The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame presents Side-By-Side Saturdays. The program hopes to continue educating children about the beauty in nature. Their classes are held via Zoom, b... (Show More)

      The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame presents Side-By-Side Saturdays. The program hopes to continue educating children about the beauty in nature. Their classes are held via Zoom, but promise to provide educational enrichment about art and the environment around us.

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    June 2nd, 2021

    Airdate: June 2, 2021

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education across our region. This week we sit in on an African drumming kindergarten music class. We visit the expanded Robinson Center Learning Center and... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education across our region. This week we sit in on an African drumming kindergarten music class. We visit the expanded Robinson Center Learning Center and see how the accredited program includes preschool for community families. Learn about how the Wagon Wheel Conservatory offers programs for students and adults who want to learn about theater production. See dinosaurs up close in Mishawaka Parks while using a new AR app.

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      Early Childhood Program

      The Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend has been providing a preschool program for the past decade, but it was only available to the children of adults on site. After moving into its new ... (Show More)

      The Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend has been providing a preschool program for the past decade, but it was only available to the children of adults on site. After moving into its new home, now offers high quality early childhood education to the public.

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      Dinosaur Discovery

      Dinosaurs are a popular interest to many young explorers. Because they Earth millions of years ago, it can be hard to picture what they may have looked like roaming around. A new augmented reality exp... (Show More)

      Dinosaurs are a popular interest to many young explorers. Because they Earth millions of years ago, it can be hard to picture what they may have looked like roaming around. A new augmented reality experience through the Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Department will let little learners see dinosaurs in a modern-day setting.

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      Wagon Wheel Conservatory

      The Wagon Wheel Conservatory gives students the opportunity to know what it takes to play a part in large productions. With courses run by experienced theater professionals, they teach students the im... (Show More)

      The Wagon Wheel Conservatory gives students the opportunity to know what it takes to play a part in large productions. With courses run by experienced theater professionals, they teach students the importance of finding their own unique-authentic voices on stage or behind the scenes.

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      African Drumming and Music Program

      At the Discovery Enrichment Center in Benton Harbor, students are given the opportunity to learn through various social and cognitive activities and programs. The new African Drumming and Music Progra... (Show More)

      At the Discovery Enrichment Center in Benton Harbor, students are given the opportunity to learn through various social and cognitive activities and programs. The new African Drumming and Music Program teaches students about different instruments and gives them the opportunity to play and learn through sound.

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    May 19th, 2021

    Airdate: May 19, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana serves up more stories about education that are impactful inside and outside the classroom. This week, learn how the Empowerment Zone includes families in the philosophy of e... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana serves up more stories about education that are impactful inside and outside the classroom. This week, learn how the Empowerment Zone includes families in the philosophy of education. See how the Master It Classes are teaching financial independence in student loan debt and home ownership. Staying in the financial theme, My Dollar, Your Dollar is a children's book series about the power of investing. Neighbor to Neighbor is a community program that helps the transition from refugee to new resident and navigating the new surroundings.

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      Empowerment Zone

      The South Bend Empowerment Zone is an organization that sees where improvements need to be made towards a child's education, and they are doing what it takes to ensure that their is a progressive flow... (Show More)

      The South Bend Empowerment Zone is an organization that sees where improvements need to be made towards a child's education, and they are doing what it takes to ensure that their is a progressive flow from elementary to middle and beyond. They do so by providing much needed love, support, and empowerment to the families that attend their schools.

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      Master It Series

      Becoming a master of your own finances is an important step towards independence and stability. Lacasa, in Goshen has a set of five classes known as the Master It Series. Participants learn how to bes... (Show More)

      Becoming a master of your own finances is an important step towards independence and stability. Lacasa, in Goshen has a set of five classes known as the Master It Series. Participants learn how to best manage their money in areas like student loan debt and home ownership.

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      Neighbor to Neighbor

      Imagine leaving your home and finding yourself in a place where nothing seems familiar. This is the reality for refugees who have made their way to the United States. Neighbor to Neighbo... (Show More)

      Imagine leaving your home and finding yourself in a place where nothing seems familiar. This is the reality for refugees who have made their way to the United States. Neighbor to Neighbor works to connect these people with others from the Michiana area to help them learn about their new surroundings.        

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      My Dollar, Your Dollar

      "My Dollar, Your Dollar" is a book written by Latoya Holmes, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for children. She wants to instill in parents, that there are other valuable things to teach a child as... (Show More)

      "My Dollar, Your Dollar" is a book written by Latoya Holmes, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for children. She wants to instill in parents, that there are other valuable things to teach a child aside from the basics. Investments and trading are two things that she covers in her children's book that she hopes will help their futures and give them a head start towards acquiring generational wealth.

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    May 12th, 2021

    Airdate: May 12, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always looking for the best practice in educating young and old. This week, learn about the Cicada Safari and how you can become a citizen scientist. Discover how stories ... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always looking for the best practice in educating young and old. This week, learn about the Cicada Safari and how you can become a citizen scientist. Discover how stories come to life through Little Learners Story Time in Plymouth. See how students are learning about golf indoors and out at South Bend's oldest golf course. Find out how to navigate internships that lead to career paths through Work and Learn Indiana.

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      Cicada Safari

      Broods of cicadas only emerge once every 17 years. This summer Brood X will be emerging across multiple states. Cicada Safari is an app designed to let anyone with a smart phone document these cicadas... (Show More)

      Broods of cicadas only emerge once every 17 years. This summer Brood X will be emerging across multiple states. Cicada Safari is an app designed to let anyone with a smart phone document these cicadas and help scientists study these noisy insects.

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      First Tee Indiana

      There's more to sports than just playing a game. The First Tee Network uses golf to build young people's character and instill life lessons. We take a look at how the Michiana location is teaching you... (Show More)

      There's more to sports than just playing a game. The First Tee Network uses golf to build young people's character and instill life lessons. We take a look at how the Michiana location is teaching young people both on the links and at their new learning center at the Studebaker Golf Course.

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      Little Learners Program

      Plymouth Public Library’s Little Learner’s program aims to make story time so much more than reading. They believe that the best way for a child to learn is through play. Their aim is to e... (Show More)

      Plymouth Public Library’s Little Learner’s program aims to make story time so much more than reading. They believe that the best way for a child to learn is through play. Their aim is to educate children in the community in fun and interactive ways that get them out in nature and spending time with some furry friends.

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      Work and Learn Indiana

      Work and Learn Indiana, formally known as InternNet, is a site that at one point only helped connect students and employers to college internships across the state. Though their mission hasn’t c... (Show More)

      Work and Learn Indiana, formally known as InternNet, is a site that at one point only helped connect students and employers to college internships across the state. Though their mission hasn’t change, they now hope to help connect high schoolers, career changers, and other opportunity seekers find the right career paths for them, through their easy to navigate site.

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    May 5th, 2021

    Airdate: May 5, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always on the lookout for innovative educational programs. This week we met Page the Puppy to discover how preschoolers are learning to love reading. The Thought Leadershi... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always on the lookout for innovative educational programs. This week we met Page the Puppy to discover how preschoolers are learning to love reading. The Thought Leadership Program is connecting educational ideas and excellence. See how the YMCA in Kosciusko Counts has created inclusive programs for people of all abilities. Learn how CAPS is providing child abuse awareness training in Elkhart.

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      Thought Leadership Conference

      Creating a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity is important to consider in this day and age. One of the best ways to learn about the best ways to create this understanding is by bringing togeth... (Show More)

      Creating a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity is important to consider in this day and age. One of the best ways to learn about the best ways to create this understanding is by bringing together people to discuss these areas. We look at how the Thought Leadership Conference brings together leaders from around the world to share their ideas.

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      Child Abuse Awareness

      Anyone who works with children on a regular basis learns how to spot the warning signs of child abuse or neglect. But people who don't work with kids may not know them. That's why organizations like C... (Show More)

      Anyone who works with children on a regular basis learns how to spot the warning signs of child abuse or neglect. But people who don't work with kids may not know them. That's why organizations like CAPS in Elkhart provide training to members of the community to help keep kids safe and healthy.

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      Kosciusko Community YMCA Inclusive Programming

      The YMCA of Kosciusko County wants to ensure that all their guest are being accommodated, and that includes anyone with special needs. Their aim is to introduce more inclusive programs for both young ... (Show More)

      The YMCA of Kosciusko County wants to ensure that all their guest are being accommodated, and that includes anyone with special needs. Their aim is to introduce more inclusive programs for both young and old.

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      Crossroads United Way: Page the Puppy Program

      Crossroads United Way's Page the Puppy is an initiative that is designed to engage families and help improve the skill development of children entering school. Page is the star of a series of four bil... (Show More)

      Crossroads United Way's Page the Puppy is an initiative that is designed to engage families and help improve the skill development of children entering school. Page is the star of a series of four bilingual books in English and Spanish and activity kits that are being distributed at no cost to incoming Goshen Community Schools kindergarteners and their families.

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    April 21st, 2021

    Airdate: April 21, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana celebrates programs and initiatives that are impacting our region in and out of classrooms. This week learn what students at Concord will learn by participating in esports. H... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana celebrates programs and initiatives that are impacting our region in and out of classrooms. This week learn what students at Concord will learn by participating in esports. Hornets and Hippos are an educational guide for children and parents to learn about anxiety, mental health and mindfulness. See how the state of Michigan is helping adult students go back to school in the Reconnect Program. Discover the three things needed in education - innovation, collaboration and funding.

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      Concord High School Esports Team

      Being part of a team can build confidence and pride. To give everyone the opportunity to compete, Concord High School launched its very own Esports team. But as we'll see, it's not just about playing ... (Show More)

      Being part of a team can build confidence and pride. To give everyone the opportunity to compete, Concord High School launched its very own Esports team. But as we'll see, it's not just about playing different kinds of video games.

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      Michigan Reconnect

      Life never stops moving and finding time and money to go back to school isn't always easy. To help make getting those advanced skills easier, the state of Michigan launched the Reconnect Program. Elig... (Show More)

      Life never stops moving and finding time and money to go back to school isn't always easy. To help make getting those advanced skills easier, the state of Michigan launched the Reconnect Program. Eligible applicants are able to take courses at schools like Lake Michigan College for no cost.

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      Hornets and Hippos

      Dr. Margaret Ann Jessop is a licensed child psychologist who since her early twenties as a preschool teacher, had a passion for educating children and writing stories catered towards them. She hopes t... (Show More)

      Dr. Margaret Ann Jessop is a licensed child psychologist who since her early twenties as a preschool teacher, had a passion for educating children and writing stories catered towards them. She hopes that through her books Hornets & Hippos, she can convey her knowledge about attachment theory, mindfulness, and neuropsychology interventionism, as a means to prevent problems and address developing ones in children. One book is filled with relatable stories about dealing with anxiety and mental difficulties, the other is an interactive guide with cool activities to help children understand the brain functions, mindfulness techniques, and much more.

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      3 Important Things in Education

      There are many factors to weigh when it comes to graduation and employment rates for Indiana residents. By looking at it from a macro level we can all see where and how we are helping and distributing... (Show More)

      There are many factors to weigh when it comes to graduation and employment rates for Indiana residents. By looking at it from a macro level we can all see where and how we are helping and distributing aid across the state, so that students and workers can aim their efforts higher. Brian Wiebe, CEO of the Horizon Education Alliance, talks to us briefly about what we have been doing and where we could go, when making sure Indiana residents are getting the most "bang for their buck" in their educational pursuits.

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    April 14th, 2021

    Airdate: April 14, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always spotlighting regional and national programs and initiatives that impact education and put it in a positive light. This week learn about the child well being dashboa... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always spotlighting regional and national programs and initiatives that impact education and put it in a positive light. This week learn about the child well being dashboard in Elkhart. Go on location for a production shoot that is turning one senior's script into a film at John Adams High School. Students who need help with homework have a hotline - AskRose. See how the Promise Scholarship in Michigan City can help students continue learning beyond high school.

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      Elkhart County Child Dashboard

      A child's well being is an important thing to always keep in mind. Tracking these points though can be difficult. To better understand this information and implement change, Elkhart County has partner... (Show More)

      A child's well being is an important thing to always keep in mind. Tracking these points though can be difficult. To better understand this information and implement change, Elkhart County has partnered community leaders to create the very first Child Well Being Data Dashboard.

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      AskRose Homework Helpline

      Homework assignments are meant to reinforce the lesson students are being taught at school. But there are times when a student may be struggling with the work. To help, the Rose Hulman Institute of Te... (Show More)

      Homework assignments are meant to reinforce the lesson students are being taught at school. But there are times when a student may be struggling with the work. To help, the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology created the AskRose homework help line. This service provides virtual tutors that make sure their students are gaining a firm grasp of all the material.

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      Pigasus Pictures Presents Renegade

      Renegade is a screenplay written by Sam Stanton, a South Bend Adams High School senior. Renegade is about a near perfect student who decides to break out of his norm on the last day of school. The Scr... (Show More)

      Renegade is a screenplay written by Sam Stanton, a South Bend Adams High School senior. Renegade is about a near perfect student who decides to break out of his norm on the last day of school. The Screenplay was selected in a statewide contest sponsored by Pigasus Pictures of Bloomington, Ind., for professional development this spring.

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      Michigan City's Promise Scholarship

      The Promise Scholarship for Michigan City high schoolers isn't just about ensuring payment towards a college education. It's about building the community and taking a load off of families. Their missi... (Show More)

      The Promise Scholarship for Michigan City high schoolers isn't just about ensuring payment towards a college education. It's about building the community and taking a load off of families. Their mission is to show the importance and to raise performance of their students' educational aspirations.

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    April 7th, 2021

    Airdate: April 7, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana features programs and initiatives in education that impact our region. This week, we celebrate the Ken Burns' documentary about Ernest Hemingway. Our feature is an educationa... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features programs and initiatives in education that impact our region. This week, we celebrate the Ken Burns' documentary about Ernest Hemingway. Our feature is an educational exhibit in Benton Harbor that connects Michigan to Cuba through a sculptor and imagination. Learn what 20% Time is and how free time can cultivate growth in students. School Without Walls is a program in Elkhart that is empowering students and their success in education. See how Hoosier Talent Network connects employers and potential employees and skills.

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      Hoosier Talent Network

      The Hoosier Talent Network is a new way for employers and potential employees to connect. Job seekers are able to post what their skills while employers can search by what skills they ne... (Show More)

      The Hoosier Talent Network is a new way for employers and potential employees to connect. Job seekers are able to post what their skills while employers can search by what skills they need a person to have. It all serves as a way to create a larger talent pool and find the best employment opportunities.        

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      Elkhart's School Without Walls

      The School Without Walls in Elkhart, is a place where students within the Elkhart School District are able to get their education in a less traditional way. They pride themselves on individualized lea... (Show More)

      The School Without Walls in Elkhart, is a place where students within the Elkhart School District are able to get their education in a less traditional way. They pride themselves on individualized learning, and a flexible schedule for students. This is their way of being realistic and practical about the modern needs of students, while also ensuring that they are constantly making strides towards graduation and higher education.

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      Ernest Hemingway Project

      The Ernest Hemingway project aims to help people learn more about this legendary author, but also informing the Benton Harbor community about his roots in Cuba. This is all in an effort to educate and... (Show More)

      The Ernest Hemingway project aims to help people learn more about this legendary author, but also informing the Benton Harbor community about his roots in Cuba. This is all in an effort to educate and inform people about his life and the influence Cuba had on his writings. As well as inspire people to travel more.

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      20% Time

      The mind does its best work in times of free time and expression. 20% Time is an approach that can be used at any school level to promote creativity and growth in students. We explore how it works and... (Show More)

      The mind does its best work in times of free time and expression. 20% Time is an approach that can be used at any school level to promote creativity and growth in students. We explore how it works and ways it can be applied.

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    March 17th, 2021

    Airdate: March 17, 2021

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, discover how the Niles District Library has created Video Games Dialogues and how it leads to artful conversations. South Bend Code School teaches ... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, discover how the Niles District Library has created Video Games Dialogues and how it leads to artful conversations. South Bend Code School teaches students how to design through coding and offers knowledge to all ages. Mama's Against Violence teaches the civics of violence, social justice and restoring community. The Coastline Children's Film Festival goes virtual.

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      Coastline Children's Film Festival Goes Virtual

      For the past decade, the Coastline Children's Film Festival has been providing young people the chance to see movies they may have never seen other places. But the pandemic caused last year's festival... (Show More)

      For the past decade, the Coastline Children's Film Festival has been providing young people the chance to see movies they may have never seen other places. But the pandemic caused last year's festival to be canceled. This year, the festival has made a comeback through a virtual platform to bring the magic of these films into people's homes.

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      South Bend Code School Classes

      Learning how to write computer code at a young age can open up many different career pathways. We take a look at some of the ways the South Bend Code School is teaching a new generation of coders.

      Learning how to write computer code at a young age can open up many different career pathways. We take a look at some of the ways the South Bend Code School is teaching a new generation of coders.

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      Video Game Dialogues

      Video games are more than just a fun hobby to do in our free time. They are also loaded with easter eggs that can reveal historical and educational materials for players. At the Niles District Library... (Show More)

      Video games are more than just a fun hobby to do in our free time. They are also loaded with easter eggs that can reveal historical and educational materials for players. At the Niles District Library, their Video Games Dialogue club, opens discussions to the community about these findings, while also giving people a place to socialize and build community in the midst of a pandemic.

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      Mama's Against Violence

      Violence is an inevitable yet very disrupting aspect of life. However mothers in the South Bend and Michiana area, who are the unwarranted victims of violence, want to educated the youth and community... (Show More)

      Violence is an inevitable yet very disrupting aspect of life. However mothers in the South Bend and Michiana area, who are the unwarranted victims of violence, want to educated the youth and community on how a violent act affects us all. They do this by spreading awareness and also providing a place of community and understanding for those who have lost a loved one to violence.

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    March 10th, 2021

    Airdate: March 10, 2021

    Catch another episode of Education Counts for more ideas in education. Learn how the Boys Scouts of America offers leadership and skills in education to everyone. See how Alpha Kappa Alpha is grooming... (Show More)

    Catch another episode of Education Counts for more ideas in education. Learn how the Boys Scouts of America offers leadership and skills in education to everyone. See how Alpha Kappa Alpha is grooming young ladies for success in education and life through training and scholarship opportunities. Discover how to become Bendable and acquire stackable skills through the St. Joseph County Public Library. Witness the I Am the Greatest project and how it is transforming students in its after-school program.

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      Bendable

      Being an adult doesn't mean there aren't still things out there to learn. Bendable is a multimedia platform where adults can learn anything from starting a business to learning parenting skills. We ta... (Show More)

      Being an adult doesn't mean there aren't still things out there to learn. Bendable is a multimedia platform where adults can learn anything from starting a business to learning parenting skills. We take a look at how Bendable has grown since it first launched.

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      The Boy Scouts and Education

      The Boy Scouts of America has been providing educational opportunities for more than a hundred years. We take a look at how scouting has worked to mold young leaders into becoming the best adults they... (Show More)

      The Boy Scouts of America has been providing educational opportunities for more than a hundred years. We take a look at how scouting has worked to mold young leaders into becoming the best adults they can be and find their own success.

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      Alpha Kappa Alphas Scholarship Cotillion

      Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's mission is to make sure that young minorities in the Michiana area, are continuing to break generational curses, by pursuing higher education. They do this with their scho... (Show More)

      Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's mission is to make sure that young minorities in the Michiana area, are continuing to break generational curses, by pursuing higher education. They do this with their scholarship cotillion that teaches, young ladies & their cotillion escorts, the importance of their value in society, as well as how to build vital connections for their futures. The ladies are then able to contend for scholarships from the sorority, towards their academic advancement.

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      ARS Gallery's 10 Year Anniversary of the "I Am the Greatest Project"

      John Suave is an artist from the Michiana area who rose to prominence in 2012, presenting 16 of his sculptures for the "I Am the Greatest" project at ARS Gallery. This project has since been in contin... (Show More)

      John Suave is an artist from the Michiana area who rose to prominence in 2012, presenting 16 of his sculptures for the "I Am the Greatest" project at ARS Gallery. This project has since been in continuance, spreading inspiration and creativity, to the community, through the gallery's workshops.

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    March 3rd & 24th, 2021

    Airdate: March 3, 2021

    Education Counts highlights local and regional initiatives that are making a difference in Michiana. Learn where teenagers writers can get practice and feedback through the Get Inked Teen Writing Conf... (Show More)

    Education Counts highlights local and regional initiatives that are making a difference in Michiana. Learn where teenagers writers can get practice and feedback through the Get Inked Teen Writing Conference. Discover how Strong Beginnings helps parents and preschoolers be ready for the transition to kindergarten. The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is helping build better communication skills and strengthen relationships in families with disabled children with siblings. See how Kindness to Prevent Blindness is helping children excel in the classroom.

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      Kindness to Prevent Blindness

      When it comes to a child's education, vision needs aren't usually seen as a factor that can affect the outcome. The Kindness to Prevent Blindness program, sees this problem and wants to ensure that st... (Show More)

      When it comes to a child's education, vision needs aren't usually seen as a factor that can affect the outcome. The Kindness to Prevent Blindness program, sees this problem and wants to ensure that students are seeing clearly enough to accomplish their academic goals. They know that vitality of vision in learning and want to do their part to make sure that learning can continue to be seemless and fun for students.

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      The SPARC Project

      The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is working to strengthen relationships and support communication in families with a child who is either intellectually or developmentally disabled. Th... (Show More)

      The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is working to strengthen relationships and support communication in families with a child who is either intellectually or developmentally disabled. The other goal is to find the best ways to promote effective communication and conflict resolution.

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      Get Inked

      For writers to grow their skills, they need a place to learn and grow. But teenage writers don't usually have that place. To remedy this, Saint Mary's College hosts an annual teen writing conference c... (Show More)

      For writers to grow their skills, they need a place to learn and grow. But teenage writers don't usually have that place. To remedy this, Saint Mary's College hosts an annual teen writing conference called Get Inked. Young writers get the chance to present their work and receive feedback from published authors.

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      Strong Beginnings Pilot Preschool

      Parents can have a hard time finding childcare since there aren't many childcare opportunities for children aged 3 that fit within what they can afford. The Strong Beginnings childcare program at Marc... (Show More)

      Parents can have a hard time finding childcare since there aren't many childcare opportunities for children aged 3 that fit within what they can afford. The Strong Beginnings childcare program at Marcellus Elementary in Cassopolis aims to prepare 3-year-olds for their next step with early education, free of charge to the parents.

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    February 17th, 2021

    Airdate: February 17, 2021

    Education Counts looks for quality education and programs that impact our community. This week find out how a bilingual preschool at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth is preparing students for kinderga... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for quality education and programs that impact our community. This week find out how a bilingual preschool at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth is preparing students for kindergarten. See how Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is arming students with skills for education, the workplace and life. Learn how 50/50 Mentoring at the Benton Harbor Readiness Center trains high school students for work and volunteerism while mentoring elementary students. Discover how the 21st Century Scholar Success Initiative will lead more students to college.

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      21st Century Scholar Success Initiative

      21st Century Scholars helps students not only get to college, but graduate and move in to the job market. Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is w... (Show More)

      21st Century Scholars helps students not only get to college, but graduate and move in to the job market. Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is working to make sure more area students are able to take part. The aim is to not only invest in the future of students, but also the future of local communities.

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      Jobs for Michigan Graduates

      Jobs for Michigan's Graduates works to provide students with the tools they need to not only succeed in education, but succeed in life. We take a look at how some of those who have taken part in the p... (Show More)

      Jobs for Michigan's Graduates works to provide students with the tools they need to not only succeed in education, but succeed in life. We take a look at how some of those who have taken part in the program have been able to use what they learned to work through even uncertain times.

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      Benton Harbor Readiness Center 50/50 Mentoring Program

      The Benton Harbor Readiness Center provides a safe after school environment for kids to get help with homework and provides teens with valuable work experience, through their 50/50 Mentoring Program. ... (Show More)

      The Benton Harbor Readiness Center provides a safe after school environment for kids to get help with homework and provides teens with valuable work experience, through their 50/50 Mentoring Program. They believe that it’s vital to the community, to provide both children and teens with stimulating and productive after school activities.

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      Bilingual Preschool

      Parents and children who aren’t fluent in English can have a hard time navigating the English language, culture and school expectations. That’s where Plymouth school, Jefferson Elementary,... (Show More)

      Parents and children who aren’t fluent in English can have a hard time navigating the English language, culture and school expectations. That’s where Plymouth school, Jefferson Elementary, steps in. They want to aid these families by providing bilingual preschool, which not only benefits the students, but helps their parents as well.

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    February 10th, 2021

    Airdate: February 10, 2021

    Education Counts seeks innovative ways people are learning. Discover how the South Bend Civic Theatre is adapting its educational initiatives. See how kids can connect through letter writing librarian... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks innovative ways people are learning. Discover how the South Bend Civic Theatre is adapting its educational initiatives. See how kids can connect through letter writing librarians in Goshen. Manchester University students are (Re)Imagining Leadership. Learn how to join The Great Conversation around classic books in Dowagiac.

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      (Re)Imagining Leadership

      Being a leader means doing more than just giving orders. By learning from modern day visionaries, a cohort of Manchester University students took on the challenge of (Re)Imagining Leadership. They not... (Show More)

      Being a leader means doing more than just giving orders. By learning from modern day visionaries, a cohort of Manchester University students took on the challenge of (Re)Imagining Leadership. They not only learned about today's leaders, but also found the creative leaders within themselves.

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      South Bend Civic Theatre Educational Programs

      The South Bend Civic Theatre works to provide more than just entertainment. And they're working even harder to provide community connection even in tough times. We explore their educational programs a... (Show More)

      The South Bend Civic Theatre works to provide more than just entertainment. And they're working even harder to provide community connection even in tough times. We explore their educational programs as well as what they're doing moving forward.

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      The Great Conversation Book Club

      Reading classical literature isn't something that just happens in a classroom or that is studied by experts. It's also something any average reader can take part in. Dowagiac District Library wants to... (Show More)

      Reading classical literature isn't something that just happens in a classroom or that is studied by experts. It's also something any average reader can take part in. Dowagiac District Library wants to know what you have to say about these reads, at The Great Conversation book club.

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      Librarian Pen Pals

      In the digital age, some forms of communication have become obsolete. However, Goshen Public Library believes that some forms of communication shouldn't be disregarded too soon. That's why they are wr... (Show More)

      In the digital age, some forms of communication have become obsolete. However, Goshen Public Library believes that some forms of communication shouldn't be disregarded too soon. That's why they are writing letters to children, in the midst of our social distanced present. They believe written communication isn't a dead art, and can also have numerous benefits for the children and librarians involved.

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    January 6th, 2021

    Airdate: January 6, 2021

    It's the first episode of 2021 for Education Counts Michiana. We present four new segments about education. See how Trojan Heroes recognizes those who go above and beyond in Sturgis schools. Learn how... (Show More)

    It's the first episode of 2021 for Education Counts Michiana. We present four new segments about education. See how Trojan Heroes recognizes those who go above and beyond in Sturgis schools. Learn how trauma-informed strategies can help parents and students understand disruptive behavior in young children. Find out what job exploration programs are available for students with IEP's at the Career Academy in South Bend. See how iCivics can be implemented into the classroom for discussion around civics.

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      iCivics

      With so much emphasis placed on math and reading these days, students are not learning what it means to be civilly engaged. iCivics is an online resource that provides games and even curriculum to tea... (Show More)

      With so much emphasis placed on math and reading these days, students are not learning what it means to be civilly engaged. iCivics is an online resource that provides games and even curriculum to teach students of all ages about being active citizens.

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      Trauma Informed Strategies

      When young children act up, it doesn't mean they're misbehaved. Trauma-informed strategies are ways for teachers and even parents to understand and help a child who could actually be crying out for he... (Show More)

      When young children act up, it doesn't mean they're misbehaved. Trauma-informed strategies are ways for teachers and even parents to understand and help a child who could actually be crying out for help.

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      Trojan Heroes

      Trojan Heroes is a program started to make sure that no school employee goes unnoticed for their efforts. It was put in place to offer a light at the end of a long tunnel, so that employees at Sturgis... (Show More)

      Trojan Heroes is a program started to make sure that no school employee goes unnoticed for their efforts. It was put in place to offer a light at the end of a long tunnel, so that employees at Sturgis schools are just as encouraged to continue their good deeds, as they do for the students that they serve.

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      Special Education Transition Program at Career Academy

      Career Academy in South Bend wants to prepare their students for life after school, by teaching them the basics when it comes to job exploration. Their Special Education program is no different. Thoug... (Show More)

      Career Academy in South Bend wants to prepare their students for life after school, by teaching them the basics when it comes to job exploration. Their Special Education program is no different. Though students with IEPs may feel as though there aren't many paths to take, they want to instill hope in their students and their parents. They do this through encouragement and 1-to-1 guidance, as they show them that there are just as many options

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    December 9th, 2020

    Airdate: December 9, 2020

    This week on Education Counts we highlight our stories about programs and initiatives that are helping students learn. This week find out how students in Elkhart and Goshen can use live tutors through... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we highlight our stories about programs and initiatives that are helping students learn. This week find out how students in Elkhart and Goshen can use live tutors through Brainfuse. See an emergency preparedness training facility for first responders. Learn how Teaching Books is making a difference for young readers. Discover what students are learning through paid apprenticeships in Elkhart County.

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      Teaching Books

      Finding new ways to engage young students in what they're reading can often be a challenge. Teaching Books is a resource that provides ways to make sure kids are getting the most they can whether they... (Show More)

      Finding new ways to engage young students in what they're reading can often be a challenge. Teaching Books is a resource that provides ways to make sure kids are getting the most they can whether they're reading or being read to.

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      Brainfuse

      There are plenty of times when a student may need some extra help with their school work. Students in Elkhart and Goshen can get that extra help if they need it through a program known as Brainfuse. B... (Show More)

      There are plenty of times when a student may need some extra help with their school work. Students in Elkhart and Goshen can get that extra help if they need it through a program known as Brainfuse. Brainfuse is a digital resource that can connect students to live tutors.

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      Modern Youth Apprenticeships

      Career Wise's Modern Youth Apprenticeship program, gives students a fresh take on what it means to be an apprentice. They encourage students to pursue careers in modern industries, with paid jobs that... (Show More)

      Career Wise's Modern Youth Apprenticeship program, gives students a fresh take on what it means to be an apprentice. They encourage students to pursue careers in modern industries, with paid jobs that they can also balance with their academic careers.

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      Emergency Professional Training

      The MAAC Foundation-Emergency Services Training Center, established in 2016, is a place where firefighters, police officers, and EMS are given opportunities to enhance their skills. Training consist o... (Show More)

      The MAAC Foundation-Emergency Services Training Center, established in 2016, is a place where firefighters, police officers, and EMS are given opportunities to enhance their skills. Training consist of classroom and practical application programs, that aim to enhance their critical thinking , functioning in preparedness and response skills.

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    December 2nd, 2020

    Airdate: December 2, 2020

    Education Counts looks for the best programs and initiatives in education. This week we feature an internship program that teaches farm management and sustainability at Bertrand Farm. Families can lea... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best programs and initiatives in education. This week we feature an internship program that teaches farm management and sustainability at Bertrand Farm. Families can learn about nature and earn badges and pins through a program called Hoosier Quest. Students explore the process of manufacturing and meet potential employers through Goshen's Virtual Manufacturing Day. Joint Educational Services in Special Education (J.E.S.S.E) is a program ensuring students with special needs have resources for success in school.

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      Bertrand Farm Internship Program

      Bertrand Farm in Niles, MI looks towards interns to help out with their day to day duties. By employing the help of interns they are able to not only save money on farm labor, but also inspire them to... (Show More)

      Bertrand Farm in Niles, MI looks towards interns to help out with their day to day duties. By employing the help of interns they are able to not only save money on farm labor, but also inspire them to pursue careers in agriculture.

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      Hoosier Quest

      One of the best ways to learn about nature is to get out and actually explore it. The Hoosier Quest program offers and fun way to encourage people to get and out and explore Indiana's State Parks and ... (Show More)

      One of the best ways to learn about nature is to get out and actually explore it. The Hoosier Quest program offers and fun way to encourage people to get and out and explore Indiana's State Parks and earn a patch or a pin along the way.

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      J.E.S.S.E.

      All students have the capacity to learn as long as they have the tools they need. J.E.S.S.E. is a co-op of nine school corporations across multiple Indiana counties that provides students with special... (Show More)

      All students have the capacity to learn as long as they have the tools they need. J.E.S.S.E. is a co-op of nine school corporations across multiple Indiana counties that provides students with special needs with the resources to make sure they're able to succeed in school.

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      Virtual Manufacturing Day

      Manufacturing day is a day where students are able to see first hand the work that goes into working in a local manufacturing business. These events are to help students learn about different career p... (Show More)

      Manufacturing day is a day where students are able to see first hand the work that goes into working in a local manufacturing business. These events are to help students learn about different career paths as well as meeting possible employers. This years MFG day was different because it was all virtual.

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    November 18th, 2020

    Airdate: November 18, 2020

    Education Counts seeks to promote initiatives in education that are successful and inspire replication. This week we feature a sustainability program at Hollywood Elementary School in Stevensville tha... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks to promote initiatives in education that are successful and inspire replication. This week we feature a sustainability program at Hollywood Elementary School in Stevensville that is teaching students where their food comes from. Colere Quartet is inspiring future musicians to pick up an instrument and learn to play. P.A.C.T. stands for Promise Academy for Conflict Transformation which gives students tools for expressing emotion and helping them respond to conflict in more positive ways. Learn about the history behind women gaining the right to vote, who local key players were and how it has impacted our region.

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      The Colere Quartet

      Music has a very special power. It brings together people from all walks of life to make something magical. To help spread the message of making music the Colere Quartet is taking their message on the... (Show More)

      Music has a very special power. It brings together people from all walks of life to make something magical. To help spread the message of making music the Colere Quartet is taking their message on the road in hopes of inspiring young kids to pick an instrument.

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      Votes for Women Exhibit

      It was only a century ago that women in the United States were given the right to vote in elections. The History Museum in South Bend is honoring those who fought for that right in their Votes for W... (Show More)

      It was only a century ago that women in the United States were given the right to vote in elections. The History Museum in South Bend is honoring those who fought for that right in their Votes for Women Exhibit.        

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      P.A.C.T.

      The Center for Community Justice is trying to erase the words "at risk" and replace them with "at promise", in regards to teens who have made bad decisions when it comes to emotional expression. They ... (Show More)

      The Center for Community Justice is trying to erase the words "at risk" and replace them with "at promise", in regards to teens who have made bad decisions when it comes to emotional expression. They want to shape these young people into adults who are responsible with their emotional expression so that they not only avoid making impulsive decisions that they may regret, but that they also transform their community through their positive actions.

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      Planting Sustainability at Hollywood Elementary

      Gardening has been taught at Hollywood Elementary in Stevensville, Michigan for years. However in this day and age, educators at Hollywood Elementary find that it is even more vital to teach children ... (Show More)

      Gardening has been taught at Hollywood Elementary in Stevensville, Michigan for years. However in this day and age, educators at Hollywood Elementary find that it is even more vital to teach children where their food comes from. They also like to teach their students the importance of also taking care of the earth while doing so. They believe gardening is an essential life skill, and teaching students the basic sets them on the right path to career and health choices.

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    November 11th, 2020

    Airdate: November 11, 2020

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, see how teachers are coping with change fatigue, discover what's in store for students who are part of the activity club at Culver-Union Township Public Library... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, see how teachers are coping with change fatigue, discover what's in store for students who are part of the activity club at Culver-Union Township Public Library, learn about new app that's connecting students and homework study and find out how girls at the Benton Harbor Girls Academy are learning confidence through academics. Education Counts Michiana highlights programs and initiatives that are working to provide the best in teaching and leanring.

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      Studytable

      Studytable is an app currently only in the Apple Store that allows college students to connect with one another to discuss what they're learning in class. Students are able to do more than just chat... (Show More)

      Studytable is an app currently only in the Apple Store that allows college students to connect with one another to discuss what they're learning in class. Students are able to do more than just chat with one another. They can share notes and form digital study groups to make sure everyone can succeed.        

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      Change Fatigue

      Change is always happening. And it's happened even more so in the world of education. But often times, too much change can lead to Change Fatigue. We find out how all educators are able to cope with... (Show More)

      Change is always happening. And it's happened even more so in the world of education. But often times, too much change can lead to Change Fatigue. We find out how all educators are able to cope with change and adapt for the future.        

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      Benton Harbor Girls Academy

      The Benton Harbor Girls Academy wants girls to get an education that is free of distractions and that does not undermine their intelligence. Their academy pride's itself on educating girls in an atmos... (Show More)

      The Benton Harbor Girls Academy wants girls to get an education that is free of distractions and that does not undermine their intelligence. Their academy pride's itself on educating girls in an atmosphere that places them in the center, so that the focus is on them and what they are learning. They want girls to feel confident about their abilities, and to know that they are just as capable as males.

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      Activity Club at Culver-Union Township Library

      In this age of e-learning, it is easy for children to miss out on valuable social and hands on learning opportunities. Culver-Union Township Public Library wants to do its part by picking up where sch... (Show More)

      In this age of e-learning, it is easy for children to miss out on valuable social and hands on learning opportunities. Culver-Union Township Public Library wants to do its part by picking up where schools leave off. Their Activity Club gives students an outlet to participate in lots of neat projects, and to also communicate with others in a safe and hygienic atmosphere.

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    October 21st, 2020

    Airdate: October 21, 2020

    Education Counts is looking for innovative ways to teach, learn and create understanding. This week, discover how students are learning about aviation through Civil Air Patrol program at John Adams ... (Show More)

    Education Counts is looking for innovative ways to teach, learn and create understanding. This week, discover how students are learning about aviation through Civil Air Patrol program at John Adams High School in South Bend. See how students are learning the business of radio broadcasting through internships at WSMK/WNIL. See how the Southwest Michigan Miracle League is a place for all athletes of any ability can be included and part of a team. Celebrate student creativity through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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      WSMK/WNIL Radio Broadcasting Internships

      WSMK and its' sister station WNIL are radio stations based out of Niles, Michigan that provide the Michiana region with Adult Contemporary music, Oldies, as well as the opportunity to advertise goods ... (Show More)

      WSMK and its' sister station WNIL are radio stations based out of Niles, Michigan that provide the Michiana region with Adult Contemporary music, Oldies, as well as the opportunity to advertise goods and equipment from local residents on their show Swap Shop. However, there is much more to running a radio station than just the on-air qualities. They welcome interns into their doors to learn about their overall functions of a radio station, while also giving them the opportunity to express their creative voice.

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      Civil Air Patrol

      Students at John Adams High School in South Bend have the chance to join the school's Civil Air Patrol. They get to learn more about aeronautics and even have the chance to fly small aircrafts as the ... (Show More)

      Students at John Adams High School in South Bend have the chance to join the school's Civil Air Patrol. They get to learn more about aeronautics and even have the chance to fly small aircrafts as the first steps to a potential career.

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      Southwest Michigan Miracle League

      Sports can be a fun way to learn and get some exercise. But not everyone is capable of getting out onto the field. The Southwest Michigan Miracle League provides young players of all abilities the cha... (Show More)

      Sports can be a fun way to learn and get some exercise. But not everyone is capable of getting out onto the field. The Southwest Michigan Miracle League provides young players of all abilities the chance to play baseball and be part of a team.

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      SBMA: Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards

      The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards have been around for over 90 years, providing teens with the opportunity to be seen and compete creatively. The students work is then judged based on freedom of ... (Show More)

      The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards have been around for over 90 years, providing teens with the opportunity to be seen and compete creatively. The students work is then judged based on freedom of expression, a blind adjudication process, and work criteria based on originality, technical proficiency, and emergence of personal voice. They want teens to feel empowered through their artistic expression.

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    October 14th, 2020

    Airdate: October 14, 2020

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn ho... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn how the Gentlemen and Scholars' Spelling Bee Explosion teaches confidence and engages students in public speaking. Elkhart Schools share tools for parents for distance learning. See what steps Michigan City Virtual Academy has adapted to flexible learning.

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      Michigan City Virtual Academy

      Michigan City has been prepared to teach children virtually. Their Virtual Academy was founded in 2019, and in 2020 saw a surge in enrollment due to more schools taking teaching digital. Michigan City... (Show More)

      Michigan City has been prepared to teach children virtually. Their Virtual Academy was founded in 2019, and in 2020 saw a surge in enrollment due to more schools taking teaching digital. Michigan City's Virtual Academy is perfect for students who want to add more flexibility to their day, and also participate in extracurricular programs.

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      Passport Pals and STEAM Squad

      To provide additional fun and interactive activities, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a set of programs called Passport Pals and STEAM Squad. Through these programs kids will get the... (Show More)

      To provide additional fun and interactive activities, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a set of programs called Passport Pals and STEAM Squad. Through these programs kids will get the chance to explore other countries and do some hands on projects without leaving their houses.

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      E-Learning Parenting Tools

      Kids attending classes from home hasn't just been a learning experience for students and teachers. Parents are also finding they need some help to make sure their children are staying on task. We expl... (Show More)

      Kids attending classes from home hasn't just been a learning experience for students and teachers. Parents are also finding they need some help to make sure their children are staying on task. We explore some tips and tricks so parents can make sure at home learning goes smoothly.

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      Gentlemen and Scholars: Spelling Bee Explosion

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtu... (Show More)

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtually, the feelings are all the same. With their fourth annual Spelling Bee Explosion they are extending that mission by teaching students confidence and comfortability through public speaking.

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    October 7th, 2020

    Airdate: October 7, 2020

    Education Counts seeks programs and initiatives in education that are innovative and impactful. This week we feature B.E.A.R Reading Center that helps students who have reading hurdles. Teachers have ... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks programs and initiatives in education that are innovative and impactful. This week we feature B.E.A.R Reading Center that helps students who have reading hurdles. Teachers have a new resources in PBS Teacher Planning Kits. Learn about internship opportunities at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. See how adults are shaping young minds in education through the Slicer Champions Mentoring Program.

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      B.E.A.R. Reading Center

      The B.E.A.R Dyslexia Center is a non-profit that focuses on the proper education of children. They understand that some children need a bit more focused learning, so they work to ensure that they are ... (Show More)

      The B.E.A.R Dyslexia Center is a non-profit that focuses on the proper education of children. They understand that some children need a bit more focused learning, so they work to ensure that they are up to speed with the rest of their classmates. However with COVID, there are some changes to the methods that they will use to tutor these children.

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      Slicer Champions Mentoring Program

      All students need the consistent support of adults in their lives, but not every student has that. Slicer Champions is a mentoring program in La Porte that pairs students with adult mentors to help th... (Show More)

      All students need the consistent support of adults in their lives, but not every student has that. Slicer Champions is a mentoring program in La Porte that pairs students with adult mentors to help them set goals, problem solve and celebrate successes.

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      PBS Teacher Planning Kits

      Teachers have found themselves in a position they may be unfamiliar with. To make sure teachers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal, PBS created a series of Planning Kits to cover ages ... (Show More)

      Teachers have found themselves in a position they may be unfamiliar with. To make sure teachers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal, PBS created a series of Planning Kits to cover ages from early childhood to high school. We take a look at how teachers will be able to use these to reach every one of their students.

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      Black Pine Internships

      The Exotic Animal Care Internship program that gives college students an immersive learning experience into the care taken at a wild life sanctuary. Black Pine Animal Park is home to over 100 exotic a... (Show More)

      The Exotic Animal Care Internship program that gives college students an immersive learning experience into the care taken at a wild life sanctuary. Black Pine Animal Park is home to over 100 exotic animals representing 55 different species. They believe that interns are what keeps the successful, but also promise students a worthwhile experience.

  • Episode

    September 23rd, 2020

    Airdate: September 23, 2020

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. L... (Show More)

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. Learn how public television is experimenting with datacasting to deliver educational materials to students in weak internet areas of the country. Robinson Community Learning Center has a new building, a new look and will be able to provide more services for students in South Bend. Take a virtual tour through the Civil Rights Heritage Center.

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      Datacasting

      Students being able to access information through an Internet connections has become an every day part of life. But there are many areas where connections can be spotty at best. We take look at how pu... (Show More)

      Students being able to access information through an Internet connections has become an every day part of life. But there are many areas where connections can be spotty at best. We take look at how public media stations are testing the use of datacasting for education.

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      New Robinson Community Learning Center

      The Robinson Community Center in South Bend has always served as a place for people of all ages to find enrichment. And now, after moving into a brand new building, we discover what can be expected of... (Show More)

      The Robinson Community Center in South Bend has always served as a place for people of all ages to find enrichment. And now, after moving into a brand new building, we discover what can be expected of this larger space.

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      Andrews University SciFest

      SciFest at Andrews University has always been encouraging STEM education to students. But due to COVID, they had to get innovative, which has seemingly turned out to be advantageous for them. Even tho... (Show More)

      SciFest at Andrews University has always been encouraging STEM education to students. But due to COVID, they had to get innovative, which has seemingly turned out to be advantageous for them. Even though students are unable to visit the campus for this year's SciFest, Andrews University has been able to send the the fest to students' homes across the U.S.

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      Civil Rights Heritage Center Virtual Tour

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting o... (Show More)

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting open dialogues on cultural ongoings. They have now extended that open door digitally, giving people a virtual tour of the historical building, from their homes.

  • Episode

    September 16th, 2020

    Airdate: September 16, 2020

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College a... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College and how students are learning the bigger business of wine making. Discover how the Innovation Moshpit is inspiring business growth. See how Ivy Tech Community College students and alumni are connecting to employers through the career connecting program.

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      Ivy Tech's Career Coaching and Employer Connections

      Ivy Tech Community College wants to ensure that their students are on the right career trajectory, even after graduating. The school has created a new program teaching students valuable skills to prop... (Show More)

      Ivy Tech Community College wants to ensure that their students are on the right career trajectory, even after graduating. The school has created a new program teaching students valuable skills to properly market themselves to employers. Ivy Tech is also putting students in direct connection with potential employers, so that they are working while learning the skills necessary for their employment pursuits.

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      Lake Michigan College: Wine and Viticulture

      Wine is not just crushed grapes, nor just an alcoholic beverage. Thats what professors at Lake Michigan College's school of Wine and Viticulture hope to instill in their students, as they learn the ar... (Show More)

      Wine is not just crushed grapes, nor just an alcoholic beverage. Thats what professors at Lake Michigan College's school of Wine and Viticulture hope to instill in their students, as they learn the art of wine making. People may not realize it, but wine contributes to the Michiana area's economy, and communities. Student's are taught about that, and how our area's wine sets us apart from other wine capitals.

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      Innovation Moshpit

      For small business owners, the name of the game is innovation, but learning how to innovate isn't always easy. Through the Innovation Moshpit at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne, ... (Show More)

      For small business owners, the name of the game is innovation, but learning how to innovate isn't always easy. Through the Innovation Moshpit at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne, small business owners are being equipped with the tools to make it through any situation.

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      Good Shepherd Montessori School

      Thinking differently and being hands on has always been the motto of Montessori schools. But with increasing health concerns, it can be difficult to continue with that style of educating... (Show More)

      Thinking differently and being hands on has always been the motto of Montessori schools. But with increasing health concerns, it can be difficult to continue with that style of educating. We head to the Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend to see how they're working to keep staying hands on.        

  • Episode

    September 9th, 2020

    Airdate: September 9, 2020

    We're always searching for programs and initiatives that further the education of students and teachers. This week, see how Elkhart schools are dealing with school uncertainty. Learn about IMPower and... (Show More)

    We're always searching for programs and initiatives that further the education of students and teachers. This week, see how Elkhart schools are dealing with school uncertainty. Learn about IMPower and how adults are learning about the basics of finances, the importance of community and business ownership. Discover how schools in LaGrange County are addressing emotional and mental health issues. Find out how flight simulators are engaging future pilots and paving the way for advanced learning on the ground.

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      IMPower Center

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      To improve a community, it is the individuals within the community that need to be worked on. At IMPower, they believe just that. By empowering and educating the people of a community, the overall community improves. The entrepreneurs at IMPower want to teach marginalized groups the basics of finances, the importance of business ownership, and community, founded on Biblical teachings so that the community at large is a much better place for us all.

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      Handling Uncertainty

      The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elk... (Show More)

      The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elkhart Community Schools to find out what they're doing to create at least some sense of normalcy for their students.

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      La Porte Municipal Airport's Aviation Simulator

      Learning to fly a plane is an easy feat at the La Porte Municipal Airport. Their flight simulator gives users the look and feel of actually taking flight, so much that it is also used by those in purs... (Show More)

      Learning to fly a plane is an easy feat at the La Porte Municipal Airport. Their flight simulator gives users the look and feel of actually taking flight, so much that it is also used by those in pursuit of their pilots license. They believe that in order to keep people interested in flying, they need to get people started flying as soon as possible. Flying is more hands on than you think.

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