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  • Episode

    July 10th, 2019

    Airdate: July 10, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana features a look at teacher externships, a partnership with educators and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Find out how women are employed and empowered through Dr... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features a look at teacher externships, a partnership with educators and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Find out how women are employed and empowered through Dress for Success. A look at educational outreach through the Elkhart County Historical Museum took us on a trip to Bristol. Getting books in the hands of kids is the goal of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

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      Elkhart County History Museum

      The saying goes, those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. With multiple permanent exhibits, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is using education to foster appreciation and the pre... (Show More)

      The saying goes, those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. With multiple permanent exhibits, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is using education to foster appreciation and the preservation of local history.

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      Baby and Me

      Baby and Me is an interactive experience that puts babies on a path to becoming lifelong lovers of books and learning. The program was designed for babies up to 23 months old and their caregivers. It ... (Show More)

      Baby and Me is an interactive experience that puts babies on a path to becoming lifelong lovers of books and learning. The program was designed for babies up to 23 months old and their caregivers. It features storybook reading, songs, rhymes, and tons of activities to keep the little ones engaged.

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      Dress For Success Michiana

      Dress For Success Michiana is an organization that works to empower women in the professional world by providing support, a professional wardrobe, and developmental tools to help women thrive in the w... (Show More)

      Dress For Success Michiana is an organization that works to empower women in the professional world by providing support, a professional wardrobe, and developmental tools to help women thrive in the workplace and in everyday life.

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      Teacher Externship

      The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce created a bridge between teachers and business. The one-week externship gives educators the chance to work with professionals in various fields to gain know... (Show More)

      The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce created a bridge between teachers and business. The one-week externship gives educators the chance to work with professionals in various fields to gain knowledge and skills they can take back to their classrooms.

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    May 22nd, 2019

    Airdate: May 22, 2019

    05/22/2019

    05/22/2019

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      ETHOS Robotics

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to... (Show More)

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to use what they are learning on the field and turn it into a potential career path.

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      Mindful U

      Across the Michiana area students are practicing mindfulness to help them focus and stay attentive. At Darden Elementary School they introduced Mindful U Thursdays where their students work with profe... (Show More)

      Across the Michiana area students are practicing mindfulness to help them focus and stay attentive. At Darden Elementary School they introduced Mindful U Thursdays where their students work with professional yoga instructors to practice yoga and mindfulness skills.

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      Goodwill and WorkOne: Working With Veterans

      Goodwill Industries is giving veterans the opportunity to learn about the services that are available to them. Goodwill partnered with the WorkOne organization to help veterans on their job hunt, answ... (Show More)

      Goodwill Industries is giving veterans the opportunity to learn about the services that are available to them. Goodwill partnered with the WorkOne organization to help veterans on their job hunt, answer questions that many have about joining the workforce, and provide resources.

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      Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

      It's becoming more important than ever to get children interested in reading as soon as possible. But sometimes children's books can be expensive. That's why Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is gear... (Show More)

      It's becoming more important than ever to get children interested in reading as soon as possible. But sometimes children's books can be expensive. That's why Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is geared towards building a child's personal library and brining the joy of reading to the next generation.

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    May 8th, 2019

    Airdate: May 8, 2019

    On this week's episode, we look at how high school students are learning about careers in the construction trades by visiting work sites. We follow up with the Inspired Leadership Initiative to see ho... (Show More)

    On this week's episode, we look at how high school students are learning about careers in the construction trades by visiting work sites. We follow up with the Inspired Leadership Initiative to see how fellows are applying knowledge beyond the classroom at the University of Notre Dame. Ivy Tech is creating a safety net for students through their new Pod 7 program. The AirZoo Museum in Kalamazoo is teaching students about science and history in its multi-disciplinary approach with hands-on education and restoration.

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      Construction Trades Day

      Many members of the current construction field are getting up there in years and will soon be retiring. This is why groups have been working together to put on special job fairs highlighting the diffe... (Show More)

      Many members of the current construction field are getting up there in years and will soon be retiring. This is why groups have been working together to put on special job fairs highlighting the different construction trades. High school students got the chance to see first hand what members of the constructions industry do while working on job sites.

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      Inspired Leadership Initiative: A Look Ahead

      As the academic year comes to a close, we meet up again with members of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to see what they've learned and what they will take with them... (Show More)

      As the academic year comes to a close, we meet up again with members of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to see what they've learned and what they will take with them into the future. We find out what the fellows learned and see how the program moves towards its next set of incoming members.

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      Air Zoo: Restoring History

      At the Air Zoo Museum, students get to be involved with an exciting new project, restoring World War II aircrafts found in Lake Michigan to their former glory. By using a hands on approach to learning... (Show More)

      At the Air Zoo Museum, students get to be involved with an exciting new project, restoring World War II aircrafts found in Lake Michigan to their former glory. By using a hands on approach to learning the museum hopes this will provide a fun way to learn about history and inspire students to join the aviation industry.

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      Ivy Tech: Pod 7

      Life happens and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but Ivy Tech doesn't want life to stop its students from going to school and reaching their goals. In response to this issue, the school laun... (Show More)

      Life happens and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but Ivy Tech doesn't want life to stop its students from going to school and reaching their goals. In response to this issue, the school launched its Pod 7 program to help provide assistance to students in need. This Programs helps provide things like food, daycare, financial assistance, and other resources to help students cope when life happens.

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    May 1st, 2019

    Airdate: May 1, 2019

    Education Counts presents four new segments about educational initiatives. Travel with us to Oak Farm Montessori School and their KinderForest program. Learn about sewing and the potential it is unloc... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents four new segments about educational initiatives. Travel with us to Oak Farm Montessori School and their KinderForest program. Learn about sewing and the potential it is unlocking at Sew Loved. Find out about what's coming up at the Lunch and Learn Lecture Series at Robinson Community Learning Center. Cardinal Services is empowering people with disabilities through its Redbird Art Studio in Warsaw.

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      Oak Farm Montessori School : Kinderforest

      Oak Farm Montessori School's mission is to provide an environment that inspires children to reach their full potential through meaningful work and its forest school program is no exception. By allowin... (Show More)

      Oak Farm Montessori School's mission is to provide an environment that inspires children to reach their full potential through meaningful work and its forest school program is no exception. By allowing a set time for students to learn about and explore the local forest, they are allowing students to let nature be the teacher and learn about the world around them through exploration.

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      The Redbird Art Studio

      Cardinal Services is all about empowering people with disabilities or challenges and through its Redbird Art Studio ,they are doing this with art. This studio gives people with special needs the chanc... (Show More)

      Cardinal Services is all about empowering people with disabilities or challenges and through its Redbird Art Studio ,they are doing this with art. This studio gives people with special needs the chance to express themselves with their artwork and even make money by selling their pieces. Some members of the Redbird Art Studios pieces have won awards and have made a huge impact on their community.

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      Sew Loved

      It began as a way to teach at risk women the art of sewing and how to get a job in the manufacturing field. But Sew Loved has grown beyond its original mission and now teaches young people and older p... (Show More)

      It began as a way to teach at risk women the art of sewing and how to get a job in the manufacturing field. But Sew Loved has grown beyond its original mission and now teaches young people and older people alike that they can make something of their lives.

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      Lunch and Learn Lecture Series

      Proving it's never too late to learn something new, the Lunch and Learn Lecture series provides senior citizens the opportunity to learn about various topics that may concern them. Hosted at the Robin... (Show More)

      Proving it's never too late to learn something new, the Lunch and Learn Lecture series provides senior citizens the opportunity to learn about various topics that may concern them. Hosted at the Robinson Community Learning Center, speakers on topics ranging from hospital bills to Alzheimer's are brought in to present and teach.

  • Episode

    April 17th, 2019

    Airdate: April 17, 2019

    04/17/2019

    04/17/2019

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      Bouncy Bands

      When Natalie Watterson noticed that her students were having trouble staying focused, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With tons of research and support from the community , she was abl... (Show More)

      When Natalie Watterson noticed that her students were having trouble staying focused, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With tons of research and support from the community , she was able to get a Bouncy Band on the desk of every student in her classroom. These devices help students channel that extra energy that keeps them distracted in the classroom.

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      Robotics Competition

      The students at Gears have been preparing long and hard to get their robots ready for the St. Joseph Health System's Robotics Competition. The hospital has incorporated many robots within their own fa... (Show More)

      The students at Gears have been preparing long and hard to get their robots ready for the St. Joseph Health System's Robotics Competition. The hospital has incorporated many robots within their own facilities, sparking student interest in this technology.

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      The Shirt

      For 30 years, students at Notre Dame have been combining multiple disciplines to produce what has come to be known as the Shirt. W take a look at what goes in to creating this piece of iconic fan wear... (Show More)

      For 30 years, students at Notre Dame have been combining multiple disciplines to produce what has come to be known as the Shirt. W take a look at what goes in to creating this piece of iconic fan wear.

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      Check Your Blindspots

      A person could be unaware about their own personal biases against people who may be different than they are. Check Your Blind Spots is an interactive experience that allows a person to take a walk in ... (Show More)

      A person could be unaware about their own personal biases against people who may be different than they are. Check Your Blind Spots is an interactive experience that allows a person to take a walk in another person's shoes.

  • Episode

    April 10th, 2019

    Airdate: April 10, 2019

    Education Counts packs together four more stories about educational initiatives in our region. BerrienRESA gives autistic students tools for success and Dugout Dolls in Niles teaches girls about leade... (Show More)

    Education Counts packs together four more stories about educational initiatives in our region. BerrienRESA gives autistic students tools for success and Dugout Dolls in Niles teaches girls about leadership and empowerment through softball. We learn about safety in the digital age from Wa-Nee Schools and training service dogs from Top Notch Service Dogs.

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      Top Notch Service Dogs

      Top Notch Service Dogs invites us to learn what it takes to train a service dog and what our furry warriors do for their communities. From working in the law industry to helping students learn to read... (Show More)

      Top Notch Service Dogs invites us to learn what it takes to train a service dog and what our furry warriors do for their communities. From working in the law industry to helping students learn to read in schools, dogs are proving themselves to be of great assistance and service to people with varying needs.

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      Digital and Online Safety

      Through a partnership between Wa-Nee Schools and Triple P, parents are getting a lesson in how to make sure their children are safe when surfing the internet. When living in the new digital age, it's ... (Show More)

      Through a partnership between Wa-Nee Schools and Triple P, parents are getting a lesson in how to make sure their children are safe when surfing the internet. When living in the new digital age, it's important to know the best ways to make sure kids aren't seeing inappropriate content.

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      BerrienRESA and Autism

      The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. We visited BerrienRESA in Berrien Springs, Michigan to see the tools students with autism have so they can succeed in school and life.

      The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. We visited BerrienRESA in Berrien Springs, Michigan to see the tools students with autism have so they can succeed in school and life.

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      Dugout Dolls

      The Dugout Dolls are far from your typical softball training facility. In fact when Trish Gardini noticed that the community was lacking female leadership she created the organization to help. The sta... (Show More)

      The Dugout Dolls are far from your typical softball training facility. In fact when Trish Gardini noticed that the community was lacking female leadership she created the organization to help. The staff here uses softball and coaching as a vehicle to empower women and girls in the community.

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    April 3rd, 2019

    Airdate: April 3, 2019

    04/03/2019

    04/03/2019

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      1000 Books Before Kindergarten

      Through 1000 Books Before Kindergarten children are given the building blocks and the love of reading necessary to help when they start school. It also serves as a way for parents to bond with their y... (Show More)

      Through 1000 Books Before Kindergarten children are given the building blocks and the love of reading necessary to help when they start school. It also serves as a way for parents to bond with their young children through reading stories to them. Those who take part say it's a fun and easy way to give their kids a jumpstart to reading.

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      Youth Leadership

      Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka offers a dynamic youth program that gives high school students the opportunity to get involved with their community and gain leadership skills. Partnered with the schoo... (Show More)

      Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka offers a dynamic youth program that gives high school students the opportunity to get involved with their community and gain leadership skills. Partnered with the schools in the area, this program gets students to engage in planned events and projects to help students reach their full potential.

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      Hands on Nature Training

      Education students from IU South Bend are given the opportunity to get hands on nature training at the Prairie Winds Nature Farm. Thanks to the efforts of Professor Terri Hebert, the students of the h... (Show More)

      Education students from IU South Bend are given the opportunity to get hands on nature training at the Prairie Winds Nature Farm. Thanks to the efforts of Professor Terri Hebert, the students of the her EDUC-328 Sciende Methods class have are able to T get their hands dirty to see how they can make use of what they learn to teach their future students.

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      Ivy Tech: Automotive Tech

      Ivy Tech's Automotive Technology department is preparing their students for the latest innovations in the automotive world. The program focuses on offering a hands on approach to training students, un... (Show More)

      Ivy Tech's Automotive Technology department is preparing their students for the latest innovations in the automotive world. The program focuses on offering a hands on approach to training students, unlike traditional lesson plans.

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    March 20th, 2019

    Airdate: March 20, 2019

    Education Counts brings you stories about the robust CTE programs at Niles High School and how Lakeshore High School students in Stevensville can graduate with a Certified Nursing Assistant certificat... (Show More)

    Education Counts brings you stories about the robust CTE programs at Niles High School and how Lakeshore High School students in Stevensville can graduate with a Certified Nursing Assistant certification. You’ll also learn about free tutoring from Riverbend Community Math Center and adult acting classes at the South Bend Civic Theatre.

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      Certified Nursing Assistant Program

      Through the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, students at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, Michigan are able to get hands on training for what it's like in the medical field. Students get the... (Show More)

      Through the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, students at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, Michigan are able to get hands on training for what it's like in the medical field. Students get the chance to see what it's like to be a real nurse and learn from a professional.

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      Adult Acting Classes - South Bend Civic Theatre

      To embrace lifelong learning and the love of craft, the South Bend Civic Theatre has begun offering acting classes for adults. Classes embrace students at various levels of interest and desire.

      To embrace lifelong learning and the love of craft, the South Bend Civic Theatre has begun offering acting classes for adults. Classes embrace students at various levels of interest and desire.

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      Niles High School CTE Program

      Niles High School has been awarded $85,000 in grants to benefit their CTE programs. The School's CTE programs include Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, and so much mor... (Show More)

      Niles High School has been awarded $85,000 in grants to benefit their CTE programs. The School's CTE programs include Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, and so much more. By embracing and providing students with a comprehensive career focused education, Niles hopes that its students can reach their full potential.

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      Riverbend Community Math Center

      The Riverbend Community Math Center is a non-profit organization that offers free tutoring and learning programs to build confidence in mathematics. The organization provides several different types o... (Show More)

      The Riverbend Community Math Center is a non-profit organization that offers free tutoring and learning programs to build confidence in mathematics. The organization provides several different types of programs including Math and Technology Academy, Math Circles, teacher workshops, and custom events with hands-on activities.

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