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  • Episode

    August 12th, 2020

    Airdate: August 12, 2020

    Education Counts seeks the best ideas in education regionally. Follow us to the La Porte County Public Library's Mobile Classroom that teaches STEM activities. Find out how Ivy Tech is keeping student... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks the best ideas in education regionally. Follow us to the La Porte County Public Library's Mobile Classroom that teaches STEM activities. Find out how Ivy Tech is keeping students digitally connected. See how students at Syracuse Elementary are learning healthy habits during lunch. Learn how Ring Lardner Middle School received a state fitness grant to develop the Don't Quit Fitness Center in Niles.

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      Don't Quit Fitness Center

      Academic health is important, but so is physical health. To make sure schools have the necessary equipment the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils created a grant. Ring Lardner Middle ... (Show More)

      Academic health is important, but so is physical health. To make sure schools have the necessary equipment the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils created a grant. Ring Lardner Middle School became one of three schools in the state to receive one of these grants which resulted in the "Don't Quit Fitness Center" in Niles.

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    June 17th, 2020

    Airdate: June 17, 2020

    Education Counts presents some of the best ideas in education in the region. This week, find out how South Bend Community School Corporation students can earn an associate's degree in high school. Lea... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents some of the best ideas in education in the region. This week, find out how South Bend Community School Corporation students can earn an associate's degree in high school. Learn how Ivy Tech is rapidly adapting to changing needs of the student body. Head to the jobsite with Hard Hats and Heels and see how one woman-owned construction company is encouraging women to pursue S.T.E.M. trades. Learn about talking to young children about race and racism.

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      Hard Hats & Heels, LLC

      Going into the construction trades can happen even after earning a college degree. Founder and owner of Niles based company Hard Hats and Heels, Victoria Knight, did it after earning a nursing degree.... (Show More)

      Going into the construction trades can happen even after earning a college degree. Founder and owner of Niles based company Hard Hats and Heels, Victoria Knight, did it after earning a nursing degree. Now is she not only doing something she loves, but actively working to encourage others to pursue those trades.

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    May 13th, 2020

    Airdate: May 13, 2020

    Education Counts features stories that showcase best practices in and out of the classroom. Kindergartners at Akron Elementary were able to virtually be part of baby chicks hatching, an annual spring ... (Show More)

    Education Counts features stories that showcase best practices in and out of the classroom. Kindergartners at Akron Elementary were able to virtually be part of baby chicks hatching, an annual spring program at the school. Premier Arts in Elkhart has adapted to teaching, training and entertaining from afar. Students struggling with homework can call for assistance to the Retired Teachers Help Hotline. Enjoy a virtual field trip and take part in a scavenger hunt online at the Niles History Center.

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      Niles Historical Center's Online Center

      Students at Niles High School are given the chance to get hands on and project based learning through Niles New Tech. Students taking part in this program are held to the same standards as other stude... (Show More)

      Students at Niles High School are given the chance to get hands on and project based learning through Niles New Tech. Students taking part in this program are held to the same standards as other students, but complete their work through the use of technology and in group settings similar to a working environment.

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    November 7th, 2018

    Airdate: November 7, 2018

    Education Counts travels to Wawasee High School for a hands-on look at Career Pathways, learns that Millenials are engaging with libraries in new ways, talks to high school students at Penn High Schoo... (Show More)

    Education Counts travels to Wawasee High School for a hands-on look at Career Pathways, learns that Millenials are engaging with libraries in new ways, talks to high school students at Penn High School who are co-learning about early childhood education and follows up on the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame.

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      Increased Millennial Usage of Libraries

      A recent study found that millennials use public libraries more than any other generation in America. Victoria St. Martin visits local libraries in Michigan and Indiana to discuss this trend.

      A recent study found that millennials use public libraries more than any other generation in America. Victoria St. Martin visits local libraries in Michigan and Indiana to discuss this trend.

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    August 22nd, 2018

    Airdate: August 22, 2018

    This week, we learn how one school is working to prevent the summer slip, hike with students who are learning all about raptors, visit with campers who are growing and eating new food, and head to Cen... (Show More)

    This week, we learn how one school is working to prevent the summer slip, hike with students who are learning all about raptors, visit with campers who are growing and eating new food, and head to Central Lake to meet students from Wawasee who are taking a wakeboaring class.

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      Pop-up Libraries

      Making sure kids don't lose what they learned during the previous school year can be as easy as giving kids a new book to read. A new program in Niles, Michigan created a series of pop-up libraries to... (Show More)

      Making sure kids don't lose what they learned during the previous school year can be as easy as giving kids a new book to read. A new program in Niles, Michigan created a series of pop-up libraries to give out free books to children.

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    May 9th, 2018

    Airdate: May 9, 2018

    This week, we meet peers who help classmates navigate the social aspects of school, learn about a nut-free classroom, talk about administrators preparing students for major building transitions, and m... (Show More)

    This week, we meet peers who help classmates navigate the social aspects of school, learn about a nut-free classroom, talk about administrators preparing students for major building transitions, and meet students who are learning to live with Parkinson's.

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      Smooth Transitions

      Some school districts and corporations make sure to have support systems in place to help students as they move from one school to the next

      Some school districts and corporations make sure to have support systems in place to help students as they move from one school to the next

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    March 14th, 2018

    Airdate: March 14, 2018

    Dancing for A Cause, The Power of Learning a Second Language, Flu Prevention, The Reggio Emilia Approach

    Dancing for A Cause, The Power of Learning a Second Language, Flu Prevention, The Reggio Emilia Approach

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      The Power of Learning a Second Language

      Learning a second language can open doors for students as they pursue higher education and their future careers. Experts in language tell us about all the ways learning another language can bring... (Show More)

      Learning a second language can open doors for students as they pursue higher education and their future careers. Experts in language tell us about all the ways learning another language can bring future success.

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    August 9th, 2017

    Airdate: August 9, 2017

    08/09/2017

    08/09/2017

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      Niles History Center Showcases Unique Historical Exhibits

      For more information: http://www.nileshistorycenter.org/

      For more information: http://www.nileshistorycenter.org/

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    May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

    05/24/2017

    05/24/2017

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      Therapy dog changing Niles High School for the better

      Niles High School has a certified therapy dog, Derby, who’s had an extraordinary impact on students and faculty.

      Niles High School has a certified therapy dog, Derby, who’s had an extraordinary impact on students and faculty.

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    April 26th, 2017

    Airdate: April 26, 2017

    People gathered for March for Science demonstrations across the country. Karishma Desai spoke to scientists and community members at the South Bend March for Science. Karishma also attends the La Port... (Show More)

    People gathered for March for Science demonstrations across the country. Karishma Desai spoke to scientists and community members at the South Bend March for Science. Karishma also attends the La Porte High School's One-to-World Initiative Kickoff where teachers received Chromebooks. The Lifelong Learning Institute of Elkhart County offers stimulating courses for senior citizens. Monica Murphy, speaks with participants about the benefits of lifelong learning. Monica also visits Northside Child Development Center to learn about trainings for school readiness.

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      Understanding School Readiness

      Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Berrien Community Foundation, and the Childcare resource center to train childcare providers. Provider... (Show More)

      Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Berrien Community Foundation, and the Childcare resource center to train childcare providers. Providers say it's helped them grow professionally.

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        Donna Dodge

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

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        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D.

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also... (Show More)

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also discusses the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center.

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    March 1st, 2017

    Airdate: March 1, 2017

    This week we visit a preschool program at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, and attend a firefighter graduation in South Bend. We also talk with student veterans at IU South Bend and highlight one teacher who ... (Show More)

    This week we visit a preschool program at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, and attend a firefighter graduation in South Bend. We also talk with student veterans at IU South Bend and highlight one teacher who is making a difference in our community.

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      Niles-Buchanan YMCA

      The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

      The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

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        Kelley Stein

        Preschool teacher, Kelley Stein, talks to us about the preschool program offered at the YMCA. There ... (Show More)

        Preschool teacher, Kelley Stein, talks to us about the preschool program offered at the YMCA. There are many aspects to this program.

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        Joseph Geister

        Joseph Geister is not camera shy! He sits down with reporter, Monica Murphy, to share what he loves ... (Show More)

        Joseph Geister is not camera shy! He sits down with reporter, Monica Murphy, to share what he loves about preschool.

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        Jean Storm

        Jean Storm is a retired teacher. She's devoted to helping kids thrive. Jean walks us through the hea... (Show More)

        Jean Storm is a retired teacher. She's devoted to helping kids thrive. Jean walks us through the health curriculum.

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        Olivia Alamargot & Lydia Yates

        Olivia and Lydia were not shy for the camera. They shared many great things with reporter, Monica Mu... (Show More)

        Olivia and Lydia were not shy for the camera. They shared many great things with reporter, Monica Murphy.

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        Kimberly Snouwaert

        Kimberly Snouwaert shares more about the YMCA preschool program and expands on the health curriculum... (Show More)

        Kimberly Snouwaert shares more about the YMCA preschool program and expands on the health curriculum.

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    November 16th, 2016

    Airdate: November 17, 2016

    It’s important that high-quality educational programs provide safe environments, and enhance student development and achievement. This week we visited the education department at Indiana University ... (Show More)

    It’s important that high-quality educational programs provide safe environments, and enhance student development and achievement. This week we visited the education department at Indiana University South Bend, Harrison Primary Center in South Bend, and Southside School in Niles, Michigan.

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      Southside School

      The staff at Southside School believes that improving behavioral success is accomplished through proactive, positive reinforcement techniques. One approach to positive behavior support is the "Safe & ... (Show More)

      The staff at Southside School believes that improving behavioral success is accomplished through proactive, positive reinforcement techniques. One approach to positive behavior support is the "Safe & Civil Schools" program.

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        Diane Curry

        Diane Curry, at Southside School, discusses the “Safe and Civil Schools” concept.

        Diane Curry, at Southside School, discusses the “Safe and Civil Schools” concept.

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        Ashley Zindrick

        Ashley Zindrick, at Southside School, talks about the points that students earn for good behavior.

        Ashley Zindrick, at Southside School, talks about the points that students earn for good behavior.

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        Kirsten Hughey

        Kirsten Hughey, at Southside School, mentions the prevocational program offered at Southside and sha... (Show More)

        Kirsten Hughey, at Southside School, mentions the prevocational program offered at Southside and shares how they are trying to create a positive culture around the school.

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        John Worley

        John Worley, at Southside School, shares his personal journey and how this school has improved his l... (Show More)

        John Worley, at Southside School, shares his personal journey and how this school has improved his life.

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        Melissa Troup

        Melissa Troup, at Southside School, discusses how they adopt guidelines and expectations for student... (Show More)

        Melissa Troup, at Southside School, discusses how they adopt guidelines and expectations for student success.

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        Kim Avance, MSW

        Kim Avance, at Southside School, shares about the celebrations that they do for students and how the... (Show More)

        Kim Avance, at Southside School, shares about the celebrations that they do for students and how they teach students to be more positive.