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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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      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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    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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      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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    August 5th, 2020

    Airdate: August 5, 2020

    Watch Education Counts Michiana for some of the best practices in education. Visit YouthBuild to see how students are learning more than how to build houses. The 2020 Summer Reading Program in Kewanna... (Show More)

    Watch Education Counts Michiana for some of the best practices in education. Visit YouthBuild to see how students are learning more than how to build houses. The 2020 Summer Reading Program in Kewanna has some special elements to make reading fun. The Next Level Jobs Program is a statewide program in Indiana providing training and expertise in the changing workforce. Find out how Grace Learning Center is teaching adult students how to overcome obstacles by providing classes on a variety of subjects.

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      Next Level Jobs

      For a state's economy to grow, the workforce needs to be trained and ready to take on the challenges of changing industries. Next Level Jobs is a statewide program in Indiana that provides the trainin... (Show More)

      For a state's economy to grow, the workforce needs to be trained and ready to take on the challenges of changing industries. Next Level Jobs is a statewide program in Indiana that provides the training and expertise for Hoosiers to advance to those higher levels.

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    July 1st, 2020

    Airdate: July 1, 2020

    Education Counts looks for educational programs to showcase the best in practice. Learn how the entire community can learn at their own pace by becoming Bendable. Students are getting career training ... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for educational programs to showcase the best in practice. Learn how the entire community can learn at their own pace by becoming Bendable. Students are getting career training on site through a program called AncillaWorks. Translate For Toddlers is helping expand vocabulary and social justice through reading. See what's in store for summer theater and learning at the South Bend Civic Theatre.

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      Translate for Toddlers

      Translate for toddlers is much more than just teaching toddlers a new language.Though they offer translated books, translation workshops, and bilingual readings in Spanish and French, this IU South Be... (Show More)

      Translate for toddlers is much more than just teaching toddlers a new language.Though they offer translated books, translation workshops, and bilingual readings in Spanish and French, this IU South Bend based organization also benefits adults. By translating books and comics to different languages, these translators are not only refining their language skills, but they are also using their skills to translate other things as well. The mission for Translate for Toddlers is to not only spread the awareness of other countries cultures but also to inform us on their shared societal issues.

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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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      Call & Learn Hotline

      Schools may have gone from physical to digital, but all students may need extra help from time to time. For those students without Internet access, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association created a h... (Show More)

      Schools may have gone from physical to digital, but all students may need extra help from time to time. For those students without Internet access, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association created a homework help hotline to aide any student who needs it.

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    December 11th, 2019

    Airdate: December 11, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana explores educational initiatives in our regional. We seek programs that are succeeding in pre-k, k-12, post high school, college and lifelong learning. This week we feature t... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana explores educational initiatives in our regional. We seek programs that are succeeding in pre-k, k-12, post high school, college and lifelong learning. This week we feature the Indiana Youth Institute and how they are training educators. We spotlight the Youth Education Series presented by Premier Arts that is exposing students to live theater. Grief and trauma are addressed in the Art Angels program at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Project Matters teaches third grade students through adults about launching and growing a small business.

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      Indiana Youth Insititute

      For anyone who works with kids, there can be times when they need to step away and learn more about new approaches. For more than three decades the Indiana Youth Institute has been working to support ... (Show More)

      For anyone who works with kids, there can be times when they need to step away and learn more about new approaches. For more than three decades the Indiana Youth Institute has been working to support all forms of youth services through innovative trainings, critical data and capacity building resources all geared towards increasing the well-being of all children.

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    December 5th, 2018

    Airdate: December 5, 2018

    Education Counts learns about a life-changing program called Proteus that is helping farm laborers with career training and placing students in workplace internships. We travel to Lakeland High School... (Show More)

    Education Counts learns about a life-changing program called Proteus that is helping farm laborers with career training and placing students in workplace internships. We travel to Lakeland High School to find out how rural schools can offer alternative education. We find out what CTE programs are available to students in the North Central Area Vocational Cooperative. We also look at the profound impact early childhood education has on today’s workforce.

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      Proteus

      Proteus helps families break the cycle of seasonal farm labor by placing students in paid internships in professional employment settings, setting students on a different career path.

      Proteus helps families break the cycle of seasonal farm labor by placing students in paid internships in professional employment settings, setting students on a different career path.

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    April 25th, 2018

    Airdate: April 25, 2018

    We visit LoveWay in Middlebury where students with disabilities learn to ride and care for horses; meet students who are preparing for the citizenship exam by working on their English skills; learn ab... (Show More)

    We visit LoveWay in Middlebury where students with disabilities learn to ride and care for horses; meet students who are preparing for the citizenship exam by working on their English skills; learn about a partnership between The Crossing and local businesses to build a prepared workforce; and explore agriculture technology education in Indiana through a new hybrid approach of online and hands-on learning.

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      Indiana Agriculture and Technology School

      Indiana students can now learn agriculture technology in a hybrid program that combines online with hands-on learning. 

      Indiana students can now learn agriculture technology in a hybrid program that combines online with hands-on learning. 

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    June 7th, 2017

    Airdate: June 7, 2017

    This week we learn more about Teacher Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program. We also revisit the Project SEARCH Program in St. Joseph, Michigan.

    This week we learn more about Teacher Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program. We also revisit the Project SEARCH Program in St. Joseph, Michigan.

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      Rep. Wesco Speaks About Cursive Education

      Representative Wesco is a sponsor to Senate Bill 29, which recently passed. Part of the legislation is a requirement that the Indiana State Department of Education will conduct a survey to assess educ... (Show More)

      Representative Wesco is a sponsor to Senate Bill 29, which recently passed. Part of the legislation is a requirement that the Indiana State Department of Education will conduct a survey to assess educators' opinions on mandated cursive education. 

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    May 3rd, 2017

    Airdate: May 3, 2017

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elemen... (Show More)

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elementary race in Mishawaka.

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      Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan

      In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the end, passed a bill that expands the program into 15 additional counties; increasing funding by 10 mi... (Show More)

      In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the end, passed a bill that expands the program into 15 additional counties; increasing funding by 10 million dollars.

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    February 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: February 22, 2017

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Hear... (Show More)

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Heart event, and IU South Bend to learn about veterans and the college process.

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      Veterans Returning to College

      We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about the extensive research she has done on veterans and how they navigate the college process.

      We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about the extensive research she has done on veterans and how they navigate the college process.

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        Rhiannon Carlson

        Rhiannon shares about veterans and the college process. She has done extensive research on this topi... (Show More)

        Rhiannon shares about veterans and the college process. She has done extensive research on this topic.