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  • Episode

    July 24th, 2019

    Airdate: July 24, 2019

    Join us on Education Counts Michiana this week for more educational initiatives. Check out a new B.A. program at Holy Cross College that is teaching teachers who will be going to Indian reservations a... (Show More)

    Join us on Education Counts Michiana this week for more educational initiatives. Check out a new B.A. program at Holy Cross College that is teaching teachers who will be going to Indian reservations and how local teachers are getting an opportunity to apply those skills in South Bend classrooms. We take a look at the outreach programs presented by the Elkhart Environmental Center for children and adults. Find out how parents and siblings of medically fragile children are offered a bit of respite at A Rose Place for Children. Learn how Lake Michigan College is teaching adults from around the world English as a new language.

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      ESL Classes

      At Lake Michigan College, non-native English speakers over the age of 18 are given the opportunity to learn about U.S. Culture and the English language. This course is meant to help those who take it ... (Show More)

      At Lake Michigan College, non-native English speakers over the age of 18 are given the opportunity to learn about U.S. Culture and the English language. This course is meant to help those who take it be better prepared to enter the workforce or go to college.

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      Elkhart Environmental Center

      Once a dumping ground, the Elkhart Environmental Center was revitalized into thriving nature area. Through programs designed for children and adults, the center hopes to convey the importance of prese... (Show More)

      Once a dumping ground, the Elkhart Environmental Center was revitalized into thriving nature area. Through programs designed for children and adults, the center hopes to convey the importance of preserving the natural world around us.

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      A Rosie Place for Children

      A Rosie Place For Children serves all 92 counties in the state of Indiana by offering respite care for medically fragile children. They are not like your traditional hospital, they try to emphasize a ... (Show More)

      A Rosie Place For Children serves all 92 counties in the state of Indiana by offering respite care for medically fragile children. They are not like your traditional hospital, they try to emphasize a home away from home environment with respect to current care givers. The staff works hard so that every child is supported and can flourish in this environment. They even offer online resources for families seeking programs and services.

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    July 17th, 2019

    Airdate: July 17, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana brings you four new stories this week from educators and programs that are making a difference spanning from preschool through lifelong learning. The Underground Railroad Day... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana brings you four new stories this week from educators and programs that are making a difference spanning from preschool through lifelong learning. The Underground Railroad Days in Vandalia, Michigan showcases the legacy of historical sites and those who helped ensure freedom. We visited Wild School at Luna Hill Farm for a look at nature and natural learning. South Bend Woodworks shared toymaking process and their educational partnership with Goodwill Industries. We learn about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and how the program is getting books in the hands of children.

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      Underground Railroad Days

      The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County is celebrating its 10th year collaborating with the Village of Vandalia, Michigan to recognize the legacy of The Underground Railroad in their community... (Show More)

      The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County is celebrating its 10th year collaborating with the Village of Vandalia, Michigan to recognize the legacy of The Underground Railroad in their community. The Underground Railroad Days is a 3 day event where guests can engage with historical sites from The Underground Railroad, learn more about the history, and even witness a play highlighting the seven stops to freedom. The Underground Railroad Days takes place annually the second weekend in July.

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      South Bend Woodworks

      For the people at South Bend Woodworks, quality is their number one priority. South Bend Woodworks is a toy manufacturer that specializes in creating handmade wooden toys and products to last a lifeti... (Show More)

      For the people at South Bend Woodworks, quality is their number one priority. South Bend Woodworks is a toy manufacturer that specializes in creating handmade wooden toys and products to last a lifetime. The South Bend Woodworks shop has even created toys for the White House Christmas party. Their shop is dedicated to training men and women in the art of Woodworking, even if they have no prior experience working with wood.

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    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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      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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      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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      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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    July 3rd, 2019

    Airdate: July 3, 2019

    We're serving up more stories from education and business this week including a look at how the University of Notre Dame is helping veterans through the Warrior Scholar Project, summer education progr... (Show More)

    We're serving up more stories from education and business this week including a look at how the University of Notre Dame is helping veterans through the Warrior Scholar Project, summer education programs helping to bridge the school year at the Plymouth Public Library, why you might want to participate in the Certified Innovation Mentor Program and how RUMERTIME Summer Camp is healing children.

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      The Warrior-Scholar Project

      Warrior Scholar Project is on a mission to help veterans succeed in college. They provide mentoring , guidance, and a sense of community to veterans aiming to make the transition from being in the mil... (Show More)

      Warrior Scholar Project is on a mission to help veterans succeed in college. They provide mentoring , guidance, and a sense of community to veterans aiming to make the transition from being in the military to being a student at a four year university. In June, the organization visited veterans attending Notre Dame to host a two week long academic boot camp. There they provided resources and taught veterans about the various fields that they could possibly find work in.

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      RUMERTIME Summer Camp

      RUMERTIME Summer Camp is bringing families together by helping to foster healthier interpersonal relationships within the household. The camp is a two week long social-emotional wellness program for f... (Show More)

      RUMERTIME Summer Camp is bringing families together by helping to foster healthier interpersonal relationships within the household. The camp is a two week long social-emotional wellness program for families to get in touch with their emotions and manage issues within their relationships. The camp offers guidance, assistance with mindfulness, and works to destroy the stigma that comes with addressing mental health issues.

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      Certified Innovation Mentor Program

      Through this program, the Stayer Center works to help executives and other business leaders learn the art of innovation. Through hands on projects and learning, participants are able to resolve issues... (Show More)

      Through this program, the Stayer Center works to help executives and other business leaders learn the art of innovation. Through hands on projects and learning, participants are able to resolve issues of stagnation in creativity within their respective fields.

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      Summer Enrichment Programs

      The summer time often leads to the summer slip. To prevent this, the Plymouth Public Library offers free educational programs and activities to keep kids engaged during the summer months. There are al... (Show More)

      The summer time often leads to the summer slip. To prevent this, the Plymouth Public Library offers free educational programs and activities to keep kids engaged during the summer months. There are also programs geared towards adults to help keep minds sharp.

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    May 22nd, 2019

    Airdate: May 22, 2019

    05/22/2019

    05/22/2019

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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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      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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    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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    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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      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.

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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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    April 17th, 2019

    Airdate: April 17, 2019

    04/17/2019

    04/17/2019

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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.

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    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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    April 3rd, 2019

    Airdate: April 3, 2019

    04/03/2019

    04/03/2019

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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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      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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    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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      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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      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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    March 13th, 2019

    Airdate: March 13, 2019

    Education Counts learns about the Coastline Children’s Film Festival, attends two bilingual preschools to learn about language immersion as a cultural tool, observes Notre Dame law students working ... (Show More)

    Education Counts learns about the Coastline Children’s Film Festival, attends two bilingual preschools to learn about language immersion as a cultural tool, observes Notre Dame law students working side by side with Clay High School students for mock trial skills and visits the technology department at Schmucker Middle School in Mishawaka to see how it maintains digital connectivity.

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      Schmucker Middle School: Technology Department

      Technology is alive and well at Schmucker Middle School...But, what goes on behind the scenes to make sure all the computers are up and running. Schmucker Middle School gives us a look at the men and ... (Show More)

      Technology is alive and well at Schmucker Middle School...But, what goes on behind the scenes to make sure all the computers are up and running. Schmucker Middle School gives us a look at the men and women who manage the technology department and what they do to make it all possible.

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      Clay High School: Mock Trials

      Clay High School's Mock Trial Team is preparing to compete in the statewide Mock Trial competition. Notre Dame is paying it forward and assisting the high schoolers by providing support and guidance t... (Show More)

      Clay High School's Mock Trial Team is preparing to compete in the statewide Mock Trial competition. Notre Dame is paying it forward and assisting the high schoolers by providing support and guidance through its own law students.

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    March 6th, 2019

    Airdate: March 6, 2019

    Education Counts explores an Andrews University initiative called Rise Up Against Abuse, a career pathway fair for high school students in Berrien County, the power of music in education and expressio... (Show More)

    Education Counts explores an Andrews University initiative called Rise Up Against Abuse, a career pathway fair for high school students in Berrien County, the power of music in education and expression and how schools are implementing e-learning.

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      Michiana Performing and Adaptive Arts Community

      The Michiana Performing and Adaptive Arts Community is giving people of all abilities the chance to express themselves through music and using alternative methods to teach students with special needs.... (Show More)

      The Michiana Performing and Adaptive Arts Community is giving people of all abilities the chance to express themselves through music and using alternative methods to teach students with special needs. These methods include alternative teaching styles and the use of adaptive devices.

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      Career Pathway Day

      BerrienRESA worked together with the high schools throughout Berrien County to put on a Career Pathway Day. High school freshmen were able to explore and ask about the various career paths available t... (Show More)

      BerrienRESA worked together with the high schools throughout Berrien County to put on a Career Pathway Day. High school freshmen were able to explore and ask about the various career paths available to them so they can make informed decisions.

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