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    March 11th, 2020

    Airdate: March 11, 2020

    Education Counts Michiana this week features stories about programs and initiatives that are making an impact in our region. Junior Chefs South Bend is a profound after school program at Jackson Middl... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana this week features stories about programs and initiatives that are making an impact in our region. Junior Chefs South Bend is a profound after school program at Jackson Middle School. Students learn how to follow recipes, cook and provide nutritious meals for their families. We showcase a high ability program at New Prairie High School which engages and challenges students. The newly launched CTE program through South Bend Community School Corporation allows students to learn about a career in aviation. A gathering of high school superintendents in Elkhart County paved the way for collaboration and sharing ideas and sharing best practices.

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      Coastline Children's Film Festival

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival is a 10 day event showcasing full-length features, shorts, silent films and documentaries made for children. The film festival spans across six communities in Mi... (Show More)

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival is a 10 day event showcasing full-length features, shorts, silent films and documentaries made for children. The film festival spans across six communities in Michigan and Indiana. The event contributes to the growing momentum of the arts scene in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This even gives children a chance to showcase their creativity and experience films that they'd otherwise never see.

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    March 4th, 2020

    Airdate: March 4, 2020

    We've got four brand new stories ready for this week's Education Counts Michiana. Find out what is happening with a brand new 10 year, 10 play project at the South Bend Civic Theatre and how the partn... (Show More)

    We've got four brand new stories ready for this week's Education Counts Michiana. Find out what is happening with a brand new 10 year, 10 play project at the South Bend Civic Theatre and how the partnership with South Bend Community School Corporation started conversations beyond the stage. See how The Waypoint VRcade is making an autistic-friendly gaming space and how that translates to inclusiveness. In Three Oaks, a stop at the School of American Music showcases the value and vitality of music education. Students learn about nature and history through the Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Course.

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      The August Wilson Project

      The August Wilson Project is a 10 year educational partnership with the South Bend Civic Theatre in which each of Wilson's plays will be performed in chronological order highlighting the African-Ameri... (Show More)

      The August Wilson Project is a 10 year educational partnership with the South Bend Civic Theatre in which each of Wilson's plays will be performed in chronological order highlighting the African-American experience throughout the 20th century. The South Bend Civic Theatre is creating opportunities for students and adults to interact with the material on and off stage as well as in the classroom.

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      The Waypoint VRcade

      The video arcade is making a comeback, but immersive gaming is the new hot ticket. Some people though may find it difficult due to the amount of sensory overload happening. Places like The Waypoint VR... (Show More)

      The video arcade is making a comeback, but immersive gaming is the new hot ticket. Some people though may find it difficult due to the amount of sensory overload happening. Places like The Waypoint VRcade are making sure everyone can enjoy gaming in virtual reality.

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      School of American Music

      Learning the musical arts can provide an important opportunity, but not everyone has the chance to take part in music classes. The School of American Music provides members of the community the chance... (Show More)

      Learning the musical arts can provide an important opportunity, but not everyone has the chance to take part in music classes. The School of American Music provides members of the community the chance to learn how to play various musical instruments and even get to perform in front of an audience.

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    February 19th, 2020

    Airdate: February 19, 2020

    Education Counts Michiana seeks out educational initiatives and programs that reach everyone from pre-school to lifelong learners. This week find out how students learn about delatages of the United N... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana seeks out educational initiatives and programs that reach everyone from pre-school to lifelong learners. This week find out how students learn about delatages of the United Nations through an annual student Model United Nations event hosted by the University of Notre Dame. The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation is making it easier for businesses to expand and become established in Plymouth and the surrounding communities. See the benefit of students learning the business of barbering. Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS talks about how educational television is crucial to the mission of public television.

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      ND Model UN Conference

      World Affairs can be complicated and learning about them in school isn't always the easiest subject to understand. But what if you were able to take on the role and a delegate from a foreign country a... (Show More)

      World Affairs can be complicated and learning about them in school isn't always the easiest subject to understand. But what if you were able to take on the role and a delegate from a foreign country and debate about global issues? That's exactly what students who participate in Model United Nations gets to do.

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      Marshall County Economic Development Corporation

      Business growth can lead to the continued health of a county's local economy. But the continued growth of that economy is dependent on the creation and attraction of new businesses. At the Marshall Co... (Show More)

      Business growth can lead to the continued health of a county's local economy. But the continued growth of that economy is dependent on the creation and attraction of new businesses. At the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation, they work to provide the tools to make sure Marshall County is a viable place to make businesses grow.

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    February 12th, 2020

    Airdate: February 12, 2020

    Education Counts presents more stories about educational initiatives in our region. Learn about Imagination Station, a pre-school steeped in quality early education in Michigan City. Follow students i... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents more stories about educational initiatives in our region. Learn about Imagination Station, a pre-school steeped in quality early education in Michigan City. Follow students in a glassmaking after school program in Benton Harbor that ranks among the best in the United States. Sit in on English as a New Language class for teachers and undergrad students at Holy Cross College. See how Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is preparing students with hard and soft skills for the workplace.

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      English as a New Language Certification

      For some students, going to school can be difficult. It's not because they don't know the material, it's because they don't understand what the teacher is saying. Many teachers go back to school to ob... (Show More)

      For some students, going to school can be difficult. It's not because they don't know the material, it's because they don't understand what the teacher is saying. Many teachers go back to school to obtain their ENL or ESL certification, but at Holy Cross College all students on the path to becoming teachers are certified the day they graduate.

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    February 5th, 2020

    Airdate: February 5, 2020

    Education Counts Michiana features four educational initiatives showcasing community engagement. Warsaw Community Schools are working on social emotional learning for students and teachers. The public... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features four educational initiatives showcasing community engagement. Warsaw Community Schools are working on social emotional learning for students and teachers. The public was invited to watch three teams of architecture students participate in a two day mural-drawing event presented by Scenographia at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Maker spaces are on the rise and a visit to Make South Bend explores the possibility of design. Michigan students are filling the skills gap by learning CNC skills in the classroom and on the job.

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      Make South Bend

      Maker spaces offer a person the chance to let their creativity run wild. At places like Make South Bend, professional and amateur crafters alike can use their imaginations to make just about anything.

      Maker spaces offer a person the chance to let their creativity run wild. At places like Make South Bend, professional and amateur crafters alike can use their imaginations to make just about anything.

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    January 29th, 2020

    Airdate: January 29, 2020

    Education Counts this week features stories about seeing, saving, studying and searching. Kindness to Prevent Blindness provides prescription glasses to children at school to prepare them for learning... (Show More)

    Education Counts this week features stories about seeing, saving, studying and searching. Kindness to Prevent Blindness provides prescription glasses to children at school to prepare them for learning. Project Impact provides financial literacy classes teaching students to help make their money work for them. Proteus is taking students from farm labor and placing them in professional internships to set them on career tracks in their desired field. Students at Cassopolis Public Schools are earning dual credit and certifications in high school.

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      Financial Literacy Class

      In school, people learn the basics of math, but they often never have the opportunity to learn about financial literacy. To remedy the situation, Project Impact offers a course so people can learn abo... (Show More)

      In school, people learn the basics of math, but they often never have the opportunity to learn about financial literacy. To remedy the situation, Project Impact offers a course so people can learn about the best way to make sure their money is safe and how to grow it for the future.

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    December 18th, 2019

    Airdate: December 18, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana brings together some of the best initiatives in education in our region. This week find out how PechaKucha inspires creativity in St. Joseph & Benton Harbor. See how the Kroc... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana brings together some of the best initiatives in education in our region. This week find out how PechaKucha inspires creativity in St. Joseph & Benton Harbor. See how the Kroc Center Music Programs are offering music education to students in South Bend. The Literacy Consortium in Berrien County is making sure students get extra help when needed. Learn how students in Porter County are able to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

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      PechaKucha

      PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. Pecha Kucha Night is for creativity and not for profit.... (Show More)

      PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. Pecha Kucha Night is for creativity and not for profit. Presentations are 20 images x 20 seconds each. Many cities often lack spaces where creative people can share their work, so Pecha Kucha Nights are about exposing the hidden creativity in a city. These events are held in over 900 cities globally. People use the platform to share hilarious, heartwarming, tear-jerking Pecha Kucha presentations at venues around the world.

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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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      Project Matters

      Project Matters LLC is one of Indiana’s first business incubator programs, creating a support system for entrepreneurs including education, funding, and counseling. Amy Beechy(Founder) worked wi... (Show More)

      Project Matters LLC is one of Indiana’s first business incubator programs, creating a support system for entrepreneurs including education, funding, and counseling. Amy Beechy(Founder) worked with community leaders who created entrepreneurship programs for all ages, beginning with 3rd grade students. These programs were recognized throughout the state of Indiana for their progressive and comprehensive approaches to entrepreneurship. Clients include economic development organizations, community foundations, chambers of commerce, united ways, and healthcare organizations.

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    December 4th, 2019

    Airdate: December 4, 2019

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, we've found four more initiatives that are working towards education and building community. The Bridge Academy in Benton Harbor is an alternative school in job... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, we've found four more initiatives that are working towards education and building community. The Bridge Academy in Benton Harbor is an alternative school in job training partnership with Kinexus. Check out the Three Mirrors project at the Center for the Homeless and how guests are creating art from upcycled materials. The project works with local merchants to keep materials out of the landfill and provides jobs and education for guests. Meet Nicholas Buamah, a new author who is sharing his vocabulary with other students through books. Learn how the Science Academy at ETHOS Innovation Center is allowing kids to discover the world of science.

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      Three Mirrors Project

      A mirror doesn't just reflect the image of the person looking into it. It also reflects the hard work of the person who helped to make it. At the Center for Homeless in South Bend and the Three Mirror... (Show More)

      A mirror doesn't just reflect the image of the person looking into it. It also reflects the hard work of the person who helped to make it. At the Center for Homeless in South Bend and the Three Mirrors Project, guests are gaining the skills not only to create these unique works of art, but also learning how to help break the cycle of homelessness.

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      Bridge Academy

      Bridge Academy is an alternative school for high school students and offers an alternative for students who may not have thrived in a more tradition school setting.The Bridge Academy is powered by Kin... (Show More)

      Bridge Academy is an alternative school for high school students and offers an alternative for students who may not have thrived in a more tradition school setting.The Bridge Academy is powered by Kinexus and offers both academic and vocational training for individuals 16 and older.Individuals can earn their GED or high school diploma, and have the opportunity to learn more about a specific career path or industry that interests them. Participants will work closely with a Kinexus specialist who will support them throughout the training process, and help the participant learn more about potential employment options in the community. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply their mastery of academic and vocational training through working with employers in the community.

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    November 20th, 2019

    Airdate: November 20, 2019

    Check out another edition of educational stories from Michiana. This week, teachers and staff at New Prairie schools implement trauma informed skills with students. Learn how the African American Comm... (Show More)

    Check out another edition of educational stories from Michiana. This week, teachers and staff at New Prairie schools implement trauma informed skills with students. Learn how the African American Community Fund has suppported educational programs over the past 20 years and what its plans are for the future. See how Innovation Academy at Lincoln J. High in Plymouth is teaching through project-based learning. See how Michigan Works! is helping adult students earn a high school diploma or GED and guiding students through career choice and experience.

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      Michigan Works!

      Michigan Works! gives adults thinking about completing their high school diploma or GED the chance to succeed. The program makes it possible for students to complete their work in their own time by of... (Show More)

      Michigan Works! gives adults thinking about completing their high school diploma or GED the chance to succeed. The program makes it possible for students to complete their work in their own time by offering online classes to students with busier schedules. Their programs are designed around individualized instruction so students can have one on one attention with instructors to help them reach their goals. Michigan Works! makes these services available for free for students and they even assist with the cost of testing

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      The African American Community Fund

      African Americans helped to build the foundation of this country. In recognition of this, the Community Foundation established the African American Community Fund initiative in 1999. This initiative c... (Show More)

      African Americans helped to build the foundation of this country. In recognition of this, the Community Foundation established the African American Community Fund initiative in 1999. This initiative consists of one primary fund and more than 20 individual funds established by African American families and organizations. These organizations include HighScope, Imagination Library, and so much more.

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    November 13th, 2019

    Airdate: November 13, 2019

    This week's Education Counts Michiana features a Pop Up University presented by IU South Bend professors in an informal setting, Culver Community School students learning ASL and a second language, an... (Show More)

    This week's Education Counts Michiana features a Pop Up University presented by IU South Bend professors in an informal setting, Culver Community School students learning ASL and a second language, an international music-based learning curriculum adopted by Roosevelt STEAM Academy and how Community Action for Education is making an impact in South Bend schools.

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      Pop-Up University

      In an effort to be part of the South Bend community, IU South Bend has launched a series of monthly lectures they're calling Pop-Up University. These free and open to the public lectures feature uni... (Show More)

      In an effort to be part of the South Bend community, IU South Bend has launched a series of monthly lectures they're calling Pop-Up University. These free and open to the public lectures feature university professors speaking on a variety of topics ranging from literary writing to environmental science.

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    November 6th, 2019

    Airdate: November 5, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana seeking out educational initiatives that are impacting students young and old. This week we feature how one school in Elkhart is incorporating Tinkergarten. See how the Forev... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana seeking out educational initiatives that are impacting students young and old. This week we feature how one school in Elkhart is incorporating Tinkergarten. See how the Forever Learning Institute is uniting former educators and curious learners. A new program called Be Nice is spreading kindness in Dowagiac schools. The Impact Institute gives students and adults vocational training for the workforce.

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      The Forever Learning Institute

      The old saying goes..."You're never too old to learn a new trick!" The Forever Learning Institute has been in the business of providing seniors in our community with the opportunity to continue to exp... (Show More)

      The old saying goes..."You're never too old to learn a new trick!" The Forever Learning Institute has been in the business of providing seniors in our community with the opportunity to continue to expand their knowledge and serve their community. The courses are taught by an all-volunteer faculty and cover topics such as dance, music, foreign languages, creative arts, literature, spirituality, health and wellness, technology and computers, and business. The Institute believes that programs like theirs fill a much-needed void in senior adult life, providing intellectual stimulation, social interaction and physical activities for a largely ignored population. Education and participation in intellectual pursuits should not end at high school or college, but continue throughout our lives.

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      The Impact Institute

      Vocational training offers students the chance to gain hands on training as well as experience in the workforce. The Impact Institute was formed by a joint service agreement between ten school corpora... (Show More)

      Vocational training offers students the chance to gain hands on training as well as experience in the workforce. The Impact Institute was formed by a joint service agreement between ten school corporations in June 1969, with the goal of providing vocational programs, administering adult education and coordinating communications with the Indiana Department of Education and other state agencies. The thirteen currently school corporations currently served are located in the five northeast Indiana counties of Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange, Steuben, and Whitley. The Impact Institute's vocational and adult education programs use a competency-based curriculum approach and rely on student data and industry driven standards for continuous improvement. Through the support of consortium members, Impact Institute is also the vehicle used in the implementation of other change initiatives, such as School-to-Work, Tech Prep and the Technical Education Initiative.

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    October 23rd, 2019

    Airdate: October 23, 2019

    Education Counts presents four new segments demonstrating how our community in engaged in education. Music Together at Goshen College teaches through music and movement. Volunteers learn about conserv... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents four new segments demonstrating how our community in engaged in education. Music Together at Goshen College teaches through music and movement. Volunteers learn about conservation through hands on training with the Youth Service Corps team at Indiana Dunes National Park. Find out how local entrepreneurs are pitching their business ideas at the Global Pitch Competition and learning better business principles. Students get a close look at manufacturing trades at Manufacturing Day.

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      SoGal Global Pitch Competition

      Historically, men have always outweighed women in the corporate and business world. But, times are changing! SoGal Foundation in partnership with Startup South Bend- Elkhart is hosting the largest glo... (Show More)

      Historically, men have always outweighed women in the corporate and business world. But, times are changing! SoGal Foundation in partnership with Startup South Bend- Elkhart is hosting the largest global startup competition for women and diverse entrepreneurs. The international pitch competition consists of over 25 regional rounds in SoGal chapters in cities across five continents, including New York, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, London, Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Nairobi, Johannesburg, and others. The finalists from each regional round will travel to San Francisco to attend SoGal’s 3-day immersive educational bootcamp for guaranteed facetime in front of top-tier Silicon Valley investors, as well as participate in curated educational programming, unparalleled 1:1 mentorship, press exposure, and compete on the global level to win investment capital.

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      Indiana Dunes Service Corps Program

      Less than 40 miles east of the Chicago metro, a group of 11 young leaders has committed to the preservation of Indiana Dunes National Park. The leaders are supported by a nationwide network of service... (Show More)

      Less than 40 miles east of the Chicago metro, a group of 11 young leaders has committed to the preservation of Indiana Dunes National Park. The leaders are supported by a nationwide network of service corps programs that contribute tens of thousands of service hours to maintaining landscapes and improving visitor experience in dozens of parks. All members dedicated to conserving this national park will receive on-the-job training, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and experience a range of public lands career paths through their participation in the service corps program.

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    October 16th, 2019

    Airdate: October 16, 2019

    This week on Education Counts we continue our probe into mental health by looking at the positive role of mentors and easing the stigma that is associated with mental health issues. We sat in on an ac... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we continue our probe into mental health by looking at the positive role of mentors and easing the stigma that is associated with mental health issues. We sat in on an acting class at the South Bend Civic Theatre that is designed for middle school students and look at how learning to act can be a great teacher. St. Patrick's County Park presents a program for preschool families acquainting kids and nature and the benefits therein. We witness the work of Grace College engineering students and how they've profoundly watched their research change a life.

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      Mentoring Moments

      There has always been a stigma associated with Mental Health, with many individuals often refusing to seek help out of fear of judgement from others. When Marla Godette noticed this in her community s... (Show More)

      There has always been a stigma associated with Mental Health, with many individuals often refusing to seek help out of fear of judgement from others. When Marla Godette noticed this in her community she decided to found Mentoring Moments as a way to provide mentoring to individuals in need and also normalize the conversation surrounding mental health.

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    October 9th, 2019

    Airdate: October 9, 2019

    Education Counts presents more highlights on educational initiatives in the region. Find out how VR learning is created and benefiting students at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. The RV Techni... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents more highlights on educational initiatives in the region. Find out how VR learning is created and benefiting students at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. The RV Technical Institute is training the workforce to meet the needs of a growing industry. See how the Center of Workforce Innovations is helping adults gain a high school education and easing barriers into the workforce in Starke County at the Adult Learning Center. Students of all ages learn more than skills at the Irish Figure Skating Club in South Bend. We also kick off our newest segment. Our deeper dives will take you further into one of our stories with segment producers Brent Fox and Kayla Williams.

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      Adult Learning Center

      In setting up an Adult Learning Center in Starke County, the Center of Workforce Innovations aims to give people who may not have finished high school the opportunity to learn the skills needed to mak... (Show More)

      In setting up an Adult Learning Center in Starke County, the Center of Workforce Innovations aims to give people who may not have finished high school the opportunity to learn the skills needed to make strides in the real world. We explore how through various classes and certifications, adults are able to find their place in today's workforce.

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      The RV Technical Institute

      RV and Park Model RV manufacturing are at the heart of the RV industry. While RV sales are increasing, the number of proficient, well-trained RV technicians has declining. To address the need for more... (Show More)

      RV and Park Model RV manufacturing are at the heart of the RV industry. While RV sales are increasing, the number of proficient, well-trained RV technicians has declining. To address the need for more skilled workers in the profession The RV Technical Institute launched in Elkhart with plans to train the next generation of RV Mechanics.

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      The Irish Figure Skating Club

      The Irish Figure Skating Club exists to promote the sport of figure skating by encouraging each skater to grow and achieve their own personal goals. Developing lifelong skills along with learning to f... (Show More)

      The Irish Figure Skating Club exists to promote the sport of figure skating by encouraging each skater to grow and achieve their own personal goals. Developing lifelong skills along with learning to figure skate is a crucial part of what they do at the skating club. Helping students to become more confident, persistent, and focused.

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    October 2nd, 2019

    Airdate: October 2, 2019

    This week's Education Counts looks at educational programs at the Krasl Art Center and K12 programs at the Lilly Center. We also explore other factors that impact learning. Mental health issues are st... (Show More)

    This week's Education Counts looks at educational programs at the Krasl Art Center and K12 programs at the Lilly Center. We also explore other factors that impact learning. Mental health issues are starting to become more mainstream conversations. The Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series is presenting screenings about Suicide: The Ripple Effect to create healthy dialogue around suicide. Mental Health, School Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline address a growing issue students face.

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      Art Education Classes

      When it comes to art, it's never too late to try something new. At the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan they work to inspire meaningful change as well as strengthen their community through the... (Show More)

      When it comes to art, it's never too late to try something new. At the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan they work to inspire meaningful change as well as strengthen their community through the visual arts. These programs invite the young and the young at heart to come in and create in ways they may never have done before.

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      Mental Health, School Discipline, and The School to Prison Pipeline

      The organization Mental Health Awareness of Michiana gathered teachers, counselors, and people who work with students on a regular basis to engage in a discussion about Mental Health, School Disciplin... (Show More)

      The organization Mental Health Awareness of Michiana gathered teachers, counselors, and people who work with students on a regular basis to engage in a discussion about Mental Health, School Discipline, and the School to Prison Pipeline. The Discussion consisted of 3 keynote speakers and gave educators in the community to chance to express and share their ideas about a growing issue that many local students face.

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      The Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series

      Every year Beacon Community Impact hosts The Mary Morris Leighton Impact series where they work to address a certain issue in our community. This year's impact series addresses mental. Community Membe... (Show More)

      Every year Beacon Community Impact hosts The Mary Morris Leighton Impact series where they work to address a certain issue in our community. This year's impact series addresses mental. Community Members are invited to view a free screening of the documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect throughout the month and at the end of the series member will get the chance to meet with Kevin Hines the man whom the documentary was inspired by. This series of events provides resources for people in the community to get help and help others.

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    September 18th, 2019

    Airdate: September 18, 2019

    We're got another great episode of educational initiatives lined up for you. This week, we learn about responsive classrooms and how they work. We look at bullying and its effects on eating healthy or... (Show More)

    We're got another great episode of educational initiatives lined up for you. This week, we learn about responsive classrooms and how they work. We look at bullying and its effects on eating healthy or not. Learning a foreign language is not just about learning the words and tenses, it is about the culture as well and we take a look into that. We also spotlight the Early Learning Summit to see how businesses are making the connection how important quality early childhood education can be to the community.

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      The Language Company - South Bend

      Many people can find themselves going to school or even working in a place where they may not have a firm grasp on the local language. That's why there are places that offer them the chance to grow th... (Show More)

      Many people can find themselves going to school or even working in a place where they may not have a firm grasp on the local language. That's why there are places that offer them the chance to grow those skills. The Language Company helps by providing instruction in language along with cultural opportunities to those looking for educational, professional and personal enrichment.

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      Bullying: Truly a Health Issue

      The rates of childhood bullying have risen over the last couple of years. To address this issue the St Joseph County Medical Society all middle school students out to take part in multiple workshops t... (Show More)

      The rates of childhood bullying have risen over the last couple of years. To address this issue the St Joseph County Medical Society all middle school students out to take part in multiple workshops to help prevent and address issues like stress control, cyber bullying, healthy eating and opioids/drug abuse, along with lunch in hopes of helping the students understand ways to combat the effects of bullying can have on their health.

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    September 11th, 2019

    Airdate: September 11, 2019

    In this episode of Education Counts, we find out about a program called "No Malice Required," see how a movement-based preschool engages learning, watch grad students teach families and children the w... (Show More)

    In this episode of Education Counts, we find out about a program called "No Malice Required," see how a movement-based preschool engages learning, watch grad students teach families and children the wonders of chemistry and find out about a program in Elkhart County that is feeding people from the ground up.

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      No Malice Required: Achieving Equity for All

      The world we live in is becoming more and more diverse, people working together from all walks of life. Understanding another cultures background and experiences can present a barrier in the work and ... (Show More)

      The world we live in is becoming more and more diverse, people working together from all walks of life. Understanding another cultures background and experiences can present a barrier in the work and school. To address this issue Dr. Mary Bacon held a discussion called No Malice Required, Achieving Equity for All. This presentation helped to address cultural differences and experiences as well as how our differences can bring us together.  

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    September 4th, 2019

    Airdate: September 4, 2019

    All new segments from the world of education is what we have planned in this episode of EducationCounts. We've found an artist residency at the South Bend Museum of Art, a pond study class at Fernwood... (Show More)

    All new segments from the world of education is what we have planned in this episode of EducationCounts. We've found an artist residency at the South Bend Museum of Art, a pond study class at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve and learning about women's contributions in South Bend history through the Michiana Women Leaders organization. We also highlight the LGBTQ Center, a place that promotes inclusivity, empowerment through outreach and education.

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      The LGBTQ Center

      In the city of South Bend lies a place that works to promote inclusivity and empowerment for LGBTQ members in our community. This organization achieves its goals by educating and offering resources to... (Show More)

      In the city of South Bend lies a place that works to promote inclusivity and empowerment for LGBTQ members in our community. This organization achieves its goals by educating and offering resources to affirming and accepting workplaces and schools. They also provide diversity training, a research-validated substance abuse prevention program, social groups, and more.

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      Michiana Women Leaders

      It's often said that behind every great man is a great woman. Terri Russ noticed that when people told the story of South Bend's history it was often stories of the men who made it happen, but what sh... (Show More)

      It's often said that behind every great man is a great woman. Terri Russ noticed that when people told the story of South Bend's history it was often stories of the men who made it happen, but what she would later learn is that the women of South Bend made an incredible impact for this community as well and their stories deserved to be heard and shared. This resulted in the founding of the Michiana Women Leaders organization, where they work to chronicle, celebrate and recognize the many women who made a difference in our community.

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    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 Externships

      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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      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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      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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    May 22nd, 2019

    Airdate: May 22, 2019

    05/22/2019

    05/22/2019

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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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    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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      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.

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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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    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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      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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      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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    February 13th, 2019

    Airdate: February 13, 2019

    Education Counts talks to students involved in Jobs for Michigan's Graduates, journey's to Niles District Library for a Smithsonian exhibit on waterways, steps back in time for Insights in History at ... (Show More)

    Education Counts talks to students involved in Jobs for Michigan's Graduates, journey's to Niles District Library for a Smithsonian exhibit on waterways, steps back in time for Insights in History at The History Museum and travels to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve for a look at Sims Education Center.

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      Waterways Exhibit

      Waterways is the latest traveling Smithsonian exhibit to debut at the Niles District Library. The exhibit explores the essential role that water plays in our environment and society.

      Waterways is the latest traveling Smithsonian exhibit to debut at the Niles District Library. The exhibit explores the essential role that water plays in our environment and society.

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      Insights in History

      Insights in History is a monthly lecture presented by The History Museum in South Bend. The education series features a speaker talking in depth about the topic and is followed by a tour of the subjec... (Show More)

      Insights in History is a monthly lecture presented by The History Museum in South Bend. The education series features a speaker talking in depth about the topic and is followed by a tour of the subject matter. It's a terrific way to learn additional information and insight about exhibits.

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      Sims Education Center

      In an effort to further their goal of educating through nature, Fernwood Botanical Gardens has opened the Sims Education Center. Here, visitors of all ages will have access to resources and informatio... (Show More)

      In an effort to further their goal of educating through nature, Fernwood Botanical Gardens has opened the Sims Education Center. Here, visitors of all ages will have access to resources and information about the natural world around them.

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    February 6th, 2019

    Airdate: February 6, 2019

    Education Counts looks at CNC Training and the value of apprenticeships in educating the workforce, visits Science Alive at the St. Joseph County Public Library, learns how Gentlemen and Scholars is h... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks at CNC Training and the value of apprenticeships in educating the workforce, visits Science Alive at the St. Joseph County Public Library, learns how Gentlemen and Scholars is helping teens become their best selves and follows The Gift of Warmth from the Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival to providing warm clothing to students in need.

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      CNC Training

      Advanced manufacturing has created demand for highly skilled CNC Machinists. Kinexus, Lake Michigan College and southwestern Michigan businesses have created CNC apprenticeships to train the workforce... (Show More)

      Advanced manufacturing has created demand for highly skilled CNC Machinists. Kinexus, Lake Michigan College and southwestern Michigan businesses have created CNC apprenticeships to train the workforce and fill the labor shortage.

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      Science Alive

      The St. Joseph County Public Library hosted its 27th annual event "Science Alive." The library brought in over 40 organizations, featuring experts in science, math, and technology. Families were invit... (Show More)

      The St. Joseph County Public Library hosted its 27th annual event "Science Alive." The library brought in over 40 organizations, featuring experts in science, math, and technology. Families were invited to come out and gain hands on experience within the STEM fields.

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      Gentlemen & Scholars Inc.

      Far too often these days, it seems like young people are not able to live up to their full potential and be their best selves. Gentlemen & Scholars Inc. works to provide a place and the opportunities ... (Show More)

      Far too often these days, it seems like young people are not able to live up to their full potential and be their best selves. Gentlemen & Scholars Inc. works to provide a place and the opportunities to learn the life skills they need to get to where they want to go.

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    January 23rd, 2019

    Airdate: January 23, 2019

    Education Counts celebrates learning on Martin Luther King Day, spends time with those providing warmth for learning in Culver, looks into flexible class schedules for adult learning at Southwestern M... (Show More)

    Education Counts celebrates learning on Martin Luther King Day, spends time with those providing warmth for learning in Culver, looks into flexible class schedules for adult learning at Southwestern Michigan College, checks the state of innovation and new business startups in South Bend and Elkhart and explores how kids are getting first-hand knowledge in career options.

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      Adult Learning at Southwestern Michigan College

      An advanced degree or a college education can be a very valuble commodity. But between work and family life, it can be a challenge for adults to get that. Southwestern Michigan College offers a variet... (Show More)

      An advanced degree or a college education can be a very valuble commodity. But between work and family life, it can be a challenge for adults to get that. Southwestern Michigan College offers a variety of certifications and degrees geared towards adult learners and will work with those adult learners to make sure everything can fit into their schedule.

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      South Bend MLK Day

      Through programs and seminars, the City of South Bend looks to teach future generations about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Through programs and seminars, the City of South Bend looks to teach future generations about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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      Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival - The Gift of Warmth

      The Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival - Gift of Warmth is an annual event of Labor Day Weekend in the town of Culver, Indiana. It is a student film festival and public picnic and music event that ends wi... (Show More)

      The Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival - Gift of Warmth is an annual event of Labor Day Weekend in the town of Culver, Indiana. It is a student film festival and public picnic and music event that ends with an outdoor free movie. The event is a fundraiser for the Gift of Warmth which provides heat and warm clothing items to children in need. Entry to the free public event is donation of a winter clothing item.

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    January 9th, 2019

    Airdate: January 9, 2019

    Education Counts heads to the Charles Black Rec Center for a look at the multi-million dollar upgrade, dabbles in a worldwide game design experience, checks out how libraries are evolving to learning ... (Show More)

    Education Counts heads to the Charles Black Rec Center for a look at the multi-million dollar upgrade, dabbles in a worldwide game design experience, checks out how libraries are evolving to learning commons in Elkhart schools and makes the connection between working parents, quality preschool and the economy.

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      Charles Black Community Center

      The Charles Black Community Center has reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation. The larger and new facilities offer opportunities for members of the community to take part in various programs... (Show More)

      The Charles Black Community Center has reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation. The larger and new facilities offer opportunities for members of the community to take part in various programs at no charge to them.

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      Global Game Jam

      The Global Game Jam is a 48 hour collaborative weekend which people come together to design a game in the time span. It is a fun, worldwide event that is open to everyone regardless of experience in g... (Show More)

      The Global Game Jam is a 48 hour collaborative weekend which people come together to design a game in the time span. It is a fun, worldwide event that is open to everyone regardless of experience in game design, user experience or coding. The Global Game Jam takes place the last weekend in January and over 12,000 players in 104 countries plan to participate in the 2019 version of this annual event.

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    December 19th, 2018

    Airdate: December 19, 2018

    Education Counts looks at new business startups and innovation in the South Bend and Elkhart region and then visits RISE (Regional Innovation and Startup Education) to see how students are learning ab... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks at new business startups and innovation in the South Bend and Elkhart region and then visits RISE (Regional Innovation and Startup Education) to see how students are learning about the ins and outs of running a business. We look at how schools in Elkhart are integrating mobile technology into the classroom and at a Teacher Academy at Lewis Cass ISD to see how co-learning and universal design are impacting new and veteran teachers.

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      Teacher Academy

      K-12 Teachers in Michigan are required to have 30 hours of professional development per year of their first three years. The Teacher Academy at the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is a place f... (Show More)

      K-12 Teachers in Michigan are required to have 30 hours of professional development per year of their first three years. The Teacher Academy at the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is a place for all teachers to gain professional development and co-learn together on a range of topics with a focus on universal design.

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      The State of Innovation & Startups in South Bend - Elkhart

      The IDEA Center made a case for the South Bend and Elkhart region to become a technology hub. Nick Swisher from the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame talks about the state of innovation and ... (Show More)

      The IDEA Center made a case for the South Bend and Elkhart region to become a technology hub. Nick Swisher from the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame talks about the state of innovation and new business startups in South Bend and Elkhart and how education plays a major role in creativity and diversity of new business and is essential in keeping those businesses in the region.

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    December 12th, 2018

    Airdate: December 12, 2018

    This week on Education Counts we have a conversation with PBS president Paula Kerger on education and television, a Farm to Fork high school program, a look at National Novel Writing Month and the Reg... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we have a conversation with PBS president Paula Kerger on education and television, a Farm to Fork high school program, a look at National Novel Writing Month and the Reggio Emilia approach to learning.

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      NaNoWriMo

      NaNoWriMo is a free, global opportunity every year in which anyone can participate. The goal is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Writers, students, teachers and new participants con... (Show More)

      NaNoWriMo is a free, global opportunity every year in which anyone can participate. The goal is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Writers, students, teachers and new participants connect locally and online to be part of the NaNoWriMo community.

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      PBS Philosophy of Education

      Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS talks about the philosophy of education in PBS programming, adapting technology and learning and how core curriculum permeates thinking when producing new media.

      Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS talks about the philosophy of education in PBS programming, adapting technology and learning and how core curriculum permeates thinking when producing new media.

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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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    October 24th, 2018

    Airdate: October 24, 2018

    Education Counts showcases the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, takes a closer look at alternative education at the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy, highlights inclusiv... (Show More)

    Education Counts showcases the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, takes a closer look at alternative education at the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy, highlights inclusiveness at the Brain Lair Bookstore and examines the Mini Medical University Beacon Health offers for teenagers.

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      Inspired Leadership Initiative (Part 1)

      For some, learning about a new path can happen after completing a successful career in one field or another. Take a look inside the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame and s... (Show More)

      For some, learning about a new path can happen after completing a successful career in one field or another. Take a look inside the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame and see what's being done to make adults into students again. 

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      Inspired Leadership Initiative (Part 2)

      We take a trip back to the University of Notre Dame where the Inspired Leadership Initiative offers people with successful careers the chance to go back to school to find out what they want to do with... (Show More)

      We take a trip back to the University of Notre Dame where the Inspired Leadership Initiative offers people with successful careers the chance to go back to school to find out what they want to do with the next step of their lives. Meets some of the fellows and learn about how they came to be part of the program and what tney are looking to get out of it.

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    October 3rd, 2018

    Airdate: October 3, 2018

    This week, we meet fine arts students who are using new technology to grow their skills, visit a unique after-school program, revisit Goodwill's interview training class, and attend a conference with ... (Show More)

    This week, we meet fine arts students who are using new technology to grow their skills, visit a unique after-school program, revisit Goodwill's interview training class, and attend a conference with teachers who are learning about an innovative approach to discipline.

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      Spoonful of Imagination

      Spoonful of Imagination is a non-profit art studio located in Warsaw, Indiana. Kids and adults have the opportunity to come in and take classes, workshops, or just have fun with arts and crafts. 

      Spoonful of Imagination is a non-profit art studio located in Warsaw, Indiana. Kids and adults have the opportunity to come in and take classes, workshops, or just have fun with arts and crafts. 

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      Conscious Discipline

      Sometimes disciplining children can be as simple as asking them why they did the negative action in the first place. This style is known as Conscious Discipline and the aim is to teach positive action... (Show More)

      Sometimes disciplining children can be as simple as asking them why they did the negative action in the first place. This style is known as Conscious Discipline and the aim is to teach positive action through demonstration and recognition. A group of teachers took the time to learn the ins and outs of this form of self awareness in the classroom.

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    September 12th, 2018

    Airdate: September 12, 2018

    This week, we meet students who are thinking about their future careers, learn more about student resource officers, explore resources designed to help homeless students, and visit the Goodwill Career... (Show More)

    This week, we meet students who are thinking about their future careers, learn more about student resource officers, explore resources designed to help homeless students, and visit the Goodwill Career Center where students learn interview skills to get a job following incarceration or addiction.

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      How to Ace an Interview

      At Goodwill, students are given renewed confidence when it comes to interviewing for a new job following incarceration or addiction recovery.

      At Goodwill, students are given renewed confidence when it comes to interviewing for a new job following incarceration or addiction recovery.

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    July 18th, 2018

    Airdate: July 18, 2018

    This week, we meet teachers spending their summer learning to teach the whole child, head outside with students learning all about raptors, learn about one community's approach to improving literacy, ... (Show More)

    This week, we meet teachers spending their summer learning to teach the whole child, head outside with students learning all about raptors, learn about one community's approach to improving literacy, and check out a study that explores what resources would be most helpful to homeless students.

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      Teaching the Whole Child

      Summertime is a chance for teachers to get additional training and this year, teachers are learning more about how the social and emotional health of students impacts academic outcomes.

      Summertime is a chance for teachers to get additional training and this year, teachers are learning more about how the social and emotional health of students impacts academic outcomes.

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    June 20th, 2018

    Airdate: June 20, 2018

    This week, we meet professors from Holy Cross College who are giving inmates at Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn an associate's and bachelor's degree and we look back at stories... (Show More)

    This week, we meet professors from Holy Cross College who are giving inmates at Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn an associate's and bachelor's degree and we look back at stories on music education, food allergies, and political protests in school.

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      Earning a College Degree While in Prison

      The Moreau College Initiative formerly known as the Westville Education Initiative gives those serving time in the Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn a college degree through Holy... (Show More)

      The Moreau College Initiative formerly known as the Westville Education Initiative gives those serving time in the Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn a college degree through Holy Cross College. The students there learn from real college professors and work towards making better lives for themselves. 

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      Raptors at Fernwood

      Students visit Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve to learn all about raptors from Naturalist, Corey Hopwood. 

      Students visit Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve to learn all about raptors from Naturalist, Corey Hopwood. 

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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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      Parkinson's Patients Benefit from Boxing

      Boxers at Rock Steady Boxing of Michiana are living with Parkinson's and the training helps their balance, flexibility and gives them a much needed community of support. 

      Boxers at Rock Steady Boxing of Michiana are living with Parkinson's and the training helps their balance, flexibility and gives them a much needed community of support. 

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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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      Preparing for the Citizenship Exam

      Volunteers get together at a church in Warsaw to help aspiring citizens hone their English skills in preparation for the citizenship exam. 

      Volunteers get together at a church in Warsaw to help aspiring citizens hone their English skills in preparation for the citizenship exam. 

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    April 11th, 2018

    Airdate: April 11, 2018

    Tonight on the show, we take a look at how one school incorporated the newly made cinematic version of a classic book into the classroom. Brent find's out more about the Music Village in South Bend. W... (Show More)

    Tonight on the show, we take a look at how one school incorporated the newly made cinematic version of a classic book into the classroom. Brent find's out more about the Music Village in South Bend. We also revisit some stories about the Reggio Emilia teaching method, and the benefits of learning a second language.

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      The Music Village

      An inside look at the music programs offered to people of all ages at the Music Village.

      An inside look at the music programs offered to people of all ages at the Music Village.

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    March 28th, 2018

    Airdate: March 28, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

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      Forever Learning Institute

      At the Forever Learning Institute, students have many options for lifelong learning.

      At the Forever Learning Institute, students have many options for lifelong learning.

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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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    October 4th, 2017

    Airdate: October 4, 2017

    Through a partnership with Southwestern Michigan College, students at Lewis Cass Career Academies have the opportunity to gain college credit and choose a career path before they even graduate high sc... (Show More)

    Through a partnership with Southwestern Michigan College, students at Lewis Cass Career Academies have the opportunity to gain college credit and choose a career path before they even graduate high school. Many of these students are first-generation college students who need extra guidance when it comes to making decisions after high school.

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      Lewis Cass Career Academy

      The academy provides the opportunity for 11th & 12th graders to earn college credit and plan their program of study before they leave high school. Mikki Spagnoli, Career and Educational Director for ... (Show More)

      The academy provides the opportunity for 11th & 12th graders to earn college credit and plan their program of study before they leave high school. Mikki Spagnoli, Career and Educational Director for Lewis Cass says, "...students are getting the opportunity to access career and technical education, get hands-on, and relevant experience."

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    September 27th, 2017

    Airdate: September 27, 2017

    Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with an area ICCL director, coach and parent to explore the reasons behind this.

    Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with an area ICCL director, coach and parent to explore the reasons behind this.

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      Are we putting too much pressure on kids' sports involvement?

      Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with area ICCL directors and parents to explore the reasons behind this. 

      Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with area ICCL directors and parents to explore the reasons behind this. 

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    August 30th, 2017

    Airdate: August 30, 2017

    For the past 21 years, St. Joseph Today has put on Chalk the Block, a chalk art festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan. It’s a free event that brings in regional artists and artists from across the coun... (Show More)

    For the past 21 years, St. Joseph Today has put on Chalk the Block, a chalk art festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan. It’s a free event that brings in regional artists and artists from across the country.

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      Downtown South Bend Offers Free Outdoor Summer Fitness Class Series

      For more information: https://downtownsouthbend.com/outdoor-fitness-series

      For more information: https://downtownsouthbend.com/outdoor-fitness-series

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    August 23rd, 2017

    Airdate: August 23, 2017

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that... (Show More)

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that they faced overwhelming challenges and adversity growing up. Monica Murphy has the story.

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      First-generation College Students Soar To New Heights

      John Adams High School, in South Bend, IN, has had exceptional high school graduation rates for first-generation college students. Monica Murphy has the story.

      John Adams High School, in South Bend, IN, has had exceptional high school graduation rates for first-generation college students. Monica Murphy has the story.

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    August 16th, 2017

    Airdate: August 16, 2017

    This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming.

    This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming.

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      Grace College offers a banded tuition price

      This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming. 

      This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming. 

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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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    July 26th, 2017

    Airdate: July 26, 2017

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Mur... (Show More)

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Murphy, visits Lake Michigan College.

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      Dunes Learning Center Offers Classes for All Age Groups

      The Dunes Learning Center started a series of educational classes that is open for people of all ages. For more information, you can visit:https://duneslearningcenter.org/

      The Dunes Learning Center started a series of educational classes that is open for people of all ages. For more information, you can visit:https://duneslearningcenter.org/

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