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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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      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 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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      Tinkergarten®

      Play is learning. That's the approach taken through a program known as Tinkergarten. Here, children are brought together to learn in a natural setting. The kids are able to learn and develop a variety... (Show More)

      Play is learning. That's the approach taken through a program known as Tinkergarten. Here, children are brought together to learn in a natural setting. The kids are able to learn and develop a variety of skills like problem solving, collaboration and creativity. This is a national movement, but we head to our own Tinkergarten in Elkhart to learn.

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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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      Music Together® at Goshen College

      All children are capable of being musical. That's why places like the Goshen College Music Center provide Music Together® classes. This research based program uses songs and movement to not only t... (Show More)

      All children are capable of being musical. That's why places like the Goshen College Music Center provide Music Together® classes. This research based program uses songs and movement to not only teach young children about music, but also gain confidence in themselves. These lessons also translate into other areas of development that will come into play later in a child's life.

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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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      Fall Fling

      Hands on learning in mother nature is truly a one of a kind experience and that's exactly what families can look forward to at St. Patrick's County Park. Fall fling is a program targeting families wit... (Show More)

      Hands on learning in mother nature is truly a one of a kind experience and that's exactly what families can look forward to at St. Patrick's County Park. Fall fling is a program targeting families with preschoolers and will allow students to engage with nature, get creative with crafts, and listen to storytelling all in an effort to teach them about the fall season.

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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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      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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      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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      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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    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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      Academy Arts Preschool

      In looking for different and unique pre-k programs, we discovered one who uses movement and dance to reinforce academic learning. At Academy Arts Preschool, children ages three to five get to learn th... (Show More)

      In looking for different and unique pre-k programs, we discovered one who uses movement and dance to reinforce academic learning. At Academy Arts Preschool, children ages three to five get to learn the basics of education through movement and hands on activities. These students are taking their first steps towards their educational futures.

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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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    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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      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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      Wild School

      Time and time again children have proven to be professionals at turning nothing into something. As a way of embracing that natural tendency to learning Luna Hill Farm created the Wild School. Here, ch... (Show More)

      Time and time again children have proven to be professionals at turning nothing into something. As a way of embracing that natural tendency to learning Luna Hill Farm created the Wild School. Here, children are able to get outside and problem solve using the tools found in the natural world around them.

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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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      Baby and Me

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

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

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      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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    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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      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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    May 22nd, 2019

    Airdate: May 22, 2019

    05/22/2019

    05/22/2019

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      Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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

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

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    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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      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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      1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

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

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    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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      Riverbend Community Math Center

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

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

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    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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      Pre-K Language Immersion

      Through language immersion programs, pre-k students are able to get a head start on learning a second language. Programs teach through various cultural themes. In some places, learning in another lang... (Show More)

      Through language immersion programs, pre-k students are able to get a head start on learning a second language. Programs teach through various cultural themes. In some places, learning in another language is also about preserving cultural heritage.

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      Coastline Children's Film Festival

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival offers free movie screenings of films aimed at children. The festival takes place at several venues around the region. And a Young Filmmaker's Competition offers... (Show More)

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival offers free movie screenings of films aimed at children. The festival takes place at several venues around the region. And a Young Filmmaker's Competition offers burgeoning artists the chance to have their work shown to a larger audience.

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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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      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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    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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      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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      Building Workforce Stability

      Data indicates today's workforce is heavily impacted by working parents and the quality and stability of early childhood education.

      Data indicates today's workforce is heavily impacted by working parents and the quality and stability of early childhood education.

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    November 21st, 2018

    Airdate: November 21, 2018

    Education Counts heads to the airport in Plymouth to learn more about a new career technical education track in aviation, visits Zagbegon Academy, a Pokagon preschool to see the convergence of traditi... (Show More)

    Education Counts heads to the airport in Plymouth to learn more about a new career technical education track in aviation, visits Zagbegon Academy, a Pokagon preschool to see the convergence of traditional knowledge and STEM learning, learns that most kids in alternative schools aren’t behavior problems at Merit Learning Center in Goshen and joins the Iron Pride Robotics Team at Wawasee High School.

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      Zagbëgon: An Early Learning & Development Academy

      High quality early childhood education is an important thing to have for anyone. But imagine infusing a bit of your own culture and language into the lessons of today. The Pokagon Band opened the Zagb... (Show More)

      High quality early childhood education is an important thing to have for anyone. But imagine infusing a bit of your own culture and language into the lessons of today. The Pokagon Band opened the Zagbëgon Academy on September 4th. The academy is an alternative preschool for tribal children. 

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    November 14th, 2018

    Airdate: November 14, 2018

    Education Counts learns about a skills-training program that alleviates three problems in the community – joblessness, poverty and hunger. We travel to Kosciusko County, which is home to a clean lak... (Show More)

    Education Counts learns about a skills-training program that alleviates three problems in the community – joblessness, poverty and hunger. We travel to Kosciusko County, which is home to a clean lakes research program; see the connection between investing in early childhood education and economic impact and witness active learning in South Bend.

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      Early Childhood Education and Economic Growth

      Many people may be unaware of the link between quality early childhood education and an area's rate of economic growth. Brent explores how local business and education leaders are coming together to h... (Show More)

      Many people may be unaware of the link between quality early childhood education and an area's rate of economic growth. Brent explores how local business and education leaders are coming together to help strengthen this link.

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    November 7th, 2018

    Airdate: November 7, 2018

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

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

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      Early Childhood Education Class

      Penn High School has a program that allows students to explore careers in early childhood education.

      Penn High School has a program that allows students to explore careers in early childhood education.

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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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      Brain Lair Bookstore

      Meet a former librarian who opened an inclusive bookstore in South Bend to make sure there’s a book for everyone. Kathy Burnette, owner of The Brain Lair, said she first started thinking of open... (Show More)

      Meet a former librarian who opened an inclusive bookstore in South Bend to make sure there’s a book for everyone. Kathy Burnette, owner of The Brain Lair, said she first started thinking of opening a store decades ago after searching for books for her daughter. Her store opened in July of 2018.

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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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      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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    August 22nd, 2018

    Airdate: August 22, 2018

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

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

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      Pop-up Libraries

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

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

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    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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      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 23rd, 2018

    Airdate: May 23, 2018

    This week, we meet students who are finding their political voices after tragedy, explore hands-on science opportunities, understand the positive impacts of music on young children, and revisit a ther... (Show More)

    This week, we meet students who are finding their political voices after tragedy, explore hands-on science opportunities, understand the positive impacts of music on young children, and revisit a therapeutic riding center.

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      The Benefits of Music

      For young children, music can help them learn other skills and even gain skills for their future academic careers.

      For young children, music can help them learn other skills and even gain skills for their future academic careers.

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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 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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      Flu Prevention

      With a flu season on track to be one of the worst since 2009, we show you how schools work to keep children safe and healthy

      With a flu season on track to be one of the worst since 2009, we show you how schools work to keep children safe and healthy

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      The Reggio Emilia Approach

      A look at the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children. 

      A look at the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children. 

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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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    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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      Art festival brings together artists from across the country

      Summertime is filled with tons of activities. Every summer Saint Joseph, Michigan, hosts an art festival, which engages peoples’ minds and brings the community together. Monica Murphy has the... (Show More)

      Summertime is filled with tons of activities. Every summer Saint Joseph, Michigan, hosts an art festival, which engages peoples’ minds and brings the community together. Monica Murphy has the story. 

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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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      Lakeland Rehabilition Services Offers Sensory Gymnastics Camp

      Lakeland Rehabilition offers a gymnastics camp that is specialized for children with sensory processing disorders.

      Lakeland Rehabilition offers a gymnastics camp that is specialized for children with sensory processing disorders.

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    June 14th, 2017

    Airdate: June 14, 2017

    This week we visit Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, and visit Vogue Beauty School’s Elkhart campus. We also revisit Northside Child Development Center in Niles, Michigan, and hea... (Show More)

    This week we visit Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, and visit Vogue Beauty School’s Elkhart campus. We also revisit Northside Child Development Center in Niles, Michigan, and hear more about the USDA Summer Food Service program at Plymouth High School

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      Plymouth Schools are Sites for USDA Summer Food Program

      Plymouth High School and Menominee Elementary School are sites for the USDA Summer Food Program.

      Plymouth High School and Menominee Elementary School are sites for the USDA Summer Food Program.

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    June 7th, 2017

    Airdate: June 7, 2017

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

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

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      Rep. Wesco Speaks About Cursive Education

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

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    May 17th, 2017

    Airdate: May 17, 2017

    This week we attend the Week of Code celebration in Michigan City and the Wonder Babies program in Plymouth. We also talk to Kalina Bertman, who placed third in Notre Dame’s Living Worlds Space Art ... (Show More)

    This week we attend the Week of Code celebration in Michigan City and the Wonder Babies program in Plymouth. We also talk to Kalina Bertman, who placed third in Notre Dame’s Living Worlds Space Art Contest and check out The Globe, a student run radio station in Goshen.

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      A Montessori based learning program for children 0-4

      The Wonder Babies program in Plymouth, Indiana, teaches children socialization and independence.

      The Wonder Babies program in Plymouth, Indiana, teaches children socialization and independence.

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    May 10th, 2017

    Airdate: May 10, 2017

    This week we attend community events in South Bend to learn about empathy in children and watch teachers play basketball for a school fundraiser. We also visit Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indi... (Show More)

    This week we attend community events in South Bend to learn about empathy in children and watch teachers play basketball for a school fundraiser. We also visit Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, to learn about students’ experience in a world robotics championship and re-visit Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation’s wind turbine.

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      Teaching children how to be empathetic

      Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, speaker, and author. Her recent publication titled... (Show More)

      Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, speaker, and author. Her recent publication titled, “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World,” discusses the importance of cultivating empathy in children.

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    April 26th, 2017

    Airdate: April 26, 2017

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

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

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      Understanding School Readiness

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

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

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        Donna Dodge

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

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

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        Tracey Brewer

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        Tracey Brewer shares how the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center have helped her grow professionally.

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        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D.

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

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

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      Scientists and Community Gather for March for Science

      Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend.

      Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend.

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    April 19th, 2017

    Airdate: April 19, 2017

    This week we visit Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, to learn about their looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes. We also speak with Life Coach, Ruby Brower, at Angel Brid... (Show More)

    This week we visit Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, to learn about their looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes. We also speak with Life Coach, Ruby Brower, at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise, and much more.

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      First Steps

      First Steps is an early intervention program, serving children ages 0-3 with developmental delays.

      First Steps is an early intervention program, serving children ages 0-3 with developmental delays.

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        Justin Chaple

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        Justin Chaple first learned about First Steps when his son needed early intervention services. Years later, Justin decided to become a therapist in order to give back.

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        Jen Yoder

        Jen Yoder says that the First Steps program was a game changer for her children. She shares her test... (Show More)

        Jen Yoder says that the First Steps program was a game changer for her children. She shares her testimony and encourages other parents to reach out.