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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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      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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    May 22nd, 2019

    Airdate: May 22, 2019

    05/22/2019

    05/22/2019

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      ETHOS Robotics

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to... (Show More)

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to use what they are learning on the field and turn it into a potential career path.

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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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      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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      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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    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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    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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      BerrienRESA and Autism

      The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. We visited BerrienRESA in Berrien Springs, Michigan to see the tools students with autism have so they can succeed in school and life.

      The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. We visited BerrienRESA in Berrien Springs, Michigan to see the tools students with autism have so they can succeed in school and life.

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      Dugout Dolls

      The Dugout Dolls are far from your typical softball training facility. In fact when Trish Gardini noticed that the community was lacking female leadership she created the organization to help. The sta... (Show More)

      The Dugout Dolls are far from your typical softball training facility. In fact when Trish Gardini noticed that the community was lacking female leadership she created the organization to help. The staff here uses softball and coaching as a vehicle to empower women and girls in the community.

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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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      Youth Leadership

      Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka offers a dynamic youth program that gives high school students the opportunity to get involved with their community and gain leadership skills. Partnered with the schoo... (Show More)

      Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka offers a dynamic youth program that gives high school students the opportunity to get involved with their community and gain leadership skills. Partnered with the schools in the area, this program gets students to engage in planned events and projects to help students reach their full potential.

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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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      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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      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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      Certified Nursing Assistant Program

      Through the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, students at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, Michigan are able to get hands on training for what it's like in the medical field. Students get the... (Show More)

      Through the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, students at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, Michigan are able to get hands on training for what it's like in the medical field. Students get the chance to see what it's like to be a real nurse and learn from a professional.

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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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    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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      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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      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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      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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      E-Learning Days

      Through the use of preplanned E-Learning Days, Bremen Public Schools are able to have students complete classwork from home. E-learning days make it possible for students to have school days even when... (Show More)

      Through the use of preplanned E-Learning Days, Bremen Public Schools are able to have students complete classwork from home. E-learning days make it possible for students to have school days even when schools are closed due to inclement weather. These could one day make snow days and make up snow days a relic of education's past.

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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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      Jobs for Michigan's Graduates

      Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is a program that equips high school students with soft skills, confidence, stability and work experience. The statewide initiative helps students overcome barriers to ed... (Show More)

      Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is a program that equips high school students with soft skills, confidence, stability and work experience. The statewide initiative helps students overcome barriers to education and employment and has its roots at Benton Harbor High School.

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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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      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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      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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    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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      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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    January 16th, 2019

    Airdate: January 16, 2019

    Education Counts explores barber college as a career choice, experience for k-12 kids at South Bend Coding School, a new CTE flight program at the Plymouth Municipal Airport and how resource officers ... (Show More)

    Education Counts explores barber college as a career choice, experience for k-12 kids at South Bend Coding School, a new CTE flight program at the Plymouth Municipal Airport and how resource officers are providing comfort and emotional well being to students.

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      South Bend Code School

      In a changing world where code is becoming part of the everyday, it's more important than ever that the youth of today are able to recognize and utilize the world of coding. The South Bend Code School... (Show More)

      In a changing world where code is becoming part of the everyday, it's more important than ever that the youth of today are able to recognize and utilize the world of coding. The South Bend Code School offers the hands on experience to take on the future.

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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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      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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      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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    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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      Technology Integration

      As technology becomes more user friendly, it's being found being used more and more in the classroom. Elkhart Community Schools has been working to give teachers and students the necessary tools to be... (Show More)

      As technology becomes more user friendly, it's being found being used more and more in the classroom. Elkhart Community Schools has been working to give teachers and students the necessary tools to become more digitally literate in a growing technological world.

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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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      RISE

      For students looking to get an early start on learning the ins and outs of the business and start up world can become part of RISE. Regional Innovation and Start-up Education offers classes and lectur... (Show More)

      For students looking to get an early start on learning the ins and outs of the business and start up world can become part of RISE. Regional Innovation and Start-up Education offers classes and lectures to give the next generation of business leaders the tools they need to get started.

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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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      Farm to Fork

      Students at Tippecanoe Valley High School raise steers to learn about where their food comes from. The program teaches about sustainability and how to bring in locally sourced food. The cafeteria serv... (Show More)

      Students at Tippecanoe Valley High School raise steers to learn about where their food comes from. The program teaches about sustainability and how to bring in locally sourced food. The cafeteria serves fresh meat as Viking burgers.

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