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  • Episode

    June 16th, 2021 and July 21st, 2021

    Airdate: July 21, 2021

    Tonight's episode features a new STEAM Lab in Middlebury which is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. Cybersecurity Classes offered by Purdue University Global and Purdue University. The... (Show More)

    Tonight's episode features a new STEAM Lab in Middlebury which is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. Cybersecurity Classes offered by Purdue University Global and Purdue University. The ONE mental health campaign launched at School City of Mishawaka. Business education classes at Saint Mary's College, through the SPARK Business Accelerator program of the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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      Middlebury Boys & Girls Clubs STEAM Lab

      The Middlebury site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County is now offering kids the chance to get even more hands on education through its brand new STEAM Lab. Along with the science and math s... (Show More)

      The Middlebury site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County is now offering kids the chance to get even more hands on education through its brand new STEAM Lab. Along with the science and math skills, kids will be able to grow through the arts in this nurturing environment.

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      ONE mental health campaign

      School City of Mishawaka has launched the ONE mental health campaign. The goal of One is to promote mental wellness, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and connect students and staff with r... (Show More)

      School City of Mishawaka has launched the ONE mental health campaign. The goal of One is to promote mental wellness, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and connect students and staff with resources that support these efforts. The program helps create ongoing conversations around mental health.

  • Episode

    June 2nd, 2021 and July 14th, 2021

    Airdate: July 14, 2021

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education across our region. This week we sit in on an African drumming kindergarten music class. We visit the expanded Robinson Center Learning Center and... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education across our region. This week we sit in on an African drumming kindergarten music class. We visit the expanded Robinson Center Learning Center and see how the accredited program includes preschool for community families. Learn about how the Wagon Wheel Conservatory offers programs for students and adults who want to learn about theater production. See dinosaurs up close in Mishawaka Parks while using a new AR app.

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      Dinosaur Discovery

      Dinosaurs are a popular interest to many young explorers. Because they Earth millions of years ago, it can be hard to picture what they may have looked like roaming around. A new augmented reality exp... (Show More)

      Dinosaurs are a popular interest to many young explorers. Because they Earth millions of years ago, it can be hard to picture what they may have looked like roaming around. A new augmented reality experience through the Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Department will let little learners see dinosaurs in a modern-day setting.

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      Wagon Wheel Conservatory

      The Wagon Wheel Conservatory gives students the opportunity to know what it takes to play a part in large productions. With courses run by experienced theater professionals, they teach students the im... (Show More)

      The Wagon Wheel Conservatory gives students the opportunity to know what it takes to play a part in large productions. With courses run by experienced theater professionals, they teach students the importance of finding their own unique-authentic voices on stage or behind the scenes.

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    June 9th, 2021

    Airdate: June 9, 2021

    Education Counts seeks programs in education that empower students of all ages. This week, learn how Dial-A-Story engages those young and old in search of a story read aloud. Discover how the Snite Mu... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks programs in education that empower students of all ages. This week, learn how Dial-A-Story engages those young and old in search of a story read aloud. Discover how the Snite Museum of Art is bringing together adults and children to learn together. Find out how teenager mental health is top of mind in Warsaw. Follow Project Lead the Way in Berrien Springs.

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      Project Lead the Way

      Project Lead The Way is a program in Berrien Springs that helps guide students along possible career pathways with hands on learning. This program hopes to inspire kids to keep high aspirations by int... (Show More)

      Project Lead The Way is a program in Berrien Springs that helps guide students along possible career pathways with hands on learning. This program hopes to inspire kids to keep high aspirations by introducing them to biology, engineering, and many other career options so that they can have an idea of what they could possibly pursue after high school.

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      Dial-A-Story

      Nothing beats hearing a story read out loud. The La Porte County Public Library's Dial-A-Story program provides age appropriate stories for children, teens and even adults. We take a look and a listen... (Show More)

      Nothing beats hearing a story read out loud. The La Porte County Public Library's Dial-A-Story program provides age appropriate stories for children, teens and even adults. We take a look and a listen at how these stories are brought to life.

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      Teenager Mental Health

      As the days grow longer and hotter, it can be easy to forget that the importance of mental health does not go away. And after a roller coaster of a school year, teens could be feeling ev... (Show More)

      As the days grow longer and hotter, it can be easy to forget that the importance of mental health does not go away. And after a roller coaster of a school year, teens could be feeling even more pressure than usual. We take a look at the services young people in Warsaw can use to keep them in the right state of mind.        

  • Episode

    May 19th, 2021

    Airdate: May 19, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana serves up more stories about education that are impactful inside and outside the classroom. This week, learn how the Empowerment Zone includes families in the philosophy of e... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana serves up more stories about education that are impactful inside and outside the classroom. This week, learn how the Empowerment Zone includes families in the philosophy of education. See how the Master It Classes are teaching financial independence in student loan debt and home ownership. Staying in the financial theme, My Dollar, Your Dollar is a children's book series about the power of investing. Neighbor to Neighbor is a community program that helps the transition from refugee to new resident and navigating the new surroundings.

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      My Dollar, Your Dollar

      "My Dollar, Your Dollar" is a book written by Latoya Holmes, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for children. She wants to instill in parents, that there are other valuable things to teach a child as... (Show More)

      "My Dollar, Your Dollar" is a book written by Latoya Holmes, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for children. She wants to instill in parents, that there are other valuable things to teach a child aside from the basics. Investments and trading are two things that she covers in her children's book that she hopes will help their futures and give them a head start towards acquiring generational wealth.

  • Episode

    May 12th, 2021

    Airdate: May 12, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always looking for the best practice in educating young and old. This week, learn about the Cicada Safari and how you can become a citizen scientist. Discover how stories ... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always looking for the best practice in educating young and old. This week, learn about the Cicada Safari and how you can become a citizen scientist. Discover how stories come to life through Little Learners Story Time in Plymouth. See how students are learning about golf indoors and out at South Bend's oldest golf course. Find out how to navigate internships that lead to career paths through Work and Learn Indiana.

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      Cicada Safari

      Broods of cicadas only emerge once every 17 years. This summer Brood X will be emerging across multiple states. Cicada Safari is an app designed to let anyone with a smart phone document these cicadas... (Show More)

      Broods of cicadas only emerge once every 17 years. This summer Brood X will be emerging across multiple states. Cicada Safari is an app designed to let anyone with a smart phone document these cicadas and help scientists study these noisy insects.

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      First Tee Indiana

      There's more to sports than just playing a game. The First Tee Network uses golf to build young people's character and instill life lessons. We take a look at how the Michiana location is teaching you... (Show More)

      There's more to sports than just playing a game. The First Tee Network uses golf to build young people's character and instill life lessons. We take a look at how the Michiana location is teaching young people both on the links and at their new learning center at the Studebaker Golf Course.

  • Episode

    May 5th, 2021

    Airdate: May 5, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always on the lookout for innovative educational programs. This week we met Page the Puppy to discover how preschoolers are learning to love reading. The Thought Leadershi... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always on the lookout for innovative educational programs. This week we met Page the Puppy to discover how preschoolers are learning to love reading. The Thought Leadership Program is connecting educational ideas and excellence. See how the YMCA in Kosciusko Counts has created inclusive programs for people of all abilities. Learn how CAPS is providing child abuse awareness training in Elkhart.

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      Child Abuse Awareness

      Anyone who works with children on a regular basis learns how to spot the warning signs of child abuse or neglect. But people who don't work with kids may not know them. That's why organizations like C... (Show More)

      Anyone who works with children on a regular basis learns how to spot the warning signs of child abuse or neglect. But people who don't work with kids may not know them. That's why organizations like CAPS in Elkhart provide training to members of the community to help keep kids safe and healthy.

  • Episode

    April 21st, 2021

    Airdate: April 21, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana celebrates programs and initiatives that are impacting our region in and out of classrooms. This week learn what students at Concord will learn by participating in esports. H... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana celebrates programs and initiatives that are impacting our region in and out of classrooms. This week learn what students at Concord will learn by participating in esports. Hornets and Hippos are an educational guide for children and parents to learn about anxiety, mental health and mindfulness. See how the state of Michigan is helping adult students go back to school in the Reconnect Program. Discover the three things needed in education - innovation, collaboration and funding.

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      3 Important Things in Education

      There are many factors to weigh when it comes to graduation and employment rates for Indiana residents. By looking at it from a macro level we can all see where and how we are helping and distributing... (Show More)

      There are many factors to weigh when it comes to graduation and employment rates for Indiana residents. By looking at it from a macro level we can all see where and how we are helping and distributing aid across the state, so that students and workers can aim their efforts higher. Brian Wiebe, CEO of the Horizon Education Alliance, talks to us briefly about what we have been doing and where we could go, when making sure Indiana residents are getting the most "bang for their buck" in their educational pursuits.

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    April 14th, 2021

    Airdate: April 14, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always spotlighting regional and national programs and initiatives that impact education and put it in a positive light. This week learn about the child well being dashboa... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always spotlighting regional and national programs and initiatives that impact education and put it in a positive light. This week learn about the child well being dashboard in Elkhart. Go on location for a production shoot that is turning one senior's script into a film at John Adams High School. Students who need help with homework have a hotline - AskRose. See how the Promise Scholarship in Michigan City can help students continue learning beyond high school.

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      Elkhart County Child Dashboard

      A child's well being is an important thing to always keep in mind. Tracking these points though can be difficult. To better understand this information and implement change, Elkhart County has partner... (Show More)

      A child's well being is an important thing to always keep in mind. Tracking these points though can be difficult. To better understand this information and implement change, Elkhart County has partnered community leaders to create the very first Child Well Being Data Dashboard.

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      AskRose Homework Helpline

      Homework assignments are meant to reinforce the lesson students are being taught at school. But there are times when a student may be struggling with the work. To help, the Rose Hulman Institute of Te... (Show More)

      Homework assignments are meant to reinforce the lesson students are being taught at school. But there are times when a student may be struggling with the work. To help, the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology created the AskRose homework help line. This service provides virtual tutors that make sure their students are gaining a firm grasp of all the material.

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    April 7th, 2021

    Airdate: April 7, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana features programs and initiatives in education that impact our region. This week, we celebrate the Ken Burns' documentary about Ernest Hemingway. Our feature is an educationa... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features programs and initiatives in education that impact our region. This week, we celebrate the Ken Burns' documentary about Ernest Hemingway. Our feature is an educational exhibit in Benton Harbor that connects Michigan to Cuba through a sculptor and imagination. Learn what 20% Time is and how free time can cultivate growth in students. School Without Walls is a program in Elkhart that is empowering students and their success in education. See how Hoosier Talent Network connects employers and potential employees and skills.

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      20% Time

      The mind does its best work in times of free time and expression. 20% Time is an approach that can be used at any school level to promote creativity and growth in students. We explore how it works and... (Show More)

      The mind does its best work in times of free time and expression. 20% Time is an approach that can be used at any school level to promote creativity and growth in students. We explore how it works and ways it can be applied.

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    March 17th, 2021

    Airdate: March 17, 2021

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, discover how the Niles District Library has created Video Games Dialogues and how it leads to artful conversations. South Bend Code School teaches ... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, discover how the Niles District Library has created Video Games Dialogues and how it leads to artful conversations. South Bend Code School teaches students how to design through coding and offers knowledge to all ages. Mama's Against Violence teaches the civics of violence, social justice and restoring community. The Coastline Children's Film Festival goes virtual.

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      Coastline Children's Film Festival Goes Virtual

      For the past decade, the Coastline Children's Film Festival has been providing young people the chance to see movies they may have never seen other places. But the pandemic caused last year's festival... (Show More)

      For the past decade, the Coastline Children's Film Festival has been providing young people the chance to see movies they may have never seen other places. But the pandemic caused last year's festival to be canceled. This year, the festival has made a comeback through a virtual platform to bring the magic of these films into people's homes.

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      South Bend Code School Classes

      Learning how to write computer code at a young age can open up many different career pathways. We take a look at some of the ways the South Bend Code School is teaching a new generation of coders.

      Learning how to write computer code at a young age can open up many different career pathways. We take a look at some of the ways the South Bend Code School is teaching a new generation of coders.

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      Video Game Dialogues

      Video games are more than just a fun hobby to do in our free time. They are also loaded with easter eggs that can reveal historical and educational materials for players. At the Niles District Library... (Show More)

      Video games are more than just a fun hobby to do in our free time. They are also loaded with easter eggs that can reveal historical and educational materials for players. At the Niles District Library, their Video Games Dialogue club, opens discussions to the community about these findings, while also giving people a place to socialize and build community in the midst of a pandemic.

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      Mama's Against Violence

      Violence is an inevitable yet very disrupting aspect of life. However mothers in the South Bend and Michiana area, who are the unwarranted victims of violence, want to educated the youth and community... (Show More)

      Violence is an inevitable yet very disrupting aspect of life. However mothers in the South Bend and Michiana area, who are the unwarranted victims of violence, want to educated the youth and community on how a violent act affects us all. They do this by spreading awareness and also providing a place of community and understanding for those who have lost a loved one to violence.

  • Episode

    March 10th, 2021

    Airdate: March 10, 2021

    Catch another episode of Education Counts for more ideas in education. Learn how the Boys Scouts of America offers leadership and skills in education to everyone. See how Alpha Kappa Alpha is grooming... (Show More)

    Catch another episode of Education Counts for more ideas in education. Learn how the Boys Scouts of America offers leadership and skills in education to everyone. See how Alpha Kappa Alpha is grooming young ladies for success in education and life through training and scholarship opportunities. Discover how to become Bendable and acquire stackable skills through the St. Joseph County Public Library. Witness the I Am the Greatest project and how it is transforming students in its after-school program.

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      The Boy Scouts and Education

      The Boy Scouts of America has been providing educational opportunities for more than a hundred years. We take a look at how scouting has worked to mold young leaders into becoming the best adults they... (Show More)

      The Boy Scouts of America has been providing educational opportunities for more than a hundred years. We take a look at how scouting has worked to mold young leaders into becoming the best adults they can be and find their own success.

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      ARS Gallery's 10 Year Anniversary of the "I Am the Greatest Project"

      John Suave is an artist from the Michiana area who rose to prominence in 2012, presenting 16 of his sculptures for the "I Am the Greatest" project at ARS Gallery. This project has since been in contin... (Show More)

      John Suave is an artist from the Michiana area who rose to prominence in 2012, presenting 16 of his sculptures for the "I Am the Greatest" project at ARS Gallery. This project has since been in continuance, spreading inspiration and creativity, to the community, through the gallery's workshops.

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    March 3rd & 24th, 2021

    Airdate: March 3, 2021

    Education Counts highlights local and regional initiatives that are making a difference in Michiana. Learn where teenagers writers can get practice and feedback through the Get Inked Teen Writing Conf... (Show More)

    Education Counts highlights local and regional initiatives that are making a difference in Michiana. Learn where teenagers writers can get practice and feedback through the Get Inked Teen Writing Conference. Discover how Strong Beginnings helps parents and preschoolers be ready for the transition to kindergarten. The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is helping build better communication skills and strengthen relationships in families with disabled children with siblings. See how Kindness to Prevent Blindness is helping children excel in the classroom.

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      The SPARC Project

      The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is working to strengthen relationships and support communication in families with a child who is either intellectually or developmentally disabled. Th... (Show More)

      The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is working to strengthen relationships and support communication in families with a child who is either intellectually or developmentally disabled. The other goal is to find the best ways to promote effective communication and conflict resolution.

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      Get Inked

      For writers to grow their skills, they need a place to learn and grow. But teenage writers don't usually have that place. To remedy this, Saint Mary's College hosts an annual teen writing conference c... (Show More)

      For writers to grow their skills, they need a place to learn and grow. But teenage writers don't usually have that place. To remedy this, Saint Mary's College hosts an annual teen writing conference called Get Inked. Young writers get the chance to present their work and receive feedback from published authors.

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    February 17th, 2021

    Airdate: February 17, 2021

    Education Counts looks for quality education and programs that impact our community. This week find out how a bilingual preschool at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth is preparing students for kinderga... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for quality education and programs that impact our community. This week find out how a bilingual preschool at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth is preparing students for kindergarten. See how Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is arming students with skills for education, the workplace and life. Learn how 50/50 Mentoring at the Benton Harbor Readiness Center trains high school students for work and volunteerism while mentoring elementary students. Discover how the 21st Century Scholar Success Initiative will lead more students to college.

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      21st Century Scholar Success Initiative

      21st Century Scholars helps students not only get to college, but graduate and move in to the job market. Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is w... (Show More)

      21st Century Scholars helps students not only get to college, but graduate and move in to the job market. Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is working to make sure more area students are able to take part. The aim is to not only invest in the future of students, but also the future of local communities.

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      Jobs for Michigan Graduates

      Jobs for Michigan's Graduates works to provide students with the tools they need to not only succeed in education, but succeed in life. We take a look at how some of those who have taken part in the p... (Show More)

      Jobs for Michigan's Graduates works to provide students with the tools they need to not only succeed in education, but succeed in life. We take a look at how some of those who have taken part in the program have been able to use what they learned to work through even uncertain times.

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    February 10th, 2021

    Airdate: February 10, 2021

    Education Counts seeks innovative ways people are learning. Discover how the South Bend Civic Theatre is adapting its educational initiatives. See how kids can connect through letter writing librarian... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks innovative ways people are learning. Discover how the South Bend Civic Theatre is adapting its educational initiatives. See how kids can connect through letter writing librarians in Goshen. Manchester University students are (Re)Imagining Leadership. Learn how to join The Great Conversation around classic books in Dowagiac.

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      South Bend Civic Theatre Educational Programs

      The South Bend Civic Theatre works to provide more than just entertainment. And they're working even harder to provide community connection even in tough times. We explore their educational programs a... (Show More)

      The South Bend Civic Theatre works to provide more than just entertainment. And they're working even harder to provide community connection even in tough times. We explore their educational programs as well as what they're doing moving forward.

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      The Great Conversation Book Club

      Reading classical literature isn't something that just happens in a classroom or that is studied by experts. It's also something any average reader can take part in. Dowagiac District Library wants to... (Show More)

      Reading classical literature isn't something that just happens in a classroom or that is studied by experts. It's also something any average reader can take part in. Dowagiac District Library wants to know what you have to say about these reads, at The Great Conversation book club.

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    January 6th, 2021

    Airdate: January 6, 2021

    It's the first episode of 2021 for Education Counts Michiana. We present four new segments about education. See how Trojan Heroes recognizes those who go above and beyond in Sturgis schools. Learn how... (Show More)

    It's the first episode of 2021 for Education Counts Michiana. We present four new segments about education. See how Trojan Heroes recognizes those who go above and beyond in Sturgis schools. Learn how trauma-informed strategies can help parents and students understand disruptive behavior in young children. Find out what job exploration programs are available for students with IEP's at the Career Academy in South Bend. See how iCivics can be implemented into the classroom for discussion around civics.

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      iCivics

      With so much emphasis placed on math and reading these days, students are not learning what it means to be civilly engaged. iCivics is an online resource that provides games and even curriculum to tea... (Show More)

      With so much emphasis placed on math and reading these days, students are not learning what it means to be civilly engaged. iCivics is an online resource that provides games and even curriculum to teach students of all ages about being active citizens.

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      Trauma Informed Strategies

      When young children act up, it doesn't mean they're misbehaved. Trauma-informed strategies are ways for teachers and even parents to understand and help a child who could actually be crying out for he... (Show More)

      When young children act up, it doesn't mean they're misbehaved. Trauma-informed strategies are ways for teachers and even parents to understand and help a child who could actually be crying out for help.

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      Special Education Transition Program at Career Academy

      Career Academy in South Bend wants to prepare their students for life after school, by teaching them the basics when it comes to job exploration. Their Special Education program is no different. Thoug... (Show More)

      Career Academy in South Bend wants to prepare their students for life after school, by teaching them the basics when it comes to job exploration. Their Special Education program is no different. Though students with IEPs may feel as though there aren't many paths to take, they want to instill hope in their students and their parents. They do this through encouragement and 1-to-1 guidance, as they show them that there are just as many options

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    December 9th, 2020

    Airdate: December 9, 2020

    This week on Education Counts we highlight our stories about programs and initiatives that are helping students learn. This week find out how students in Elkhart and Goshen can use live tutors through... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we highlight our stories about programs and initiatives that are helping students learn. This week find out how students in Elkhart and Goshen can use live tutors through Brainfuse. See an emergency preparedness training facility for first responders. Learn how Teaching Books is making a difference for young readers. Discover what students are learning through paid apprenticeships in Elkhart County.

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      Teaching Books

      Finding new ways to engage young students in what they're reading can often be a challenge. Teaching Books is a resource that provides ways to make sure kids are getting the most they can whether they... (Show More)

      Finding new ways to engage young students in what they're reading can often be a challenge. Teaching Books is a resource that provides ways to make sure kids are getting the most they can whether they're reading or being read to.

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      Brainfuse

      There are plenty of times when a student may need some extra help with their school work. Students in Elkhart and Goshen can get that extra help if they need it through a program known as Brainfuse. B... (Show More)

      There are plenty of times when a student may need some extra help with their school work. Students in Elkhart and Goshen can get that extra help if they need it through a program known as Brainfuse. Brainfuse is a digital resource that can connect students to live tutors.

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    December 2nd, 2020

    Airdate: December 2, 2020

    Education Counts looks for the best programs and initiatives in education. This week we feature an internship program that teaches farm management and sustainability at Bertrand Farm. Families can lea... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best programs and initiatives in education. This week we feature an internship program that teaches farm management and sustainability at Bertrand Farm. Families can learn about nature and earn badges and pins through a program called Hoosier Quest. Students explore the process of manufacturing and meet potential employers through Goshen's Virtual Manufacturing Day. Joint Educational Services in Special Education (J.E.S.S.E) is a program ensuring students with special needs have resources for success in school.

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      Hoosier Quest

      One of the best ways to learn about nature is to get out and actually explore it. The Hoosier Quest program offers and fun way to encourage people to get and out and explore Indiana's State Parks and ... (Show More)

      One of the best ways to learn about nature is to get out and actually explore it. The Hoosier Quest program offers and fun way to encourage people to get and out and explore Indiana's State Parks and earn a patch or a pin along the way.

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      J.E.S.S.E.

      All students have the capacity to learn as long as they have the tools they need. J.E.S.S.E. is a co-op of nine school corporations across multiple Indiana counties that provides students with special... (Show More)

      All students have the capacity to learn as long as they have the tools they need. J.E.S.S.E. is a co-op of nine school corporations across multiple Indiana counties that provides students with special needs with the resources to make sure they're able to succeed in school.

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      Virtual Manufacturing Day

      Manufacturing day is a day where students are able to see first hand the work that goes into working in a local manufacturing business. These events are to help students learn about different career p... (Show More)

      Manufacturing day is a day where students are able to see first hand the work that goes into working in a local manufacturing business. These events are to help students learn about different career paths as well as meeting possible employers. This years MFG day was different because it was all virtual.

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    November 18th, 2020

    Airdate: November 18, 2020

    Education Counts seeks to promote initiatives in education that are successful and inspire replication. This week we feature a sustainability program at Hollywood Elementary School in Stevensville tha... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks to promote initiatives in education that are successful and inspire replication. This week we feature a sustainability program at Hollywood Elementary School in Stevensville that is teaching students where their food comes from. Colere Quartet is inspiring future musicians to pick up an instrument and learn to play. P.A.C.T. stands for Promise Academy for Conflict Transformation which gives students tools for expressing emotion and helping them respond to conflict in more positive ways. Learn about the history behind women gaining the right to vote, who local key players were and how it has impacted our region.

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      Votes for Women Exhibit

      It was only a century ago that women in the United States were given the right to vote in elections. The History Museum in South Bend is honoring those who fought for that right in their Votes for W... (Show More)

      It was only a century ago that women in the United States were given the right to vote in elections. The History Museum in South Bend is honoring those who fought for that right in their Votes for Women Exhibit.        

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      P.A.C.T.

      The Center for Community Justice is trying to erase the words "at risk" and replace them with "at promise", in regards to teens who have made bad decisions when it comes to emotional expression. They ... (Show More)

      The Center for Community Justice is trying to erase the words "at risk" and replace them with "at promise", in regards to teens who have made bad decisions when it comes to emotional expression. They want to shape these young people into adults who are responsible with their emotional expression so that they not only avoid making impulsive decisions that they may regret, but that they also transform their community through their positive actions.

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      The Colere Quartet

      Music has a very special power. It brings together people from all walks of life to make something magical. To help spread the message of making music the Colere Quartet is taking their message on the... (Show More)

      Music has a very special power. It brings together people from all walks of life to make something magical. To help spread the message of making music the Colere Quartet is taking their message on the road in hopes of inspiring young kids to pick an instrument.

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    November 11th, 2020

    Airdate: November 11, 2020

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, see how teachers are coping with change fatigue, discover what's in store for students who are part of the activity club at Culver-Union Township Public Library... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, see how teachers are coping with change fatigue, discover what's in store for students who are part of the activity club at Culver-Union Township Public Library, learn about new app that's connecting students and homework study and find out how girls at the Benton Harbor Girls Academy are learning confidence through academics. Education Counts Michiana highlights programs and initiatives that are working to provide the best in teaching and leanring.

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      Change Fatigue

      Change is always happening. And it's happened even more so in the world of education. But often times, too much change can lead to Change Fatigue. We find out how all educators are able to cope with... (Show More)

      Change is always happening. And it's happened even more so in the world of education. But often times, too much change can lead to Change Fatigue. We find out how all educators are able to cope with change and adapt for the future.        

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      Benton Harbor Girls Academy

      The Benton Harbor Girls Academy wants girls to get an education that is free of distractions and that does not undermine their intelligence. Their academy pride's itself on educating girls in an atmos... (Show More)

      The Benton Harbor Girls Academy wants girls to get an education that is free of distractions and that does not undermine their intelligence. Their academy pride's itself on educating girls in an atmosphere that places them in the center, so that the focus is on them and what they are learning. They want girls to feel confident about their abilities, and to know that they are just as capable as males.

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    October 21st, 2020

    Airdate: October 21, 2020

    Education Counts is looking for innovative ways to teach, learn and create understanding. This week, discover how students are learning about aviation through Civil Air Patrol program at John Adams ... (Show More)

    Education Counts is looking for innovative ways to teach, learn and create understanding. This week, discover how students are learning about aviation through Civil Air Patrol program at John Adams High School in South Bend. See how students are learning the business of radio broadcasting through internships at WSMK/WNIL. See how the Southwest Michigan Miracle League is a place for all athletes of any ability can be included and part of a team. Celebrate student creativity through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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      Southwest Michigan Miracle League

      Sports can be a fun way to learn and get some exercise. But not everyone is capable of getting out onto the field. The Southwest Michigan Miracle League provides young players of all abilities the cha... (Show More)

      Sports can be a fun way to learn and get some exercise. But not everyone is capable of getting out onto the field. The Southwest Michigan Miracle League provides young players of all abilities the chance to play baseball and be part of a team.

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      SBMA: Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards

      The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards have been around for over 90 years, providing teens with the opportunity to be seen and compete creatively. The students work is then judged based on freedom of ... (Show More)

      The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards have been around for over 90 years, providing teens with the opportunity to be seen and compete creatively. The students work is then judged based on freedom of expression, a blind adjudication process, and work criteria based on originality, technical proficiency, and emergence of personal voice. They want teens to feel empowered through their artistic expression.

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    October 14th, 2020

    Airdate: October 14, 2020

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn ho... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn how the Gentlemen and Scholars' Spelling Bee Explosion teaches confidence and engages students in public speaking. Elkhart Schools share tools for parents for distance learning. See what steps Michigan City Virtual Academy has adapted to flexible learning.

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      Michigan City Virtual Academy

      Michigan City has been prepared to teach children virtually. Their Virtual Academy was founded in 2019, and in 2020 saw a surge in enrollment due to more schools taking teaching digital. Michigan City... (Show More)

      Michigan City has been prepared to teach children virtually. Their Virtual Academy was founded in 2019, and in 2020 saw a surge in enrollment due to more schools taking teaching digital. Michigan City's Virtual Academy is perfect for students who want to add more flexibility to their day, and also participate in extracurricular programs.

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      E-Learning Parenting Tools

      Kids attending classes from home hasn't just been a learning experience for students and teachers. Parents are also finding they need some help to make sure their children are staying on task. We expl... (Show More)

      Kids attending classes from home hasn't just been a learning experience for students and teachers. Parents are also finding they need some help to make sure their children are staying on task. We explore some tips and tricks so parents can make sure at home learning goes smoothly.

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      Gentlemen and Scholars: Spelling Bee Explosion

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtu... (Show More)

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtually, the feelings are all the same. With their fourth annual Spelling Bee Explosion they are extending that mission by teaching students confidence and comfortability through public speaking.

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    October 7th, 2020

    Airdate: October 7, 2020

    Education Counts seeks programs and initiatives in education that are innovative and impactful. This week we feature B.E.A.R Reading Center that helps students who have reading hurdles. Teachers have ... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks programs and initiatives in education that are innovative and impactful. This week we feature B.E.A.R Reading Center that helps students who have reading hurdles. Teachers have a new resources in PBS Teacher Planning Kits. Learn about internship opportunities at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. See how adults are shaping young minds in education through the Slicer Champions Mentoring Program.

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      Slicer Champions Mentoring Program

      All students need the consistent support of adults in their lives, but not every student has that. Slicer Champions is a mentoring program in La Porte that pairs students with adult mentors to help th... (Show More)

      All students need the consistent support of adults in their lives, but not every student has that. Slicer Champions is a mentoring program in La Porte that pairs students with adult mentors to help them set goals, problem solve and celebrate successes.

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      PBS Teacher Planning Kits

      Teachers have found themselves in a position they may be unfamiliar with. To make sure teachers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal, PBS created a series of Planning Kits to cover ages ... (Show More)

      Teachers have found themselves in a position they may be unfamiliar with. To make sure teachers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal, PBS created a series of Planning Kits to cover ages from early childhood to high school. We take a look at how teachers will be able to use these to reach every one of their students.

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      B.E.A.R. Reading Center

      The B.E.A.R Dyslexia Center is a non-profit that focuses on the proper education of children. They understand that some children need a bit more focused learning, so they work to ensure that they are ... (Show More)

      The B.E.A.R Dyslexia Center is a non-profit that focuses on the proper education of children. They understand that some children need a bit more focused learning, so they work to ensure that they are up to speed with the rest of their classmates. However with COVID, there are some changes to the methods that they will use to tutor these children.

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    September 23rd, 2020

    Airdate: September 23, 2020

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. L... (Show More)

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. Learn how public television is experimenting with datacasting to deliver educational materials to students in weak internet areas of the country. Robinson Community Learning Center has a new building, a new look and will be able to provide more services for students in South Bend. Take a virtual tour through the Civil Rights Heritage Center.

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      Datacasting

      Students being able to access information through an Internet connections has become an every day part of life. But there are many areas where connections can be spotty at best. We take look at how pu... (Show More)

      Students being able to access information through an Internet connections has become an every day part of life. But there are many areas where connections can be spotty at best. We take look at how public media stations are testing the use of datacasting for education.

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      New Robinson Community Learning Center

      The Robinson Community Center in South Bend has always served as a place for people of all ages to find enrichment. And now, after moving into a brand new building, we discover what can be expected of... (Show More)

      The Robinson Community Center in South Bend has always served as a place for people of all ages to find enrichment. And now, after moving into a brand new building, we discover what can be expected of this larger space.

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      Andrews University SciFest

      SciFest at Andrews University has always been encouraging STEM education to students. But due to COVID, they had to get innovative, which has seemingly turned out to be advantageous for them. Even tho... (Show More)

      SciFest at Andrews University has always been encouraging STEM education to students. But due to COVID, they had to get innovative, which has seemingly turned out to be advantageous for them. Even though students are unable to visit the campus for this year's SciFest, Andrews University has been able to send the the fest to students' homes across the U.S.

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      Civil Rights Heritage Center Virtual Tour

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting o... (Show More)

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting open dialogues on cultural ongoings. They have now extended that open door digitally, giving people a virtual tour of the historical building, from their homes.

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    September 16th, 2020

    Airdate: September 16, 2020

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College a... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College and how students are learning the bigger business of wine making. Discover how the Innovation Moshpit is inspiring business growth. See how Ivy Tech Community College students and alumni are connecting to employers through the career connecting program.

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      Good Shepherd Montessori School

      Thinking differently and being hands on has always been the motto of Montessori schools. But with increasing health concerns, it can be difficult to continue with that style of educating... (Show More)

      Thinking differently and being hands on has always been the motto of Montessori schools. But with increasing health concerns, it can be difficult to continue with that style of educating. We head to the Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend to see how they're working to keep staying hands on.        

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    September 9th, 2020

    Airdate: September 9, 2020

    We're always searching for programs and initiatives that further the education of students and teachers. This week, see how Elkhart schools are dealing with school uncertainty. Learn about IMPower and... (Show More)

    We're always searching for programs and initiatives that further the education of students and teachers. This week, see how Elkhart schools are dealing with school uncertainty. Learn about IMPower and how adults are learning about the basics of finances, the importance of community and business ownership. Discover how schools in LaGrange County are addressing emotional and mental health issues. Find out how flight simulators are engaging future pilots and paving the way for advanced learning on the ground.

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      Addressing Mental Health

      Between academics and other school activities, it can be easy to miss the signs a student may be having trouble addressing emotional and mental issues. This is an area only explored typically in the m... (Show More)

      Between academics and other school activities, it can be easy to miss the signs a student may be having trouble addressing emotional and mental issues. This is an area only explored typically in the most traumatic of situations, but should be handled more often.We take a look at how Lakeland Schools in LaGrange are addressing the importance of a student's mental well-being.

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      Handling Uncertainty

      The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elk... (Show More)

      The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elkhart Community Schools to find out what they're doing to create at least some sense of normalcy for their students.

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    September 2nd, 2020

    Airdate: September 2, 2020

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education. This week learn how students are being trained at the RV Technical Institute. See how adults are gaining economic freedom through classes and ce... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education. This week learn how students are being trained at the RV Technical Institute. See how adults are gaining economic freedom through classes and certifications in the Freedom Academy. The Leadership Academy teaches how to be better community leaders and benefit the local economy. The Disability Network Southwest Michigan connects programs and services to people with mental and physical disability.

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      Disability Network Southwest Michigan

      Disability Network Southwest Michigan works to make sure people with disabilities whether they're physical or mental are informed of the services available to them as well as teaching them how to be m... (Show More)

      Disability Network Southwest Michigan works to make sure people with disabilities whether they're physical or mental are informed of the services available to them as well as teaching them how to be more independent. These could include things like how to get a job or even live on their own. By educating those people along with those around them, the organization hopes everyone is capable of living life to the fullest.

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    August 19th, 2020

    Airdate: August 19, 2020

    We are always in search of programs and initiatives in the name of education that are best practices and able to be replicated and adapted. This week on Education Counts we feature Goodwill's 2nd Chan... (Show More)

    We are always in search of programs and initiatives in the name of education that are best practices and able to be replicated and adapted. This week on Education Counts we feature Goodwill's 2nd Chance at Work program, a local program for adults that is helping bridge the gap between unemployed and gainfully employed. Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend is giving students hands-on learning and skills through STEM projects and curriculum. HerMichiana spotlights education, training and resources that are available to women in need. The Lilly Endowment is helping preserve youth programs at risk of shuttering during the pandemic by supplying funding so the programs can make the impact they were designed for.

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      Youth Program Resilience Fund

      The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another. With many schools closed, this left youth programs unsure of their own futures. To make sure these types of programs were able to kee... (Show More)

      The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another. With many schools closed, this left youth programs unsure of their own futures. To make sure these types of programs were able to keep going, the Lilly Endowment created a Youth Program Resilience Fund.

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    August 12th, 2020

    Airdate: August 12, 2020

    Education Counts seeks the best ideas in education regionally. Follow us to the La Porte County Public Library's Mobile Classroom that teaches STEM activities. Find out how Ivy Tech is keeping student... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks the best ideas in education regionally. Follow us to the La Porte County Public Library's Mobile Classroom that teaches STEM activities. Find out how Ivy Tech is keeping students digitally connected. See how students at Syracuse Elementary are learning healthy habits during lunch. Learn how Ring Lardner Middle School received a state fitness grant to develop the Don't Quit Fitness Center in Niles.

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      Don't Quit Fitness Center

      Academic health is important, but so is physical health. To make sure schools have the necessary equipment the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils created a grant. Ring Lardner Middle ... (Show More)

      Academic health is important, but so is physical health. To make sure schools have the necessary equipment the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils created a grant. Ring Lardner Middle School became one of three schools in the state to receive one of these grants which resulted in the "Don't Quit Fitness Center" in Niles.

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    August 5th, 2020

    Airdate: August 5, 2020

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

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

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      Summer Reading at Kewanna-Union Township Library

      Many libraries have summer reading programs, however the public library in Kewanna, Indiana has their own spin on things. Not only are they providing children through teens great reading materials, th... (Show More)

      Many libraries have summer reading programs, however the public library in Kewanna, Indiana has their own spin on things. Not only are they providing children through teens great reading materials, they are also providing them with fun arts and crafts kits, to help their minds stay imaginative throughout the summer. Literacy is a passion of their workers, because they believe it is fundamental to their overall character development.

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    July 8th, 2020

    Airdate: July 8, 2020

    Learn about regional and national programs and initiatives in education on Education Counts. Learn how a local musician's passion for music has become his legacy in Drew's Gift of Music in Marshall Co... (Show More)

    Learn about regional and national programs and initiatives in education on Education Counts. Learn how a local musician's passion for music has become his legacy in Drew's Gift of Music in Marshall County. See how the Starke County Youth Club plays a vital role in connection and enrichment. Step on the Little Bucks Bookmobile and see how summer reading is being made accessible to students in Buchanan. Meet Moxie Robot who teaches kids soft skills through interactivity.

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      Starke County Youth Club

      In order to reach their full potential, students need a place where they feel supported and can have their interests nurtured. The Starke County Youth Club's mission is to provide a place where those ... (Show More)

      In order to reach their full potential, students need a place where they feel supported and can have their interests nurtured. The Starke County Youth Club's mission is to provide a place where those children can find that enrichment and even discover something new about themselves.

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      Drew's Gift of Music

      Drew Shearin was a very talented teen. He mastered multiple instruments, served as drum major for the Knox Redskin Brigade and reached the status of an award-winning composer teen, all by the age of 1... (Show More)

      Drew Shearin was a very talented teen. He mastered multiple instruments, served as drum major for the Knox Redskin Brigade and reached the status of an award-winning composer teen, all by the age of 17. Unfortunately he was taken from us in the fall of 2011. However that hasn't stopped him from gifting us with the wonderful sounds of music. Drew's Gift of Music is an organization that provides instruments and training to rising musicians. This is a legacy that Drew started before his passing, because he wasn't just gifted, he was a gift giver.

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      Little Buck's Bookmobile

      Little Buck's Bookmobile (with the help of volunteers), is bringing books to neighborhoods throughout the Buchanan area. They want to keep students reading throughout the summer to avoid the slump. Th... (Show More)

      Little Buck's Bookmobile (with the help of volunteers), is bringing books to neighborhoods throughout the Buchanan area. They want to keep students reading throughout the summer to avoid the slump. Though you may think that this mobile book service is catered strictly to younger kids, they also have options for teens as well. They understand that not everyone has means to good books, so they are helping by bringing the library to them.

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    July 1st, 2020

    Airdate: July 1, 2020

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

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

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      Summer Theater Series in the Park

      For the South Bend Civic Theatre, the show goes on. To make sure people will be able to enjoy performances safely, they teamed with with South Bend Venues Parks & Arts to create a summer theatre serie... (Show More)

      For the South Bend Civic Theatre, the show goes on. To make sure people will be able to enjoy performances safely, they teamed with with South Bend Venues Parks & Arts to create a summer theatre series at the local parks.

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      Bendable

      Learning a new skill has never been easier in our digital age. Lifelong Learning or Bendable, wants to make it even easier with their services. Partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library, the... (Show More)

      Learning a new skill has never been easier in our digital age. Lifelong Learning or Bendable, wants to make it even easier with their services. Partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library, they are offering the community a database to learn whatever their heart's desire. This database is filled with links that lead to valuable content that can help you learn new trades, hobbies, tighten up on existing skills, or to even help you with homework.

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    June 17th, 2020

    Airdate: June 17, 2020

    Education Counts presents some of the best ideas in education in the region. This week, find out how South Bend Community School Corporation students can earn an associate's degree in high school. Lea... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents some of the best ideas in education in the region. This week, find out how South Bend Community School Corporation students can earn an associate's degree in high school. Learn how Ivy Tech is rapidly adapting to changing needs of the student body. Head to the jobsite with Hard Hats and Heels and see how one woman-owned construction company is encouraging women to pursue S.T.E.M. trades. Learn about talking to young children about race and racism.

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      Educating Children on Race

      Children’s minds are like wet clay, easily moldable. Unfortunately that leads them to also pick up less desirable traits from those around them. Racism isn’t an easy topic to talk to a chi... (Show More)

      Children’s minds are like wet clay, easily moldable. Unfortunately that leads them to also pick up less desirable traits from those around them. Racism isn’t an easy topic to talk to a child about however racism is taught. Just like you can teach a child to be racist, you can also teach them against it. In order for society to function at its best, it has to free itself of prejudices for different races and that means starting the teaching of acceptance and inclusiveness of other races at their most vulnerable mind state.

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    June 10th, 2020

    Airdate: June 10, 2020

    Education Counts seeks out the best in education for pre-k through lifelong learning. This week, learn how Niles S.T.E.A.M Room is making room for education. Potawatomi Zoo has transitioned to online ... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks out the best in education for pre-k through lifelong learning. This week, learn how Niles S.T.E.A.M Room is making room for education. Potawatomi Zoo has transitioned to online versions of classes. Meet an elementary education teacher who improvised music class. Manchester University announced free tuition for incoming students to lower barriers to education.

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      Potawatomi Zoo Online

      When the Potawatomi Zoo had to close to observe social distancing, they made sure people were still able to see them as a place of learning. They were able to move their classes to online versions mak... (Show More)

      When the Potawatomi Zoo had to close to observe social distancing, they made sure people were still able to see them as a place of learning. They were able to move their classes to online versions making sure the fun with animals didn't have to stop.

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      Niles S.T.E.A.M Room

      The Nile’s STEAM Room isn’t what you think it is. It’s name is actually an acronym for what it stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing. It was created i... (Show More)

      The Nile’s STEAM Room isn’t what you think it is. It’s name is actually an acronym for what it stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing. It was created in 2019 to work as an incubator for the local creatives' artistic endeavors and a center for learning. It is a place for learning for home schoolers and all students. Community members share knowledge and students are able to take classes to learn new skills.

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    June 3rd, 2020

    Airdate: June 3, 2020

    Education Counts seeks the best in education for pre-school through lifelong learning. This week we feature how Lakeland Schools implemented Seesaw's learning portal to take classroom instruction into... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks the best in education for pre-school through lifelong learning. This week we feature how Lakeland Schools implemented Seesaw's learning portal to take classroom instruction into the homes of students. We spoke to student entrepreneurs and mentors that are part of the Moxie Startup program in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties. We learned about Homeschool at the Library, an educational outreach program from the Plymouth Public Library. We saw the process how two schools in Plymouth created online concerts for music students.

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      Seesaw

      There are many different ways teachers can reach their students even when they're not in class. At Lakeland Schools in LaGrange, teachers were taught how to use a learning portal known as Seesaw. We t... (Show More)

      There are many different ways teachers can reach their students even when they're not in class. At Lakeland Schools in LaGrange, teachers were taught how to use a learning portal known as Seesaw. We take a look at how it works and brings the classroom community closer together.

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    May 27th, 2020

    Airdate: May 27, 2020

    Education Counts looks for best practices in teaching and learning. This week we’re looking at how pre-school in Cass County have adapted to distance learning. South Bend Community School Corporatio... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for best practices in teaching and learning. This week we’re looking at how pre-school in Cass County have adapted to distance learning. South Bend Community School Corporation has adapted to online learning for adult students. Tippecanoe Valley Middle School launched a 31-Day Mental Wellness Challenge for students, staff and teachers. The South Bend Civic Theatre has designed free online classes and experiences.

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      South Bend Civic Theatre Online

      If you've ever wanted to take a theater class but didn't have the time, the South Bend Civic Theatre has an opportunity for you. Online workshops are available at no cost and include subjects in multi... (Show More)

      If you've ever wanted to take a theater class but didn't have the time, the South Bend Civic Theatre has an opportunity for you. Online workshops are available at no cost and include subjects in multiple performing areas.

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      Valley Connects' 31 Day Mental Wellness Challenge

      Tippecanoe Valley Middle School in Akron is taking an alternative approach to ensuring the well being of students and staff. Not through a gym class, health class, or healthy diet. They are challengin... (Show More)

      Tippecanoe Valley Middle School in Akron is taking an alternative approach to ensuring the well being of students and staff. Not through a gym class, health class, or healthy diet. They are challenging their school community to prioritize their own mental health, for 31 days. It takes 21 days to build a habit, but they are taking an addition 10 to make sure that mental health is in tip top shape. They want to ensure that students and staff are more clear minded as they proceed with their daily routines during this prolonged at home stay.

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    May 13th, 2020

    Airdate: May 13, 2020

    Education Counts features stories that showcase best practices in and out of the classroom. Kindergartners at Akron Elementary were able to virtually be part of baby chicks hatching, an annual spring ... (Show More)

    Education Counts features stories that showcase best practices in and out of the classroom. Kindergartners at Akron Elementary were able to virtually be part of baby chicks hatching, an annual spring program at the school. Premier Arts in Elkhart has adapted to teaching, training and entertaining from afar. Students struggling with homework can call for assistance to the Retired Teachers Help Hotline. Enjoy a virtual field trip and take part in a scavenger hunt online at the Niles History Center.

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      Call & Learn Hotline

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

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

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      Premier Arts' Online Content

      Like many other organizations during this time Premier Arts, the Resident Theatre of the Lerner Performing Arts Center, has to adapt the ways that it keeps its participants involvement. And like many ... (Show More)

      Like many other organizations during this time Premier Arts, the Resident Theatre of the Lerner Performing Arts Center, has to adapt the ways that it keeps its participants involvement. And like many other organizations, they are going online based as well. Premier Arts is now holding online based courses for a variety of the arts, as they believe the arts are just as vital to the community as any other resource.

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      Niles Historical Center's Online Center

      Students at Niles High School are given the chance to get hands on and project based learning through Niles New Tech. Students taking part in this program are held to the same standards as other stude... (Show More)

      Students at Niles High School are given the chance to get hands on and project based learning through Niles New Tech. Students taking part in this program are held to the same standards as other students, but complete their work through the use of technology and in group settings similar to a working environment.

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    May 6th, 2020

    Airdate: May 6, 2020

    Education Counts take a deeper look into At Home Learning, WNIT’s 34.5 that offers programs and teaching resources for students in grades 6-12th. Adaptive Arts eliminates barriers for distance learn... (Show More)

    Education Counts take a deeper look into At Home Learning, WNIT’s 34.5 that offers programs and teaching resources for students in grades 6-12th. Adaptive Arts eliminates barriers for distance learning through music. Plymouth High School students navigate virtual choir auditions from home. Bridgeman Schools have created a system of online learning that works for students in every grade level.

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      Music Lessons in Isolation

      Adaptive Arts has always helped break down barriers to allow anyone to be able to learn and play music. Even in times of social distancing and isolation, they're continuing that mission through the us... (Show More)

      Adaptive Arts has always helped break down barriers to allow anyone to be able to learn and play music. Even in times of social distancing and isolation, they're continuing that mission through the use of technology. Teachers and students are able to remain in contact and even play together through their digital screens.

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      Online Dashboard Learning

      Schools across the country have had to find ways to make sure students are able to continue learning. We explore how Bridgman Schools in Berrien County have created a system of online learning that wo... (Show More)

      Schools across the country have had to find ways to make sure students are able to continue learning. We explore how Bridgman Schools in Berrien County have created a system of online learning that works for students in every grade level.

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      At Home Learning on the World Channel

      The World Channel is full of resources and programs for students and teachers to stay educated and inspired from home. With many people being stuck at home, World Channel is dedicating hours between 1... (Show More)

      The World Channel is full of resources and programs for students and teachers to stay educated and inspired from home. With many people being stuck at home, World Channel is dedicating hours between 12-5, to at home learning for grades 6-12. WGBH's Liz Cheng and Elizabeth Gardner inform us about what they have to offer, why they do what they do, and how they are trying to make sure that education is ongoing, no matter the circumstances.

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    April 22nd, 2020

    Airdate: April 22, 2020

    Reading proficiency is such a part of learning. This week Education Counts highlights literacy. We start by looking at a program that instills the love of reading called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten... (Show More)

    Reading proficiency is such a part of learning. This week Education Counts highlights literacy. We start by looking at a program that instills the love of reading called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. La Casa de Amistad is working to keep students reading at home and engaged in learning. Berrien RESA has a literacy coaching program for students in Berrien County. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is helping families build personal libraries without the barrier of cost.

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      Wi-Fi Buses

      There are two things every students needs when schools are closed. One is quality food and the other is access to Internet. We take a look and see how the South Bend Community School Corporation has m... (Show More)

      There are two things every students needs when schools are closed. One is quality food and the other is access to Internet. We take a look and see how the South Bend Community School Corporation has made it possible to provide Wi-Fi access to students in all areas so they can continue learning even when school is closed.

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    April 8th, 2020

    Airdate: April 8, 2020

    This week we created a themed episode featuring how nature is being used to teach. Future teachers at Indiana University South Bend learn at Prairie winds Nature Farm how to take the class outside the... (Show More)

    This week we created a themed episode featuring how nature is being used to teach. Future teachers at Indiana University South Bend learn at Prairie winds Nature Farm how to take the class outside the classroom and engage with nature. The Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Course helps homeschool students appreciate history and the great outdoors. Smaller kids get hands on nature in a pond study at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. The Wild School at Luna Hill Farm lets students figure out solutions using raw materials found in nature. We also highlight online and on air educational resources for distance learning available for parents, students and teachers.

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      WNIT Educational Resources

      WNIT's mission is to provide continuous learning opportunities over the air and online for all ages. We do so by offering plenty of resources through our homepage, daily news letter, websites, and con... (Show More)

      WNIT's mission is to provide continuous learning opportunities over the air and online for all ages. We do so by offering plenty of resources through our homepage, daily news letter, websites, and content. We are commited to education and want to extend help, however we can, from our station to your screens.

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    March 18th, 2020

    Airdate: March 18, 2020

    Education Counts Michiana looks for programs and initiatives in the region that reaches learners from preschool through retirement. We found a Junior Chefs program at Jackson Middle School that is tea... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana looks for programs and initiatives in the region that reaches learners from preschool through retirement. We found a Junior Chefs program at Jackson Middle School that is teaching students how to cook nutritional meals for their families. This grassroots program helps ease the burden on families by providing knowledge, safety skills and food for those in need. We attended a Superintendent Forum in Elkhart County that shared best practices from all the schools in the district. Fired Up! is an after-school program at Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor. At risk students learn to work with glass in this two year program. Michigan City is home to Imagination Station, a preschool that puts into practice the impact that quality early childhood education can provide.

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      Junior Chefs of South Bend

      There is an innovative after school program at Jackson Middle School in South Bend. Students learn kitchen skills, safety and the art of cooking and are able to take ingredients home to prepare meals ... (Show More)

      There is an innovative after school program at Jackson Middle School in South Bend. Students learn kitchen skills, safety and the art of cooking and are able to take ingredients home to prepare meals for their families. Junior Chefs are paired with senior chef mentors and learn how to follow recipes, make nutrition meals and gain confidence in the kitchen as well as the social skills of eating dinner together.

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      Superintendent Forum

      Collaboration is often the key to discovering the best practices to use in schools. To share these approaches and ideas, a group of superintendents met in Elkhart for to hear what other schools corpor... (Show More)

      Collaboration is often the key to discovering the best practices to use in schools. To share these approaches and ideas, a group of superintendents met in Elkhart for to hear what other schools corporations are doing.

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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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      Science Olympiad

      There are plenty of chances for athletes to compete at higher level competitions, but what about students with more interest in the sciences? The Science Olympiad offers students in Middle and High Sc... (Show More)

      There are plenty of chances for athletes to compete at higher level competitions, but what about students with more interest in the sciences? The Science Olympiad offers students in Middle and High School a place to test their skills and knowledge in an academic competition that ranges from building and designing machines to identifying birds and fossils.

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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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      Five Star Life

      Socio-emotional learning isn't something that you'd expect to be taught middle schools to be learning. However it is something, that in today's world, is vital. The five star program (fi... (Show More)

      Socio-emotional learning isn't something that you'd expect to be taught middle schools to be learning. However it is something, that in today's world, is vital. The five star program (five star fridays) is set on teaching middle school students, the importance of mental and emotional awareness in order to achieve their goals both academically, and outside of the classroom.

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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 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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      Junior Master Naturalist

      Just by venturing around the Midwest area, we are aware of the lush lands and various different wildlife that inhabit our home. However rarely do we get to unplug and experience it all first hand. The... (Show More)

      Just by venturing around the Midwest area, we are aware of the lush lands and various different wildlife that inhabit our home. However rarely do we get to unplug and experience it all first hand. The Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Course opens its' doors, to home schooled students, giving them an enriching experience with nature and all it has to offer.

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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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      Fired Up!

      Water Street Glassworks offers a two year program for teens. Fired Up! is an after school program in Benton Harbor where students learn to work in one of three studios – glassblowing, glass bead... (Show More)

      Water Street Glassworks offers a two year program for teens. Fired Up! is an after school program in Benton Harbor where students learn to work in one of three studios – glassblowing, glass beadmaking & jewelry design or fused glass.

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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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      Social Emotional Learning in Warsaw

      A child's academic well being isn't the only important thing to address at school. In order to account for the whole child, social and emotional learning also needs to be taken into consideration. We ... (Show More)

      A child's academic well being isn't the only important thing to address at school. In order to account for the whole child, social and emotional learning also needs to be taken into consideration. We head down to Warsaw, Indiana to see how they use social emotional learning and its effects on overall well being.

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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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      Literacy Coaches

      Reading isn't just an important part of education. It's an important part of life. But sometimes making sure children are reading at their grade level can be difficult. That's why groups like Berrien ... (Show More)

      Reading isn't just an important part of education. It's an important part of life. But sometimes making sure children are reading at their grade level can be difficult. That's why groups like Berrien RESA are working to find ways to make sure those students get the extra help they need. We take a look at the approaches and techniques they're using across Berrien County.

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      Kroc Center Music Programs

      Learning music can have added benefits for a child's learning. But sometimes the cost is what makes it difficult. At the Kroc Center in South Bend, they offer free classes for children that can help t... (Show More)

      Learning music can have added benefits for a child's learning. But sometimes the cost is what makes it difficult. At the Kroc Center in South Bend, they offer free classes for children that can help to give them the confidence they need to succeed in other areas of school.

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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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      Art Therapy

      There are many types of therapy out there designed to help people express themselves and work out different situations. For those battling cancer along with their families are able to use art therapy ... (Show More)

      There are many types of therapy out there designed to help people express themselves and work out different situations. For those battling cancer along with their families are able to use art therapy to help them deal with the emotional tolls of treatment. We head up to the Krasl Art Center to learn more about art therapy.

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      Indiana Youth Insititute

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

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

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    December 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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      Science Academy

      The ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart provides many opportunities for kids to get an up close look at the scientific world. And through the Science Academy, students are able to experience a hands on... (Show More)

      The ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart provides many opportunities for kids to get an up close look at the scientific world. And through the Science Academy, students are able to experience a hands on experience in a variety of scientific areas.

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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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      Innovation Academy

      Learning through exploration has become a guiding principle in today's educational world. We've explored how project based learning can be beneficial to elementary school students and high school stud... (Show More)

      Learning through exploration has become a guiding principle in today's educational world. We've explored how project based learning can be beneficial to elementary school students and high school students. But now we head to Plymouth where middle school students are able to use this more hands on approach to learning.

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      Trauma Informed

      Children will sometimes act out when they're at school, but simply punishing them may not be the best approach. Finding out why they're acting out could be the key to correcting that behavior. To help... (Show More)

      Children will sometimes act out when they're at school, but simply punishing them may not be the best approach. Finding out why they're acting out could be the key to correcting that behavior. To help facilitate this course correction and make sure children are getting the most out of their education, the New Prairie United School Corporation has started using Trauma Informed methods. We learn some of the these methods and how it's not just the teachers using them throughout the school day.

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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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      CAFE

      Community Action for Education (CAFE) is a group of parents, organizers, and educational leaders in the South Bend community working to address issues plaguing local schools. Racial Bias, the school t... (Show More)

      Community Action for Education (CAFE) is a group of parents, organizers, and educational leaders in the South Bend community working to address issues plaguing local schools. Racial Bias, the school to prison pipeline, and charter school regulations are among the many topics often discussed. It's their hope that through community involvement we can work to make the school place better for all students and teachers.

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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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      Be Nice

      Being nice. It seems like it should be one of the easiest things in the world to do, but often times people forget how to do it. That's why a program called Be Nice was created. The program provides t... (Show More)

      Being nice. It seems like it should be one of the easiest things in the world to do, but often times people forget how to do it. That's why a program called Be Nice was created. The program provides the tools for schools and communities to stamp out bullying. We head up to Dowagiac to see how they're using this program throughout their entire school system.

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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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      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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