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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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      Passport Pals and STEAM Squad

      To provide additional fun and interactive activities, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a set of programs called Passport Pals and STEAM Squad. Through these programs kids will get the... (Show More)

      To provide additional fun and interactive activities, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a set of programs called Passport Pals and STEAM Squad. Through these programs kids will get the chance to explore other countries and do some hands on projects without leaving their houses.

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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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    October 3rd, 2018

    Airdate: October 3, 2018

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

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

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      The Fine Arts

      The fine arts can be an important, but often overlooked aspect of student life. These creative outlets allow students to take a more hands on approach and explore as aspect of education they may not g... (Show More)

      The fine arts can be an important, but often overlooked aspect of student life. These creative outlets allow students to take a more hands on approach and explore as aspect of education they may not get in other classes throughout the school day. Brent travels to Mishawaka High School where young artists are encouraged to think outside the box.

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    May 3rd, 2017

    Airdate: May 3, 2017

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elemen... (Show More)

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elementary race in Mishawaka.

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      Eleven elementary schools run a race through "Running is Elementary"

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

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        Kylie Creech

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

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        Hudson Kaser

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family lega... (Show More)

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family legacy.

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        Mari Lynn Wise

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

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    March 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: March 22, 2017

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elem... (Show More)

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka and visit the youth art exhibit at the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart.

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      Walt Disney Elementary School

      Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP o... (Show More)

      Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park.

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        Jodi Cramer

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate stude... (Show More)

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park

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        Alayah Turner

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

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        Alexah Ward

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

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    February 8th, 2017

    Airdate: February 8, 2017

    Many educators and organizations help prepare students for career readiness and success. This week we meet author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. We also visit the VEX R... (Show More)

    Many educators and organizations help prepare students for career readiness and success. This week we meet author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. We also visit the VEX Robotics Tournament at Plymouth High School, and the Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana.

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      VEX Robotics Competition

      Plymouth High School hosts the school’s second VEX Robotics Tournament. Reporter, Monica Murphy, catches up with teachers and students to learn more. For more information visit: http://www.vexrob... (Show More)

      Plymouth High School hosts the school’s second VEX Robotics Tournament. Reporter, Monica Murphy, catches up with teachers and students to learn more. For more information visit: http://www.vexrobotics.com/competition/ Also check out information at Robotics Education and Competition Foundation: http://www.roboticseducation.org

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        Norah Williamson

        Norah Williamson is competing in the robotics tournament. She shares her experience with us.

        Norah Williamson is competing in the robotics tournament. She shares her experience with us.

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        Guiseppe Nania

        Guiseppe Nania is a student competing in the robotics competition. He talks to us about his experien... (Show More)

        Guiseppe Nania is a student competing in the robotics competition. He talks to us about his experience and the value of teamwork.

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        Kevin Murphy

        Kevin Murphy enjoys competing in the robotics program. His team has worked hard to prepare for this ... (Show More)

        Kevin Murphy enjoys competing in the robotics program. His team has worked hard to prepare for this competition.

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    December 14th, 2016

    Airdate: December 14, 2016

    Last week we spoke with schools about the STEAM and STEM programs. This week we highlight a nonprofit, OrthoWorx, who supports STEM-focused approaches to learning. We also visit the “Success Starts ... (Show More)

    Last week we spoke with schools about the STEAM and STEM programs. This week we highlight a nonprofit, OrthoWorx, who supports STEM-focused approaches to learning. We also visit the “Success Starts Early” seminar in South Bend, Indiana, the Berrien County Health Department, and we covered a special event at Grissom Middle School.

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      Grissom Middle School

      We were at Grissom Middle School, in Mishawaka, IN, for a student celebration. Grissom Middle School Principal, Nathan Boyd, recently won the 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year award by ... (Show More)

      We were at Grissom Middle School, in Mishawaka, IN, for a student celebration. Grissom Middle School Principal, Nathan Boyd, recently won the 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year award by the Indiana Association of School Principals. This is the highest award in the state of Indiana.

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        Nathan Boyd

        Nathan Boyd, at Grissom Middle School, was named 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year.

        Nathan Boyd, at Grissom Middle School, was named 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year.

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        Madelyn Huffman

        Madelyn Huffman, at Grissom Middle School, shares being inspired by the leadership of Nathan Boyd.

        Madelyn Huffman, at Grissom Middle School, shares being inspired by the leadership of Nathan Boyd.