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  • Episode

    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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      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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    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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      Menominee & Webster's Virtual Concerts

      When choir teacher Tricia Witmer, was faced with eager questions around the schools yearly spring concerts, she knew then that the show must go on. She then came up with the idea to host virtual choir... (Show More)

      When choir teacher Tricia Witmer, was faced with eager questions around the schools yearly spring concerts, she knew then that the show must go on. She then came up with the idea to host virtual choir concerts for students at Menominee and Webster elementary schools. With the help of parents, she was then able to capture and create a collage of videos highlighting all participating students, as they sang and danced, virtually. In uncertain times, creativity is the only way, to keep things moving forward.

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    May 20th, 2020

    Airdate: May 20, 2020

    Education Counts presents best practices in education. This week we explore an online class in Plymouth whose teacher and students are using math in the kitchen to prepare food together. What does it ... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents best practices in education. This week we explore an online class in Plymouth whose teacher and students are using math in the kitchen to prepare food together. What does it take to become Youth of the Year at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor? Ask TeKeidra Masters. She received the honor. Music Together has created a way for parents and young children to bond through music remotely. The summer reading program at Elkhart Public Library kicks off and now offers online innovation.

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      Cooking with Math

      A major challenge to distance learning is how to make lessons interesting and exciting. To spice up at home lessons, a fourth grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth demonstrated how ... (Show More)

      A major challenge to distance learning is how to make lessons interesting and exciting. To spice up at home lessons, a fourth grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth demonstrated how math can be applied to cooking. We explore the sums of their work.

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    September 27th, 2017

    Airdate: September 27, 2017

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

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

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      Plymouth Community School Corporation Receives Grant for Precision Machining Program

      Plymouth Community School Corporation received an Indiana Education Workforce Innovation Network grant toward the school's Precision Machining program.

      Plymouth Community School Corporation received an Indiana Education Workforce Innovation Network grant toward the school's Precision Machining program.

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    June 14th, 2017

    Airdate: June 14, 2017

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

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

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      Plymouth Schools are Sites for USDA Summer Food Program

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

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

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    May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

    05/24/2017

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      Riverside Intermediate Academy Students Take Part in "Books for Nicaragua" Project

      Students at Riverside Intermediate Academy participate in service projects as part of the Y.E.S. program. Teacher Chelsea Coons' class took part in the "Books for Nicaragua" project.

      Students at Riverside Intermediate Academy participate in service projects as part of the Y.E.S. program. Teacher Chelsea Coons' class took part in the "Books for Nicaragua" project.

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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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        Lindsay Moore

        Lindsay Moore is a teacher and robotics coach. She is dedicated to student success and talks to us a... (Show More)

        Lindsay Moore is a teacher and robotics coach. She is dedicated to student success and talks to us about the robotics competition.

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        Jason Doody

        It's always gratifying when people give back to their community. While in high school, Jason Doody w... (Show More)

        It's always gratifying when people give back to their community. While in high school, Jason Doody went through the robotics program and now serves as a coach. He shares how the robotics competition got started.

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        Elijah Lyon

        Elijah Lyon says that the opportunity to take risks, learn from failure, and working in a team are g... (Show More)

        Elijah Lyon says that the opportunity to take risks, learn from failure, and working in a team are great tools for success. He is competing in the robotics tournament and walks us through the day.

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        Trevor Fisher

        Trevor Fisher and his team compete in the robotics tournament. He shares his experience with us.

        Trevor Fisher and his team compete in the robotics tournament. He shares his experience with us.

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        Sharon Oviedo

        Sharon Oviedo is competing in the robotics competition. She talks about her journey and the importan... (Show More)

        Sharon Oviedo is competing in the robotics competition. She talks about her journey and the importance of a STEM education.

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    January 4th, 2017

    Airdate: January 4, 2017

    This week we speak with staff and students at The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana, and sit down with Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel. We also revisit Plymouth Schools to learn about tech... (Show More)

    This week we speak with staff and students at The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana, and sit down with Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel. We also revisit Plymouth Schools to learn about technology use in the classroom.

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      Plymouth Schools

      We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

      We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

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        Dan Tyree

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning co... (Show More)

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system.

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        Geoff Scheetz

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individ... (Show More)

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individualized, and helps students thrive. His students at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth, Indiana are soaring.

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        Mason Young

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

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        Zane Cooper

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go fu... (Show More)

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go further in the classroom.

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        Luis Herrera Jr.

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning m... (Show More)

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning more interesting.

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    November 9th, 2016

    Airdate: November 9, 2016

    Students are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age, and to see how technology is being utilized in the classroom, we visited the Early Learning Center in Granger, Indiana, Plymouth Schools in P... (Show More)

    Students are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age, and to see how technology is being utilized in the classroom, we visited the Early Learning Center in Granger, Indiana, Plymouth Schools in Plymouth, Indiana, and Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana.

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      Plymouth Schools

      Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-... (Show More)

      Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-one learning is making a teacher’s jobs harder, while others say it’s transforming education for the better.

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        Dan Tyree

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning co... (Show More)

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system.