South Carolina ETV (SCETV) has announced a new social media series – “Storytime with SCETV.” With new episodes premiering on the @SouthCarolinaETV Facebook page each Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. starting on June 12, the series will feature various South Carolinians reading a favorite children’s book or piece of youth literature.
“Storytime with SCETV” will include stories about historical figures and South Carolina geography, coming of age narratives and a few classics that target viewers of all educational levels. To complement this social media series, supplemental educational resources and activities will be provided in an effort to keep South Carolina students engaged throughout the summer. While the episodes will be premiering on Facebook each Monday and Friday, they will also be uploaded to the agency’s YouTube channel and website subsequently.
Guest readers include SCETV Commission Chairman Richard Cohn, SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett, Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, University of South Carolina Professor Dr. Dianne Johnson-Feelings, former University of South Carolina football player Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina First Steps Executive Director Georgia Mjartan, South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, former South Carolina Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum and other surprise guests.
The series is expected to conclude August 31. For more information on SCETV’s educational programs and initiatives, visit www.scetv.org/education.
“Last week marked the conclusion of SCETV’s ‘At-Home Learning’ initiative, but the start of the summer season doesn’t mean our education programming stops. We’re proud to bring ‘Storytime with SCETV’ to children and youth across South Carolina, promoting summer reading and an appreciation for literature,” says SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett.
“With many libraries and educational facilities still closed in South Carolina, this new online series aims to keep the state’s students engaged and learning throughout the summer. We look forward to sharing some great reading and storytelling in the weeks ahead,” says SCETV VP of Education Dr. Stephanie Frazier.