Your Washington State PBS Member Stations Support You!
PBS member stations throughout Washington are partnering with OSPI to support educators as they embark on a new journey of providing distance learning for students.
As we all understand the importance of equity in education, especially during this time, please note that in addition to our regularly scheduled educational programming available on broadcast, we are now partnering with the WORLD Channel to broadcast content for grades 6-12 from 9 am to 2 pm weekdays starting Monday, March 30.
To see the programming in your area, link to the WORLD Channel “At-Home Learning” page. At the bottom of the page you’ll see links to the schedule and to the resources for teachers, students, and families. (To make sure you’re accessing the correct local information, you can set your local station by entering your zip code at the top of the World channel site.)
Thank you for all that you do for the students in Washington, and please know that we are here for you.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
PBS LearningMedia has FREE, pre K-12 standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for educators.
- Responding to the need for educational resources for students as schools closed due to the coronavirus, all PBS member stations in Washington and WORLD Channel, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, will begin broadcasting At-Home-Learning programs intended for grades 6-12 on Monday, March 30, from Monday – Friday, 9am-2pm. These daily, free, over-the-air broadcasts will feature the best in public media science, history and other educational programming. All programs in the block have associated PBS Learning Media assets.
- Educational programming for younger students will continue to be available on member station main broadcast channels and the 24/7 PBS KIDS broadcast channel.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
PBS KIDS for Parents offers information, activities and tips for parents
Resources on “How to talk to your kids about coronavirus”: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus
- PBS KIDS’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips parents can use to help kids play and learn at home. Sign up here!
- With kids at home, many parents are wondering about screen time. Parents should check out the new PBS KIDS for Parents blog, "Making the Most Out of Screen Time: Conversation Starters."
RESOURCES FOR KIDS
The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8.
The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a livestream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription required.
- The PBS KIDS Games app offers nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about these and PBS KIDS’ other apps here: https://pbskids.org/apps
Environmental Educators Andy Pearce and Amala Posey prepare for their first live broadcast from Grand Canyon's new Virtual Studio for Kids.
NPS Photo by Kristen M. Caldon