Digital Content Resources - PBS Resources
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Distance Learning Resources for PreK-12
The sites below are provided as options and sources for ideas and inspiration only. The list is also not exhaustive; there are many quality resources and learning activities available online.
PBS is committed to supporting teachers and students with free, at-home learning tools to inspire and inform.
- PBS Learning Media and PBS Kids (Grades P-12)
- PBS LearningMedia [“PBSLM”] is a free online tool for teachers, parents, and others to use PBS content anywhere, anytime. PBS has organized webinars for teachers to learn how to incorporate PBSLM into their distance learning plans. Station staff are also creating and updating collections of videos, source documents, lesson plans, and more into easily-accessible posts and webpages so that educators and parents have a place to find resources.
- PBS LearningMedia: Resources for Emergency Closure (PreK-12)
- As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Featured lesson plans in this collection contain full contextualization for the media they include. Plan and adapt our lessons in creative ways, using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, and more.
- WNET Educator Resources
- WCNY Connected Regents Review 2.0, the New York State Regents examination preparation site
- For each Regents exam there is a one-hour long exam review video. Some of the videos are also broken into shorter clips for those looking for help with a particular topic. The teachers involved in creating these videos formulated lists of recommended online resources for further study.
- WCNY’s TV Classroom Network
- WCNY’s TV Classroom network is for students in grades K-12 and provide curriculum on the subjects of ELA, math, science, health and physical education, history, and social studies. With schools closed and many children without internet access, WCNY is committed to providing educational opportunities to audiences of all ages. WCNY’S “TV Classroom” allows children to continue to connect with real teachers and have the continuity of a classroom experience at home in Syracuse and across the 19 counties in Central New York.
- Integrating Technology with Molly of Denali
- “Teaching with Molly of Denali” celebrates the fact that Molly loves her technology, and uses it responsibly! Join PBS Kids as we consider the important role real-world tech use plays in our students' lives, and their understanding and engagement with informational text.
- Mondays with Michelle Obama
- Check out the PBS KIDS YouTube or PBS KIDS Facebook pages every Monday at noon to watch Mrs. Obama read aloud from beloved children’s books (one book every Monday through May 11). This Monday Mrs. Obama is reading Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler. Watch last week's story here: Michelle Obama reads There's a Dragon in Your Book.
- WMHT Resources
- Through the WMHT PBS KIDS 24/7 channel (for young learners ages 2-8) and the WORLD Channel, Home Classroom Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) WMHT will broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs.
- Broadcast List Applicable Offerings
- WMHT PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel: WMHT offers anytime access to more than twenty series aligned to curriculum goals – from science and math, to literacy and life lessons. Available on-air via your WMHT, and livestreaming on the PBS KIDS Video app, wmht.org/kidsvideo, and pbskids.org. Related parent and teacher resources are also available (see below).
- WORLD Channel: From 12 noon to 5 pm weekdays, the WORLD Channel offers programs on math, science, social studies and English language arts, curated by educators and aligned to related digital resources on PBS LearningMedia. To find WMHT WORLD Channel on your television, visit wmht.org/findwmht.
- Digital and Printable Resources
- WMHT Home Classroom: Connect to local and national learning materials and view upcoming broadcast schedules.
- PBS LearningMedia: Educators can find at-home learning resources connected to current broadcast programming, professional learning support, lesson planning kits and more in the PreK-12 Resources for New School Routines collection, which will continue to be updated in the coming weeks. Educator resources in Spanish are also available.
- pbskids.org & PBS KIDS Video App: Full episodes, clips, games and more educational tools for kids 2-8.
- PBS KIDS for Parents: Parents can find tips, resources, printables, an Activity Finder and more tools for learning at home with young children
Resources, Games, and Activities all about Nature!
Check out this list of activities focused on the natural world and ecology to help you and your learner engage with the outdoors while at-home learning continues.
- Nature Nuggets – Early Learners
NATURE Nuggets brings science and animals from NATURE on PBS to kids and their caregivers. Watch the Nature Nuggets videos and try out these Nature Nuggets activities for a fun way to engage with nature both inside and out!
- NATURE – Grades K-12
Check out these PBS NATURE resources for children of all ages with hands-on activities, online resources, and video getting kids thinking and interacting with nature!
- Citizen Science Month – Grades 6-12
April is Citizen Science Month! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite projects and resources for partaking in citizen science at home. If you’re interested in keeping up with Nature’s citizen science community, you can join our Citizen Science Facebook Group.
- Featured Partner: ReadWorks – Resources for Spring
The nonprofit ReadWorks offers content, curriculum, and tools to power reading comprehension teaching and learning from kindergarten to 12th Grade. Check out ReadWorks collection of resources for spring!
Professional Development Opportunities
Check out the PBS TeachersLounge for more information and to share sign up links with your local educators.
- Teaching Informational Text
For Elementary Educators: Teaching Informational Text with Molly of Denali - April 23 and 30th at 7:00 PM ET
- American Portrait
For Middle and High School Teachers: American Portrait - April 28th at 7:00 PM ET
- PBS Teachers Lounge
Visit the PBS Teachers Lounge for info on virtual PD opportunities, blogs, trending topics, and ideas to support your virtual teaching.
- KQED Teach
KQED Teach offers a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on Digital Media. Educators can build skills in digital storytelling, data visualization, and critical media use to support all curriculum areas. These materials are available here: KQED Teach.
- Parenting Minutes
For Autism Awareness Month check out our Parenting Minute about leaning into interests and the blog post April Showers Bring Action, Not Fear, with Autism Awareness from PBS Kids for Parents about ways to be active about your child's development.
- Recursos En Español Para Familias
Consulte estos recursos de PBS en español, organizados por grado y materia. Encontrará videos, programas de estudio y actividades que apoyan la educación en casa para niños en grados K-12. Eche un vistazo aquí a PBS Resources en español para familias.
- WNET Blogs
Our At-Home Learning blogs for educators and families are being updated all the time. Check out our list of resources for families and resources for educators.
- Camp TV: A Nationwide Day Camp
Beginning July 13 Camp TV is a new one-hour public television series that shares the fun activities of day camp with children nationwide, weekdays beginning Monday, July 13