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These resources have not been examined for compliance with the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)  and Education Law 2-d, therefore schools that choose to utilize any of these resources must ensure compliance where applicable. For more information on Education Law 2-d and data privacy and security in general  please refer to NYSED’s Data Privacy and Security webpage.     

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.

  1. PBS Learning Media (link is external)and PBS Kids(link is external) (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.
  2. PBS LearningMedia: Resources for Emergency Closure(link is external) (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.
  3. WNET Educator Resources
  4. WCNY Connected Regents Review 2.0(link is external), 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.
  5. WCNY’s TV Classroom Network(link is external)
    • 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.
  6. Integrating Technology with Molly of Denali
    • Teaching with Molly of Denali(link is external)” 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.
  7. Mondays with Michelle Obama
  8. WMHT Resources

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.

  1. Nature Nuggets – Early Learners
    NATURE Nuggets(link is external) brings science and animals from NATURE on PBS to kids and their caregivers. Watch the Nature Nuggets videos(link is external) and try out these Nature Nuggets activities(link is external) for a fun way to engage with nature both inside and out!
  2. NATURE – Grades K-12
    Check out these PBS NATURE resources(link is external) for children of all ages with hands-on activities, online resources, and video getting kids thinking and interacting with nature!
  3. 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(link is external). If you’re interested in keeping up with Nature’s citizen science community, you can join our Citizen Science Facebook Group(link is external)
  4. 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(link is external)!

Professional Development Opportunities

Check out the PBS TeachersLounge(link is external) for more information and to share sign up links with your local educators. 

  1. Teaching Informational Text
    For Elementary Educators: Teaching Informational Text with Molly of Denali(link is external) - April 23 and 30th at 7:00 PM ET
  2. American Portrait
    For Middle and High School Teachers: American Portrait(link is external) - April 28th at 7:00 PM ET
  3. PBS Teachers Lounge
    Visit the PBS Teachers Lounge(link is external) for info on virtual PD opportunities, blogs, trending topics, and ideas to support your virtual teaching.
  4. KQED Teach
    KQED Teach(link is external) 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(link is external).

Learning Blogs

  1. Parenting Minutes
    For Autism Awareness Month check out our Parenting Minute(link is external) about leaning into interests and the blog post April Showers Bring Action, Not Fear, with Autism Awareness(link is external) from PBS Kids for Parents about ways to be active about your child's development.
  2. 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(link is external).
  3. 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(link is external) and resources for educators(link is external).
  4. Camp TV: A Nationwide Day Camp(link is external)
    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