Washington state PBS stations partner with OSPI to offer distance learning to teachers and families

Increasing daily educational programming for at-home learning

 
SEATTLE—KCTS 9, KBTC, KSPS, and Northwest Public Broadcasting—all PBS member stations throughout Washington—are partnering with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to support educators and families as they embark on a new journey of providing distance learning for students. Resources are available for all grades Pre-K through 12 across PBS learning platforms and supported by PBS LearningMedia.
 
As always, early learning resources are available through PBS KIDS online and over the air.  The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8. There are also hundreds of learning games, increased episodes to stream and daily activities to keep even the youngest students engaged.
 
Understanding the importance of equity in education, especially during this time, the WORLD Channel is broadcasting free educational content for grades 6-12 from 9am to 2pm weekdays.  Each program also has supporting curriculum though PBS LearningMedia. 
Washington State PBS stations are also working hard to connect parents and children with resources to help them through the next several months of school closures. PBS KIDS for Parents offers guidance for talking with your child about coronavirus, ideas for learning through play at home, and tips for parents navigating a new normal.
No matter where families are located in Washington, teachers and families can connect with local PBS stations and resources. Resources and contacts listed as follows:
 
KCTS 9: Greater Seattle, Yakima, Western Washington. 
WORLD Broadcast Channels:
 
• Greater Seattle area: channel 9.4
• Wenatchee area: channel 18
• Yakima area (KYVE, a service of KCTS 9): channel 47.4
Online listing of additional local resources  www.kcts9.org/resourceguide
 
KSPS: Spokane, Eastern Washington
WORLD Broadcast Channel:
• Spokane area: channel 7.2
 
About Washington State PBS Stations
PBS member stations throughout Washington are partnering with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction 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 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.

 

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