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Ohio PBS Stations Put Together YouTube Playlist for Teachers


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Videos provide “How To” Guides for Virtual Instruction

 

ATHENS, OH – Teachers in southeast Ohio and around the state now have some additional resources to help adjust to online and remote instruction in these unprecedented times due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). WOUB’s Learning Lab is working with the educational technology services department at other Ohio PBS stations (PBS Ohio EdTechs) to provide instructional videos to support teachers.

“In these challenging times, we know that teachers are trying to come up with innovative and creative ways to instruct virtually,” said WOUB Educational Services Manager Deborah Brewer. “Using the trusted and valued educational resources from PBS, WOUB and the PBS Ohio EdTechs, we are providing needed resources to help.”

The PBS Ohio EdTechs YouTube playlist contains simple “how to” videos which demonstrate ways to use many online resources such as Google Classroom, INFOhio, Scholastics’ Book Flix and many others: Available here – Online Teaching and Learning Resources Playlist  In each video, instructors provide contact information for teachers to reach out for further support.  Additionally, teachers can record the code provided by the instructor and follow the links on the PBS Ohio EdTechs website (https://ohioedtechs.org) to receive contact hours to use toward license renewals.

“We believe this is a great way for teachers to get ‘just in time’ learning to support them,” said Brewer. “The PBS Ohio EdTechs are working on developing a call-in support system that any teacher in Ohio can access if they need help in designing online content for their students. That number and schedule will be posted on the Ohio EdTechs website. In the meantime, teachers or parents can email us at woublearninglab@woub.org for information or resources.”

About WOUB Public Media Learning Lab

Using the trusted and valued educational resources of WOUB Public Media and PBS, the WOUB Learning Lab empowers teachers, students, parents and caregivers to use 21st century learning tools and media proven to impact student success. Through professional development, classroom integration of educational technology, promotion of WOUB children’s programming and PBS Learning Media and supporting parents and families in the education of their children, the WOUB Learning Lab is a go-to resource for high-quality educational advancement support.