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PBS #LearnAtHome Initiative supports teachers and students during COVID 19 Pandemic
ATHENS, OH – With Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recent announcement that Ohio K-12 schools will continue teaching students remotely for the rest of the school year, teachers looking for additional support and resources can turn to WOUB Public Media. WOUB is a part of a statewide PBS #LearnAtHome Initiative to help teachers, parents and students in southeast Ohio navigate this unprecedented time of remote educational instruction.
“You don’t need strong internet to access WOUB’s programming,” said WOUB Educational Services Manager Deborah Brewer. “WOUB provides a vital resource for remote learning and instruction for children who don’t have access to the internet. We encourage teachers to utilize the programming we are providing to make sure children are getting the education they need while they are learning at home.”
In March, WOUB and other PBS stations across the state of Ohio changed their daily television line ups to help meet the educational needs of all students. WOUB is serving a variety of students with programming on different WOUB secondary digital channels to meet various education needs:
- High school student content is broadcast on WOUB’s WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) from Noon to 5 p.m.
- Older elementary and middle school content is broadcast on WOUB’s Classic Channel (20.2/44.2) from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Educational content for our youngest learners is broadcast on WOUB HD (20.1/44.1). WOUB will carry Governor Mike DeWine’s daily news conference on this channel as well.
WOUB’s Learning Lab also has additional resources each week for teachers and parents that align with the programming line-ups. That material can be found by clicking on “The Learning Lab” located at the top of woub.org.
“WOUB is here to support teachers and students during this challenging time,” said Brewer. “We are providing critical learning tools and assignments to teachers that align with the PBS programming and are age-group appropriate.” Teachers and parents can email the Learning Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
During Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4 – May 8), WOUB is asking teachers and students to post the WOUB activities they are completing with their classes on social media with the hashtag #ShowWOUBWhatYouLearned. If teachers post, they will be entered into a drawing to receive gifts that support teachers from WOUB. If students post, they will be entered into a drawing to receive age-appropriate gifts from WOUB.
WOUB is continuing to air its PBS Kids content 24/7 on its PBS Kids digital channel (20.6/44.6) for early learners.
WOUB’s six digital channels can be found on many cable providers and are also free over the air using inexpensive antennas. If you have questions about how to find the channels you need, contact WOUB at email@example.com.