Local PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is offering TK-12 educational programming on its public television channels and opening access to its digital library of resources for students, families, teachers, and the community during school closures.
The "At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter" initiative launched Monday, March 16, will bring 12 hours of state standards-aligned television programming scheduled by grade level, and free access to a digital library of educational resources. At-Home Learning programs and PBS LearningMedia California educational resources are free to families, educators, and the community to support learning during the school closures.
KVIE and KQED will broadcast 12 hours of programming selected to meet the TK-12 California educational standards. The programming will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in viewing blocks by grade level:
- 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. - Grades TK-3
- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Grades 4-8
- 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Grades 9-12
How to Watch
A student does not need access to a computer or the Internet to watch. Shows can be viewed on
Apps to stream content are available for most devices.
California students and educators have immediate access to an online library of free educational resources from PBS Learning Media California, including videos, associated lesson plans, hosted training sessions, and self-guided how-to resources for teachers. These will accompany PBS's trusted programs and align with current classroom standards.
How to Get Started
Educators and parents can join a 15-minute webinar to learn how to use PBS Learning Media California. Live webinars are hosted twice daily through Bay Area public media station KQED.
PBS LearningMedia is committed to inclusion, diversity, and accessibility. With this in mind, PBS is continuously taking steps to improve the website to meet online usability and design standards recommended WCAG 2.0 AA and other standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The site works with screen readers and meets contrast requirements for the visually impaired. For assistance with the site visit the PBS LearningMedia help webpage.