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Resources for Families and Schools
WSRE and PBS are always here to support teachers, students and families. Providing free educational content on air and online is at the core of our mission!
During this challenging time for families and teachers navigating COVID-19 response and safety guidelines in schools, WSRE has adjusted daytime program schedules to provide standards-aligned educational content that local educators and parents can use to support both virtual and in-classroom instruction. Through educational programs complemented with a variety of online resources, WSRE and other PBS stations are providing tools that address the critical need for quality distance learning resources.
ON AIR & ONLINE
The WSRE At-Home Learning Service features quality educational broadcasts and accompanying digital resources. Created for use with the broadcasts, companion lessons and activities can be found online.
Pre-K and Elementary: Programming for children ages 2–8 airs weekdays on WSRE (23.1 over the air and Cox channel 8). Printable weekly activity packets for Pre-K through Grade 2 students are part of the companion learning resources available online. Find them at pbskids.org/learn.
Additionally, WSRE PBS KIDS (23.4 over the air and Cox channel 126) is the only free, over-the-air 24/7 television service for children in our region. It offers anytime access to educational series for kids ages 2–8. This broadcast and online streaming service ensures that high-quality, educationally based programming is available to every child, anytime and anywhere.
Middle and High School: Programming designed to supplement learning for middle and high school students is available on WSRE WORLD (23.2 over the air and Cox channel 124) from 11am to 4pm weekdays. Episodes within this WORLD At-Home Learning Service are tied to free PBS LearningMedia resources at pbslearningmedia.org.
Click here (wsre.org/schedule) to find the channel guide the program schedules.
DIGITAL APPS & TOOLS
PBS Learning Media offers free, standards-aligned videos, lesson plans, interactives and more for educators on a searchable website. As schools close, PBS LearningMedia provides educational content online that is perfect for distance learning and resources which are searchable by subject and grade (Pre-K, Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School).
Teachers: Share these resources with your families through your school website, direct email or via Facebook, Twitter, or your school-approved parent communication app.
The PBS KIDS app is available on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos and a live stream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription required.
The PBS KIDS Games app nearly 200 educational games, like Cookie Monster's Challenge and Play and Learn Science, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about these and other apps here.
PBS KIDS Daily is a new weekday newsletter offering activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home during this challenging time. Sign up here!
PBSKIDS.org offers children educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows, so children can learn while they play.
PBS LearningMedia Basics
- Sign up for a free account (you can use Google or Facebook).
- Search for resources then filter the results by your grade band and content area.
- To save an item, simply click the heart that says Favorite.
- Find your list of Favorites in a list via your Dashboard.
- You can even organize Favorites into Folders.
- For help search the FAQs
PBS LearningMedia Resources
Educator Resource Blog Posts
WSRE PBS KIDS 24/7: Empower your children for success in school and in life with this 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.
Khan Academy: Lessons connect to State standards and are designed to provide students with clear understandings of mathematical operations and principles for problem solving. Bring clarity to the classroom with these video resources that run between 2 -15 minutes each.
Chemistry Matters:The series supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) objectives by encouraging inquiry-based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, exploration, and discovery. The series is meant to be a comprehensive resource for students and teachers.
Also, check out the Physics in Motion Curriculum
Math at the Core:Find engaging media and integrated activities, all aligned to State Standards in Mathematics. Designed for middle school students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
On My Way to K:This Kindergarten readiness toolkit, organized in a How I Grow, Help Me Grow, and Let's Explore Together format, provides standards aligned strategies and activities correlated to PBS KIDS resources.
The Great American Read: Explore and celebrate the power of reading, told through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). This series investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.
Discover Central Florida: Uncover the diversity that makes up Central Florida! From the natural beauty to the origins of multi-cultural communities, explore how world events have influenced growth and left an impression on Central Florida.
What are viruses and how do they spread? Find resources for students of all ages that explore the nature of viruses, how they are transmitted, and the healthy habits we can all engage in to prevent their spread.
PBS LearningMedia Subject Area One-Sheets
Explore PBS LearningMedia by curriculum area to find videos, lessons, interactive experiences, and printable activities for your PreK-12 student.
Language Arts & Literacy: Interactive lessons span a range of subjects and grade levels. Each presents content specially tailored to the curricular needs of the classroom. Teachers can assign them to individual students, pairs, or small groups for self-paced work, or can present all or parts of the lesson to a full class. Each lesson features several engagement and assessment activities. Student work in these activities is saved and can be viewed online by teachers.
PBS KIDS Games App
Assign students to play free learning games with their favorite PBS KIDS characters that encourage children to engage in skills related to science, math, creativity and more in gameplay alongside their favorite characters!