Resources for Teachers, Students and Families

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 of COVID-19 school closures, we have adjusted our daytime program schedule to provide standards-aligned educational content that local educators and parents can use to support virtual classroom instruction. Paired 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

WSRE PBS KIDS content airs on two channels, WSRE (23.1 over the air) and WSRE PBS KIDS (23.4 over the air and 695 on Cox).

During the COVID-19 school closures, the regular schedule of PBS KIDS programming on WSRE (23.1) from 6am to 6pm is being replaced with curriculum-related, standards-aligned programming for students learning from home. The weekly schedule will be posted on this website.

WSRE PBS KIDS 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. The broadcast and online streaming service ensure that high-quality, educationally based programming is available to every child, anytime and anywhere.

ONLINE AND MOBILE DEVICES

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 Games app is available on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videosand 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 for Parents offers information, activities and tips for parents, including this resource on How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus.

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!

PBS KIDS.org offers children educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows, so children can learn while they play.

TEACHERS: Get started with PBS LearningMedia

Our PBS partner station KQED is hosting daily 15-minute webinars through March 27 to help teachers get started with these digital resources.

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
Additional Resources

Ready to Learn: The Ready to Learn (RTL) Initiative provides free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers, and parents build early science and literacy skill aimed at students ages 2-8.

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.

PBS KIDS Video App

The free PBS KIDS Video app gives students access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series.

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.

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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.

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News for students and teacher resources 6–12 grade level

Learn more at pbs.org/newshour/extra/

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!