KSPS WORLD Channel to Provide At-Home Learning Programs for Students and Teachers During School Clos

KSPS WORLD is broadcasting At-Home Learning Programs for students grades 6-12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm PT daily, Monday through Friday and providing thousands of associated educational resources from PBS LearningMedia.
SPOKANE, Wash. - March 27, 2020 - PRLog -- As schools in Spokane and Eastern Washington close in response to the COVID-19 virus, KSPS WORLD Channel will provide a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12.

Beginning Monday, March 30, from 9 am – 2pm PM weekdays, KSPS WORLD Channel will offer the At-Home Learning lineup of science, history and English language arts programming with related learning assets from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of educational resources co-managed by WGBH and PBS.

   "In these challenging times our public media mission to provide students with educational resources is more important than ever," said Gary Stokes, President and General Manager of KSPS. "Along with these WORLD programs for middle and high school students, we continue to provide our 24/7 PBS Kids service to support children in the Pre-K and primary grades. In addition, we are providing daily activities and lessons for children in Pre-K through 12th grade via KSPS Home Learning (https://www.ksps.org/homelearning). We are committed to using all of our channels to support teachers, students and caregivers."

   The new broadcast programming will be supplemented with additional resources from PBS LearningMedia, which is partnering with the WORLD Channel. The resources in PBS LearningMedia (http://pbslearningmedia.org), which were developed based on feedback from educators, are aligned to curriculum standards in every state and contextualized for educational use. These resources include grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons and media that illustrate specific topics or themes and support materials across subjects.

KSPS WORLD Channel is broadcast over the air on 7.2 and carried on Comcast Xfinity on channel 313 and in HD on channel 1155. WORLD is a national public media broadcast and web-based platform that shares news, information and documentary programming that humanizes complex issues from across the globe.

"With WORLD channel available free over the air, these educational programs can reach all families, including those who do not have internet access or computers at home," said Liz Cheng, general manager of television at WGBH Boston and WORLD Channel. "We are proud to work with public media stations across the country to make this service widely available."

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