How Teachers Can Navigate School Closures Due to the Coronavirus

Updated with new resources on 3/20/20.

Online Learning Resources 

Use these trusted resources to continue to provide meaningful learning experiences for students during school closures. This post will be regularly updated as new resources become available.

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a Pre K-12 FREE online library of trusted, quality, curated resources from PBS and public media stations including KQED. These digital resources include short videos, lessons and interactive games. Start with these collections created to align with PBS educational broadcasting that may be carried by your local station:

See digital resource and TV programming alignment by grade and subject.

Free Training: KQED is hosting webinars to help teachers get started with these digital resources.

  • PBS LearningMedia 15 minute webinars on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:30am and 3:30pm PDT through April. Register at 7:30am or 3:30pm.
  • Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia, 1-hour webinar hosted by PBS. View the recording.
  • KQED Learn webinars occur Tuesdays at 4pm PDT through April. Register here.


KQED Learn

KQED Learn is a free platform for middle and high school students to tackle big issues and build their media literacy and critical thinking skills in a supportive environment. Create an account and assign students current events discussions to participate in with other students from around the country.

Above the Noise  

The Above the Noise video series cuts through the hype and dives deep into the research behind the issues affecting middle and high school students’ daily lives.

Additional Supports

Educational TV Programming on KQED Plus

KQED will begin broadcasting standards-aligned educational television programming, created by PBS SoCal/KCET and the Los Angeles Unified School District. This TV schedule was developed to help schools and districts bridge the digital divide and provide equitable access to learning for all students at home, regardless of access to internet or computers. Educational programming runs each weekday 6am-6pm starting Monday, March 16. Contact your local PBS station for the programming schedule in your area.

These resources are shared as part of the At-Home Learning California Public Education Partnership.

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