At-Home Learning Resources During the COVID-19 PandemicAt-Home Learning Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
KQED is offering an at-home learning response to school closures for all children and youth in California. This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KQED Plus in the Bay Area as well as free corresponding digital learning media and activities for at-home learning. KQED is also providing support for teachers and parents in navigating this new learning landscape throughout the state. These At-Home Learning educational resources are made possible through an unprecedented collaboration between KQED and PBS SoCal/KCET in Southern California.
Educational Programming on KQED Plus
KQED is broadcasting a California state standards-aligned educational television schedule, 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 aligned with state standards runs each weekday starting Monday, March 16, on KQED Plus. The programming is time blocked for different ages and grade levels: TK-3rd grade from 6:00 - 8:00 am, 4th-8th grades from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 9th-12grades from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
- KQED Plus schedule: PreK-12th grade programming, weekdays 6am - 6pm.
- KQED World schedule: 6-12th grade programming, weekdays 9am - 2pm.
- Tune-in information for KQED TV.
- See KQED Plus TV programming and digital resource alignment by grade and subject and printable schedules.
Digital Learning Resources for PreK-12
To help teachers rapidly adapt, KQED has developed collections of free digital learning resources that can be used with these TV broadcasts or on their own. These resources are hosted on PBS LearningMedia and include videos and lesson plans. All of our resources for teachers are collected in this post: How Teachers Can Navigate School Closures Due to the Coronavirus, which includes links to
- PBS LearningMedia collections
- TV programming and digital resource alignment by grade and subject
- Teacher training webinars
- Tips for getting started with remote learning tools
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Parents and Caregivers
Here are some ways to keep students engaged at home.
- See KQED Plus TV schedule and get tune-in information for KQED TV.
- Get printable TV viewing guides.
- PBS KIDS for Parents offers free resources and information from articles like How to talk with your kids about coronavirus to family learning activities. All PBS KIDS for Parents content is created by expert educators and child development professionals and vetted by PBS.
- Sign up for the PBS KIDS for Parents daily newsletter for tips, tools and support while children are home from school.
- Find PBS resources to support preschool learning at home.
- Parents can also sign up for PBS LearningMedia to design at home learning across grade levels.
- Get tips on how to balance screen time during school closures.
- Mindshift gives Exercise Tips To Help Kids, Teens and Families Stay Balanced at Home.