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WEDU and PBS are here to support teachers, students and families during these challenging times. To help address the need for quality distance learning resources, this page has been updated with information about a new statewide PBS initiative to broadcast weekday At-Home Learning programming for school-age groups on WEDU along with standards-driven lesson plans from PBS LearningMedia that correlate with each broadcast. A schedule of programming for the Week of March 30-April 3 is included below.

 

WEDU At-Home Learning – Curriculum-Related Programming

WEDU PBS Kids 24/7 channel will continue with PBS KIDS favorites for our youngest viewers.

WEDU At-Home Learning - Curriculum-Related Programming

PK-3 – Download the curriculum guide for the week of March 30-April 3

Grades 4-8 – Download the curriculum guide for the week of March 30-April 3

Grades 9-12 – Download the curriculum guide for the week of March 30-April 3

 

Highlighted Resources for PreK-12+

In addition to the broadcast materials, this page will highlight specific lessons, articles and other information to support PreK-12 home learners and educators on a rotating basis. These FREE user-friendly resources from PBS LearningMedia, align to Florida educational standards, for K-12 and VPK instruction and can easily be accessed by educators and families through home computer connections.

 

What is PBS LearningMedia™?

PBS LearningMedia™ a free digital education service from PBS, is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources from quality PBS programming and hundreds of educational partners like NASA, the Smithsonian and the National Archives. Designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement, the service includes videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. Users can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections.

SET UP YOUR FREE ACCOUNT TODAY!

NEED HELP? PBS LearningMedia offers easy to follow tutorials to help you with setting up accounts, finding resources, creating lesson plans and much, much more!

WEDU is here to help! Please email us at gtaylor@wedu.org with any questions or suggestions you may have about the services we provide.

 

Getting Started with PBS LearningMedia

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

Please note the registration links list the webinars in Pacific Time. The correct times are listed below for Eastern Time Zones.

Register for 10:30 am EST

Register for 6:30 pm EST

Tips for Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia – You can view a FULL recording from the LIVE virtual professional learning event, HERE.

Design Squad Webinar on Supporting Engineering Activities at Home – You can view a FULL recording HERE.


ALL GRADES

PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings

PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings

As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Launch

Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia

Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia

Los maestros, los estudiantes y las familias se están preparando con el cierre de escuelas, y el equipo creador de las lecciones y los educadores de PBS LearningMedia se han unido para seleccionar una colección especial de recursos organizados por grado y materia. Lanzamiento

Kids at school talking to each other

Virus Information and Prevention

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. Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A World of Stories

Storytelling has been used as entertainment, cultural preservation, and a way to teach values. This collection contains stories from around the world. Launch

The Great American Read

The Great American Read

This PBS LearningMedia collection highlights books from The Great American Read that find their way into classrooms and onto reading lists. Launch

Elementary Titles
Middle School Titles

High School Titles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EARLY LEARNING

Find more Early Learning

Find more quality educational games at PBS Kids

Kindergarten Readiness Skills Checklist

Kindergarten Readiness Resources Checklist

This Kindergarten Readiness checklist provides links to a variety of PBS KIDS resources that help to build skills for school readiness and to keep those skills sharp for continued success in school. Launch

Dot's Spot

Dot’s Spot: Word of the Week

Learn the word of the week with Dot’s Spot! Launch

Meet the Helpers

Meet the Helpers

The Meet the Helpers toolkit is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations. Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ELEMENTARY

Find more Find more Early Elementary

Find more quality educational games at PBS Kids

Find more Upper Elementary

Xavier Riddle and George Washington

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Engage students with Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, a PBS KIDS series based on the Ordinary People Change the World books by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. Launch

Xavier Riddle

The Power of Teachers: Ordinary People Can Change the World

As a compliment to the Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum collection, you may enjoy reading this article by Brad Meltzer, author of the Ordinary People Change the World books that inspired the PBS series. Launch

American Icons

American Icons

These lesson plans encourage students to explore the contributions to society made by prominent Americans from all walks of life. Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things Explained

Things Explained

Ever wonder how a giant ship can float or how buildings are demolished in the middle of a city? We do too! GPB Education’s new series, Things Explained, tackles all kinds of questions with short, easy-to-understand videos. Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SECONDARY

Find more Find more Middle School

Find more Find more High School

PBS Newshour

PBS NewsHour | Daily News Story

PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where, and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. Launch

Ken Burns Documentaries

Ken Burns in the Classroom

Known for a signature style that brings primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students. Launch

It's Okay to Be Smart

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Join host Joe Hanson as he explores the eccentricities of the scientific world. Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS

Webinars

PBS LearningMedia Webinars

PBS LearningMedia hosts virtual events and webinars throughout the year designed to help you integrate digital media and technology into your classrooms. Launch

Distance Learning

Distance Learning Tips From One Teacher to Another

Ideas to help educators extend learning outside the walls of our classrooms and into the homes of our students From PBS TeacherLounge. Launch

Cyberchase text-to-teacher

Cyberchase Text-to-Teacher

Looking for free, STEM resources to use with students in grades 1-4? Text TEACHER to 30644 today to receive messages throughout the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PBS LearningMedia

New to PBS LearningMedia

Are you new to PBS LearningMedia or in need of a refresher course? Check out some of these great new features. Launch

Webinars

Teachers Lounge

Find amazing resources for the classroom including outdoor activities, empowering videos, and trending ideas from the minds of teachers just like you! Launch

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PBS TeacherLine

If you’re looking at brushing up your professional development or want to learn something new, check out PBS TeacherLine for online PreK-12 professional development courses. Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FOR FAMILIES

Resources for making the most of your home learning environment.

Webinars

PBS Kids Daily Newsletter

PBS LearningMedia hosts virtual events and webinars throughout the year designed to help you integrate digital media and technology into your classrooms. Sign up today!

Daniel Tiger washing his hands

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

With Coronavirus being a concern for grownups, kids might also be worrying. This article from PBS Parents offers age-appropriate tips for how to talk about COVID-19 with young children, plus ways to practice healthy habits all year round. Launch

Homeschool Collection

Homeschool Collection

PBS LearningMedia extends a warm welcome to our homeschool students, parents, and educators across the country! We encourage you to make this service your go-to destination for insightful, interactive content, lesson planning support, and professional development tools. Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


APP SPOTLIGHT

Fun and free apps to keep kids skills sharp!

Webinars

Play and Learn Science App

Play with shadows, control the weather, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts. Launch

PBS Kids Games

PBS Kids Games

Play free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters anytime, anywhere. Launch

PBS Kids Video

PBS Kids Video

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WEDU PBS Educational Grant Awards

The Koski Family FoundationWEDU is pleased to announce a new grant award from The Koski Family Foundation. This generous support will help to provide training on free PBS resources for educators and families in Sarasota County.

Manatee Community FoundationWEDU PBS has received a generous grant from the Margaret and Bob Christopher Fund, Wells Fargo Fund, Weichel Family Fund and MCF Youth and Philanthropy Fund within the Manatee Community Foundation. The grant will provide free training opportunities for educators in Manatee County focused on PBS educational resources for PreK-13+ learning environments.

Give Well Community FoundationThe George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation has once again honored WEDU PBS with a grant award that will provide free training on the use of PBS educational resources for PreK-13+ educators and families within Polk County. WEDU is very grateful for the continued support the Foundation has shown for our outreach efforts.

 
To learn more about these opportunities or to schedule a free training for your organization, please contact WEDU at education@wedu.org or 813.254.9338.

 

Looking for more information about PBS Educational Resources?

What is Florida PBS LearningMedia?

PBS LearningMedia provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content and professional development opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. PBS LearningMedia was developed in partnership with the WGBH Educational Foundation and is offered locally by 155 PBS licensees, representing 356 stations in 55 U.S. states and territories.

PBS LearningMedia Basics

PBS LearningMedia Basics

PBS LearningMedia

  • 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.

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WEDU Educational Partners

WEDU Educational Partners

Find more great resources and information to help with distance learning during the COVID 19 crisis from our WEDU educational partners.

Glazer Children's Museum - 10 Years of Play

The Glazer Children’s Museum has launched GCM at Home, a new section of their website where they will post videos, printable activity pages, recipes, and other fun ideas for you to try at home. Follow along at GlazerMuseum.org/GCMatHome

Tampa Bay Times NIE - Newspaper in Education - tampabay.com/nie

The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program (NIE) is a cooperative effort between schools and the Times Publishing Co. to encourage the use of newspapers as educational resources — a living textbook. Online resources, including the electronic edition of the Tampa Bay Times, are available at no charge to all educators in the Tampa Bay area. Check out the Times NIE resources, by going to tampabay.com/nie. For additional information, email ordernie@tampabay.com. Follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/TBTimesNIE. Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/TBTNIE.


Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

We know many of you are looking for developmentally appropriate resources to engage young learners in your community while they are away from the classroom. To support families during these unprecedented times, Teaching Strategies has given free access to new bilingual video content created in partnership with pediatricians and mental health experts as well as a selection of The Creative Curriculum® Learning Games® and Mighty Minutes®.


HCPLC - Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative - Discover - Engage - Transform

Visit the public library from the comfort of home for learning and fun for all ages. HCPLC.org is open 24/7 for you to access ebooks and audiobooks, enjoy storytime, stream music and movies, read digital magazines, and take online classes.

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