March 15, 2020
As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities, have access to continued free educational resources at home during COVID-19 school closures, PBS SoCal, KLCS and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, have prepared broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.
Starting Monday, March 16, students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays through the following channels:
KLCS will also offer a continued broadcast schedule of educational programming 24/7. Complete broadcast schedules will be available in the coming days.
The elementary student broadcast schedules will include trusted and educational programs including Peg + Cat, Martha Speaks and Sesame Street. Middle and high school programming will include programs like NOVA, American Masters and Shakespeare Uncovered.
In addition to the broadcast schedules, California students and educators will also have access to an online library of free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia curated in partnership with KQED in San Francisco, including videos, associated lesson plans, hosted training sessions and self-guided how-to resources for teachers, that accompany PBS’s trusted programs and align with current classroom standards. The planned broadcast and digital materials provided by California PBS stations are one component of the at-home learning experience. To access resources currently available, please visit PBS LearningMedia.
LAUSD will also prepare take-home packets with reading materials, assignments and more. For more information about LAUSD school closures and available resources, please visit LAUSD. Please check with your local school district for additional resources they may offer.