WOSU TV Educational Programming
WOSU TV is responding to the statewide school closures by changing its weekday schedule to help students, teachers and families with at-home learning. Beginning Monday, March 30th, WOSU TV 34.1 will feature a full schedule of curated daily educational programming geared to serve students in grades Pre-K–12 from 7:00am to 5:30pm each weekday.
Programming ranges from the PBS KIDS series Peg + Cat and Cyberchase focused on math skills for early elementary kids to NOVA and American Experience programming for older students. The schedule provides age- and grade-level appropriate, standards-based programs so Ohio students can continue to learn with limited or no internet access.
Virtual Experiences and Resources
While WOSU Public Media is keeping you informed about all the latest news on our coronavirus live blog, we also wanted to provide a space for our audiences to find local resources and learn about virtual experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Be sure to check out Virtual Field Trips for Elementary Classrooms, too!Virtual Experiences & Resources
Daily eNews for Parents and Educators
Sign up to get lessons and activities delivered right to your mailbox every morning! These curated collections of resources are organized by grade and aligned to state standards. Most importantly – they’re fun! Keep kids engaged and learning from home, or anywhere!Sign Up: Daily eNews for Parents & Educators View past issues of the daily eNews for parents and educators
WOSU News has ongoing live coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Ohio and measures being taken by the government to stem the spread.
Talking To Kids About the Coronavirus
Not sure where to start the conversation about coronavirus and COVID-19 with your little ones? No worries! PBS has you covered with a collection of resources for calming any fears your child may have about catching the bug, debunking what they may have heard on the playground, and reassuring them that everything will be okay.Resources for Parents, Caregivers & Kids
Learning Resources for Pk-12
PBS Learning Media (Pk-12)
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. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content. Featured lesson plans in this collection contain full contextualization for the media they include. Plan and adapt our lessons in creative ways, using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, and more.
PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings
Drawing with Mr. J (Pk-5)
Drawing with Mr. J is a new video series from WOSU Classroom that helps kids in grades K–5 learn social and emotional skills through brief but engaging drawing challenges. All you need is something to draw with and something to draw on! Each video comes complete with a standards-aligned companion guide containing activities and resources for educators and parents. The videos can be worked into a variety of lesson plans, be used as a morning warm-up or a way to check-in with students after lunch or other transition times.
WOSU Video In The Classroom
Over the years WOSU has produced timeless, educational lesson plans you can use in your classroom. For many of these lessons and guides, there are supplemental PDF’s, lesson plans and assessment tools.
Professional Learning Videos for Teachers: Online Teaching & Learning
Having to move to an online teaching model quickly can be overwhelming. WOSU Classroom has partnered with the Ohio Ed Techs to create a collection of videos for educators to access to support this new model. These resources are free for anyone to access at ohioedtechs.org. Educators can also complete a form and receive a certificate of attendance (free!) to submit to their local LPDC.Veiw Professional Learning Videos
Virtual Office Hours for Educators
WOSU Classroom has partnered with the Ohio Ed Techs to provide virtual office hours for those educators that need assistance teaching in an online environment. Educators may click on the link below during office hours to video conference with an instructor and ask questions about teaching resources and web tools available for online teaching and learning.
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Talk To An Instructor