TEACHING CHANNEL (TCH) isn't a channel...yet. It's a multi-segment programming package of 60-minute blocks, all about teaching. TCH programming is observational, documentary and character-driven, harnessing the best narrative qualities of compelling television. It is real life unfolding - mostly, but not always, inside the classroom - in front of the camera. TCH provides an entirely new and authentic dimension to professional development and teacher preparation. TCH programs currently focus predominantly (not exclusively) on English Language Arts (and the use of English in other curriculum subjects), math, science and social studies at grades 3 through 8. By the end of 2011, there will also be programs on the arts; and the age-range featured will have extended to include grades K though 2 and 9 through 12.