When Alabama schools closed last March due to the pandemic, Alabama Public Television took extraordinary measures to serve students and parents at home with a special daytime broadcast schedule, new online resources, and free livestreaming on our website. Over the summer, we provided a variety of online educational opportunities to give children a boost for the school year.
Now as schools across the state begin to open for the 2020-2021 school year, whether in-person or virtually, Alabama Public Television will continue to serve Alabama’s pre-K-12th grade students, teachers, and families with high-quality broadcast programs and digital resources. Broadcast programming for pre-K through fifth grade students, organized around weekly themes, will be offered daily on APT’s main channel. A five-hour learning block designed for students in grades 6-12 will be available from 11 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday on APT’s WORLD channel. The block includes content in social studies, science/engineering and English Language Arts.
APT’s new website, Learn at Home with Alabama Public Television, includes a variety of activities, downloadable materials and digital resources that complement our broadcast schedules and extend learning opportunities. Live streams of the main channel, WORLD and PBS KIDS broadcast channels will be available on our website. Teachers and families can access a wide variety of digital resources from APT and PBS LearningMedia, including archives of APT’s award-winning “Learning Adventures,” curated resources on pertinent topics and digital resources aligned with the standards identified as “critical“ for each grade level by the Alabama State Department of Education.
The educational services provided by Alabama Public Television have never been so important as they are at this time. You can help. Please consider a new or additional gift of support to help APT provide more vital resources to schools, students and families - in addition to the many programs you enjoy each week.
Philip F. Hutcheson
Interim Executive Director