With school districts in Alabama closed due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), Alabama Public Television will broadcast and make available online educational resources and materials that support distance learning.
Alabama Public Television’s goal is to provide students, their families and educators with the resources needed to continue learning while away from the physical classroom.
“APT will work with the Alabama State Department of Education and other education partners to explore ways we can provide greater assistance to students and teachers as the situation develops,” said Dr. Cindy Kirk, Vice President of Educational Services at Alabama Public Television.
In addition to national PBS educational programming such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street, Alabama Public Television will broadcast locally created Learning Adventures for students of all ages, including Archaeology Adventures, which explores early Alabama history. Visit aptv.org/schedule to view all air times.
Educational resources are also available through Alabama Public Television’s app and on their website, as well as on the PBS KIDS app.
Students, families and educators are encouraged to follow Alabama Public Television Education on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as visit aptv.org/education for the latest on educational resources that support distance learning.
Alabama Public Television and public media partners also make their educational content available for free on PBS Learning Media. Here are a few collections you can explore:
Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms: Earth and Space Science, created in collaboration with NASA. Grades K-12.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: History and Social Studies resources from one of public media's flagship broadcasts, Grades 4-12.
MOLLY OF DENALI: The MOLLY OF DENALI™ collection offers videos, digital games, lessons, teaching tips, and activities with a focus on informational text. Grades PreK-2.
Math at the Core: Middle School: Engaging media & integrated activities, all aligned with the Common Core and Massachusetts Standards in Mathematics. Grades 5-8.
Inspiring Middle School Literacy: Self-paced lessons include videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topics, Grades 5-8.
NOVA Education Resources: High quality science learning. Grades 7-13+.