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Ohio’s PBS stations, through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, are working with local summer and afterschool programs to address disruptions to learning caused during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Called Ohio Learns 360, this new initiative will provide families, afterschool and summer programs with PBS resources, including standards-based curriculum and materials, virtual field trips, interactive video programs, community events and more, all designed to accelerate student learning and support the state’s most vulnerable learners in kindergarten through fifth grade.
We will have Parent Power webinars, workshops, local events and more as part of Ohio Learns 360. Check back for updated event listings and additional information!
Ohio's eight primary PBS stations (CET, Ideastream Public Media, PBS Western Reserve, ThinkTV, WBGU PBS, WGTE Public Media, WOSU Public Media, and WOUB Public Media, hereinafter referred to as Ohio PBS) provide a wide variety of educational and other programming that is accessed daily by millions of Ohioans. As PBS member stations, we are proud to bring trusted PBS national content to our communities, including the digital resources of PBS LearningMedia.
Children coming home after their school day can participate in our After School 360 weekly series. Each K-5 program is aligned with the Ohio content standards and features a well-known PBS kids show, a read aloud, and hands-on activity using basic materials parents and caregivers can find at home.
Are you involved in an Out-of School Time (OST) program? Camp-in-a-Box is FREE and is designed for OST providers such as after school daycares, summer camps, libraries, and community centers. Each box contains in-person camps geared toward K-2 and 3-5 grade bands. Aligned with Ohio content standards, the camps are based on PBS Kids programming that kids know and love, including Molly of Denali, Nature Cat, Pinkalicious, Wild Kratts, and more. The camps address literacy; math, STEM, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). A facilitator’s guide and all activity supplies accompany each Camp-in-a-Box, and each includes flexible lesson plans, media assets, extension activities and home connections. Best of all, training is provided FREE of charge by WGTE Public Media staff.
Parents can support their child’s learning by joining the Family Webinar series. Each webinar will cover a topic for parents and will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 PM, September through May. Why does advocacy matter? Family engagement in schooling is a key indicator for student success but knowing where and how to start can be daunting for many parents and caregivers. Join us as we explore ways to work with school staff to create the best learning environment for each student's unique needs. We’ll discuss parent and student rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, options for assessments, available resources, and take a look at realistic expectations.
A complete list of past Family Webinars is available on the Ohio Learns 360 homepage.
Go on a FREE virtual trip to one of Ohio’s leading cultural, scientific and historical locations! Families will meet with experts and see artifacts or collections that tell the story of Ohio. Each trip is a 45-60 minute session, to be joined live or watched on recording later.
Join us for exciting visits to museums, parks and cultural centers. Whether its dinosaurs, art, football or nature, you’ll see some amazing things!
WGTE will host events in partnership with local community organizations to provide access to families and strengthen community connections. Upcoming events may include family learning days, education themed in-person events that focus on STEM, kid camps, and learning experiences provided at regional schools.