Monday, March 30, 2020

OETA Makes Distance Learning Easy

Starting today, March 30, OETA will be adjusting its daytime schedule to provide curriculum-based programming for students over the air on its broadcast channel, OETA WORLD. Programs will include PBS favorites such as NOVA, Nature, American Experience as well as PBS KIDS programming. Each episode or series directly correlates to lessons and resources made available through PBS LearningMedia, which have been designed to meet federal and state standards for grades Pre-K through 12.

Programming changes will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and will last until the end of the school year. 

OETA and the Oklahoma Department of Education will be hosting a joint discussion today as a way for people to learn more about this opportunity. The webinar will provide resources and lessons to help you learn how to leverage OETA programming as you develop your distance-learning plans. You will also be introduced to a virtual course you can access any time to gain further support and connect with other educators who are using OETA resources. The webinar will be live steamed at 2 p.m. today through OSDE’s Facebook page.

PBS LearningMedia is a free, digital curriculum service that builds on the strength of public media and is designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are aligned to national and state standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level and subject area. It is free for students, teachers and parents, but personal accounts are required. Most activities and/or lessons are available in Spanish and several other languages.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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