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On this MPB At-Home Learning web page we share information, resources and activities focused on parents, students and educators. There is so much information we want to share with you so scroll down to see all of these great resources.

If you missed MPB’s panel discussion on learning loss/learning gaps with Mississippi educators, you can watch it here. Hear the innovative ways school districts are helping to accelerate learning in our students and find out what we all can do to help teachers and students.

MPB Television programming on our main channel will change from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to educational content for PreK-12 students.

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The public broadcasting station in Kentucky, KET, has created a 15–minute current events program for students that help keep them in the know about current events in the world. News Quiz offers short news stories, a corresponding quiz and other resources. Parents can encourage their children to watch this for enrichment or teachers can make it a part of their weekly class lesson. The host is engaging and students will like it. Give it a try by clicking here.

Homeschooling Resources

PBS LearningMedia offers insightful, interactive content, lesson planning support, and professional development tools. This collection offers a sampling of videos, interactive games, and lesson plans designed to support one-on-one learning and self-paced, student-driven inquiry.

Art School

Grades K-13+

Art School is a KQED web video series that introduces contemporary artists who discuss their careers and intentions, then demonstrate hands-on techniques or concepts. Art School provides resources for learning how to break dance, draw comic strips, create animations, and much more. 

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The Electric Company

Grades 1-3

Hey, you guyyyys! Get ready for rich learning moments! The Electric Company media and resources entertain and engage children ages 5–9 while teaching four crucial areas of literacy that are challenging for struggling readers: Decoding, Vocabulary, Comprehension of Connected Text, and reading Motivation. reluctant readers.

Plus, check out more from The Electric Company, including educator resources, activities for building math skills and vocabulary, and lessons for English Language Learners—just browse through this collection page!

NOVA: Making Stuff

Grades 6-12

In NOVA's popular series, Making Stuff, technology reporter David Pogue takes viewers on a fun-filled tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Get a behind-the-scenes look at scientific innovations ushering in a new generation of materials that are different than anything we've ever seen.

These media resources enable educators to get an inside look at the field of materials science and encourage a better understanding of the scientific innovations that are developing materials that will shape our future.

PBS NewsHour

Grades 7-13+

PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where, and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. In partnership with PBS LearningMedia, we are proud to bring you the Daily News Storywhich takes the best of the PBS NewsHour news program and pairs it with discussion questions, lesson plans, and stories developed specifically for students.

PATT is an initiative that focus on families learning together. It’s a parent early childhood training support initiative that provides parents of early learners with teaching tools and strategies for working with their children at home. 

Getting to Work MS helps advance education and career readiness locally. MPB collaborates with partners across the state to assess workforce challenges and opportunities, and produce content focused on the essential skills needed for students and workers to succeed.

PBS’ first app designed specifically for parents, PBS Parents Play & Learn provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location.

When a parent, caregiver, or other loved one becomes ill with COVID-19 and is isolated, the whole family struggles. But there are ways to comfort and reassure children, to offer clear honest explanations, and to stay connected to the person who is sick.

Looking for inspiration, boredom-relief, or lesson plans to keep kids busy?HERE are some PBS NATURE resources for children of all ages.

You can also find a roundup of citizen science projects to do at home HERE. 

Engage with other teachers from around the world and share resources, insights, materials and more! This is a dedicated page for teachers created by PBS. Read blog posts, articles and find lesson ideas posted by fellow teachers from across the country. You can also find professional development opportunities offered by PBS national.

Mississippi e-Learning for Educators provides high-quality, research-based, online professional development facilitated by Mississippi educators.

Ed Said uses his rhyming skills to incorporate fruit and vegetable facts into songs that children can enjoy.

PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8.

The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a live stream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.

The PBS KIDS Games app has nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline pay anytime, anywhere.

Spanish Resources

Download fun family activities in Spanish to boost reading, math, critical thinking, and mental health. No materials or preparation required.

A medida que las familias se enfrentan a los desafíos del cierre de las escuelas, la Red Mundial de Educación ha creado una colección especial de recursos disponibles en español, organizados por grado y área temática.

Entendemos que en este momento muchas familias están tratando de encontrar su nueva “normalidad” a la luz de las noticias sobre el COVID-19, también conocido como enfermedad del coronavirus.

Free online games and apps that can help bilingual children — and their parents! — practice their target language at home.