WITF Learning at Home

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WITF recognizes that children, families and teachers are eager to continue learning together during these uncertain times.  Using a wealth of resources, WITF can create a bridge to distance learning opportunities and engaging experiences while we are all staying safe at home.

For more information, please contact:
Debbie Riek, WITF’s Director of Education
Debbie_Riek@witf.org

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Learning at Home is supported by

The Hershey Company
PSECU
GIANT
PA Virtual Charter School


Resources

Summer STEM Adventure!
WITF Kindergarten-Readiness Weekly Activities
WITF Elementary Weekly Activities

Parents/Teachers

Watch WITF Online

Watch WITF

WITF programs and films are FREE to stream. Enjoy a robust selection of our educational programming rich with excellent storytelling.

How to Watch

PBS Learning Media

PBS is a FREE resource for teachers and students to access video, images, games and more. Search by topic, grade level or standard to find resources to enrich learning for PreK-12 students. It is useful for families too.

PBS Parents

PBS Kids for Parents

Explore family resources, tips, activities and support for children ages 2-8.


Pre-K through Elementary

PBS KIDS Apps

PBS Kids

These apps are free and aligned to learning goals for literacy, STEM, Social Studies and Social Emotional Learning. Once they are downloaded, most of the apps do not require
an internet connection.

Read-Alongs

Arthur’s New Puppy! 🐶 | READ ALONG! | PBS KIDS
Silverlicious | Pinkalicious READ ALONG! | PBS KIDS
You Are Special, Daniel Tiger! | READ ALONG | PBS KIDS
Wild Dogs and Canines | Wild Kratts READ ALONG! | PBS KIDS
READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | The Gruffalo | PBS KIDS

To encourage family engagement and a love of reading at home, PBS KIDS offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites on YouTube.

Read-Along with Pennsylvania First Lady, Frances Wolf


Parents/Teachers

Sesame Street In Communities

Sesame Street in Communities

This site provides both professional development and activities for children and families by age group.

Meet The Helpers

MEET THE HELPERS is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness. The information is presented through engaging videos and downloadable emergency plans to use at home.

Design Squad Global

Design Squad Global

Use DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL hands-on activities and videos in classrooms and afterschool programs, in libraries and museums, at events and at home.


Middle School through High School

PBS News Extra

PBS NewsHour Extra

This site is specifically designed for grade 6-12. It features news, can be searched by subject area like civics or math and includes lesson plans and student voices.

Pennsylvania History

ExplorePAhistory

ExplorePAhistory.com provides users with three principal entry points: “Stories from PA History,” “Visit PA Regions,” and “Teach PA History.”

Pennsylvania Environmental History

Rachel Carson at Hawk Mountain

Meet PA conservation heroes who played a key role in protecting the environment in a series of WITF original documentaries and accompanying classroom materials for educators.


Student Reporting Labs

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

Includes 10 lesson plans, educator resources and youth reporting efforts.

You can also access a webinar discussing the unit with Q and A from educators across the country.

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

The contest has ended, but this site still features a podcast about making a podcast. What a great way for students to share what they are learning!

STEM Pals

STEM Pals

This site is designed to provide resources for STEM and Computer Science (CS) for educators, students, parents and caregivers.


Confronting Anti-Black Racism

Confronting Anti-Black Racism

Use these materials with middle and high school students to help them understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities.

The Robot Doctor

The Robot Doctor

WQED and RobotWits are partnering to provide this educational video series that extends robotics and mathematics lessons to high school age students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Curriculum Content Schedules


PreK through Elementary

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Daytime

6am-5pm | PreK through Elementary | How to Watch

WITF Kids Daytime Schedule

WITFK PBS Kids 24/7

Watch on the PBS Kids Video app or on our website | How to Watch

PBS Kids 24-7 Schedule

Middle School through High School

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Daytime

6am-5pm | Middle School through High School | How to Watch

Middle School through High School Daytime Schedule

Primetime

6pm-11pm | Middle School through High School | How to Watch

Middle School through High School Primetime Schedule

Radio

Listen on our website | Middle School through High School | How to Listen

WITF Radio Middle School through High School Schedule