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In our continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PBS North Carolina offers at-home learning resources for students from early learners through grade 12. We provide standards-aligned programming and curriculum-based lessons on our broadcast channels and streaming online and supplemental online resources for educators and students.

Explore below or select a category to learn more about our programming and resources.

Teacher Time (Early Learners)

Coming soon!

Teacher Time, a series of short-form STEM activities for early learners presented by North Carolina teachers, premiering in February 2021.

Made possible by the support of Burroughs Wellcome Fund, NC Teachers of the Year lead learners through hands-on learning activities, 50% of which will be STEM-related.

Lessons air on Rootle, PBS NC and online.

Teacher Time is supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Classroom Connection (Grades PreK-3)

Classroom Connection will feature PBS KIDS favorites alongside North Carolina educators. This short-form learning series will deliver engaging math and literacy lessons developed by and featuring North Carolina teachers, aimed at Pre-K through third grade students to support their at-home learning. The Classroom Connection programming block will be available over the air on PBS North Carolina’s main channel and streamed online here.

Classroom Connection airs literacy lessons Tuesdays and Fridays, 8-10 AM on PBS NC. Find your local over-the-air channel with our Channel Guide.

Tune in now and check back soon for more on-demand video and supporting lessons. In March, math lessons will be added to the schedule on Mondays, with repeats on Thursdays.

Classroom Connection is made possible by the generous support of our partners:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Special thanks to Dr. Angie Mullennix
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NC State University
Special thanks to Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Marie Himes, Jessica Hunt
The UNC System Literary Fellows
North Carolina Department of Information Technology

Content providers include:
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Shore Road Productions
Special thanks to Brad Turkel
Blackspace
Kevin "Rowdy" Rowsey, Pierce Freelon, Mariah Monsanto, rem, Kristin Hopkins, Jeghetto, Moose, Jamm, .zone

More resources for learners grade 4-5 can be found on #GoOpenNC and PBS LearningMedia.

At-Home Learning (Grades 6-12)

PBS North Carolina and the NC Department of Public Instruction are partnering to support school-age children learning at home by providing free, curriculum-informed, over-the-air content that is widely accessible to studentsespecially those with limited or no internet access.

Each weekday, one block of programs on the North Carolina Channel will serve students sixth through twelfth grade, from 12 PM-5 PM (actual times may vary).

This educational program block features curated programming covering Science, Match, Social Studies, English Language arts and more.

Watch the program block on-air through cable providers and livestreamed here.

Find your local North Carolina Channel with our Channel Guide.

More Resources for At-Home Learning

In addition to our televised and livestream program blocks, parents and educators can also access a variety of free, online resources to enhance at-home learning.

Rootle PBS KIDS

Rootle is PBS North Carolina's 24/7 PBS KIDS channel, providing trusted programs, education and entertainment in a safe haven for youngsters. Find your over-the-air Rootle channel with our Channel Guide or watch the Rootle livestream below.

Explore our suggested At-Home Learning schedule for children in grades PreK-2.

Webinars | At-Home Learning

Parents and caregivers, get some help and reassurance! PBS North Carolina hosts free webinars to support at-home learning with quality content from PBS KIDS and PBS LearningMedia. Explore past webinars, and stay tuned for future events!

PBS LearningMedia

Get direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources, including videos and interactive lessons, audio, documents and in-depth lesson plans, all aligned to state and national standards.

PBS LearningMedia also provides a collection of Spanish language resources.

More Resources

Bright-By-Text

Free, local messages keep parents and caregivers of children 8 years old and under informed and prepared. 
Text CONNECT to 274448 today!

Other helpful information can be found at the following pages:

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