WOUB to Change Television Line Up as Part of OHIO PBS Stations #LearnAtHome Initiative
Program to help teachers and parents with remote education
ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media will be a part of a statewide PBS #LearnAtHome Initiative to help teachers, parents and students in southeast Ohio navigate this unprecedented time of remote educational instruction.
“PBS has always been a quality resource that parents and educators rely on to assist students in learning and growing as a valuable supplement to in-school learning,” said WOUB General Manager Mark Brewer. “With teachers and parents educating their students remotely due to school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resources from PBS for students of all ages are more important than ever.”
WOUB and other PBS stations across the state of Ohio are changing their daily television line ups to help meet the educational needs of all students. Starting on Monday, March 30, WOUB will serve a variety of students with programming on different WOUB secondary digital channels to meet various education needs:
- High school student content will be on WOUB’s WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) from Noon to 5 p.m.
- Older elementary and middle school content will be on WOUB’s Classic Channel (20.2/44.2) from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Educational content for our youngest learners will remain on WOUB HD (20.1/44.1). WOUB will carry Governor Mike DeWine’s daily news conference on this channel as well.
WOUB’s Learning Lab is also curating additional resources for teachers and parents that align with the new programming line-ups. That material will be available by clicking on “The Learning Lab” located at the top of woub.org.
“We want our educators to know that we are here to support them during this challenging time,” said WOUB Educational Services Manager Deborah Brewer. “We are working to make sure critical learning tools and assignments are available to teachers that align with the PBS programming and are age-group appropriate.” Teachers and parents can email the Learning Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
“In this unprecedented time, Ohio’s educators, parents and caregivers are doing their best to keep learning going for students in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. I am humbled and grateful that all eight of Ohio’s public broadcasting stations have stepped up as major partners committed to delivering high-quality, grade-appropriate learning to students, complementing the amazing effort being made by Ohio’s schools and districts,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria. “This ‘At Home Learning Initiative’ crosses the digital divide and provides yet another tool in the toolbox, ensuring learning doesn’t stop just because school buildings are closed.”
WOUB will continue to air its PBS Kids content 24/7 on its PBS Kids digital channel (20.6/44.6) for early learners.
WOUB’s six digital channels can be found on many cable providers and are also free over the air using inexpensive antennas. If you have questions about how to find the channels you need, contact WOUB at email@example.com.
About WOUB Public Media Learning Lab
Using the trusted and valued educational resources of WOUB Public Media and PBS, the WOUB Learning Lab empowers teachers, students, parents and caregivers to use 21st century learning tools and media proven to impact student success. Through professional development, classroom integration of educational technology, promotion of WOUB children’s programming and PBS Learning Media and supporting parents and families in the education of their children, the WOUB Learning Lab is a go-to resource for high-quality educational advancement support.
About WOUB Public Media
As a member station of both NPR and PBS, WOUB Public Media is a trusted source of news, local content and educational resources that have proven to be worthy of the time, effort and support of our users. WOUB, an experiential-learning unit of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, is a non-profit, community-supported multimedia organization which provides online and broadcast services, along with non-broadcast educational services and student professional development. WOUB serves 55 counties throughout southeastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky with its broadcast signals. WOUB Radio’s FM Network has transmitters in Athens, Chillicothe, Ironton, Zanesville and Cambridge, while WOUB AM serves the immediate Athens area. WOUB TV is made up of six television channels (WOUB HD, WOUB Classic, WOUB World, WOUB Create, WOUB Ohio and WOUB Kids) which are broadcast from two transmitters.
Through its support of public service, teaching, research and administrative missions, along with its high-quality local content and programming, WOUB enriches, enhances and expands the lives and horizons of the people in the communities it serves, as well as Ohio University faculty, staff and students.