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Tennessee Dept. of Education partners with PBS to bring educational content to students

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Posted at 9:18 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 22:19:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with PBS stations across the state to bring educational content to students who are out of the classroom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The department will offer first through eighth grade students up to 30 hours of instructional lessons per week beginning April 6.

"We know so many Tennesseans have grown up learning from public television and are so grateful to PBS for embodying the volunteer spirit and supporting our students in this critical way,” said Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We are amazed by the response of PBS and Tennessee’s educators to support at-home learning during these unprecedented times.”

The schedule includes 30-minute segments that will air from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central every weekday on the main channels of the PBS stations in Tennessee. Viewers can also watch or record four more hours of educational content that will air overnight.

TDOE said the videos can also be found on its YouTube page after the air.

The content will cover English language arts and math for first though sixth grade students. Recorded video lessons will be available online beginning April 13 for seventh and eighth grade students.

TDOE will post accompanying lesson plans and work packets on its website for teachers and students to use.

Below is the full schedule, all times Central:

Daytime Schedule:

Monday— First and Second Grade ELA and Math Lessons"

  • 10 a.m. - First Grade ELA
  • 10:30 a.m. - First Grade Math
  • 11 a.m. - Second Grade ELA
  • 11:30 a.m. - Second Grade Math

Tuesday— Third and Fourth Grade ELA and Math Lessons

  • 10 a.m. - Third Grade ELA
  • 10:30 a.m. - Third Grade Math
  • 11 a.m. - Fourth Grade ELA
  • 11:30 a.m. - Fourth Grade Math

Wednesday— Fifth and Sixth Grade ELA and Math Lessons

  • 10 a.m. - Fifth Grade ELA
  • 10:30 a.m. - Fifth Grade Math
  • 11 a.m. - Sixth Grade ELA
  • 11:30 a.m. - Sixth Grade Math

Thursday— First and Second Grade ELA and Math Lessons

  • 10 a.m. - First Grade ELA
  • 10:30 a.m. - First Grade Math
  • 11 a.m. - Second Grade ELA
  • 11:30 a.m. - Second Grade Math

Friday— Third and Fourth Grade ELA and Math Lessons

  • 10 a.m. - Third Grade ELA
  • 10:30 a.m. - Third Grade Math
  • 11 a.m. - Fourth Grade ELA
  • 11:30 a.m. - Fourth Grade Math

Overnight Schedule:

Recorded videos covering ELA and Math for grades first through sixth will stream from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning the week of April 6.