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Upcoming Distance Learning Schedule

Learning at Home

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OETA has adjusted its daytime schedule to provide curriculum-based programming for students over the air onits broadcast channel, OETA WORLD. Programs will include PBS favorites like NOVA, Nature, American Experience as well as PBS KIDS programming. Each episode or series directly correlates to lessons and resources made available through PBS LearningMedia which have been designed to meet federal and state standards for grades 6 through 12. Programming changes will take place from Monday through Friday from 11 am until 4 pm which will last until the end of the school year.

PBS LearningMedia is a free, digital curriculum service that builds on the strength of public media and is designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are aligned to national and state standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, and subject area. It is free for students, teachers, and parents, however, personal accounts are required. Most activities and/or lessons are available in Spanish and several other languages.

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Early Childhood

PBS KIDS On Air - OETA’s 24/7 PBS KIDS channel is available over the air via digital antenna. Features programs like Daniel Tiger Neighborhood, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Molly of Denali. Videos are also available at PBSKIDS.org or through the PBS KIDS app.

PBS KIDS Newsletter - Sign up for PBS KIDS newsletter for daily activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.

PBS KIDS Apps - Apple and Android app stores offer a variety of apps from many of your child’s favorite programs.

PBS LearningMedia - Grade specific videos, interactive lessons, lesson plans and printables.

OETA Channel List

OETA operates an extensive statewide network of 4 full-powered transmitters and 14 translator booster stations. OETA-HD (x.1), OETA WORLD (x.2), OETA Create (x.3) and PBS KIDS (x.4) are available statewide via a digital antenna on the following channels: Oklahoma City (13), Tulsa (11), Altus (19), Alva (30), Ardmore (36), Beaver (34), Boise City (20), Buffalo (48), Cheyenne (12), Duncan (47), Durant (46), Eufaula (3), Grandfield (10), Guymon (16), Hugo (15), Idabel (23), Lawton (36) and Ponca City (38).

CityChannelCityChannelCityChannel
Altus13Cheyenne12Hugo15
Alva30Duncan47Idabel23
Ardmore36Durant46Lawton36
Beaver34Eufaula3Oklahoma City13
Boise City20Grandfield10Ponca City38
Buffalo48Guymon16Tulsa11

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Learning at Home General FAQs

Q: On which channel is OETA’s distance learning programming?

A: We are broadcasting distance learning programming on OETA WORLD. It’s available for free, over the air, and carried by some satellite/cable providers. Learn more here.

This is in addition to OETA’s regular PBS KIDS programming on the primary channel and the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.

Q: Are these programs available online/streaming?

A: It depends. PBS KIDS content is available to stream at PBSKIDS.org or through the PBS KIDS app. Other programs may be available to stream for free at PBS.org. However, others may be available to stream only through PBS Passport, which is a benefit that comes with supporting OETA for $5/month. A PBS Passport program is indicated by a blue icon in the top left corner of the title art. Clips or segments from on-air programming may be available to watch online at oeta.pbslearningmedia.org.

Q: Will EL (English Learners) materials be made available on-air and/or online?

A: We only schedule this educational block one week in advance, but it’s unlikely that any Spanish language programming will be available on-air. We are working with what’s made available to use through public media distributors that connect to student learning goals by grade levels. However, many clips from programs and lessons are available in Spanish and other languages through PBS LearningMedia.

For Parents

Q: What if we don’t have internet access?

A: Our educational programming block on OETA WORLD does not require an internet connection. You can receive the channel with a simple digital antenna.

There are some analog assets available through PBS LearningMedia that can be downloaded, printed, and distributed. We encourage parents and teachers to coordinate with their local school to cut down on the amount of time spent at schools. It is imperative that paper materials be distributed and returned in keeping with CDC-approved guidelines for social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Q: What resources are available to me to help my child through distance learning?

A: The Oklahoma State Department of Education is currently developing distance learning materials for parents. PBS Parents is also a great resource for parents of kids up to the age of 8.

Q: What if my child misses a program?

A: If your child missed a PBS KIDS program, chances are they can watch it at a different time on our primary channel from 6 am-5 pm or on our PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. Search our full schedule here. Other programs may be available to stream at PBS.org. See above for more information about streaming.

Q: What other tools or resources will my child need?

A: Each teacher may have a different approach to connecting their students to OETA programming and use different tools. Please consult with your child’s teacher.

Q: Will schools still be providing lunches?

A: Yes, many schools will continue to provide free meals through the USDA Seamless Summer Option or the Summer Food Service Program due to the unanticipated school closure for COVID-­19. Meals are available to kids and teens who come to a meal site or are part of a mobile route. Meals will not have to be eaten on-­site and can be taken home. No application or proof of income is needed. For more information about meals, contact your school or OSDE at (405) 522-5048.

For Teachers

Q: What if I or my students don’t have internet access at home?

A: Our educational programming block on OETA WORLD does not require an internet connection. You can receive the channel with a simple digital antenna.

There are some analog assets available through PBS LearningMedia that can be downloaded, printed, and distributed. We encourage teachers to coordinate with their local school to cut down on the amount of time spent at schools. It is imperative that paper materials be distributed and returned in keeping with CDC-approved guidelines for social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Q: Who do I contact with specific questions regarding the OETA/OSDE distance learning program?

A: Email education@oeta.tv with questions about PBS LearningMedia.

Q: Where can I learn more about how to use the PBS LearningMedia platform?

A: A virtual professional development module has been developed to help teachers learn more about the OETA programming and all of the available resources at PBS LearningMedia. The course is free, quick to complete and will help teachers learn how to leverage all of the amazing resources, work with parents and caregivers to support their child’s learning, and consider how they might use those resources in light of their district's distance learning plan and their unique context.

Visit https://osdeconnect.ok.gov, create a free account, and use the Add+ modules option to find the PBS LearningMedia Resources course.

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