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WFSU Public Media Offers At-Home Learning Broadcast and Digital Resources, Providing Free Educational Access for Students Across the Greater Tallahassee and Panama City areas of North Florida

As the school year begins, WFSU offers free broadcast TV programs that support at-home learning for Pre-K through 12th grade; digital resources provide educators and families with learning options for new school routines.

Tallahassee, FL September 2, 2020 – As a school year unlike any other gets under way, WFSU is helping support educators, parents, and caregivers with a variety of free, high-quality, and accessible educational media resources. The WFSU PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, WFSU KIDS 360 (for young learners ages 2-8), and WORLD Channel At-Home Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12), on 4FSU will feature broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs.

WFSU’s broadcast signal stretches from Okaloosa County in Florida (WFSG), east to Taylor and Madison Counties. WFSU’s signal also covers most of south Georgia’s western counties, reaching a majority of these households with free, over-the-air broadcasts and a deep trove of digital educational resources (PBS LearningMedia, pbskids.org, PBS KIDS for Parents, and more).

WFSU Education and Engagement continues to provide a variety of virtual programs and events, including early childcare provider and parent workshops, interactive camp and after-school programs, as well as our Ready To Learn Family and Community Learning Workshops.

“WFSU Public Television began 60 years ago as ‘educational television’ and now provides these at-home learning services to assist students, families, teachers, administrators and school systems throughout our region as an extension of our mission to serve everybody, everywhere, every day. Public television stations in every state are pursuing similar at-home learning initiatives that best serve their communities during this continued national crisis. It’s educational television, when America needs it most,” said WFSU General Manager David Mullins.

 

WHERE TO FIND YOUTH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

  • WFSU & WFSU KIDS 360 offer anytime access to more than twenty series aligned to Pre-K through 3rd grade curriculum goals – from science and math, to literacy and life lessons. Available on-air via WFSU, online, and live-streaming on the PBS KIDS Video app and via WFSU KIDS 360. Related parent and teacher resources are also available.
  • 4FSU/COMCAST CABLE CHANNEL 4:  From 12 noon to 6 p.m. ET weekdays, WORLD Channel offers at-home learning programs on math, science, social studies and English language arts, curated by educators and aligned to related digital resources on PBS LearningMedia. This content is curated for middle and high school curriculum. 4FSU is available to Comcast cable subscribers in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Madison, and Taylor counties in Florida and Brooks County in Georgia.
  • WFSU-HD & WFSG-HD will air PBS KIDS content from 6 a.m. ET until 3 p.m. ET. After 3 p.m. ET, WFSU will air general audience content from PBS.

You can discover WFSU-TV channels for your area by visiting here. Channels can be accessed via antenna, cable or via streaming/OTT device. Please visit our website for more information.

 

 

For more information, please contact

Tasha Weinstein

WFSU Education & Engagement Manager

tweinstein@fsu.edu

 

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