PBS Western Reserve to provide expanded at-home learning programs
Five-hour weekday learning service to air on Fusion channel
Kent, OH — March 27, 2020 — Beginning March 30, PBS Western Reserve will expand its at-home learning content by offering five hours of educational programming weekdays on its Fusion channel (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2). From noon to 5 PM weekdays, the station will air At-Home Learning Service, designed for students in grades 6-12. Additional educational content is available on PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1) weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, also beginning March 30.
The At-Home Learning Service that will air on Fusion offers programs on science, history and English language arts, and includes related learning resources from PBS Learning Media (pbslearningmedia.org). The service is the work of PBS and WGBH Boston. “Available free over the air, these educational programs can reach all families, including those who do not have internet access or computers at home,” said Liz Cheng, general manager of television at WGBH and PBS World Channel.
The new broadcast programming will be supplemented with additional resources from PBS Learning Media, which were developed based on feedback from educators. These resources, aligned to curriculum standards in every state, include grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons and media that illustrate specific topics or themes and support materials across subjects. “We hope that viewers of all ages will take advantage of these learning opportunities on both our PBS Western Reserve and Fusion channels,” said Trina Cutter, president and CEO of PBS Western Reserve. “Those who have internet access can find detailed program information at https://westernreservepublicmedia.org/At-Home-Learning.htm.”