The Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont PBS have expanded their partnership to support learning for Vermont students and school communities this school year and beyond. This partnership provides access to free educational programming, curricular connections, and distance learning tutorials through Vermont PBS. Based on teacher feedback, resources for in-classroom and distance learning shift to a monthly overview using analog, digital, and broadcast resources bundled thematically. Read the press release announcing the partnership.
For more information about how to navigate resources, check out these webinars:
How to Navigate PBS Teacher Planning Kits
This new resource from PBS Learning Media is part of the collection PreK-12 Resources for New School Routines and includes materials that can be used during in-person or remote instruction, both with or without internet access. Each “kit” contains planning sheets for elementary and secondary education. Planning sheets are divided into three sections: “watch,” which includes the program; “teach,” which connects activities, games, and lessons to the program; and “explore,” which provides additional resources about a specific topic or theme.
Beyond Screentime: The Fundamentals of PBS Learning Media Navigation
Playful Learning Collections for Home: Resources for Parents
For information about how to support students with disabilities when using PBS programming and resources, see the newly published guidance, Strategies for Supporting Students with Disabilities During PBS Programming and Lesson Planning.
Every month we will provide a monthly programming schedule with links to related resources you can use to develop or supplement your students’ learning, both in and out of the classroom.
- Distance Learning Schedule: January 2021
- Distance Learning Schedule: February 2021
- Distance Learning Schedule: March 2021
2020 PBS Parent/Teacher Survey Report
The Vermont Public Broadcasting Service (VT PBS) Teacher/Parent Survey was created in order to gain a better understanding of how the programming and supplemental materials provided by the Agency of Education/VT PBS partnership were used by educators and parents as they rapidly pivoted to remote learning due to COVID-19. The data from this survey is informing decisions to improve these supports for the fall.
Vermont educators can create a free PBS LearningMedia account to access additional features, including
- Resources aligned to state standards
The ability to save, download and create content using their favorite resources
Access to teacher tools to build quizzes, puzzles, and storyboards
The Incorporating PBS into Your Classroom documents are organized by content area as well as grade level and make connections between PBS programs, standards, and supplemental resources. Click on the graphic to learn more.
The document below identifies the content connections to various PBS programs for children ages two through eight. It can help guide decisions by educators and parents regarding which programs might be most beneficial for children at a certain point in time. Click on the graphic to take a closer look.