Today, LPB officially launches “At-Home Learning,” our partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education. If you are a parent or teacher of students in grades Pre-K-12, LPB has resources available to help make your students’ time at home more educational and productive at https://lpb.org/athome.
For more than 40 years, LPB’s fundamental mission has been to provide educational resources to all children and families in Louisiana. Starting today, LPB is dedicating weekday programming between noon and 5pm to educational program blocks designed in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Education and with national partners at PBS. LPB’s regular PBS KIDS programming will continue to broadcast from 5am to noon on LPB’s main LPB-HD channel and also 24/7 on LPB2 PBS KIDS channel. As America’s most trusted institution and #1 educational media brand, PBS offers award-winning, research-based content that brings learning to life. PBS KIDS high-quality programs are recommended, by name, by the American Academy of Pediatrics for helping to prepare young children for school.
Through the “At Home” learning page, teachers and families can access free videos, apps and games for children, LPB’s broadcast schedules, the free Bright by Text parenting tip messaging service, access to LPB LearningMedia and Discovery Education for educators, and links to award-winning PBS Digital Studios videos like “Crash Course,” “Deep Look,” “It’s OK to Be Smart,” and more.
LPB will also provide information for educators from the Louisiana Department of Education about grade level assignments and resources.
About Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Educational Initiatives:
- LPB’s monthly newsletter reaches approximately 28,000 educators across Louisiana. The newsletter alerts teachers to e-programs, resources, and services provided by PBS and LPB that can be used in the classroom.
- Bright by Text, started in June of 2019, is provided by LPB. This free service sends research-based messages, tips, and resources, all promoting child development straight to your phone. A survey conducted by Marzano Research Lab found that 92% of parents are more confident as a result of receiving Bright by Text messages.
- LPB’s Edcamps provide professional development opportunities for educators and childcare providers across the state, who come together to share information and innovations that they bring back to their classrooms to benefit their students.
LPB offers services to teachers including the free PBS LearningMedia resources and Discovery Education content –– a source that provides teachers with more than 180,000 multimedia assets to share with their students. LPB users logged in 296,000 times to access content with 10,860,000 views each year.