WHYY's Educational Offerings Encourage Learning While Students at Home

by Mr. Art Ellis of WHYY, Inc.

Posted to 11 on 3/27/2020 at 2:33 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"WHYY Inc. expanded its educational programming to offer educators, parents and caretakers across the Delaware Valley access to on-air and online educational programming to use both inside and outside of school settings as the coronavirus spread is keeping more kids at home. From entertaining yet educational broadcasts on WHYY’s main and YKids channels and special offerings for older children on Y2 to additional resources such as PBSKids.org, the PBS Kids App and PBS LearningMedia content, WHYY is offering a suite of resources to spark excitement and drive learning outside of the classroom. Details can be found at whyy.org/learning"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"“Having consistently being named a trusted source and with such a robust offering of educational programming, it’s no wonder that communities are turning to stations such as WHYY for resources in light of coronavirus/COVID-19,” said William J. Marrazzo, President & CEO, WHYY Inc. “During these times, we want to let our community know that WHYY is a great source of broadcast and online materials that can enhance learnings from pre K-12 curriculums.”"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"On WHYY’s main channel (12.1), there are a host of shows broadcast on an expanded timeframe from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. that marry educational content with delightful fun. From PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® which helps teachers and families explore dance, drama, music, and visual arts to Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, where kids can flex their social studies skills as they travel back in time to meet real life historical figures when they were kids, WHYY-TV and YKids will offer a variety of broadcasts that cater to pre K to 2nd grade learning."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"To serve Grades 3-12, our secondary digital channel Y2 will broadcast programming from 9am to 3pm that aligns with national, state and local standards. The content will cover the Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts. The schedule will generally follow this format:"},{"insert":"\n9am to 11am: Grades 3-5"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"11am to 1pm: Grades 6-8"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"1pm to 3pm: Grades 9-12"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"Additionally, video clips, teaching tips and much more are available to caretakers and teachers who can then utilize this content for students from pre-K through 12th grade through PBS LearningMedia, a free media-on-demand service. PBS LearningMedia offers access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with national common core standards as well as Pennsylvania and Delaware state standards. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at "},{"attributes":{"color":"blue","link":"https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbs.org%2Fabout%2Fadmin%2Fcms%2Fpage%2F853%2Fedit-plugin%2F4499%2F%2522ht&data=02%7C01%7CCandice.Womer%40abc.com%7C89785cce9cb14bf9858b08d7c9d6828a%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637199795477946572&sdata=U%2B8RiiLvuCxUW5TTT%2FfDAW5HrKmeJHMrgAubKMV%2BA9o%3D&reserved=0"},"insert":"pbslearningmedia.org"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"“Many parents may suddenly find themselves responsible for the day-to-day learning of their children in a way they aren’t accustomed to. We want them to know that we have free resources and activities that can make their jobs easier,” said Craig Santoro, WHYY’s Director of Educational Programs. "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"Parents, students and caregivers also have access to fun yet educational games and other content via PBSKids.org and the PBS Kids App."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"WHYY 12.1 is available on Comcast 812 and FiOs 512. Y2 is available on 12.2 or 64.2, Comcast 257, Verizon Fios 474. YKids 12.3 on Comcast is 258 and FIOS, 473"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e","bold":true},"insert":"About WHYY"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"WHYY advances civic life through storytelling, arts, education and civic dialogue. As the region's leading public media provider and PBS/NPR member station, WHYY's multimedia outreach includes WHYY-TV, WHYY-FM, WHYY's award-winning online home for news and civic dialogue, WHYY.org and \"off-air\" community forums, artistic performances, lectures and media education programs through the Dorrance Hamilton."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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