Parent Alert!: WMHT Offering Support for In Home Learning Starting March 23
WMHT Public Media introduces a new programming block in coordination with Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to support in-home learning for grades 4-12 while area schools are closed. The programming will cover a range of subjects including science, math, social studies, history, and literature and will air from 8am-6pm Monday through Friday on WMHT WORLD beginning Monday, March 23.
The additional block of programming is complemented by a robust suite of contextualized, standards-aligned lesson plans and resources available for free from PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) and PBS LearningMedia. WMHT will continue to offer educational programming for PreK through grade 3 during the day on WMHT-TV and all-day on WMHT’s 24/7 PBS Kids channel and streaming service.
“We are dedicated to supporting our community with meaningful learning services during this extraordinary time,” states WMHT President and CEO, Robert Altman. “Whether over-the-air or online, we have diverse content for home learning for all age groups.”
WMHT will continue to offer the Home Classroom block of programming, featuring NOVA, NATURE, HISTORY DETECTIVES, SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, AMERICAN MASTERS, MASTERPIECE and more, on WMHT WORLD while area schools are closed.
“We are pleased to partner with WMHT to provide our communities with access to educational programming to keep students engaged and learning while our schools remain closed,” said Capital Region BOCES Senior Executive Officer Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. “All of our component school districts share in our commitment to help students continue their learning with educational, interesting and fun content during this unprecedented time.”
To find WMHT WORLD Channel on your television, visit wmht.org/findwmht. For the complete programming schedule, related resources, and additional home learning opportunities, visit wmht.org/homeclassroom. Follow WMHT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily WMHT Home Classroom features indicated with #WMHTHomeClassroom.
WMHT is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services. Services include WMHT-DT (17.1), WMHT-Create (17.2), WMHT-World (17.3), WMHT PBS Kids (17.4), WMHT-FM 89.1 & WRHV-FM 88.7 (classical public radio); and WEXT Radio 97.7/106.1 (AAA public radio). WMHT also operates RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print disabled
The Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is the sixth-largest BOCES in New York state, and delivers more than 300 educational and administrative services to its 24 component school districts. Combined, these districts educate more than 80,000 students in the Albany, Schoharie, Schenectady and Saratoga counties of New York state. In addition, Capital Region BOCES provides several services to more than 150 school districts outside of the Capital Region. For more information, visit www.capitalregionboces.org