Nine began broadcasting two hours of literacy and math instruction weekdays in April as a service to the community.
On May 15, science was added to Teaching in Room 9, Nine’s on-air classroom. These gradeappropriate lessons, taught by committed educators from their homes across the region, ensured that all kids, regardless of access to internet or computers, had access to quality teaching when schools shutdown because of the coronavirus.
Grab a pencil and take your seat, because Teaching in Room 9 continues this summer.
Nine’s at-home learning for kids also includes the online Educator and Caregiver Toolkit, which streamlines all PBS KIDS’ curriculum-based content into one place on Nine’s website.
Nine’s response to the need for remote learning builds on years of commitment to education. Its early childhood work on the ground with the youngest and most vulnerable learners and PBS KIDS television programs have been proven to help close the achievement gap between children in lower-income families and their more affluent peers.
Find Nine's resources at ninenet.org/learningtoolkit.
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This article appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of Nine Magazine.