Ohio’s PBS stations, through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, are working with local summer and after-school programs to address disruptions to learning caused during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Called Ohio Learns 360, this new initiative provides families and after-school and summer programs with PBS resources, including standards-based curriculum and materials, virtual field trips, interactive video programs, community events and more, all designed to accelerate student learning and support the state’s most vulnerable learners in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Ohio Learns 360: Camp-in-a-Box
Are you involved in an out-of-school-time (OST) program? Camp-in-a-Box is FREE and is designed for OST providers such as after-school day cares, summer camps, libraries and community centers. Each box contains five sessions for both K-2 and 3-5 grade bands. Aligned with Ohio content standards, they are based on PBS Kids programming that children know and love. A curriculum and activity kit accompanies each Camp-in-a-Box set and includes flexible teaching resources including lesson plans, media assets, activities and home connections plus all the materials needed. Best of all, training is provided FREE of charge by PBS Western Reserve staff.
For out-of-school time providers, these live and on-demand sessions for young learners are led by PBS education staff members. Sessions include read-alouds, clips from our favorite shows, and hands-on activities. These are perfect for after-school programs, day-care centers, and community clubs.
Note: These sessions are only available to groups of 5 children or more.
Schedule your group’s session now. Current offerings feature beloved PBS KIDS shows including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Elinor Wonders Why, Ready Jet Go!, Hero Elementary, Rosie’s Rules, Donkey Hodie, and Odd Squad! Sessions will cover a variety of topics including mathematics, social emotional learning, science, and social studies, all in a manner that is aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards!
Sessions will be held at a time pre-determined by your group and a PBS education staff member.
Request an After School 360 session: https://ohiolearns360.org/afterschool-360/
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Go on a virtual trip to one of Ohio’s leading cultural, scientific and historical locations! Families will meet with experts and see artifacts or collections that tell the story of Ohio.
PBS Western Reserve will host in-person experiences in partnership with local community organizations to provide access to families and strengthen community connections. Upcoming events may include family learning days, education themed in-person events that focus on STEM, kid camps and learning experiences provided at regional schools.
More local events coming soon!