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Learn at Home with MontanaPBS

As schools navigate balancing in-person and distance learning, MontanaPBS will continue to support educators and families by launching a fall Learn at Home broadcast curriculum and provide corresponding free digital resources. This new schedule begins September 8 and continues through the end of the semester on December 18. MontanaPBS is proud to provide meaningful media resources for educators, parents and families at school, via distance learning, or at home. We have collected a list of virtual and professional development assets for educators, as well as a list of educational resources for all grade levels.

If you have questions about taking your class online or want to learn more about specific resources, please contact our education team:

  • Nikki Vradenburg | Director of Education | nikki@montanapbs.org
  • Deanna Mydland | Early Learning Specialist | deanna@montanapbs.org

Take Our Learn at Home Survey

We'd love to hear from you if you've used any of our resources! Please consider completing our Learn at Home Survey and you'll be entered to win a PBS prize package as a thank you for your time.

Learn at Home Survey

Curriculum-Related Programming with MontanaPBS

MontanaPBS will dedicate its daytime weekday schedule to Montana state standards-aligned educational programming provided by MontanaPBS and the Office of Public Instruction. The 6:30am to 5:30pm weekday schedule includes specific blocks of time for pre-K through 8th grade levels and covers subjects including language arts, social studies, science and math. MontanaPBS’ regular primetime schedule is not affected by this change.

Check back weekly for upcoming schedules and direct links to FREE educational resources that our education team has hand picked for each episode! Download the PDFs below that include direct links to the resources you need! Just click on the program title right from the PDF and you'll be directed to PBS educational materials online.

Resources for October 12-16

Resources for October 19-23

Resources for October 26-30

Unplugged Learning Menus for Grades 1-12

These fun unplugged activities will help keep you and your family busy and active while your school is closed or while practicing social distancing. Click on the poster image below to download the PDF. Questions? Contact Deanna, our Early Learning Specialist, at deanna@montanapbs.org.

Unplugged Learning with MontanaPBS Grades 1-2
Unplugged Learning with MontanaPBS Grades 7-8
Unplugged Learning with MontanaPBS Grades 3-4
Unplugged Learning with MontanaPBS Grades 9-10
Unplugged Learning with MontanaPBS Grades 5-6
Unplugged Learning with MontanaPBS Grades 11-12

Virtual Learning & Professional Development for Educators

Nikki Vradenburg

Virtual Tour of MontanaPBS Resources for Home Learning

This webinar was recorded on April 7, 2020.

Nikki Vradenburg

Learn at Home in Montana's Largest Classroom with MontanaPBS

This webinar was recorded on March 31, 2020.

Nikki Vradenburg

MTPBS Distance Learning Resources Tutorial with Nikki

This webinar was recorded March 18, 2020.

Resources for Grades PreK-5

PBS Kids

Watch and Play Online

Watch full episodes and songs or access videos, games, activities and more! Best of all, it's free!

PBS KIDS

Design Squad Global

Hands-on activities and videos that connect students from around the globe! Lesson plans provided!

Activites

Sesame Street in the Communities

Explore FREE digital and print activities for early childhood settings developed by Sesame Street.

Resources for Grades 6-8

Student Reporting Labs

Online Learning Unit

View this special unit that covers the basics of local community journalism, storytelling, scripting & more.

Virtual Learning Series

Our Planet

In this 3 part series, we’ll use the show, Life from Above, to explore new ways to teach students about our planet.

Resources for Grades 9-12

KQED Learn

Online Learning

Give high school students a place to tackle big issues and build their media literacy and critical thinking skills.

Learning Media

Recorded Virtual PD Series

Explore recorded webinars about a variety of teaching topics for teachers of PreK-12 students.

Press Releases

Learn From Home Curriculum Returns Sept. 8

As schools navigate balancing in-person and distance learning, MontanaPBS will continue to support educators and families by launching a fall Learn at Home broadcast curriculum and

PBS and WGBH to Provide At-Home Learning Programs

As schools across the country close in response to the COVID-19 virus, PBS and WGBH Boston have partnered to support distance learning.

MTPBS Partners with OPI to Support Students at Home

MontanaPBS partners with OPI to support students learning at home with free online resources and a revised broadcast TV schedule of educational programs beginning Monday, March 30.