As schools in Wisconsin have closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS are rolling out an ambitious plan, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to support at-home learning for students and families by broadcasting a new weekday television schedule of programming with digital resources that connect to Wisconsin’s state academic standards.
Beginning March 30, PBS Wisconsin will dedicate the 5 am – 5 pm weekday schedule on the Wisconsin Channel (PBS Wisconsin-2) to educational programming that includes specific blocks of time for pre-K through 12th-grade levels and covers subjects including English language arts, social studies, science and math. Milwaukee PBS will dedicate the 7 am – 5 pm weekday schedule on WMVT 36.1 to the same programming.
The special broadcast schedule will also be available to stream online at pbswisconsin.org/familyresources, along with corresponding free digital content for at-home learning and support for teachers who are navigating this new educational landscape. Milwaukee PBS has free digital resources for at-home learning at milwaukeepbs.org/onlineresources.