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TN Dept. of Education releases schedule, resources for PBS lessons

The video lessons will have online components, and are set to air statewide on April 6.

TENNESSEE, USA — The Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with PBS stations across the state to offer 1st-8th grade students up to 30 hours of standards-aligned instructional lessons per week during times of COVID-19 school closures.

Starting April 6th, 30 minute segments will air from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST each weekday on the main channels of each of the six PBS stations across the state. 

That includes East Tennessee PBS and also WNPT Nashville, Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI. 

Viewers can watch or record up to four more hours of content that will be broadcast overnight, according to TDOE.

The programming will cover English language arts (ELA) and math for first through sixth grades. 

For seventh and eighth graders, recorded video lessons will be available online starting April 13th.

Accompanying lesson plans and work packets will be posted on the department’s website for teachers and families to use, adapt, and build upon. Access the lesson plans and student work packets at www.tn.gov/education/pbsteaching.

The department said they will also make all videos available on its YouTube channel after they air.

HERE IS THE FULL SCHEDULE OF LESSONS

Daytime Schedule: 

Monday— 1st and 2nd Grade ELA and Math Lessons

10:00 am CST- 1st Grade ELA

10:30 am CST- 1st Grade Math

11:00 am CST- 2nd Grade ELA

11:30 am CST- 2nd Grade Math

Tuesday— 3rd and 4th Grade ELA and Math Lessons

10:00 am CST- 3rd Grade ELA

10:30 am CST- 3rd Grade Math

11:00 am CST- 4th Grade ELA

11:30 am CST- 4th Grade Math

Wednesday— 5th and 6th Grade ELA and Math Lessons

10:00 am CST- 5th Grade ELA

10:30 am CST- 5th Grade Math

11:00 am CST- 6th Grade ELA

11:30 am CST- 6th Grade Math

Thursday—1st and 2nd Grade ELA and Math Lessons

10:00 am CST- 1st Grade ELA

10:30 am CST- 1st Grade Math

11:00 am CST- 2nd Grade ELA

11:30 am CST- 2nd Grade Math

Friday— 3rd and 4th Grade ELA and Math Lessons

10:00 am CST- 3rd Grade ELA

10:30 am CST- 3rd Grade Math

11:00 am CST- 4th Grade ELA

11:30 am CST- 4th Grade Math

Overnight Schedule:

Recorded videos covering ELA and Math for grades first through sixth will stream from 1 a.m.- 5 a.m. CST Monday through Friday beginning the week of April 6th.

Online: 

Lesson plans and student work packets: www.tn.gov/education/pbsteaching 

7th Grade- ELA and Math Lessons starting the week of April 16th

8th Grade- ELA and Math Lessons starting the week of April 16th

Other guidance documents and resources developed specifically for district and school leaders are available on the Tennessee Department of Education’s coronavirus webpage: https://www.tn.gov/education/health-and-safety/update-on-coronavirus.html.

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