Parents looking for quality educational programs for their children while they're learning from home have some additional resources thanks to the San Diego County Office of Education's (SDCOE) iTV Cable 16.
Throughout the day during the week, there is content specifically created for K-12 students, including programs focused on math, poetry, Spanish language, literature, and history.
This educational programming is one of the ways that SDCOE is working to prevent students from experiencing learning loss while they're away from the classroom.
"With the stay at home order, we know that there are a lot of students at home, and we want to do all we can to provide the kind of educational programming and experiences that students and parents value," said Tammy Carpowich, senior director of Media and Creative Services for SDCOE.
Some of the content was created by iTV Cable 16, while other programming comes from SDCOE's Digital Content Portal, which includes programs vetted by educators across the state.
SDCOE's Library Media Services department has shared its Digital Content Portal at no charge during school closures. Log in using "sandiego" for the username and password.
"We wanted students to have access to videos that are educational, engaging, and entertaining," said Cindy Dunlevy, coordinator of Library Media Services. "There are videos in all content areas and across all age spans."
The basic schedule is:
- Grades 3-5 – 8 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
- Grades 6-8 – 9 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
- Grades 9-12 – 10 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
- Visual and performing arts – noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.
Some highlights include:
- Math 2 Success: 4 p.m. weekdays
- Border Voices: 12:30 p.m. weekdays
- Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays
- The Western Tradition: 4:30 p.m. Fridays
- Weston Woods Books on Video: 8:30 a.m. weekdays
View the full schedule at the iTV Cable 16 website.