At Home Learning from Houston Public Media TV 8 PBS

Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can now access free, educational PBS daytime programming.

As thousands of Houston-area students are out of class, Houston Public Media is helping ensure quality distance learning occurs in homes through educational programming for elementary, middle and high school students on TV 8, and supplementary digital resources from PBS LearningMedia that adhere to Texas curriculum standards.

Every week, our education team at Houston Public Media researches and matches relevant PBS LearningMedia resources to each program, allowing students of all grade levels to take learning further with grab-and-go activities and interactive lessons that illustrate specific topics, themes and subjects. The vast library of online educational resources from PBS LearningMedia also includes tailored resources for educators and caregivers, such as videos, lesson plans, hosted training sessions and self-guided, how-to resources.

The elementary student program schedule includes trusted, educational shows such as Peg + Cat, Martha Speaks, and Sesame Street. The middle and high school program schedule include quality, informational shows such as NOVA, American Masters, and Shakespeare Uncovered. Additional PBS programs are available to stream for free on the PBS Video and PBS KIDS apps, and additional at home learning programming is available on WORLD Channel on TV 8.4. The broadcast and digital materials provided by Houston Public Media are the key components of Houston Public Media’s At-Home Learning experience.


At-Home Tutorial

Connie Hill, Houston Public Media’s Director of Interactive Education, shows how easy it is for teachers, students and parents to take advantage of our At-Home Learning TV programming and the supporting resources at PBS LearningMedia.

Channel 8.1 At-Home Learning Schedule with Links to Learning Resources

Week of June 1, 2020

Grades PreK-3
Grades 4-8
Grades 9-12

Channel 8.4 At-Home Learning Schedule with Links to Learning Resources

Week of June 1, 2020

Social Studies
English/Language Arts

Last Update: 2020/05/30 13:17:59