Now that school is happening from home, educators are looking for new ways to reach students all across the Texas panhandle. That includes finding new avenues and means of reaching out to students. Panhandle PBS will start airing special "At Home Learning Initiative" programming throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panhandle PBS will preempt regularly scheduled weekday programming from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with the following grade-level-appropriate programming:

  • 10:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (History/Social and Emotional Learning for ages 5 - 8)
  • 10:30 a.m. Peg+Cat (Math for ages 3 - 5)
  • 11:00 a.m. Cyberchase (Math for ages 4 - 8)
  • 11:30 a.m. Molly of Denali (Literacy/Informational Text for ages 4-8)

Information on individual program episodes, as well as correlating educational resources, can be found at panhandlePBS.org/athomelearning. Additional programs will run throughout the day on Panhandle PBS that will benefit students of all ages. As part of a statewide partnership with all ten Texas PBS stations and Texas Education Agency, this free programming will reach 96 percent of Texas’s student-age population with targeted programming at specific times during the school day.

In addition to the broadcast options, supplemental materials—including interactive lessons and media galleries—are available at PBSLearningMedia.org. A free texting service called Bright by Text for parents and caregivers supports the development of young children with literacy, language, behavior and healthy/safety tips and is available at panhandlePBS.org.