Great news for parents! The ABC is launching an expanded schedule of free education content to support students, teachers and parents, with so many children learning at home due to the coronavirus global pandemic. To enhance its educational programming, ABC Education is working with state and territory education departments and other education providers to deliver additional curriculum-linked content to children of all ages via their kids TV channel and website.
From Tuesday 14 April, the ABC will extend its educational programming on ABC ME to support children and caregivers at home, from 10am to 12pm each weekday during the school term or can be found on demand at iview Education. The schedule includes blocks of primary school content and secondary school content, featuring programs such as Ecomaths, ScienceXplosion, Numberblocks and English on the Go.
The ABC will provide additional online support through its portal ABC Education with access to more than 4000 free videos, interactive resources and games mapped to the Australian curriculum – across subjects such as English, maths, science, history, geography, media Literacy, financial literacy and the arts and technologies. Parent can sign up to the ABC Education weekly newsletter for engaging online resources, competitions, news and events to help them with their kids schooling.
Working in partnership with Australian states and territories, ABC Education has also created original teacher-led mini-lessons, which will be broadcast on the ABC Education portal and ABC ME, to support students learning at home.
The kids’ news show Behind The News is also ramping up its vital education offering to make sure parents and teachers have plenty of trusted, quality video content mapped to the Australian curriculum, including its daily and weekly programs Newsbreak and BTN Classroom. BTN will expand its network of Rookie Reporters delivering news, views and opinions via mobile video, so that kids who are working remotely or in isolation will still have a voice in the news. Parents will also be able to access BTN’s teaching resources and lesson plans in the “Teachers” section of the BTN website.
You can catch informative and engaging educational programs across multiple subject areas, including BTN, The Storybuilding Tool Kit, This Place, Citizen Code and Teenage Boss on ABC iview’s. Teenage Boss is a great show to teach financial literacy to tweens and teens.
There’s plenty of content for younger kids. Pre-schoolers can enjoy quality content on ABC Kids, ABC Kids listen and the ABC Early Education website, which includes Reflective Journal blog posts for educators and shows and podcasts across the five curriculum areas of family, community and culture, sustainability and nature, creativity and self-expression, STEM and health and wellbeing. There’s also special collections of learning content and family activities are also available on the newly enhanced ABC Kids app and ABC Kids Community Facebook page, which engages and inspires ongoing conversations with families, carers and educators.
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