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LAKESHORE PBS & PBS LEARNINGMEDIA UNVEILS NEW DESIGN AND USER EXPERIENCE FOR PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

Classroom-ready, standards-aligned resources and updated features offer flexibility for today’s educators on the popular free platform

 

Merrillville, In – September 4, 2018 – Just in time for the new school year, Lakeshore PBS today unveiled the new PBS LearningMedia website, making thousands of digital resources more accessible to educators and students in the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area. In response to teachers’ needs, the new features include simple browsing by curriculum area, state/national standards and grade; improved search functionality; a refreshed look and easier access Lakeshore PBS resources.

 

PBS LearningMedia.org sees more than one million unique users visit it each month during the school year to access free, high-quality, classroom-ready resources — including videos, images, lesson plans, articles, primary sources and more. Lakeshore PBS and PBS LearningMedia.org offers access to trusted content to supplement their curriculum for any grade level. The platform offers a wide array of teacher resources from the many genres that Lakeshore PBS is known for – from science programs and documentaries, to news and public affairs, history and the arts — and contextualizes them so that they are easy for teachers to implement. These materials also include content from Lakeshore PBS and PBS KIDS series that teach important foundational early learning skills, including literacy, STEM, social-emotional development and social studies.

 

“At Lakeshore PBS, we know that educators are among the most influential figures in children’s lives and that they know their students best,” said James Muhammad, President & CEO, Lakeshore PBS. “With the redesign of Lakeshore PBS and PBS LearningMedia.org, we looked to our community’s teachers’ needs to create an easy-to-use, intuitive site that offers them the tools and flexibility to create high quality learning experiences for their students through enriching media that sparks curiosity.”

Since launching in 2011, Lakeshore PBS and PBS LearningMedia, has evolved to meet the growing needs of teachers and students across the country, and with this latest redesign, it is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. Educators who create a free account on the site are able unlock all features, including a complete teacher dashboard, rostering and assignment functionality, and access to all interactive lessons.

 

Educators can explore the new design and thousands of high-quality public media resources at pbslearningmedia.org.

 

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Lakeshore Public Media provides quality local and original programming that educates, enlightens, and informs. Lakeshore Public Media chooses the best of NPR and PBS and other public media providers, broadcasting to millions of homes throughout Northwest Indiana, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.  Lakeshore Public Radio can be heard on 89.1fm.   Lakeshore PBS broadcasts its main channel over the air on 56, on Comcast on 17 or 21 (HD Channel 239), on RCN Cable on 44, on Dish Network (HD Channel 6320), AT&T U-verse (HD Channel 1056) and DirecTV on 56.

 

About PBS LearningMedia
As America’s most trusted institution and number-one children’s educational media brand, PBS is committed to supporting teachers on their journey to spark students’ curiosity. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is an online destination that offers free access to thousands of resources from PBS Lakeshore PBSs and partners. These digital tools are designed to enhance classroom instruction — from videos, images and interactives, to lesson plans, articles and primary sources. Available to all educators pre-K through 12th grade, PBS LearningMedia offers classroom-ready content aligned to state and national standards, compatible with the tools teachers use most, such as Google Classroom, and contextualized with supporting materials. Each month, more than one million unique users visit PBS LearningMedia to enhance teaching practice and support student learning. Learn more at pbslearningmedia.org.