Learning doesn’t just happen inside the classroom, and Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) is working to ensure family engagement plays a vital role in students’ education.
LPB is Louisiana’s largest classroom over the air, on every device, in schools, and in the community. LPB’s Educational Services Department is committed to providing extensive information, lesson plans, materials, and digital resources to support formal K-12 education statewide.
LPB’s top priority focuses on family engagement in order to extend learning and help build critical skills in students.
“That’s the piece that’s missing from school, and it’s something schools struggle with–to engage families,” said Nancy Tooraen, Educational TV Technology Director at LPB. “I think our PBS content just lends itself beautifully to help families and caregivers learn and play with their children. Sometimes they don’t know how to be involved with their child’s learning. We teach families how to use all the wonderful PBS Kids resources at home and how to extend learning.”
At-home learning activities can reinforce vocabulary, lesson comprehension, STEM activities, engineering design process, science inquiry, and more–all things that are important for children to learn.