UNC-TV Learning Opportunity

  • UNC-TV and the NC Department of Public Instruction are expanding their educational programming for all students PreK through grade 12. This will be especially useful for students who have not yet accessed digital resources for remote learning.

    Each weekday, students will have the opportunity to view quality programming on Rootle TV and  UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel.

    Pre-K through 3rd grade

    • Rootle, UNC-TV's 24/7 PBS KIDS channel
    • UNC-TV channel weekdays from 6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m for children’s programming including Sesame Street, Wild Kratts (animals), Peg Plus Cat (math), Daniel Tiger (social skills) and Word Girl (vocabulary).

    Grades 4 through 8

    • UNC-TV's North Carolina Channel, weekdays, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.   
    • Students will enjoy this engaging instruction in such subjects as English and language arts, science, math and social studies.

    Grades 9 through 12

    • UNC-TV's North Carolina Channel, weekdays, from 1- 6 p.m.
    • Timely, topical programs explore such subject areas as American and British literature, science and nature, social studies and U.S. and world history.

    These educational program blocks are available on the North Carolina Channel (UNC-TV), available statewide for free over-the-air, through cable providers and streamed online at  www.unctv.org/unctv-at-home-learning/ . Here you will find links to the channel lineup, weekly schedules and how to stream the channel if you have internet access.

    For Closed Captioning support, you may contact UNC-TV at captioning@unctv.org or by calling 1-800-906-5050.

    Spectrum Cable subscribers can access UNC-TV’s four digital services at the following channel numbers: UNC-TV – 1221, the North Carolina Channel – 1276, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel – 1275 and the Explorer Channel – 1277. If you have an antenna, UNC-TV is Channel 4.4.

    Contact your provider if you need help finding UNC-TV in your area. 

    Viewing Guides

    Option 1: You can extend these programs into learning experiences for your child by thinking about the acronym, “PBS TV” 

    • Pick a show that interests you!
    • Background knowledge - what do you already know about the topic?
    • Share your new learning with a friend, family member or caregiver.
    • Think about connections to your life or what you have learned in school.
    • Visualize your learning!  Create a picture, journal entry or other product!

    Option 2: You can extend these programs into learning experiences for your child by thinking about the acronym, “LEARN”

    • Listen and watch a program that interests you!
    • Engage in conversation about what you learned with a friend, family member or caregiver
    • Activate your prior knowledge about the topic
    • Research or reflect on your new knowledge
    • Now, make your learning visible through a picture, journal entry or other creative product! 

    Schools and teachers will be in touch soon with students and families with more information and details regarding how this resource can be used to support continuous learning.