Beaufort County students in grades K-2 have a new way to continue their learning at home.

“Teaching Through Television…Learning, Exploring and Having Fun” is a series of lessons created through a partnership between the County Channel and the Beaufort County School District, the school district said.

The focus is on Grade 2 academic standards in English/Language Arts, math, social studies, and science, but many of the lessons will also have connections to kindergarten and Grade 1 standards in those subjects. 

 “With South Carolina schools closed due to COVID-19, this is another new and creative addition to our expanding menu of at-home learning opportunities,” said superintendent Frank Rodriguez. “Each instructor will be a certified Beaufort County School District teacher with experience working with younger children, and each instructor will have been recommended by his or her school principal.”

Carmen Dillard, the school district’s Director of Elementary Education, said each TV class will feature a district teacher describing the lesson’s focus, modeling how the student can use the newly acquired knowledge, then asking questions that prompt the student to think more deeply and connect to prior learning, according to a news release. Each lesson also will provide additional activities that can be done at home, Dillard said.

The TV lessons will air on the County Channel Monday through Thursday; students can receive four different lessons a week. The daily schedule features lessons at 9 a.m. (English) and 9:30 a.m. (Spanish), followed by repeats of the English-language lesson at 11 a.m. and the Spanish-language lesson at 11:30 a.m.

The “Teaching Through Television” lessons will also be available on You Tube; those links will be posted to the e-learning section of the school district’s website.