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WOSU Public Media Offers Live Virtual After School Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 – WOSU Classroom is providing yet another way to extend learning outside the classroom. Starting on September 6, the new After School 360 live virtual webinar series is available every Tuesday at 4pm. This program helps fill the gap between the excellent educational support teachers provide in the classroom and the transition to after school programs and families at home.

A part of the Ohio Learns 360 project, After School 360 continues through May 2023 and includes read-along stories, clips of favorite PBS KIDS shows, hands-on activities and more. Each live, virtual session is led by a local PBS educational staff member.

“This program offers learning opportunities easily accessed from the comfort of home, provided by experts that know how to turn learning into fun experiences for kids,” said Amy Palermo, chief content director, WOSU Classroom. “This is a great series for after school supplemental learning as well as a way for families to spend valuable time working and having fun together.”

About Ohio Learns 360
Ohio Learns 360 aims to reach kindergarten through fifth grade students from underserved communities. The Ohio Department of Education provided $5 million in funding for the program through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), first authorized by Congress in 2020. Ohio Learns 360 continues through September 2024.

About WOSU Classroom
WOSU Classroom, a part of WOSU Public Media, offers a wide variety of in-person and online professional learning opportunities suitable for educators of all grade levels and subject areas. Courses are offered for educators wishing to extend their knowledge and experience with technology integration. Learn more at wosu.org/classroom.

About WOSU Public Media
The mission of WOSU Public Media is to engage, inform and inspire our diverse community. An NPR and PBS affiliate licensed by The Ohio State University, WOSU is a non-commercial multimedia organization serving over two million citizens in Central Ohio through broadcast, digital, programming, public engagement and education experiences. Learn more at wosu.org.

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