Lakeshore PBS, PBS Learning Media unveil new design and user experience for educators, students

September 13, 2018

MERRILLVILLE — Classroom-ready, standards-aligned resources and updated features offer flexibility for today’s Pre-K-12th grade educators on the popular free platform

Just in time for the new school year, Lakeshore PBS has 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 to Lakeshore PBS resources.

PBS LearningMedia.org sees more than 1 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 and 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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