Making a Difference: Navigating Extraordinary Times Together
Never before has KET’s mission to inform, connect and educate been more essential. As Kentuckians cope with the COVID-19 public health crisis, KET stands alongside our viewers and communities to provide informational and educational resources to help us all navigate these uncharted waters.
Families & Caregivers
With the urgent need for at-home learning resources to help parents and caregivers while schools are closed, KET developed a free toolkit filled with high-quality educational resources for students of all ages
And beginning in March, KET’s weekday daytime lineup on our main channel began broadcasting educational programs for all grade levels. Featuring trusted PBS KIDS favorites and PBS programs, the lineup aligns with subject- and grade-level learning for PreK through 12th grade.
For our littlest learners, the 24/7 KET PBS KIDS channel — always free on air and online — provides programs from the #1 most-trusted network for children’s content.
And for our adult learners, through June 1, KET is providing free access to the high-school equivalency study system FastForward and the professional preparation resource Workplace Essential Skills at KET.org/adulted.
Thousands of Kentucky teachers already use KET’s PBS LearningMedia resources in their classroom, and now it’s being used more than ever.
PBS LearningMedia is a powerful, free tool when planning Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) for students, including thousands of classroom-ready resources aligned with state standards. Lesson plans, videos and games are searchable by grade, subject area, keyword, and standard level and can be easily shared with a class.
KET is a primary content provider for this national resource; other contributors include PBS, NASA, the National Archives and the Library of Congress.
KET has provided live on-air and online coverage of Gov. Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 press conferences, as well as a pool feed for other stations to help limit the number of people in the media room.
For all Kentuckians
With a long tradition of responding to community needs, KET produced Kentucky’s first coronavirus forum and call-in program in early March. To continue keeping viewers up-to-date and answer your questions, KET also created the weekly Friday night program Coronavirus: A Kentucky Update. And in April, Kentucky families turned to Families and Covid-19: A KET Forum to hear expert advice on balancing work, child care and self care.
All of these programs, plus the latest news and resources, can be found online at KET.org/coronavirus.
In addition to the news and health resources you expect on KET, we’re also here to provide an escape during these challenging times.
Along with watching any of our four channels on the air, you can watch your favorite KET and PBS programs anytime, anywhere on the KET app for Android and Apple devices and the PBS video app found on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and more.
And your member benefit KET Passport provides extended access to a rich library of programs. Check out the back cover of this issue to learn more.
Extraordinary times like these connect people, lead us to care for each other, and cause us to step up to a greater-than-ever call to service. KET continues to answer the call with trusted, valued resources more essential now than ever before.