Summer Education Updates
KERA TV + Math Lessons
Starting next Monday, kids will be able to tune into KERA TV for 2½ hours of locally-produced math lessons each weekday for five weeks. The lessons are for grades K-8 and Algebra 1. They are being created by 150 mathematics teachers from the Dallas Independent School District, who are recording them from home. The lessons are designed to mitigate academic losses that researchers are predicting for students this year, particularly in math, as the impact of COVID-19 school closures is added to normal summer learning losses.
Click here to learn more about the lessons. You will also find links to fun math videos, games, activities and other resources curated by KERA to teach the same skills as the televised lessons so students can practice what they are learning.
The televised classes will run from noon to 2:30 p.m., from Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 7.
Math level taught
Kindergarten & Grade 1
Grade 2 & Grade 3
Grade 4 & Grade 5
Grade 6 & Grade 7
Grade 8 & Algebra I
KERA will continue to provide a lineup of PBS Kids shows from 6 am – noon and 2:30 pm – 6 pm on KERA TV channel 13.1. Families can still access around-the-clock educational children’s programming on KERA Kids 24/7, which is available over-the-air on Channel 13.2 or by streaming on any device at kerakids.org. KERA will return to its regular daytime schedule on Channel 13.1 on August 10.
NOTE: The math lessons are produced by Dallas ISD, which is responsible for their content. If you have a question about a particular lesson, please contact STEM Math Director Stej Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More to Come!
We will be sending more issues of this special summer newsletter in coming weeks with fresh math activities, games and videos from KERA to supplement the TV lessons, as well as other materials for learning at home. So be sure to check your inbox! Meanwhile, check out other other educational resources from KERA.
- KERA Learn! is our education website, with a wide range of content to inform and engage North Texans of all ages.
- The Summer Learning Challenge gives young learners a rich mix of daily activities, reading recommendations and virtual activities.
- The At-Home Learning Toolkit has teaching resources for all grade levels – including a collection of educational content in Spanish/recursos educativos en español. It also has lots of activities, articles and tips to help families stay active, healthy and informed.
- Start Smart Texas is a service that sends texts to parents and caregivers with age-appropriate tips on early math, literacy and child development for kids from birth to age 8.
Scurry-Rosser Independent School District offers career and technical education programs in agriculture, accounting, industrial technology, business and family consumer sciences. Admission to these programs is based on requirements and prerequisites set by federal and state rules.