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Educator Informed Shows & Resources on VPM

On VPM, there are many ways to keep learning from home. Explore the channels, shows and activities designed by educators for students of all ages.  All programs below with (*) are correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs), a curriculum framework designed by the Virginia Department of Education to measure student achievement.

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  • The holidays are here and that means time for something new! Whether you are out and about or staying close to home, you’ll have two new Fitness DAWGS episodes to enjoy during your break time. Learn how to make healthy and fun snacks with First Lady Pamela Northam and active ways to keep our bodies moving during the holidays with Miss Sherri The Clown.
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  • Nature is all around us, even in our cities. You just need to know where to look! Explore the role cities play in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and what you can to be a Backyard Bay Saver in a city. Developed for students in grades: 4-7.
  • Let’s explore how we use our hands to make music and art! Mary shares a poem about five little ducks, and Mike creates a sound story about the little ducklings. We meet the kalimba, and explore keeping a steady beat to several different musical styles. And we meet Andrew, an amazing creator, artist, and maker who inspires us to use our hands to make all kinds of art out of paper.
  • Mary and Mike are joined by Alicia to learn about how we can communicate, even when we speak different languages. Mary and Alicia read a book in both Spanish and English. Mike meets Estela and learns a song in Spanish. And Mary travels to a farm to learn all about llamas and alpacas. Join us in being curious about how we can communicate through language, music, and even with animals!
  • Local health officials are changing where vaccination clinics are set up in effort to reach residents who have yet to get the shot. It’s an effort launched to meet President Biden’s goal of getting 70% of the population vaccinated by July 4th.
  • In this episode of NASA at Home, Learn about rockets, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, and unique careers at NASA. Build a soda straw rocket with things you can find at home, exercise like an astronaut and learn to draw yourself on the moon.

VPM Plus

VPM Plus supports distance learning by providing educational shows aligned with classroom instruction weekdays from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

VPM Plus Schedule

VPM World

The VPM World channel offers an At-Home-Learning lineup of science, history and English language arts programming, and more.

World Schedule


Watch PBS KIDS shows designed by educators anytime, anywhere. Find the PBS KIDS 24/7 app, watch on television, or stream online.

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PBS Kids Games

PBS KIDS shows are developed by teachers with curriculum objectives for teaching literacy, math, science, history, art, and social/emotional skills. The games reinforce learning through play!

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VA TV Classroom

A public media initiative from the Virginia Department of Education, VA TV Classroom is a block of SOL-aligned instruction for students in grades K-7 airing from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on VPM Plus. The teacher-led programming allows students without reliable internet across Virginia to access SOL instruction.


PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a free online resource for students, parents and teachers with curated videos, interactives, lesson plans and more.

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