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CPS TV Announces Schedule

April 24, 2020

Cincinnati Public Schools recently launched CPS TV. The community access features recorded online lessons presented by CPS teachers, along with other educational programming from zoos, libraries and museums. (The CPS TV schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.)

CPS TV logo"We are very excited to offer this educational programming for our students and their families," said Tianay Amat, deputy superintendent. "CPS TV is another way for our students to continue learning while our schools are closed during the stay-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19."

Approximately 83 percent of students in the district qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, Amat said. "Some of our students do not have access to the internet or a computer, but may have cable TV in their home," she added. "We want to reach as many students as possible."

"It's critical that learning continues for all students in this time of uncertainty," said Emily Campbell, curriculum director.

Campbell said the district was approached by Mark Comanducci, founder and CEO of The 305 Education Group, a Cincinnati-based educational consulting organization, with the idea of offering the recorded online lessons on the community access channel. In a very short period of time, CPS TV was starting to take shape.

"I was excited to bring this idea to CPS and to help CPS operationalize and launch this teaching and learning opportunity, which will bring unique and curriculum-aligned educational programming to over 100,000 households in the Cincinnati region," Comanducci said. 

Daily programming kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with story time for preschool-age children and continue throughout the day for elementary and high school students.

Each day, programming will focus on a theme. Literacy is the theme on Mondays and Wednesdays while Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) will be the focus on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

"Fun Fridays will showcase programming from other educational resources, such as museums, parks or libraries," Campbell said.

In addition to the lessons from CPS teachers, Campbell said grade-level programming from Great Minds, a curriculum provider, will also offer lessons, organized by grade level and taught by experienced teachers nationwide.

CPS TV will also feature important announcements and messages from school officials to keep students and families informed during the school closure. Videos from the district's YouTube channel, highlighting the strategic plan, magnet lottery and Vision 2020 schools, will also be broadcast throughout the day. 

"We are launching CPS TV to serve our families at this critical time. But this channel has so much potential for the future," Amat said.

CPS TV Schedule 

Themes

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Literacy Around the World

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

Around the World

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

Fun Fridays

 

Daily Schedule

Time Content

7:30–8 a.m.

Story Time

8–9 a.m.

Preschool–Kindergarten

9–10:30 a.m.

Kindergarten–Grade 3

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Grades 4–6

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Activities for the Entire Family (Yoga, Music and Lots More)

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Grades 7–8

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Grades 9–12

2:30 p.m.

Story Time

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