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What's coming up on Medford Anywhere Learning TV?

Starting Monday, April 6th, Antenna TV will air classes from Medford School District Educators, to help restart learning for southern Oregon kids kept out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 3:20 PM
Updated: May 26, 2020 9:28 AM

Anywhere Learning TV is a remote learning partnership with the Medford School District aimed at connecting kids at home with teachers in the classroom. Starting Monday, April 6th Antenna TV will air classes from Medford School District Educators, to help restart learning for southern Oregon kids kept out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We're very excited and we say 'thank you' to KDRV, as well as a number of other stations, who have partnered with us on Medford Anywhere Learning Television," said Dr. Bret Champion, superintendent of Medford School District. "We know that internet access is not something that every one of our students has, and we said 'let's go old school.' We've actually done some antenna drives and we'll be issuing antennas for our students who don't have internet access so that they can watch."

You can watch Anywhere Learning TV live on weekdays from 9 - 11 a.m. on Antenna TV KDRV Classics:

  • Over the air 12.2 and 31.2
  • Spectrum Cable 189
  • Ashland Home Net 12.2 and 117
  • Northland Cable 137 and 112
  • Livestream online or watch on demand at kdrv.com/anywhere, on YouTube, and on the NewsWatch 12 apps for Amazon Fire, Roku, and Apple TV.

“We’re proud to partner with the Medford School District to connect students at home with teachers in the classroom," said Mark Hatfield, NewsWatch 12 vice president and general manager. "Our team is working fast to make Anywhere Learning TV ready for launch and available to students across all the NewsWatch 12 platforms.”

Check below for this week's list of classes:


Monday, May 11

  • Summer Reads (Grades 5-8): This episode is packed full of reading recommendations for 5th - 8th graders. Hear about adventures, mysteries, funny books and non-fiction books. Parents, listen closely in the second half to learn about how this year’s summer reading program will work. Some of the book recommendations have serious themes that may not be suitable for children under 5th grade.
  • Vocal Masterclass (Grades 6-12): This episode showcases the talents of three singers from Medford High Schools who will represent southern Oregon in a state solo festival. You’ll hear their performances and watch as they work with a clinician on vocal skills.
  • Field Trip - Five Features of a Forest (Grades 3-8): Grab your virtual hiking boots and virtually head to Forest Park to learn about the different aspects of a forest community. In this episode you’ll learn about biodiversity and why it’s important. Plus, learn more about the five features of a forest - fauna, flora, fire, fungus and future.
  • Read-aloud: A Wrinkle in Time (Grades 5-8): Listen to a reading of the book that inspired the movie, A Wrinkle in Time. Hear how the main characters manipulate space and time to rescue their dad.

Tuesday, May 12

  • Science and Slime! (Grades K-5): Use science to make slime! Get ready for some fun experiments including creating slime and elephant’s toothpaste. You’ll also find out why these cool experiments do what they do. Optional tools for slime: borax/glue/2 plastic bags/water/food coloring. Optional tools for elephant toothpaste: hydrogen peroxide/plastic bottle/yeast/cup/dish soap/spoon/water/food coloring.
  • Oregon Coast Sea Life (Grades 1-6): Bugs-R-Us is visiting Medford Anywhere Learning TV with a virtual trip to the ocean. Oregon has one of the most diverse costal ecosystems on the planet and now it’s coming to YOU! Explore sea life using models and real specimens as we discuss the fish, plant, bird and mammal life along the Oregon Beaches. Find the digital resource here.
  • Beginning Ukulele (Grade 4-12): Grab your ukulele and get ready to play! In this episode, students will learn four chords. They’ll learn how to tune a ukulele and how to strum. By the end of this lesson, your student will have practiced several simple songs.
  • Read-aloud: Sarah, Plain & Tall - Pt. 1 (Grades 3-5): Your student can get their daily reading in by listening to Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Read about a family in the late nineteenth century who invites a woman to become their new wife and mother. Catch part 2, tomorrow at the same time and place.

Wednesday, May 13

  • Mystery Adventure, Pt. 1 (PreK-2): Teacher Connor is planning a dragon lesson, but all of the dragon stuff has disappeared! Miss Britt and Teacher Connor turn into detectives (and suspects!) as they try to determine who took the dragon stuff. Help them find the culprit as they learn about clues and detectives. Don’t forget to watch part 2 to find the culprit.
  • Mystery Adventure, Pt. 2 (Grades PreK-2): In part 2 of this mystery adventure, Teacher Connor and Miss Britt will figure out who stole the dragon stuff. Students will learn about making mistakes and how to deal with emotions, like fear.
  • All About Family (Grades PreK-2): Gather around the TV with your family for this episode to learn how every family is unique and has value. This episode includes music, reading and activities. Students will learn how to contribute to their family and they’ll make a family coat of arms.
  • Read-aloud: Sarah, Plain & Tall - Pt. 2 (Grades 3-5): This is part 2 of this reading of Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Read about a family in the late nineteenth century who invites a woman to become their new wife and mother. If you missed part 1, check the MSD TV guide and Youtube.

Thursday, May 14

  • Magnets and Matter (Grades K-3): See the amazing things magnets can do and explore the states of matter. In this episode, students will learn about the power of magnets - including how to make a magnet float in midair. Students will also see several experiments as they study the states of matter.
  • Music Through the Decades, Pt. 2 (Grades K-12): In part 2, of Music Through the Decades, get ready to dance and sing through the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Take part in this singalong featuring music from Cyndi Lauper, The Backstreet Boys, The Rembrandts and more. You can find part 1 on Youtube.
  • As You Like It, Pt. 1 (Grades 8-10): The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and SOPBS bring us this lesson to look into the meaning behind Shakespeare’s As You Like It. In part 1, students will discover and analyze themes and how they may inform the rest of the play. Students will take part in a sticky note activity involving five themes of the play. Optional: Sticky notes and a pen.
  • As You Like It, Pt. 2 (Grades 8-10): In part 2 of this lesson, students will learn how to uncover the meaning of the opening speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Students will read the play together and engage in several activities to understand the speech.

Friday, May 15

  • Thank You Party (Grade PreK-2): Get ready to sing, make music, read and have fun with Miss Britt and Teacher Connor. In this episode, they are learning about different ways to say ‘thank you.’ They even share a special ‘thank you’ message with the student viewers.
  • I'm Going to be a Kindergartner (Grades PreK): Soon-to-be-Kindergarteners, get your parents and prepare for kindergarten. This episode will help prepare parents and students for their first year of school. You’ll learn what is needed to register your child, life skills to practice now to help your child be successful and items that will help your student at school.
  • Silly Routines & Story Structure (Grades PreK-2): Watch a tall ballerina on stilts and sing and act out silly routines while laughing and learning about story structure!
  • Ocean Measurements & Facts (Grades K-2): Get excited about learning by taking the classroom undersea. In this episode, students will learn about sharks and other sea creatures. They’ll sing and even put their math skills to use by measuring different sea animals.

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