Contra Costa County Office of Education and Contra Costa Television Team Up to Support Distance Learning with Televised Elementary Math Lessons

Contra Costa County Office of Education and Contra Costa Television Team Up to Support Distance Learning with Televised Elementary Math Lessons
Posted on 06/29/2020

Math lessons in English and Spanish to start June 29 for grades K-5 to support learning during school closures

 

Pleasant Hill, Calif., June 25, 2020  To support distance learning instruction in mathematics and address learning loss during the shelter-in-place and summer months, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) and Contra Costa Television (CCTV), are teaming up to provide grade-specific math lessons Monday – Friday, beginning June 29 on the county’s public access education channel (edTV). edTV can be seen throughout most of Contra Costa County on Comcast Cable Ch. 32 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99. CCTV is a public service of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.

Video math lessons for grades Kindergarten through Five open with a “Number Talk” followed by a lesson and practice provided courtesy of Khan Academy. The lessons range in duration from 10 minutes to 15 minutes depending on the grade level, and are offered in English and Spanish. The balance of each half-hour time block will be filled with local programming provided by Contra Costa Library Services and East Bay Regional Parks. 

“I am thrilled that we are able to provide this opportunity for families in our county, particularly for those households that may not have adequate access to technology or the internet,” said Lynn Mackey, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools. “The loss of in-class instruction has called for an amazing amount of ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, and we hope these lessons will be another creative way to reach and engage students.”

“We are pleased to be able to innovate a solution to challenging times by providing CCTV television channels to help meet the community’s needs. Together, Contra Costa Television and edTV will help make learning more accessible for children,” said Supervisor Candace Andersen, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “Removing barriers to help families keep their children learning is crucial.”       

 

Each morning’s programming will begin at 8:30am with a brief introduction by Contra Costa County Superintendent, Lynn Mackey, followed by CCCOE’s own Betty McPeak (Turner School Special Education Program, Antioch) providing a 15-20 minute “morning circle time” designed for pre-k through 3rdgrade students with special needs. In addition, there will be early afternoon educational programing for older students, including STEM in 30National Arts Gallery, and Food Kids.

 

Math Programming Schedule Beginning Monday, June 29:

  8:30 a.m. / Introduction by Lynn Mackey, Circle Time with Betty McPeak              
  9:00 a.m. / Kindergarten (English/Spanish)                              
  9:30 a.m. / Grade 1 (English/Spanish)               
10:00 a.m. / Grade 2 (English/Spanish)               
10:30 a.m. / Grade 3 (English/Spanish)               
11:00 a.m. / Grade 4 (English/Spanish)               
11:30 a.m. / Grade 5 (English/Spanish)

*Lessons will repeat each afternoon starting at 2:00 p.m., and will also be available on the 
CCCOE YouTube channel. 

More information about this as well as CCCOE’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the CCCOE website at: www.cocoschools.org/coronavirus. 

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