Broadcast Curriculum Continues on MontanaPBS

BOZEMAN – As classes remain suspended across Montana to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, MontanaPBS and the Montana Office of Public Instruction will continue to support home learning for students by delivering a new weekday television schedule of educational programs aligned to state standards along with free digital learning resources accessible from home.

“I appreciate the MontanaPBS Learn at Home options for my students because I know my students are getting access to high-quality learning materials when they watch one of the PBS programs,” said 4th Grade Teacher, Amanda Rapstad. “The [Learn at Home Programming PDFs] are color-coded by grade level and subject which makes it even easier to assign appropriate materials for your class.”

This new initiative began March 30 and will continue as long as the statewide stay-at home order and school closures remaining in place. MontanaPBS provides corresponding free digital content for at-home learning and support for teachers navigating this new learning landscape. We encourage those who have utilized the resources from our Learn at Home initiative, to kindly provide us with feedback based on your experience via our online survey.

The Learn at Home curriculum-based programming schedule has preempted many of the regularly scheduled day-time programs, which has led to discrepancies with some online and on-screen guide listings as well as the MontanaPBS April Viewer’s Guide. The new 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekday schedule includes specific blocks of time for pre-K through 8th-grade levels and covers subjects, including English, history, language arts, social studies, science and math. MontanaPBS’ regular primetime schedule is not affected by this change.

MontanaPBS recognizes that major changes to our broadcast program schedule can be disruptive for some viewers, but during this unprecedented crisis we are committed to fully supporting our students, families and educators across Montana. A revised program schedule can be found online at

For more about MontanaPBS Learn at Home resources, visit:

Educators looking for support implementing distance learning using the Learn at Home programming schedule can contact the MontanaPBS Education staff listed below.

Montana State University
Visual Communications Building 183
Bozeman, MT 59717

University of Montana
Broadcast Media Center
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812


MontanaPBS is available to families via free, over-the-air broadcast, in the state’s larger cities, on translators in smaller communities, as well as on cable TV, Dish, Direct TV and the recently launched live streaming service, YouTube TV.

To watch MontanaPBS in your community, visit our Broadcast Area page.

About Montana’s Largest Classroom – MontanaPBS

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Nikki Vradenburg
Director of Education

Deanna Mydland
Early Learning Specialist


Contact: Nikki Vradenburg, Montana PBS director of education,