@Home Learning with NMPBS

Broadcasting Student Lessons During COVID-19 Crisis Daily TV and Web Content for K-5 Students

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APS@Home Broadcasting

Beginning Monday, April 6, APS @HOME will begin broadcasting from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays on Channel 5.1. Educational programs also will be posted to the APS YouTube Channel. APS @HOME will give students in grades K-5 the chance to resume lessons in key topics as determined by the district.

Schedule of Classes:

Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays

  • 8 a.m.: Grades K-1 Fundamentals/English Language Arts Writing
  • 9 a.m.: English Language Development Bilingual
  • 10 a.m.: Grades 2-3 English
  • 11 a.m.: Grades 4-5 English

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 8 a.m.: Grades K-1 Math/Science
  • 9 a.m.: English Language Development Bilingual
  • 10 a.m.: Grades 2-3 Math/Science
  • 11a.m.: Grades 4-5 Math/Science

Broadcast Details

The daily lesson plans will be broadcast each day on Channel 5.1, and will then be available later for individual “on-demand lessons.” These supplemental learning videos feature APS educators in short segments, supporting a variety of subjects and grade levels, including English language arts, math, visual and performing arts, physical education, and more.

These segments will also include a Sign interpreter in the lower left portion of the screen, making them accessible to the hearing impaired.  Bilingual lessons are also available.

Distance learning has proven to be a challenge in New Mexico due to equity and accessibility issues. Not all households have access to digital devices, or the connectivity means to benefit from online learning.

APS @HOME will also be simulcast on the state’s other PBS stations:

  • KENW/Channel 3 in Portales, Eastern New Mexico
  • KRWG/Channel 22 in Las Cruces, Southern New Mexico 

Guide to All 5 NMPBS Channels

NM PBS Channel Descriptions for Santa Fe, Albuquerque,
Northern, and Central New Mexico
ChannelDescriptionAvailable On
5.1 KNME The PBS schedule with all your favorites, including
children's series and NMPBS' locally produced
programs like New Mexico in Focus.
  • Dish: Ch. 5, Ch. 8816
  • DirectTV: Ch. 5
  • Comcast: Ch. 5, Ch. 220
  • Sparklight: Ch. 5, Ch. 1005
5.2 NMPBS Kids New Mexico's favorite PBS Kids shows 24/7
  • Comcast: Ch. 396
5.3 FNX America's first and only public television
network devoted to Native American
and World Indigenous content.
  • Comcast: Ch. 393
9.1 PBS World

An alternative schedule to NMPBS 5.1 with
an emphasis on documentaries, science,
current affairs, and history programs.

  • Dish: Ch. 9, Ch. 8825
  • Sparklight: Ch. 9
9.2 Create Instructional and how-to programs with
advice on cooking, arts & crafts, gardening,
home improvement, and travel.
  • Comcast: Ch. 397

How To Watch NM PBS

Program Guides

NM PBS Program Guide is available online.

PBS Video App: Stream NM PBS

Stream your favorite PBS shows, create the perfect watchlist, connect with your local station, and more — anywhere you watch. Download for free, wherever you watch. The PBS Video App is available to download on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.

Other Ways to Watch

Visit NM PBS for complete details on other ways to watch.

  • Over the Air: To receive NMPBS channels over the air, you'll need a UHF-VHF digital antenna and a digital tuner. 
  • Comcast Cable, Sparklight, Dish, and DirecTV: NMPBS channels are available on Comcast Cable, Sparklight, Dish and DirecTV.
  • Online: Visit NM PBS to watch your favorite local and national programs online.
Special thanks, to the APS educators who have gone above and beyond to make this APS @HOME service a reality. It’s time for class – at least on TV.