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Learning at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Learning at Home for All Ages

Responding to COVID-19

Several at-home learning options are available for pre-K through 12th grade students and adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some options:

  • PBS stations.
  1. Ohio’s PBS stations have developed a new on-air schedule of at-home programming for students and teachers. This will make resources available to homes that have limited internet access.
  2. The Ohio “At Home Learning” initiative includes a full schedule of daily television programming geared toward students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.
  3. This programming will be available on Ohio PBS television stations across the state starting in most areas on Monday, March 30, 2020.
  4. More information about this programming — including teacher resources — is available at pbslearningmedia.org.
  • CoderZ.
  1. Amazon Future Engineer is offering free online virtual robotics and coding courses for primary, middle, and high school students and teachers affected by school closures due to COVID-19.
  2. Through the program, students and teachers can program their own virtual robots.
  3. Teachers can sign up to give access to their students or students can sign up on their own at GoCoderZ.com/amazon-future-engineer.
  • CompTIA.
  1. The tech association is offering a free 30-day license in its IT Fundamentals course, a great way for students to learn if they want to pursue a career in IT.
  2. Learn more at https://www.comptia.org.
  • CodeAcademy.
  1. The online provider of coding classes is offering 10,000 full scholarships to CodeAcademy Pro to high school and college students for the rest of the year.
  2. Learn more at https://www.codecademy.com.
    Ohio Department of Education.
  1. Find numerous resources for parents, families, and educators at education.ohio.gov/coronavirus.
  • Ohio. Find It Here.
  1. The “e-Learning Opportunities for Teachers and Students” resource offers a number of online options from Ohio museums, zoos, aquariums, and other attractions and agencies.
  2. You’ll also find an e-learning blog with additional details on programming.
  3. Learn more at https://ohio.org/e-learning.


For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community. 

Prevention Infographic

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by taking these precautions.

  • Stay home 
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
  • Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
  • Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
  • Clean and disinfect "High-Touch" surfaces often
  • Call before visiting your doctor
  • Practice good hygiene habits 

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

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