It is an initiative aimed at students from 6 to 16 years of age that aims to facilitate learning during the suspension of face-to-face teaching activity motivated by the state of alarm decreed by the Government to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
It is a special program of five hours a day of educational content that will be broadcast open during the morning, from Monday to Friday, on Clan TV and on La 2 de TVE.
This initiative is especially aimed at students from socially most vulnerable families who therefore lack the resources to follow the online activities provided by most educational centers and their teachers. Also to those who live in territories with greater difficulties in connecting to the network and to students who, due to confinement conditions, have problems sharing bandwidth.
"The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training is working to leave no one behind, so that no student misses the course due to this exceptional situation we are experiencing," said Minister Isabel Celaá.
Celaá reiterates his thanks to all the teachers and reminds the students of the importance of maintaining the habit of study and personal effort during this time. "But it is also essential not to generate more anxiety in families or in students than the confinement situation already causes," he stressed.
For this reason, this new program tries to be a mental aid for minors and their families so that everyone can learn from this situation. Thus, in addition to including content related to the areas of knowledge, it will work on emotional skills to improve family life and make the educational process more effective and enjoyable. Each thematic block will include content that reinforces physical activity, reading, solidarity values, emotional education or that stimulates curiosity, among other objectives.
Clan TV Programming Grill and La 2 de TVE
The Clan TV channel on RTVE will broadcast spaces with Mathematics content on Mondays, on Social Sciences on Tuesdays, on Arts and / or Physical Education Wednesdays, on Language and Languages on Thursdays and on Natural Sciences on Fridays. These programs will be aimed at boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 8 in the time slot from 9:00 to 10:00; to students from 8 to 10 years old between 10:00 and 11:00 and students from 10 to 12 years old in the following hour.
Also, in La 2 de TVE, students from 12 to 14 years old will be able to enjoy these contents, adapted to their age, and in the same order of subjects by day of the week as in the previous cases, between 12:00 and 13:00 hours; and those from 14 to 16 years old.
Editorials and educational portals offer their content for free
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, whose technicians have worked intensively in recent days, has had the collaboration of 14 publishers and nine educational portals that have offered their content in a disinterested way. These companies are EDEBÉ, EDELVIVES, McGraw-Hill, Planeta, Santillana, MacMillan, SM, ANAYA, BROMERA, BRUÑO, Algaida, Oxford University Press, Bristish Council, Editorial Casals, Pearson, LingoKids, Smile & Learn, Unicoos, Unprofesor.net, Happy Learning, Quantum, Derivando and The cradle of Halicarnassus.
The department led by Isabel Celaá is especially grateful for this broad response and hopes that new additions will occur in the coming days to enrich the work being done. It is one more example of the commitment that the entire educational field is demonstrating during this exceptional situation and of the necessary contribution of all to get ahead.
To prepare these programs, the MEFP has formed various work teams that review and filter audiovisual materials to ensure their pedagogical quality. For its part, RTVE has created another working group that maintains close collaboration with the Ministry.
Other educational initiatives to learn from home
In addition to this open content for television, the Ministry of Education and FP will make available to the educational community starting Monday 23 a website to access various resources and tools to facilitate learning in a virtual environment.
The MEFP has also offered the Autonomous Communities the Virtual Classroom of distance education (suitable for Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate), as well as the materials of the Professional Distance Training Platform to facilitate online monitoring of the training cycles whose development is is affected by the current situation.