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AOC, Cox and UW team up to offer educational programming

Free Online Educational Resources To Keep Kids Learning While Schools Are Closed
Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 17:26:32-04

There's a new educational broadcast for Acadiana kids.

AOC Community Media, Cox Communications and United Way of Acadiana hav eteamed up for "Learn United."

The partnership is working to cablecast educational programming on AOC’s channels and their digital platform, beginning immediately.

Also working on the project are Lafayette Parish School System, Lafayette Education Foundation, Lafayette Parents for Education, Love Our Schools, LUS Fiber, CGI, and Acadiana Center for the Arts.

All the organizations in the partnership have been concerned about delivering educational programming during the COVID-19 related closures.

This partnership leverages existing resources and will feature many of Acadiana’s dedicated educators. Learn United’s daily programming on AOC will allow students to access and continue learning during the COVID-19 related school closures.

AOC television is available in Lafayette, Iberia, St. Martin, and Acadia parishes as well as in the city of Franklin.

“Because one of our impact areas is education, from day one of this crisis we have been working on how we can best help educate our children. Part of what we do best is collaborate, so we are excited about the group that has come together to make this possible,” says Carlee Alm-LaBar, President/CEO of United Way of Acadiana. ”During this time when we are all getting creative about how to meet the needs of those we serve, we are grateful to all our partners for making this possible, and we look forward to seeing even more content from our local educators as this partnership grows.”

Learn United will begin immediately, and daily guides will be available in the coming days at www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/learn-united with programming sorted by time with appropriate viewing ages and subject matters.

Learn United begins today; however, contributors acknowledge the success of this initiative relies in part on ongoing efforts by this region’s educators to submit content. If you are an educator who has already developed content to share or is interested in producing new content, please submit your information at unitedwayofacadiana.org/learn-united.

Content may include, but is not limited to, traditional teaching segments, experiments, exercises and activities, or students conducting educational experiments at home with their thoughts and feedback.

Content recorded at home by phone, computer, or camera is accepted as long as it is easy to see, hear, and understand.

AOC Community Media is available for some additional technological assistance.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Please follow www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/learn-united for up-to-date information