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The Michigan Learning Channel is an exciting public television partnership that offers free 24-7 instructional content to support and extend classroom learning. Designed as an alternative resource for families, caregivers, and schools, the shows on the Michigan Learning Channel align with the instructional calendar throughout the school year and provide engaging summer content to help students continue to build their brains and grow their skills outside of the classroom. The Michigan Learning Channel’s goal is to provide an at-home link to classroom instruction and engage students in high-quality supplemental learning at no cost to schools, families, and caregivers. 

The content is presented by a diverse group of primarily Michigan educators and is delivered as if the teacher is in a classroom setting. Each program aligns with MI educational standards and nearly every program has extension activities and resources for students and families. Visit Featured Shows and More for a complete list of all programs available on the Michigan Learning Channel. 

This programming is broadcast on special on-air channels established by each of the participating public television stations in Michigan, including channel 13.4 in WNMU-TV PBS broadcast viewing areas. You may need to rescan your TV to access 13.4. Visit How to Rescan for step-by-step directions and more information.

Shows are also available as a livestream and stored for on-demand viewing on a variety of digital platforms, ensuring accessibility to all students, teachers, and families in the state. Visit the Michigan Learning Channel to access on-demand programming!

Sign-up for the MLC Weekly Newsletter to receive the most up-to-date schedule and programming information. 

For more information, contact Ellen Doan at edoan@nmu.edu or 906.227.6765. 

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Upcoming Events 

Sign-up for MLC's Summer of Fun! 

The MLC is here to help schools and after-school organizations get ready for an immersive and fun Summer 2022. Our 8-week program encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, and career exploration and virtual field trips. 

For Teachers 

On-demand Professional Development 

Learn more about the Michigan Learning Channel and all of the resources it has to offer! This on-demand course is offered through Northern Michigan University's Continuing Education learning platform. Educators who complete this course will be eligible for 1.5 SCECHs. 

This course will introduce the programming and content available on the MLC, demonstrate how to accesses resources via television and on the website, and share MLC's plans to support learning initiatives throughout the school year, especially during out of school hours. 

Call (906)227-2103 to register today! 

A Professional Learning Series with the Literacy Essentials

Join teachers from the TV series as they share favorite lessons that you can use immediately in your classroom. Each session will share the research and literacy best practices behind the lesson and demonstrate how each lesson ties into assessment and helps foster student engagement.

Read, Write, ROAR! Is an literacy instruction television series for grades K-3 that features Michigan teachers sharing literacy lessons and read-alouds. Each lesson is based on the Literacy Essentials, which are research-based Instructional Practices proven to make an impact in your classroom.

How to use the Michigan Learning Channel

The Michigan Learning Channel is a FREE resource for parents, teachers and students. You can find all of the teacher-led lessons on demand with additional materials and learning goals for each episode online.

Learn More About the Michigan Learning Channel

A statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers.

Michigan Learning Channel Public Television Partnerships