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Los Angeles Unified and YouTube Work Together To Help Students, Teachers and Families (06-29-20)

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Shannon Haber, 213-393-1289                              June 29, 2020


Los Angeles Unified and YouTube Work Together
To Help Students, Teachers and Families

  • Creating a Library of Learning Opportunities for Families and Students

LOS ANGELES – June 29, 2020 – Superintendent Austin Beutner today announced the launch of a new YouTube channel, Los Angeles Unified World of Learning, to support students and their families in online learning. Led by educators from Los Angeles Unified and technologists from YouTube, the channel provides video resources to help students and families explore the many opportunities in online learning.

The goal is to provide students and families with additional learning and enrichment opportunities.

“Now that we’ve connected every student with their school community online, we need to make sure the resources are available to students and families,” Superintendent Beutner said. “The collaboration between the educators from our schools and the experts at YouTube are creating something special to share this world of learning and opportunity with students and their families.

“Los Angeles Unified is serving up a summertime of family fun in an imaginative way by stimulating students’ curiosity,” Chief Academic Officer Alison Yoshimoto-Towery said. “The joy of learning is ignited by building on student interests, and Los Angeles Unified World of Learning will be a valuable resource to propel learning forward.”

Los Angeles Unified took a similar approach in March in its work with PBS. Instructional experts from Los Angeles worked with content and distribution experts from PBS to create educational programming which has become a model for the nation. The content first aired on three PBS stations (KLCS, KCET and PBS SoCal) in Los Angeles and is now being used by school districts and PBS affiliates in more than 30 states.

June 24th marked the start of a new chapter for Los Angeles Unified, which for the first time offered every student the opportunity to participate in Summer School. More than 100,000 students enrolled and will be working on literacy and fluency in math. With the support of such partners as Fender, Illumination, the L.A. Chargers and filmmaker James Cameron, students will also learn about sports, science, physics, animation and drawing, space, environmental science and much more.