Television informs and motivates. Instructional Television can address a student’s learning style, show a step-by-step process, transport a student to a different time or place, animate complex concepts, demonstrate “real life” applications, build background knowledge for reading, or share ideas. Media Services – WLX-TV provides a variety television related services for the district.
The St. Lucie County Education Channel
Media Services – WLX-TV broadcasts programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:
Comcast Cablevision Channel 13 (Ft. Pierce)
Comcast Cablevision Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie)
Hometown Cable Channel 19
SLPS Wireless Channel 36
AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 under St. Lucie County Community Channels
Daytime programming (7am to 5:30pm) is dedicated to the broadcast of instructional television and distance learning programs for students in school and after school. Programs explore subject areas from across the curriculum, organized by subject areas as follows:
Monday – Language Arts
Tuesday – Mathematics
Wednesday – Science
Thursday – Social Studies
Friday – Arts, Careers, & Health
Many instructional programs originate from sites around the world and the resulting electronic field trips provide students with meaningful enrichment. Resource materials for many of our instructional programs are available online from our program providers.
A bulletin board announces upcoming school and community events utilizing a marquee. Broadcasting is managed by an automated system from Synergy Broadcast. All programs broadcast by Media Services – WLX-TV are cleared for copying by the school media center or classroom teacher. These programs may be retained in a classroom or media center until notice is received from Media Services to erase or destroy them.
SLPS Wireless EBS Channel 37
The St. Lucie County Education Channel and EBS Channel 37 can be viewed on the internet. Windows Media Player version 9 or higher is required.
Cable in the Classroom
An additional source of commercial-free educational television programming is generated by cable networks such as CNN, Discovery, A&E, and Nickelodeon and is referred to as Cable in the Classroom. This programming is copyright cleared for use in schools. Detailed program descriptions are available in Cable in the Classroom magazine and Cable in the Classroom Online.