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The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers. 

In mid-Michigan, the Michigan Learning Channel is now available through your antenna on WKAR-TV at channel 23.5.

MLC shows are 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.

All content is offered at no cost to schools, families and caregivers! 

For more information, contact Summer Godette at or 517-884-4774.

How to use the Michigan Learning Channel

Literacy Essentials Professional Learning Virtual Workshops 

Learn about the Literacy Essentials with teachers from the Read, Write, ROAR! TV series. During these workshops teachers will demonstrate research-supported literacy instruction with fun and interactive lessons you can use in your grade K-3 classrooms. 



The Michigan Learning Channel has partnered with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company to bring this performance to your television.  

Watch Screeningson Wed., Oct. 13, 2021 and Sun., Oct. 17, 2021 at 10:30am and 7:00pm and On demand at during the entire month of October.  Learn more HERE!


Win prizes and a chance to be featured on TV just by reading! Join students from Preschool to 3rd Grade in the Let’s Read Together Challenge! Students who complete 1,000 minutes of reading during October and November can enter to win 20 of the Michigan Learning Channel’s favorite books from the “Read, Write, ROAR!” television series.

Fill out our interest form and learn more HERE!


Join the Michigan Learning Channel in a short computer science activity during Computer Science Education Week: December 5-11, 2021

We’re inviting students from across Michigan to contribute a short video that highlights how students across the state are using computer science to create interesting things! The Michigan Learning Channel will select up to 6 videos that will be shared on TV and social media to spread the word about Computer Science Week and the Hour of Code.

Fill out our interest formand learn more HERE!

Michigan Learning Channel Literacy Essentials Professional Learning Workshop
Peter & The Wolf
Week of Code Video Celebration

Read, Write, ROAR! Literacy Activity Books and more!

Learning literacy skills is fun with the Michigan Learning Channel! Each Literacy Activity Book has activity pages that go along with the Read, Write, ROAR! video lessons and activities from your favorite PBS KIDS characters! 

Get the digital version of the Summer Activity Book we handed out during Summer 2021. 

Download the FREE MLC Literacy Activity Books and Summer Activity BooksHERE!

WEBINAR: Introduction to the Michigan Learning Channel

Looking for ways to support teachers and preK-12 grade students with distance learning for hard-to-reach students? The Michigan Learning Channel can help.
In this free webinar, you will learn about free K-12 distance learning resources, networking opportunities, and get an exclusive look at new programming!

For Your School or Organization
Visit this MLC Webinar Request form to request information about scheduling a workshop session dedicated to education colleagues and parents at your school or organization.  

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Over the Air from WKAR-TV in Mid-Michigan

In mid-Michigan, the Michigan Learning Channel is now available through your antenna on WKAR-TV at channel 23.5.

What's On

View detailed broadcast and streaming schedules here:

Rescan Your TV

If your antenna-connected TV does not automatically include 23.5 in the channel line-up, you will need to rescan your TV.

Your remote control and TV menus may vary, but the basic steps are the same.

How to Scan

  1. Press MENU on your remote control
  2. Select SETUP

Michigan Learning Channel is not available on cable or satellite services at this time.

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MLC News


Michigan Learning Channel schedules and weekly highlights are shared with each edition of our WKAR Family and WKAR Educator newsletters.

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The MLC Day at Glance

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