FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHRO Public Media
WHRO Public Media Providing Statewide Access To 25 Online High School Courses
Because of the recently announced expanded school closings, WHRO Public Media is offering to everyone in Virginia access to our twenty-five high school online courses. WHRO Public Media is owned by twenty-one school divisions and works with highly-qualified educators to develop these award-winning courses. Each course has the entire year of course content available for free. Students, teachers, parents and administrators can access the courses here.
“Our online courses engage a variety of learning methods and can be instructor-led, self-taught, or used in blended learning environments. They are SOL-aligned, media rich, and fully customizable to meet school division’s needs,” said Bert Schmidt, President and CEO of WHRO Public Media.
Additional Learning Resource – eMediaVA, free to all Virginia public, private & home schooled educators, students and parents
WHRO Education’s premier library of digital content, eMediaVA, is a one-stop collection of high-quality instructional resources that are aligned to Virginia’s SOL (Standards of Learning).
With over 160,000 digital learning objects, eMediaVA draws content from trusted sources such as the Library of Congress, National Geographic Education, Sesame Workshop, Science Museum of Virginia, NASA and many more. It boasts a number of tools that allow teachers to establish playlists, upload their own content, create questions and create playlists. Because eMediaVA is web based, all of this is available anywhere teachers or students have an internet connection.
Access to eMediaVA is free to all Virginia public, private and home-school educators and their students. Tutorial documents are available at emediava.org/help.
Join us for an upcoming webinar to get an overview of the online platform.
Led by WHRO Education staff, this webinar series will focus on effective skills, tips, and techniques to prepare for successful distance learning using eMediaVA. We have sessions specifically for teachers or for parents.
Join us for a quick walkthrough of eMediaVA’s best features, including:
- Creating and sharing a playlist of resources with students and colleagues
- Finding relevant digital content and activities
- Logging in and getting started with student accounts (teachers only)
Parent registration for Tuesday, March 24, 7 PM
Teacher registration for Friday, March 27, 1:30 PM
Watch past webinars at whro.org/webinar
About WHRO Public Media:Owned by 21 southeastern Virginia school divisions, WHRO Public Media also delivers online educational and new media services to 286,000 students and 25,000 educators per month. Since its founding in 1961 to support education, WHRO Public Media has employed creativity and technology to serve the residents of Eastern Virginia in its mission to educate, inform and entertain viewers and listeners of WHRO’s four public television and six public radio stations.