Who We Are
In 1961, the school board chairs of Norfolk and Hampton Public Schools began experimenting with the idea of teaching elementary and secondary students through television and, by handshake agreement, established WHRO-TV. Over the next few years, school division membership expanded. The Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association (HRETA, Inc.) currently includes 21 school divisions throughout the Hampton Roads area who work together to own and operate WHRO.
The WHRO Education Team provides high-quality content, services, and resources for various audiences. Many on our team are licensed Virginia educators and hold advanced educational degrees. The entire team works tirelessly to meet the needs of our community, as indicated in our annual impact statements.
Resources and Services
The WHRO Education Team produces the following products, programs, and resources for educators, students, and families.
Batten Environmental Education Initiative (BEEI)
The BEEI provides many resources for improving our environment. Check out the videos, animations, lessons, van programs, and much more.
Children's Services offers a variety of programs that engage children in learning.
Take a look at these fun educational opportunities.
Distance Learning Resources
These instructional resources are collections organized into core K-12 content areas and include short videos, lessons, and interactive games you can use with your students today.
eMediaVA is a free, statewide digital media repository and distribution system containing collections of audio, video, and interactive multimedia learning resources aligned to Virginia’s Standards of Learning.
Explore our online courses and modules created for use in diverse learning environments, including full-time and part-time online, blended, hybrid, concurrent, remote, flipped, or face-to-face.
WHRO Education provides opportunities for professional development throughout the year. Check out the upcoming trainings and review the archived sessions
Student Advisory Board
The SAB comprises a diverse group of high school students from area school divisions that come together to provide feedback about our digital content and programs. Student voice and choice matter.
Ms. Martha Reads
Join Ms. Martha as she reads stories from WHRO’s Young Storytellers Contest.