Online Courses Offered Free to Educators Everywhere
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 16 March 2020
With the Governor’s announcement of extended school closings in the Commonwealth, teachers are scrambling to convert their face-to-face lesson plans into content and activities that will allow students to learn online from home. To aid our Virginia teachers, as well as educators everywhere, WHRO Public Media is providing free access to our high-quality online courses for all teachers and students.
This extensive catalog of textbook independent, award-winning, and customizable online courses is typically only available to the 21 school divisions that are owners of WHRO Public Media. However during this time of uncertainty, WHRO educators are doing all they can to assist teachers looking for great content, assignments or projects to use with students during the COVID19 pandemic.
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 your school division’s needs.
Learn more at DigitalLearning.whro.org.
Additional Learning Resource - eMediaVA
WHRO Education’s premier library of digital content, eMediaVA, is proving to be more helpful than ever for teachers across the Commonwealth during the COVID19 pandemic. It 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 resources, teachers have found the online platform to be an excellent source when planning their classes. 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.
New to eMediaVA? 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 eMediaVA webinars at whro.org/webinar