'VA TV Classroom' expands SOL content for an extra hour

Posted at 7:31 PM, May 04, 2020

In response to the positive feedback of the launch of VA TV Classroom, the program is now expanding to include more information for grades four through seven.

Starting May 4, Continue to Know with WHRO will air from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with SOL- aligned lessons led by teach for student in fourth through seventh grade.

WHRO Public Media along with its sister public media partners worked closely with the Virginia Department of Education to create “VA TV Classroom” to provide instruction to students in grades K-10 who are unable to access other resources due to a lack of WiFi.

The expanded “VA TV Classroom” will air instructional content from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

K-3 instruction airs from 1 p.m. 2 p.m. with SOL-aligned content.

Grades seven through ten instruction airs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with SOL-aligned focusing on Earth Science and Algebra 1.

“We are thrilled to expand VA TV Classroom to bring the classroom into homes with teachers teaching on TV,” WHRO Public Media President and CEO Bert Schmidt said. “Much our instruction is now created digitally, but knowing so many students don’t have access to our online resources, we were thrilled to bring this important instruction back to our air.”