For Educators by Educators

No high school diploma? Don’t let that stop you from reaching your dreams.

With help from WHRO, you can quickly chart a new path to becoming career and college ready without being locked into a schedule. Study when and where you want without having to attend classes to earn your GED, HiSET or TASC credential faster than ever before with FastForward, a program developed by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and brought to you by WHRO.

FastForward’s self-paced online courses are affordable and cover all four subjects on the high school equivalency tests – math, language arts, science, and social studies. Click here for more information and to try a lesson now.

PBS KIDS ScratchJr Code-to-Learn Camps are a five-day sequence of activities to introduce children to creative coding by giving them the opportunity to create their own stories, games, and collages with the PBS KIDS ScratchJr tablet app.

ScratchJr engages young children in building foundational knowledge structures that apply to most academic domains, and are particularly important for developing both early literacy and early mathematics. Most specifically, there is a focus on sequencing, causality, classification, composition, symbols, patterns, estimation and prediction. ScratchJr’s computational platform also introduces more advanced concepts such as variables and randomness in mathematics, and the emphasis on narrative structure in literacy.

In the process of designing and programming interactive multimedia projects with ScratchJr, children engage in a set of problem-solving skills: 1) identification of a goal; 2) formulation of a plan; 3) development of an initial attempt at meeting the goal; 4) testing, evaluating, and sharing outcomes; 5) debugging, editing, and revising the initial attempt based on feedback. These skills involve the development of capacities that apply to most academic domains and are facilitated by the computational nature and designed- based approach supported by ScratchJr.

The WHRO STEM Van is ready to come to your kindergarten and first grade classrooms. A visit includes a lesson based on where you are in your curriculum. Certified teacher and WHRO staff member Martha Razor will work with your teacher(s) to determine the topic. Martha will design a special lesson that will include: a book reading, a hands-on activity and a PBS KIDS game to play on iPads. The entire lesson can be done in an hour. WHRO has 20 iPads that are brought onsite to your classroom for the children to learn while having fun. Students will also get a chance to go outside and see the outside of the WHRO STEM Van and have their picture taken.

To discuss this opportunity please contact Martha Razor, WHRO Early Childhood Coordinator via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone 757-889-9112.

WHRO’s Odd Squad "Be The Agent" Camps are conducted in area Community Centers for six to eight year old children. The campers watch an Odd Squad program segment, have a case to solve, a gadget to make and enjoy digital time with the PBS KIDS Odd Squad Apps each day.

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35th Annual Great Computer Challenge

Senior Competition (grades 6-12) - March 7, 2020 - Info for Teams

In order to view these forms (in PDF format), you'll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Directions to ODU (pdf)

Parking/Webb Location (pdf)

Map of Webb Center (pdf)

Contest Rules (pdf)

Schedule of Events (pdf)

Food Choices (pdf)

Equipment Checklist (pdf)

Sample Judging form (pdf)

Emergency Resource - REMIND (pdf)

Take a look at some Past GCC Problems.

You are receiving the video ahead of time so you can view the video and import it into your video editing software. YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO EDIT AHEAD OF TIME, ONLY TO IMPORT AND VIEW THE VIDEO. Tape logging/paper edits are allowed and you can bring them to the competition. Questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is the link to the video if you have not gotten it in the mail.
Here is the compressed version.

Right click and choose "Save Target As" on the PC or Ctrl click on the Mac and choose "download linked file". (will vary depending on which browser you are using.)

Senior 2020 Video