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Radicals At WHRO?

You bet. But maybe not the kind you’re thinking. WHRO has been developing an online Algebra I course that includes lessons on radical numbers.

Algebra I Banner

In Algebra I, students encounter hands-on activities that are educational AND totally fun! In the simplifying radicals lesson, students identify and “catch” perfect squares to review concepts required for the lesson.

The “warm up” simplifies radicals in easy-to-grasp visual models. The lesson’s content is delivered via appealing tutorials and interactive exercises such as flashcards and diagrams. Self-check exercises ensure students thoroughly understand the material before moving on to the next lesson. Easy navigation, encouragement for correct answers, and “hints” when a little extra help is needed keep students engaged and motivated.

The final portion of the lesson doesn’t end by just taking an exam. Students also test their newly acquired knowledge in a challenging real-world simulation that requires them to quickly and correctly simplify radicals!

Although delivered completely online, students receive the same or higher quality of education as face-to face-instruction. All courses are facilitated by a highly qualified teacher, and students are able to interact with classmates and teachers by using 21st century communications tools, such as discussion boards and chat rooms. All resources are available with a few clicks of the mouse, so there is no need to lug heavy textbooks!

Algebra I is just one of the courses WHRO has been asked to develop by area school divisions. Realizing the need for high quality online student courses that meet or exceed the Virginia Standards of Learning, the Hampton Roads Virtual Learning Center (HRVLC) began creating regionally developed courses in 2006. The HRVLC is a cooperative venture funded by a number of school divisions that own the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc., WHRO’s parent company. English 9, Earth Science and U.S. Government courses have been completed and are available for use. Currently in development, along with Algebra I, are English 10, English 11, English 12, and Financial Literacy.

To ensure the highest quality, all HRVLC courses are developed by local content experts and reviewed by a team of content area specialists. The WHRO course development team also includes Jacque Dewey, E-Learning Manager, and Peter Monahan, Instructional Designer. Other WHRO departments lend their expertise to the creation process, too. WHRO and WHRV radio talents, like Raymond Jones and Dwight Davis, provide the voices that walk students through the lessons. WHRO’s television production and new media departments create instructional videos and assist with creating eye-catching graphics. The varied and extraordinary talents at WHRO make us the perfect place for creating dynamic online ‘classrooms.’ Pretty radical!

 

If you would like a sneak peak of this learning object and more of the Algebra I course, go ahead and login with the following info.

Go to: http://whro.hrvlc.org
username: cii
password: cii

Once logged in, click on the Algebra 1 Demo.
Instructions on how to navigate the course are listing within the NEWS portion of the site.

For more information on this exciting, forward-thinking initiative please contact
Jacque Dewey, E-Learning Manager at WHRO and
Project Manager for course development at jacque.dewey@whro.org or 757.889.9400.

 

 

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For more information on this exciting, forward thinking initiative please contact
Jacque Dewey,
E-Learning Manager

at WHRO and Project Manager for course development at jacque.dewey@whro.org
or
757.889.9400

If you would like a sneak peak of this learning object and more of the Algebra I course, go ahead and login with the following info.

Go to: http://whro.hrvlc.org
username: cii
password: cii

Once logged in, click on the Algebra 1 Demo . Instructions on how to navigate the course are listing within the NEWS portion of the site.