GHF is pleased to announce our participation in an innovative pilot project with KLRN, the PBS affiliate in San Antonio, Texas.
The KLRN Virtual Classroom seeks to better inform families on the vast educational resources available to them through PBS. The six-month pilot phase is funded through a $35,000 grant from the Knight Foundation through the Knight Prototype Fund.
Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll have several opportunities to engage our membership (and others!) with the project. Currently KLRN has an online, informal survey for homeschool families open now through June 8, 2015. Share your ideas on how to best use the PBS tools in small, local groups, as well as national gatherings. As a homeschool parent, what do you want or need from PBS educational resources? (To take the survey, click here.)
Through our social media accounts, you’ll also encounter posts by our GHF family of bloggers about the virtual classroom initiative as well as other useful PBS resources. For example, GHF board member Pamela Price has a guest post up about digital citizenship and cyberbullying over on GHF ambassador Jade Rivera’s blog.
Another key player in this project is BASH, a regional homeschool co-op in South Central Texas. We’re looking to their leadership to come up with fresh ways of weaving PBS content into co-op and summer camp learning communities.
GHF is excited to see where this project leads us. Stay tuned to your social media channels for updates and more information.
Finally, we’d like to take the opportunity to publicly thank the Knight Foundation for their support and our friends at KLRN for inviting us to participate on this ground-breaking project.