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Schedule for Wednesday, August 31
5:00 a.m.
- LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
9:00 a.m. - This Week @ NASA / NASA X
10:00 a.m. - Space Station Live
11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
1:00 p.m. - ISS Expedition 48 U.S. Spacewalk #37 Preview Briefing
2:00 p.m. - Space Station Live (Replays)
3:00 p.m. - NASA-TV Education Channel
5:00 p.m. - Pinnacle View Middle School Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
5:15 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
7:00 p.m. - Aerospace Academy: Paper Airplane Design - Fairfax Network
7:30 p.m. - Innovation Workshop: Building Discovery
8:15 p.m. - Flight School: Inspired to Fly - Fairfax Network - Fairfax Network
9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
10:00 p.m. - NASA-TV Education Channel

Schedule for Thursday, September 1
5:00 a.m.
- LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
5:30 a.m. - ISS Expedition 48 U.S. EVA # 37 Spacewalk Coverage
2:00 p.m. - Space Station Live (Replays)
3:00 p.m. - NASA-TV Education Channel
5:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
6:00 p.m. - Pinnacle View Middle School Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
7:00 p.m. - LRSD 2016 Convocation: THE POWER OF US
9:20 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
10:00 p.m. - NASA-TV Education Channel



Fairfax Network 2015-2016 Programs & Webcasts

Community Keynotes: How to Raise an Adult
Audience: Parents

Join us for a special webcast for parents with Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the book How to Raise an Adult. During her presentation, she discusses what she calls “the overparenting trap.” She uses her own experience as a parent and as a former Stanford University dean to share her views on the causes and effects of this form of parenting. Lythcott-Haims offers advice on how parents can raise children prepared for the demands of college and adulthood.

Video-on-Demand Link


MEET THE AUTHOR: FCPS Educators Who Write
Audience: Educators

Join us for an afterschool special and meet Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) educators who walk the talk—writing for critical acclaim as well as fun. During this webcast, these teacher-authors will share tips for teaching literacy and writing.

Alexis Rivera, a first grade teacher at Fairfax Villa Elementary School, and Lisa Zargarpur, a music teacher at Fort Hunt Elementary School, will talk about their book The Teachers Want a Snow Day! A reviewer wrote, "It's a hit with the kids and they giggle to see it from the teacher's perspective!"

Brian Herberger, FCPS test analysis specialist, is the author of the new young adult novel Miss E. According to one reader, Miss E is “historical fiction with a twist!”

Lori Luster, a gifted education teacher at Stratford Landing Elementary, is an award-winning educator and artist. Her book, Cool Cat: Bringing 1940s and 1950s Flair to Your Wardrobe, is “a unique combination of history and fashion.”

Video-on-Demand Link


Astrogeology: Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions with Tim McCoy
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

The Fairfax Network and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History bring Smithsonian resources and expertise to students and educators. In this webcast, students take a meteorite-filled journey to outer space and back in time to the formation of our solar system. Students meet geologist Tim McCoy, who wrote code for the Mars Spirit rover, and will learn why meteorites are great sources of information.



COMMUNITY KEYNOTES: Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers in an Era of High Standards
Audience: Educators & Parents

Dr. Jan Hasbrouck is an educational consultant, author, and researcher. Her research in reading fluency, academic assessment and interventions, and coaching has been widely published.

Speaking at the 11th Annual Special Education Conference: Parents + Educators + Students = Success, Dr. Hasbrouck describes the characteristics of students who become struggling readers and presents research-supported and classroom-proven approaches to successfully address these students' needs.



Unseen Connections: A Natural History of the Cellphone with Joshua Bell
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

The Fairfax Network and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History bring Smithsonian resources and expertise to students and educators. In this webcast, cultural anthropologist Joshua A. Bell studies the social implications of the cellphone being one of our most intimate possessions. Journey with him along a supply chain, from the mines that produce cellphone minerals to the millions of discarded cellphones.



Meet the Author: Sharon Draper
Audience: Students in Grades 4-8.

Sharon Draper, educator and award-winning author, makes a return visit to the Fairfax Network on March 18. Her newest book Stella by Starlight received the National Council of Teachers of English 2016 Charlotte Huck Award. Selected as one of New York Times 2015 Notable Children’s Books, Stella by Starlight was recognized for presenting a unique look at the power of family in the Jim Crow South and during the Great Depression.

In an interview with The Children’s Book Review, Draper said, “I hope that by reading Stella by Starlight that young readers absorb some very real truths without ever knowing they have learned anything. If they think about the world differently and decide to try to make things better, then I have succeeded.”

Winner of the 2015 recipient of the American Library Association Margaret A. Edwards Award, Sharon Draper will discuss what inspires her stories, the writing process, and share with students what a writer's life is really about.



Mummy Science: Natural and Cultural Preserved Remains with David Hunt
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

This collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History provides students in grades 6-8 with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and connections to current research.

In this webcast, students meet anthropologist David Hunt, who is an expert on mummies and how they are made. Watch how he uses non-invasive modern techniques such as X-ray and CT scanning to unwrap the secrets of mummies.


Music in the Life of President Lincoln
Audience: Students in grades 6-12

Produced by the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, the webcast illuminates the role music played in Abraham Lincoln’s vision for the future of the country; and provides fresh insights and a deeper appreciation of President Lincoln’s character and leadership.

Operatic works, folk songs, patriotic melodies, and spirituals are performed by Music Director David Grandis and the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, soprano Meghan McCall, the Alexandria Choral Society, and the Grand Contraband Jubilee Singers.


Surviving the Holocaust
Audience: Students in Grades 10-12

The Surviving the Holocaust webcast is now available in the Video on Demand Library at

Irene Fogel Weiss, a holocaust survivor, shares her story of survival with hundreds of high school students every year. In this program, we listen in on her presentation to Woodson High School students as she shares a personal account of the events that lead to the Holocaust. She discusses her life as a child in Hungary, the changes she witnessed as the Nazis took power, and all manner of degradations imposed on the Jewish people.

Irene describes how her family was ostracized from society and how the Jewish “ghettos” were created. She discusses what her family did and did not know about Nazi practices across Europe and how the deportation of Jews worked. She recounts her arrival at the worst of all Nazi death camps – Auschwitz-Birkenau – and shares historic photos, taken by the Nazis, which capture the very day that her family arrived. She talks about the painful separation from her family and what it was like to be a prisoner at Auschwitz.

After sharing the story of her liberation and rebuilding her life in America, Irene examines the questions of propaganda and humanity that surround the Holocaust. She helps students understand the importance of critical examination of information and comparing sources. She discusses how a basic lack of empathy and humanity toward each other can lead to cruel, and ultimately horrific, behaviors.


COMMUNITY KEYNOTES: Emotional Intelligence
Audience: Educators & Parents

Community Keynotes: Emotional Intelligence is available for video on demand at

In this program, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, describes the theory of emotional intelligence, including how it provides a framework to both measure and study the impact of emotions on important life outcomes. He also discusses an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning which involves the teaching of emotional intelligence to all stakeholders in schools, including students, teachers, leaders, and families. How social and emotional learning decreases bullying, and enhances school climate, problem-solving skills, empathy, and academic performance is the focus of the discussion.


Innovation Workshop: Nanotechnology
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

The Innovation Workshop: Nanotechnology webcast is available in the free Video on Demand Library at

How small is small? How can nanoscale matter improve our lives? Innovation Workshop: Nanotechnology explores this cutting-edge science and engineering of nanoscale matter. Nanotechnology involves manipulating and controlling matter from one nanometer to 100 nanometers. From airplanes to baseball bats, nanomaterials offer a variety of desirable properties such as strength and conductivity. Graphene and carbon nanotubes are wonder materials made entirely from carbon atoms. Innovation Workshop explores their structure of matter and how engineers can build with these new materials.

Students will learn about moving atoms, electron clouds, and how temperature effects matter from Joseph Stroscio at the National Institute for Standards and Technology. Innovation Workshop student reporter takes students into the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s NanoFab where scientists work in a clean room to build highly structured nanoelectronic circuits. Nanoelectronics is a field of study where researchers are still creating new methods to build.

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The November 19, Meet the Author: Ingrid Law webcast is now available in Fairfax Network's Video on Demand Library at

A number of the Fairfax Network's past programs and webcasts are available in their Video on Demand Library


GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

Join FSNatureLIVE for GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure, an exploration of one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. There are many threats to grasslands and the habitat they provide including conversion to agriculture and bio-fuels, invasive species, climate change, fragmentation, and overgrazing. However, grasslands  provide critical habitat for grassland birds and other species, as well as provide key ecosystem service such as the capture of carbon and water. Many migratory bird species use grasslands for breeding, wintering, and as stopover sites. In the US, 13 grassland-dependent species are recognized by the Forest Service as "sensitive."

Check out the web site at for lesson plans, links to citizen science activities, information about grasslands and more.  Got a question about grasslands?  Ask a scientist at:  Also, connect with us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

Free webcasts will also be offered about this special ecosystem including a LIVE program in the spring of 2017 from the Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado. The webcast will include information on the importance and conservation of grasslands, birds and other animals that depend on grassland habitat, the connection between grasslands in North and South America, and the role of citizens, public land management agencies, and non-governmental organizations in protecting and conserving natural resources.

In addition, there will be a webcast IN SPANISH on October 27, 2016 from the Janos Valley Grasslands in the Chihuahua State of Mexico. The Janos Biosphere Reserve was established in 2009 by the Mexican government and marked the first time that Mexico was officially protecting grasslands for the benefit of people and nature.

Grassland areas are known by different names throughout the world including grasslands, prairie, savanna and scrublands. They can look desolate, generally containing few or no trees, except in areas along rivers and streams, but they are vibrant ecosystems. The United States 20 National Grasslands, managed by the US Forest Service, are an outstanding conservation success story. National Grasslands are rich in mineral, oil and gas resources. They also provide diverse recreational uses, such as mountain bicycling, hiking, hunting, fishing, photographing, birding, and sightseeing. Fossils, prehistoric and historic resources, as well as many cultural sites are being discovered. The National Grasslands are being managed to protect these important legacy resources.

More Distance Learning Adventures at FSNatureLIVE

Check out more distance learning adventures at Click on Video Adventures to find downloadable videos to use in classrooms, presentations or visitor centers. Find citizen science opportunities, access an inventory of instructional resources, download lesson plans, and view archived webinars and webcasts.


Contact Kristy Liercke at or by calling (703) 791-7359. GrasslandsLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and other national and international partners.


FreshWaterLIVE Available as Streaming Video

The FreshWaterLIVE distance learning adventures is now available as streaming video at

FreshWaterLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is an online exploration of the origins, travels and perils of fresh water. This electronic field trip brings learning about fresh water to students, teachers, non-formal learners, and all who have an interest in this important resource.

Check out the fresh water questions and answers at The web site has a wealth of other resources:
-- Check out grants that could be used for watershed activities
-- Find ways to get involved in conserving and learning about fresh water
-- Learn about water and watersheds
-- Access lesson plans
-- Check out videos and interactive games



Cultural Competence

A free cultural competence professional development course is available from the Fairfax Network.

The print components, Facilitator’s Handbook and Participant’s Workbook, are now available online.  These PDF documents have presentation materials and activities that use the Cultural Competence video to organize and implement the course.

Cultural Competence video is available online in segments and as Video on Demand.  A DVD of the video is available for purchase.

Please contact Fairfax Network if you have any questions.

Fairfax Network
Fairfax County Public Schools
4414 Holborn Avenue
Annandale, VA  22003



Several programs are now available online:

From the Fairfax Network and the Mount Vernon Partnership

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
Grades 9-12


Watch Fractured Union online



ClimateChangeLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
Middle School and High School Students

Both programs are now available on the ClimateChangeLIVE web site at as streaming video and are a great resource for your classroom. Check out:
-- Educate, Inspire and Engage features a presentation by the award-winning Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) and covers the science of climate change.
-- Join the Climate Conversation features climate science experts and student perspectives and solutions.

-- The webinars may be watched at

ClimateChangeLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure brings climate learning to classrooms, teachers, and students through a series of webcasts, webinars, and online climate education resources.

ClimateChangeLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and many other partners.


WetlandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
Grades 4-8

Discover wetlands with students from Alaska to Virginia on a program archived at

WetlandsLIVE is geared to students in grades 4 to 8 and provides teachers and students with a fun, informative, and interactive way to learn about wetlands.

If you didn’t get a chance to watch Wetland Connections, you can watch now at A webchat followed the program and lots of great wetland questions and answers are available.


BatsLIVE: Bracken Cave Webcast Now Available

If you weren't able to watch the live webcast from Bracken Bat Cave, it’s  now available as streaming video at


Nature’s Partners: Pollinators, Plants and People is available as streaming video.  (Make sure you refresh the page to access the proper videos.)  The program is available in English and Spanish.  Watching the video and conducting a lesson plan available at this link would be a great school activity to get students learning outside.

CLICK HERE to watch

PollinatorLIVE: The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard webcast is also available as streaming video.

CLICK HERE to watch



ShamuTV WebCasts

Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes and a wide array of deeper dive extras.

Accessible in the school classroom via DVD and computer, and on-the-go through tablet and hand-held devices, ShamuTV is perfect for the blended classroom experience.

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NASA-TV Education TV Schedule

  Fairfax Public School Network

  Prince William Public School Network

National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trips


SeaWorld: Just For Teachers

Education News Parents Can Use (Archive)



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