Our MTA student reporter landed an exclusive interview with the author. During the program, Colfer, a rock star of fantasy fiction, talks to his fans about fairy magic, Irish inspiration, and why Artemis and Captain Holly Short are such endearing characters. Watch the program anytime online for free. Registration is required.
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PASSPORT 2013 PROGRAMS
Writer and accomplished cartoonist, Marc Tyler Nobleman's first standalone book is Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. During the program, Nobleman talks about what led him to write biographies on little-known men who popularized comics and created some of the most famous superheroes of all time. Watch the program anytime online for free. Registration is required.
Rosalyn Schanzer likes “being a detective who finds true stories from history that hardly anybody has ever heard.” During the live webcast, she shows viewers the photographs and journals she used during her research. We visit her studio where she shows the steps that led to the final illustrations for her books. Watch the program anytime online for free. Registration is required.
During the program, Shusterman tells the viewers about the challenge from his ninth grade English teacher that encouraged him to become an author. He shares his planning, writing, and editing processes. Shusterman talks with students from West Potomac High School and Fauquier High School via Skype. Watch the program anytime online for free. Registration is required.
Once again, the Fairfax Network partners with the Folger Shakespeare Library to explore the language of Shakespeare. Members of Bill's Buddies, an ensemble of actors from Folger, use dynamic and fun mini-lessons to help teachers and students get ‘into the language’ of Shakespeare. Watch the program anytime online for free. Registration is required.
Our panel of guests look back at how Washington had a profound impact on defining the office of the president and discuss how campaigning, the election process, and the role of the media affected early presidential candidacies, and how those influences have evolved. This program is available on DVD—free of charge—to educational institutions.
Our panel of guests look at the presidential inaugurations from Washington to Obama. The panelists lead students from the Ammerman Student Leadership Program in discussions on how Americans choose leaders. This program is available on DVD—free of charge—to educational institutions.
Moderated by Cokie Roberts, this program explores the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s first First Ladies — Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison. This program is available on DVD—free of charge—to educational institutions.
Investigate, discover, and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs with hands-on activities, experiments, and inquiry-based demonstrations. Based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Aerospace Educators-in-Residence teach the scientific theories, historical aspects, and key terminology of aerospace aviation.
Best Practices for Teaching and Learning integrates the wealth of institutional knowledge with current educational research. This resource offers research-based strategies for helping students learn in all grade levels and content areas. These Best Practices, when fully implemented, applied consistently and effectively, improve student learning and achievement.
Dr. Darryle Craig, program manager for Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Program, presents her ideas and strategies for becoming "Culturally Competent". Using first-hand examples and questions from the studio audience, Dr, Craig advises how to use this important skill to help close the achievement gap and promote best practices that create success among diverse learners.
The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense. Each program integrates science, technology, engineering, physics, math, and other fields of study. Students meet pilots, engineers and astronauts; and are introduced to museum curators and cool artifacts, as a team of educators identify scientific principles that make controlled, heavier-than-air flight possible.
During Teaching With Documents From the National Archives, the Archives education staff demonstrate how teachers can keep students engaged while presenting the lessons that our nation's documents can teach. Teaching with the primary documents from the National Archives will encourage a varied learning environment for teachers and students alike.
Wonders of Geography: A Musical Atlas of America journeys to five regions of the United States—the Northeast, the Southeast, the Northwest, the Southwest, and the Mississippi. Students learn how the sights and sounds of these regions inspired American composers.