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•  I love using your productions in my class.  The students respond so well, and lively discussions ensue. — Teacher, CA

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   these terrific authors.  Kudos to you!!
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Community Keynotes: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
October 2, 2014 • Audience: Educators & Parents

Members of the Fairfax County Public Schools community discuss how to cultivate students and understand the characteristics of a Portrait of a Graduate in the 21st century.

Meet the Author: Peter Baker
October 3, 2014 • Audience: Students in Grades 9-12

The author of Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House is the Chief White House correspondent for the New York Times and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.

Science How? Paleobotany: Climate Change Past and Present with Scott Wing
October 21, 2014 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Learn how paleobotanist Scott Wing hunts for plant fossils in the badlands of Wyoming, and how he interprets the climate record from fossilized leaves and other clues.

Community Keynotes: Managing Stress: How Mindfulness Training in Our Schools Can Benefit Students, Educators, and Parents
November 6, 2014 • Audience: Educators & Parents

Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio) and Tara Brach, Ph.D., discuss how practicing mindfulness can help improve a student’s ability to respond to events and circumstances with clarity and balance.

Science How? Volcano Geochemistry: Windows to Earth's Interior with Elizabeth Cottrell
November 13, 2014 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Geologist Elizabeth Cottrell explains how volcanoes form, how they work, and what comes out of them. 

Meet the Author: Carla Killough McClafferty
November 18, 2014 • Audience: Students in Grades 7-12

Author McClafferty’s book Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment is a must-read for young athletes, coaches, and parents.

Science How? Exploring the Unexplored: Deep Reef Biodiversity with Carole Baldwin
December 2, 2014 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet marine biologist Carole Baldwin and learn how she studies fish diversity on coral reefs

Community Keynotes, Meet the Author, and Science How? continues in 2015!



The Fairfax Network works with curriculum specialists and partner organizations year-round in a continuing search for new topics to support teachers and students. We will post information about future programs as soon as it is available.

As always, we stay on the lookout for children’s authors traveling through our area so that we can bring you even more of the award-winning Meet the Author series as opportunities arise. 


We hope that you will stay tuned for an exciting year of programming with the Fairfax Network. We will post the latest scheduling information online as it becomes available. Check back often for the latest information and register to receive future program information.


Some archived programs are available in our free Video on Demand Library. Registration is required to access the full video. The password-protected videos will play in Windows Media format (click here for additional viewing information).