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Schedules for Channel 21

Schedule for November 28-December 4, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Howard B. Wigglebottom
    Howard shares ways to listen better to others, their heart, thoughts, feelings, body and the little voice in our heads called intuition.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for PreK-K
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Making Music is Fun…with Skip West
    Songwriter, musician, and instrument maker Skip West teaches students how to build instruments from common household objects and play songs on them
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Story Telling - Elementary Lessons for PreK-K
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Snippets of Learning
    History comes alive as the people of America's past come to life to tell their unique and powerful stories. This series of historical snapshots—each designed to stand alone—targets significant events in history.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 1
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 2
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • "
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Shamu TV
    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes.
  • "
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Aerospace Academy
    Investigate, discover and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Elementary Science Seminars
    The goals of this series are to encourage student interest in science and to help students understand basic principles of science and scientific methodologies. Activity guide available.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Making Music is Fun…with Skip West
    Songwriter, musician, and instrument maker Skip West teaches students how to build instruments from common household objects and play songs on them
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Cappies 2022
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 8:00 PM - 0.875
    Community Keynotes: Substance Abuse
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.
  • 0.875 - 10:15 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Raising Children with Healthy Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture
    Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE, shares tools to help foster self-esteem in children. She discusses treating children with respect, allowing them to express their feelings, teaching skills and empowering children.
  • 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Concussion Protocol
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Howard B. Wigglebottom
    Howard shares ways to listen better to others, their heart, thoughts, feelings, body and the little voice in our heads called intuition.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Sand Tales
    Through the incredible artistic technique of sand drawing, Sand Tales brings to life these world-famous fairy tales. Each episode is a new story with new adventures of our favorite characters. The project brings together folklore of the people of Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Wildlife Explorers
    Along with being entertaining, the series educational objectives are to introduce different groups of animals to young learners, highlighting the shared characteristics and, also, the variety within each group; promote an educated concern and interest in all animals, both inside and outside zoos; and encourage a scientific approach to learning.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Smokey Bear: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Aerospace Academy
    Investigate, discover and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Elementary Science Seminars
    The goals of this series are to encourage student interest in science and to help students understand basic principles of science and scientific methodologies. Activity guide available.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Smokey Bear: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
    Learn about: the history of the Smokey Bear ad campaign; the history of the living Smokey Bear; fire prevention and the equipment use to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    NASA SCI Files:The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    The SCI Files series integrates science, technology, and mathematics. The programs emphasize research and standards-based instruction, problem-based learning, and scientific inquiry. Educator guides supplement the 60-minute programs.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Meet the Author: Maria Gianferrari
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • "
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Smart Play
    Play is intrinsic and kids just do it! Can parents influence the play environment to encourage learning? These questions, and many more, are answered as program hosts demonstrate activities that can be used to develop preschooler's skills, such as the ability to identify, match, sort, and create.
  • "
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Family Involvement Equals School Success
    In this program, educators and parents in Fairfax County Public Schools share their perspectives on ways families can communicate effectively with the school, get involved at school through volunteer opportunities, set up an effective home learning environment, and stay involved throughout a child’s teenage years. With families and educators working as a team, the child is set on a path of opportunity and success in school and in life.
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    2022 FCPS Retirement Ceremony
    The annual FCPS Retirement Ceremony was held on May 11, 2022 at Thomas Jefferson Hight School for Science and Technology.
  • 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    What’s in a Name?
    The What's in a Name? series was created to commemorate, preserve, and educate viewers about the origin of the names of Fairfax County's public school buildings. Learn about historic plantations and farms, homes, mills, waterways, one-room schoolhouses, educators, authors, poets, famous Virginians, and more.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Howard B. Wigglebottom
    Howard shares ways to listen better to others, their heart, thoughts, feelings, body and the little voice in our heads called intuition.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Move with Me Yoga Adventures
    Kids yoga videos combine the fun of pretend play with creative movement, yoga, and self-regulation techniques.Kids follow-along being everything in the story and practicing, with the characters, how to soothe, calm, and focus themselves in order to overcome obstacles, manage feelings, and do their best.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    STEM in 30
    Produced by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, this fast-paced series engages students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes.Shows combine animations, interviews with experts, and unique locations to show students that science extends beyond the walls of their school.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Scott the Nature Guy
    Learn about nature with FCPS's Scott the Nature Guy.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Aerospace Academy
    Investigate, discover and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    NASA SCI Files:The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    The SCI Files series integrates science, technology, and mathematics. The programs emphasize research and standards-based instruction, problem-based learning, and scientific inquiry. Educator guides supplement the 60-minute programs.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    2022 FCPS Retirement Ceremony
    The annual FCPS Retirement Ceremony was held on May 11, 2022 at Thomas Jefferson Hight School for Science and Technology.
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    Community Keynotes: Managing Stress
    Tara Brach, Ph.D., a nationally recognized mindfulness teacher and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, discusses how practicing mindfulness can help improve a student’s ability to respond to events and circumstances with clarity and balance. She also presents scientific evidence that supports the benefits of mindfulness.
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    It Could Happen To Any of Us - The Truth About Opioids and Xanax
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    In Our Backyard: The Opioid and Heroin Crisis
    This program explains how opioids impact the brain and body, how people become addicted to opioids and heroin and explores the resources available, where to turn for help, and the power of hope.
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Tricked: Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking
    TRICKED is a collection of segments produced by Fairfax County Public Schools to educate students about the scouting and trapping techniques that traffickers use in order to help them protect themselves.
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Substance Abuse
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Encouraging Words: Language Developmentfrom Birth to Age 5
    This series helps families understand the importance of language in developing literacy skills.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Howard B. Wigglebottom
    Howard shares ways to listen better to others, their heart, thoughts, feelings, body and the little voice in our heads called intuition.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for PreK-K
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Making Music is Fun…with Skip West
    Songwriter, musician, and instrument maker Skip West teaches students how to build instruments from common household objects and play songs on them
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Story Telling - Elementary Lessons for PreK-K
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Snippets of Learning
    History comes alive as the people of America's past come to life to tell their unique and powerful stories. This series of historical snapshots—each designed to stand alone—targets significant events in history.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 1
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Meet the Author: LM Elliot
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Aerospace Academy
    Investigate, discover and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Elementary Science Seminars
    The goals of this series are to encourage student interest in science and to help students understand basic principles of science and scientific methodologies. Activity guide available.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    2022 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending HS in Fairfax County. Students may earn meritorious entry to the Regional competition through a science fair held at their local public or private schools. Visit the Science Fair website for more information.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Making Music is Fun…with Skip West
    Songwriter, musician, and instrument maker Skip West teaches students how to build instruments from common household objects and play songs on them
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Cappies 2022
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Virginia's First People
    Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
  • 8:00 PM - 0.875
    Community Keynotes: Substance Abuse
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.
  • 0.875 - 10:15 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Raising Children with Healthy Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture
    Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE, shares tools to help foster self-esteem in children. She discusses treating children with respect, allowing them to express their feelings, teaching skills and empowering children.
  • 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Concussion Protocol
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Friday, December 2, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Howard B. Wigglebottom
    Howard shares ways to listen better to others, their heart, thoughts, feelings, body and the little voice in our heads called intuition.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    BrainWorks
    Kids and parents alike will enjoy BrainWorks, an entertaining and informative show about the brain.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Wildlife Explorers
    Along with being entertaining, the series educational objectives are to introduce different groups of animals to young learners, highlighting the shared characteristics and, also, the variety within each group; promote an educated concern and interest in all animals, both inside and outside zoos; and encourage a scientific approach to learning.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Smokey Bear: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Aerospace Academy
    Investigate, discover and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Elementary Science Seminars
    The goals of this series are to encourage student interest in science and to help students understand basic principles of science and scientific methodologies. Activity guide available.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Smokey Bear: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
    Learn about: the history of the Smokey Bear ad campaign; the history of the living Smokey Bear; fire prevention and the equipment use to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    NASA SCI Files:The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    The SCI Files series integrates science, technology, and mathematics. The programs emphasize research and standards-based instruction, problem-based learning, and scientific inquiry. Educator guides supplement the 60-minute programs.
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    2022 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending HS in Fairfax County. Students may earn meritorious entry to the Regional competition through a science fair held at their local public or private schools. Visit the Science Fair website for more information.
  • "
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Smart Play
    Play is intrinsic and kids just do it! Can parents influence the play environment to encourage learning? These questions, and many more, are answered as program hosts demonstrate activities that can be used to develop preschooler's skills, such as the ability to identify, match, sort, and create.
  • "
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    2022 FCPS Retirement Ceremony
    The annual FCPS Retirement Ceremony was held on May 11, 2022 at Thomas Jefferson Hight School for Science and Technology.
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Academic Success & Mental Health
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    In Other Words
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Howard B. Wigglebottom
    Howard shares ways to listen better to others, their heart, thoughts, feelings, body and the little voice in our heads called intuition.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Move with Me Yoga Adventures
    Kids yoga videos combine the fun of pretend play with creative movement, yoga, and self-regulation techniques.Kids follow-along being everything in the story and practicing, with the characters, how to soothe, calm, and focus themselves in order to overcome obstacles, manage feelings, and do their best.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Ranger
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures aroudn the world and learn about the nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Scott the Nature Guy
    Learn about nature with FCPS's Scott the Nature Guy.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sand Tales
    Through the incredible artistic technique of sand drawing, Sand Tales brings to life these world-famous fairy tales. Each episode is a new story with new adventures of our favorite characters. The project brings together folklore of the people of Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Aerospace Academy
    Investigate, discover and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    NASA SCI Files:The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    The SCI Files series integrates science, technology, and mathematics. The programs emphasize research and standards-based instruction, problem-based learning, and scientific inquiry. Educator guides supplement the 60-minute programs.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Scott the Nature Guy
    Learn about nature with FCPS's Scott the Nature Guy.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    STEM in 30
    Produced by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, this fast-paced series engages students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes.Shows combine animations, interviews with experts, and unique locations to show students that science extends beyond the walls of their school.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Meet the Author
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Hot Topics with The Improv Troupe
    The Improv Troupe that highlight issues students face every day. Students learn to develop strategies toward solution of the characters' problems and similar issues in their daily lives.
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    2022 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending HS in Fairfax County. Students may earn meritorious entry to the Regional competition through a science fair held at their local public or private schools. Visit the Science Fair website for more information.
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    It Could Happen To Any of Us - The Truth About Opioids and Xanax
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    In Our Backyard: The Opioid and Heroin Crisis
    This program explains how opioids impact the brain and body, how people become addicted to opioids and heroin and explores the resources available, where to turn for help, and the power of hope.
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Tricked: Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking
    TRICKED is a collection of segments produced by Fairfax County Public Schools to educate students about the scouting and trapping techniques that traffickers use in order to help them protect themselves.
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Substance Abuse
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Encouraging Words: Language Developmentfrom Birth to Age 5
    This series helps families understand the importance of language in developing literacy skills.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Howard B. Wigglebottom
    Howard shares ways to listen better to others, their heart, thoughts, feelings, body and the little voice in our heads called intuition.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for PreK-K
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Making Music is Fun…with Skip West
    Songwriter, musician, and instrument maker Skip West teaches students how to build instruments from common household objects and play songs on them
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Story Telling - Elementary Lessons for PreK-K
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Snippets of Learning
    History comes alive as the people of America's past come to life to tell their unique and powerful stories. This series of historical snapshots—each designed to stand alone—targets significant events in history.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 1
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 2
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    2022 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending HS in Fairfax County. Students may earn meritorious entry to the Regional competition through a science fair held at their local public or private schools. Visit the Science Fair website for more information.
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    The Cappies 2022
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
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  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    FCPS Honors 2022
    Excellence in teaching students, leading schools, and providing support is what Fairfax County Public Schools is all about. The Department of Human Resources sponsors recognition of outstanding performers as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices.
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  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Meet the Author: LM Elliot
    Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven books. She also writes children’s picture books, and a new middle-grade fiction series called, The Islanders written with her longtime colleague, Angela May. 
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Virginia's First People
    Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
  • 8:00 PM - 0.875
    Community Keynotes: Substance Abuse
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.
  • 0.875 - 10:15 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Raising Children with Healthy Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture
    Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE, shares tools to help foster self-esteem in children. She discusses treating children with respect, allowing them to express their feelings, teaching skills and empowering children.
  • 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Concussion Protocol
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Schedule for December 5-11, 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Ranger
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Sand Tales
    Through the incredible artistic technique of sand drawing, Sand Tales brings to life these world-famous fairy tales. Each episode is a new story with new adventures of our favorite characters. The project brings together folklore of the people of Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author: Barbara Dee
    A former English teacher and attorney, Barbara Dee is the author of several middle-grade novels including Maybe He Just Likes You, Everything I Know About You, Halfway Normal, and Star-Crossed. Dee's most recent book is entitled, My in the Fish Tank. Her books are included on many best-of lists, including the ALA Rainbow List Top Ten and the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Audience: Students in Grades 4-8
  • "
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Smokey Bear: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
    Learn about: the history of the Smokey Bear ad campaign; the history of the living Smokey Bear; fire prevention and the equipment use to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
  • "
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 1
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 2
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Elementary Science Seminars Kitchen Chemistry: The Chef's Choice Investigation
    The goals of this series are to encourage student interest in science and to help students understand basic principles of science and scientific methodologies.
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Cappies 2022
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Smart Play: Me and My Family
    Play is intrinsic and kids just do it! Can parents influence the play environment to encourage learning? These questions, and many more, are answered as program hosts demonstrate activities that can be used to develop preschooler's skills, such as the ability to identify, match, sort, and create.
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    FCPS Honors 2022
    Exceptional employees from across Fairfax County Public Schools were recognized at the FCPS Honors event held Wednesday, June 8. Sponsored by Educate Fairfax, the 2022 celebration was hosted at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. 
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball
    This historical documentary reaches beyond the astonishing popularity of the game and examines the origins and importance of baseball.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Titanic: The Band Played On
    Taking a fresh look at the Titanic disaster, the film uncovers new details about the heroic band of musicians and the role they played in the tragedy. Included are interviews with renowned experts and descendants of the band's musicians to delve further into the story that has lasted well beyond their lifetime.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Ranger
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books: Wizard of Oz
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Meet the Author: Kat Zhang
    Audience: Students in Grades K-3. Kat Zhang “loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former have better souvenirs, but the latter allow for dragons, so it’s a tough pick.” Her latest children’s picture book, Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon is a follow-up to her delightful Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Sand Tales
    Through the incredible artistic technique of sand drawing, Sand Tales brings to life these world-famous fairy tales. Each episode is a new story with new adventures of our favorite characters. The project brings together folklore of the people of Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
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  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Legal Fairy Tales
    In these mock trials, fairy tale characters retell their sides of the story in a court of law. From civil law to criminal law to the roles of judge, lawyer, and jury, students learn about the legal system.
  • "
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Snippets of Learning
    History comes alive as the people of America's past come to life to tell their unique and powerful stories. This series of historical snapshots—each designed to stand alone—targets significant events in history.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Shamu TV: Saving a Species
    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Word Study - Elementary Lessons for Grades 1-4
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    The Electric Guitar: Its Makers and Players
    Presented by The Lemelson Center in cooperation with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Meet the Author
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    We Honor You - FCPS Retirement Ceremony 2022
    More than 150 FCPS retirees with over 3,500 years of service celebrated with family, colleagues and friends at the the annual FCPS Retirement Ceremony, which was held on May 11, 2022 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    FCPS Honors 2022
    Exceptional employees from across Fairfax County Public Schools were recognized at the FCPS Honors event held Wednesday, June 8. Sponsored by Educate Fairfax, the 2022 celebration was hosted at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. 
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Helping Your Child Cope with Stress
    Clinical Psychologist Lisa Bateman shares tips and strategies for helping families help children deal with anxiety and stress.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Ranger
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Story Telling - Elementary Lessons for PreK-1
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Meet the Author: Barbara Dee
    A former English teacher and attorney, Barbara Dee is the author of several middle-grade novels including Maybe He Just Likes You, Everything I Know About You, Halfway Normal, and Star-Crossed. Dee's most recent book is entitled, My in the Fish Tank. Her books are included on many best-of lists, including the ALA Rainbow List Top Ten and the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Audience: Students in Grades 4-8
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    I Head That! Listening to Classical Music
    Works by Mozart, Bach, and Haydn are performed by the critically acclaimed Virginia Chamber Orchestra and interspersed with students’ spirited discussions and visuals.
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Shamu TV: Saving a Species
    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Argo's World
    Argo's World is a fun and educational mixed media CG animated series about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children 7-12 years old.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Virginia's First People
    Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Elementary Science Seminars Kitchen Chemistry: The Chef's Choice Investigation
    The goals of this series are to encourage student interest in science and to help students understand basic principles of science and scientific methodologies.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Meet the Author: Jarret Lerner
    Audience: Students in Grades K-3 and 4-8. In this edition of Meet the Author, Jarrett Lerner talks about his entertaining EngiNerds and Geeger the Robot book series, which celebrate the world of STEM - science, technology, engineering and math. During the live webcast, the author answered questions from Sleepy Hollow Elementary School (FCPS) students via zoom. A video segment inspired by the EngiNerd and Geeger series featured the students’ creative and innovative projects.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    STEM in 30
    Produced by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, this fast-paced series engages students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes.Shows combine animations, interviews with experts, and unique locations to show students that science extends beyond the walls of their school.
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball
    This historical documentary reaches beyond the astonishing popularity of the game and examines the origins and importance of baseball.
  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    The Cappies 2022
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    In Other Words
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Ranger
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    The Magic in Math
    Students discover the fun in math through imaginative demonstrations, puzzles, and activities. Our "mathemagician" helps students unlock the mysteries of math.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for PreK-K
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author: Kat Zhang
    Audience: Students in Grades K-3. Kat Zhang “loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former have better souvenirs, but the latter allow for dragons, so it’s a tough pick.” Her latest children’s picture book, Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon is a follow-up to her delightful Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Smokey Bear: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
    Learn about: the history of the Smokey Bear ad campaign; the history of the living Smokey Bear; fire prevention and the equipment use to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Bulletin Board
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Meet the Author: Jerdine Nolan
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Shamu TV: Saving a Species
    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    BrainWorks: Neuroscience for Kids
    Kids and parents alike will enjoy BrainWorks, an entertaining and informative show about the brain.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Universal Words
    Each program has four parts and includes a vocabulary list culled from science, history, geography, Latin, and culture.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Meet the Author
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Consussion Protocol
    Tara Brach, Ph.D., a nationally recognized mindfulness teacher and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, discusses how practicing mindfulness can help improve a student’s ability to respond to events and circumstances with clarity and balance. She also presents scientific evidence that supports the benefits of mindfulness.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Science How?
    Students watched how scientists and other experts used tools and technology in their work.
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    BrainWorks: Neuroscience for Kids
    Kids and parents alike will enjoy BrainWorks, an entertaining and informative show about the brain.
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball
    This historical documentary reaches beyond the astonishing popularity of the game and examines the origins and importance of baseball.
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Meet the Author
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: From Chaos to Calm - 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles with Author Kirk Martin
    Author Kirk Martin delivers an entertaining presentation providing concrete strategies to restore calm in your home and stop power struggles. Great for parents of children 2 - 22.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Titanic: The Band Played On
    Taking a fresh look at the Titanic disaster, the film uncovers new details about the heroic band of musicians and the role they played in the tragedy. Included are interviews with renowned experts and descendants of the band's musicians to delve further into the story that has lasted well beyond their lifetime.

Friday, December 9, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Ranger
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    The Cappies 2022
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Meet the Author: Jerdine Nolan
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    I Head That! Listening to Classical Music
    Works by Mozart, Bach, and Haydn are performed by the critically acclaimed Virginia Chamber Orchestra and interspersed with students’ spirited discussions and visuals.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Titanic: The Band Played On
    Taking a fresh look at the Titanic disaster, the film uncovers new details about the heroic band of musicians and the role they played in the tragedy. Included are interviews with renowned experts and descendants of the band's musicians to delve further into the story that has lasted well beyond their lifetime.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    What’s in a Name?
    The What's in a Name? series was created to commemorate, preserve, and educate viewers about the origin of the names of Fairfax County's public school buildings. Learn about historic plantations and farms, homes, mills, waterways, one-room schoolhouses, educators, authors, poets, famous Virginians, and more.
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    We Honor You - FCPS Retirement Ceremony 2022
    More than 150 FCPS retirees with over 3,500 years of service celebrated with family, colleagues and friends at the the annual FCPS Retirement Ceremony, which was held on May 11, 2022 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    In Other Words
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Story Telling - Elementary Lessons for PreK-1
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author: Jerdine Nolan
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Smokey Bear: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
    Learn about: the history of the Smokey Bear ad campaign; the history of the living Smokey Bear; fire prevention and the equipment use to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 1
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Math Matters - Elementary Lessons for Grade 2
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Flight School
    The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Smokey Bear LIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
    Learn about: the history of the Smokey Bear ad campaign; the history of the living Smokey Bear; fire prevention and the equipment use to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Shamu TV: Saving a Species
    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes.
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    APTV: Archaeology Adventures
    Three young kids venture outside their 2-D animated world to learn about early Alabama history for their upcoming school report.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Wildlife Explorers
    Along with being entertaining, this series educational objectives are to introduce different groups of animals to young learners, highlighting the shared characteristics and, also, the variety within each group; promote an educated concern and interest in all animals, both inside and outside zoos; and encourage a scientific approach to learning.
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Real Martha Washington
    Step back in time and meet Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady.
  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Virginia's First People
    Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Concussion Protocol
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony
    The Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony, hosted by FCPS, is an annual event to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of secondary visual arts students in the Fairfax County Region. Artwork created by the student award winners was selected by a distinguished panel of judges from 2,500 submissions to receive gold key and silver key awards. For more information go to www.artandwriting.org.
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    The 67th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    The 67th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair showcased over 200 high school science projects. Over 300 students presented their research projects in a wide variety of science and engineering fields. Projects were judged by over 150 professionals and 50 professional organizations and businesses. 
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball
    This historical documentary reaches beyond the astonishing popularity of the game and examines the origins and importance of baseball.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Titanic: The Band Played On
    Taking a fresh look at the Titanic disaster, the film uncovers new details about the heroic band of musicians and the role they played in the tragedy. Included are interviews with renowned experts and descendants of the band's musicians to delve further into the story that has lasted well beyond their lifetime.
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Helping Your Child Cope with Stress
    Clinical Psychologist Lisa Bateman shares tips and strategies for helping families help children deal with anxiety and stress.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Ranger
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books: Wizard of Oz
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    You Can Choose!
    This series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourage a love of reading. Viewers will learn about the world around them with stories that explore other cultures, explain the past, examine different environments and encourage good social/emotional skills.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author: Jerdine Nolan
    Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Legal Fairy Tales
    In these mock trials, fairy tale characters retell their sides of the story in a court of law. From civil law to criminal law to the roles of judge, lawyer, and jury, students learn about the legal system.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Snippets of Learning
    History comes alive as the people of America's past come to life to tell their unique and powerful stories. This series of historical snapshots—each designed to stand alone—targets significant events in history.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Shamu TV: Saving a Species
    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes.
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    FCPS Honors 2022
    Exceptional employees from across Fairfax County Public Schools were recognized at the FCPS Honors event held Wednesday, June 8. Sponsored by Educate Fairfax, the 2022 celebration was hosted at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. 
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    The Electric Guitar: Its Makers and Players
    Presented by The Lemelson Center in cooperation with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    The Cappies 2022
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    American Sign Language Made Easy
    ASL is an easy-to-learn, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Clarissa, your effervescent host, will teach you how to sign the alphabet, numbers, food, transportation, emotions, colors, months, time, workplace lingo, small talk and much more. Students will learn grammar, ASL idioms and the use of proper facial expressions to increase understanding.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    What’s in a Name?
    The What's in a Name? series was created to commemorate, preserve, and educate viewers about the origin of the names of Fairfax County's public school buildings. Learn about historic plantations and farms, homes, mills, waterways, one-room schoolhouses, educators, authors, poets, famous Virginians, and more.
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Helping Your Child Cope with Stress
    Clinical Psychologist Lisa Bateman shares tips and strategies for helping families help children deal with anxiety and stress.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

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