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Schedules for Channel 21


Schedule for October 11-17, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

  • 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
    Argos 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.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Brush up on Hygiene
    Young viewers will be entertained as they learn about cleanliness and good hygiene with zany host, Dr. Tidy.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 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.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    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.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author - Kat Zhang
    Kat Zhang “loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former has better souvenirs, but the latter allows 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
    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
    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
    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
    Universal Words
    Each program has four parts and includes a vocabulary list culled from science, history, geography, Latin, and culture.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Brain Works
    Kids and parents alike will enjoy BrainWorks, an entertaining and informative show about the brain.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 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.”
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 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.”
  • 7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
    FCPS Honors 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district. Over 740 employees, including 74 finalists and 13 winners in 12 different award categories were recognized at FCPS Honors.
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  • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    The 66th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony
    The 66th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony will recognize the over 5,000 high school students who have persevered to complete these independent research projects and honor the Grand Prize Awardees before they compete at this year’s International Science and Engineering Fair. 
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Surviving the Teenage Brain
    This documentary looks at this critical developmental stage of the brain from a scientific and evolutionary point of view. Today’s cutting-edge scientific research challenges conventional thinking about the adolescent years. Instead of complaining about teenage behavior, we should treasure it. This intriguing documentary features the knowledge and research of international scientists and experts.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: How to Raise an Adult
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • 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
    Argos 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.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Explorer
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about the nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 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.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    NASA SCI Files: The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    In The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge, the Treehouse Detectives are excited about their school’s participation in the upcoming President’s Challenge.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    2021 FCPS All-County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) present the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division. Streaming online at Red Apple 21.https://www.fcps.edu/tv
  • 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
    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
    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 - 2:10 PM
    FCPS Honors 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district. 
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    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.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 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 - 5:30 PM
    Mars Rover 2020 Name Reveal
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    NASA SCI Files: The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    In The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge, the Treehouse Detectives are excited about their school’s participation in the upcoming President’s Challenge.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 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.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:10 PM
    Consejos tecnológicos de aprendizaje virtual
    Virtual Learning Tech Tips
  • 8:10 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
    In Other Words
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • 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
    Argos 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.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourages 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
    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.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    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.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Universal Words
    Each program has four parts and includes a vocabulary list culled from science, history, geography, Latin, and culture.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    STEM in 30: The Need for Speed: TOPGUN and Naval Aviation!
    We’ve all seen a plane take off from a long runway, but what if you don’t have a full-sized runway? On aircraft carriers, jets are launched into the air — zero to 165 mph in three seconds! Tune in as we take you to the deck of an aircraft carrier to learn about the science behind launching and landing airplanes from a ship. Embrace your need for speed in this episode of STEM in 30.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Electric Guitar: Its Makers and Players
    Presented by The Lemelson Center in cooperation with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 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.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Music in the Life of Eisenhower
    General Eisenhower’s use of music to maintain the morale of American troops in World War II is vividly illustrated by the Airmen of Note, performing Glenn Miller hits. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra and select Pro Coro Singers sample Eisenhower's musical favorites. In-studio experts, students, and moderator Robert Aubry Davis examine Eisenhower’s rise to the top five U.S. presidents in polls by leading historians.
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that 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
    2021 FCPS All-County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) present the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division. 
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 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.”
  • 8:00 PM - 9:10 PM
    FCPS Honors 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district.
  • 9:15 PM - 9:50 PM
    It Could Happen To Any of Us - The Truth About Opioids and Xanax
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 9:50 PM - 11:00 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated…Without Being the Bad Guy
    Ann Dolin M.Ed. and author of "Getting Past Procrastination" shares tips on getting kids organized, focused, and motivated.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • 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
    Argos 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.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Explorer
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about the nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 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.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    2021 FCPS All-County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) present the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author - Kat Zhang
    Kat Zhang “loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former has better souvenirs, but the latter allows 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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Virginia's First People
    Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    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.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    NASA SCI Files: The Case of the Powerful Pulleys
    Students will understand the concepts of inertia and how the amount of force changes with the use of various simple machines.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Conversation with the ISS & Astronaut Kjell Lindgren
    Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, onboard the International Space Station, talks with friends, staff, and students from his alma mater, Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Lindgren is a graduate of Robinson’s Class of 1991.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    STEM in 30: The Need for Speed: TOPGUN and Naval Aviation!
    We’ve all seen a plane take off from a long runway, but what if you don’t have a full-sized runway? On aircraft carriers, jets are launched into the air — zero to 165 mph in three seconds! Tune in as we take you to the deck of an aircraft carrier to learn about the science behind launching and landing airplanes from a ship. Embrace your need for speed in this episode of STEM in 30.
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Virginia's First People
    Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    2021 FCPS All-County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) present the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Art Of…Musical Improvisation
    The Art of ... Musical Improvisation teaches students how to go off-script and play from the heart.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Exploring Naviance Student
    Exploring Naviance Student demonstrates how the Naviance platform can help support FCPS students in planning and achieving their postsecondary goals. Audience: High School parents.
  • 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Consejos tecnológicos de aprendizaje virtual
    Virtual Learning Tech Tips
  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Music in the Life of Eisenhower
    General Eisenhower’s use of music to maintain the morale of American troops in World War II is vividly illustrated by the Airmen of Note, performing Glenn Miller hits. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra and select Pro Coro Singers sample Eisenhower's musical favorites. In-studio experts, students, and moderator Robert Aubry Davis examine Eisenhower’s rise to the top five U.S. presidents in polls by leading historians. Free Study Guide and Lesson Plans are available on the VCO website.
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: Substance Abuse
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • 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
    Argos 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.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Brush up on Hygiene
    Young viewers will be entertained as they learn about cleanliness and good hygiene with zany host, Dr. Tidy.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 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.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    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.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Scott the Nature Guy
    Learn about nature with FCPS's Scott the Nature Guy.
  • 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
    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
    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
    Universal Words
    Each program has four parts and includes a vocabulary list culled from science, history, geography, Latin, and culture.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Brain Works
    Kids and parents alike will enjoy BrainWorks, an entertaining and informative show about the brain.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 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.”
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 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.”
  • 7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
    FCPS Honors 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district. 
  • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    The 66th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony
  • The 66th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony will recognize the over 5,000 high school students who have persevered to complete these independent research projects and honor the Grand Prize Awardees before they compete at this year’s International Science and Engineering Fair. 
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Surviving the Teenage Brain
    This documentary looks at this critical developmental stage of the brain from a scientific and evolutionary point of view. Today’s cutting-edge scientific research challenges conventional thinking about the adolescent years. Instead of complaining about teenage behavior, we should treasure it. This intriguing documentary features the knowledge and research of international scientists and experts.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Community Keynotes: How to Raise an Adult
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • 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
    Argos 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.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Leo the Wildlife Explorer
    Join Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, their loyal dog, Hero, and Ranger Rocky on fun and exciting adventures around the world and learn about the nature and wildlife that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 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.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    NASA SCI Files: The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    In The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge, the Treehouse Detectives are excited about their school’s participation in the upcoming President’s Challenge.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    2021 FCPS All-County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) present the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division. 
  • 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
    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
    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 - 2:10 PM
    FCPS Honors 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district. 
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    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.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Counting with Paula
    An educational series about numbers and social development for preschool children.
  • 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 - 5:30 PM
    Mars Rover 2020 Name Reveal
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    NASA SCI Files: The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
    In The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge, the Treehouse Detectives are excited about their school’s participation in the upcoming President’s Challenge.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 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.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:10 PM
    Consejos tecnológicos de aprendizaje virtual
    Virtual Learning Tech Tips
  • 8:10 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
    In Other Words
    Each program in this series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • 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
    Argos 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.
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Picture Books
    This series helps capture young children's imagination and encourages 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
    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.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    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.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Meet the Author - Kat Zhang
    Kat Zhang “loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former has better souvenirs, but the latter allows 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
    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
    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
    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
    Universal Words
    Each program has four parts and includes a vocabulary list culled from science, history, geography, Latin, and culture.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    STEM in 30: The Need for Speed: TOPGUN and Naval Aviation!
    We’ve all seen a plane take off from a long runway, but what if you don’t have a full-sized runway? On aircraft carriers, jets are launched into the air — zero to 165 mph in three seconds! Tune in as we take you to the deck of an aircraft carrier to learn about the science behind launching and landing airplanes from a ship. Embrace your need for speed in this episode of STEM in 30.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Electric Guitar: Its Makers and Players
    Presented by The Lemelson Center in cooperation with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 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.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Music in the Life of Eisenhower
    General Eisenhower’s use of music to maintain the morale of American troops in World War II is vividly illustrated by the Airmen of Note, performing Glenn Miller hits. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra and select Pro Coro Singers sample Eisenhower's musical favorites. In-studio experts, students, and moderator Robert Aubry Davis examine Eisenhower’s rise to the top five U.S. presidents in polls by leading historians.
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that 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
    2021 FCPS All-County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) present the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 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.”
  • 8:00 PM - 9:10 PM
    FCPS Honors 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district.
  • 9:15 PM - 9:50 PM
    It Could Happen To Any of Us - The Truth About Opioids and Xanax
    Produced by Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • 9:50 PM - 11:00 PM
    FCPS Parent Resource Center Presents: Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated…Without Being the Bad Guy
    Ann Dolin M.Ed. and author of "Getting Past Procrastination" shares tips on getting kids organized, focused, and motivated.

Schedule for October 18-24, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

  • 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 encourages 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: 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 used 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 - 3:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 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 - 7:15 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.
  • 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:40 PM
    FCPS HONORS 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district. 
  • 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, October 19, 2021

  • 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 encourages 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
    Writing Focus - Elementary Lessons for PreK-2
    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
    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 - 1:30 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: 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
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that 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
    Surviving the Teenage Brain
    This documentary looks at this critical developmental stage of the brain from a scientific and evolutionary point of view. Today’s cutting-edge scientific research challenges conventional thinking about the adolescent years. Instead of complaining about teenage behavior, we should treasure it. This intriguing documentary features the knowledge and research of international scientists and experts.
  • 7:00 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.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • 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 encourages 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 - 12:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 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
    Aerospace Academy: Design a Satellite
    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.
  • 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.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 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.”
  • 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.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Electric Guitar: Its Makers and Players
    Presented by The Lemelson Center in cooperation with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Music in the Life of Eisenhower
    General Eisenhower’s use of music to maintain the morale of American troops in World War II is vividly illustrated by the Airmen of Note, performing Glenn Miller hits. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra and select Pro Coro Singers sample Eisenhower's musical favorites. In-studio experts, students, and moderator Robert Aubry Davis examine Eisenhower’s rise to the top five U.S. presidents in polls by leading historians. Free Study Guide and Lesson Plans are available on the VCO website.
  • 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
    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 - 8:30 PM
    At Home with Visual Arts: Grades K-2
    Each program demonstrates family activities that foster an appreciation of the arts through hands-on experiences and visits to museums and art galleries.
  • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    At Home with Visual Arts: Grades 3-4
    Each program demonstrates family activities that foster an appreciation of the arts through hands-on experiences and visits to museums and art galleries.
  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Consejos Tecnológicos de Aprendizaje Virtual
    Virtual Learning Tech Tips
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 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, October 21, 2021

  • 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
    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 used to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    My Plate and You
    My Plate and You identifies the five food groups (fruits, grains, vegetables, protein, and dairy) and shares valuable details about how young students can make nutrient-rich choices for each food group.,This program shows elementary students tips for eating smarter, selecting smaller portions, exercising more, and understanding basic information about nutrition and food labeling.
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 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.
  • 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: Concussion 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
    2021 FCPS All County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) are pleased to announce that the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival will be held in a virtual format this year. The concert, which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:40 PM
    FCPS HONORS 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district. 
  • 8:45 PM - 10:45 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.

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • 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 encourages 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 - 12:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 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 - 1:30 PM
    Shamu TV: Saving a Species
    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes.
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Lewis Latimer: Renaissance Man
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 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.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 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.
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Virginia's First People
    Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Aerospace Academy: Design a Satellite
    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.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 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.”
  • 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
    2021 FCPS All County Choral Festival
    Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax General Music Educators Association (FGMEA) present the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival which includes selected 6th-grade students from schools across the division. Streaming online at Red Apple 21.
  • 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 - 7:30 PM
    Surviving the Teenage Brain
    This documentary looks at this critical developmental stage of the brain from a scientific and evolutionary point of view. Today’s cutting-edge scientific research challenges conventional thinking about the adolescent years. Instead of complaining about teenage behavior, we should treasure it. This intriguing documentary features the knowledge and research of international scientists and experts.
  • 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 - 8:30 PM
    At Home with Visual Arts: Grades K-2
    Each program demonstrates family activities that foster an appreciation of the arts through hands-on experiences and visits to museums and art galleries.
  • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    At Home with Visual Arts: Grades 3-4
    Each program demonstrates family activities that foster an appreciation of the arts through hands-on experiences and visits to museums and art galleries.
  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Consejos Tecnológicos de Aprendizaje Virtual
    Virtual Learning Tech Tips
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 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, October 23, 2021

  • 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 encourages 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: 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 used 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 - 3:00 PM
    The Cappies
    The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program that was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.
  • 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 - 7:15 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.
  • 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    All-FCPS Virtual Choir – We Are The Voices
    We Are The Voices is the first-ever virtual choir video produced in FCPS and featuring over 200 secondary choral students from across the county. In addition to the song, composed by Jim Papoulis, it includes interviews from teachers, students, and the composer about the importance of music in all of our lives.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:40 PM
    FCPS HONORS 2021
    The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Human Resources annual recognition of outstanding employees as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices in the school district. 
  • 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.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Check out our live stream to get the latest educational programming and FCPS news.

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More videos to support virtual learning.