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Astronaut Lindgren onboard ISS


A Conversation with the International Space Station & Astronaut Kjell Lindgren

Astronaut Lindgren – on board the International Space Station – talks with staff and students from his alma mater, Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.

Audience: Grades 9-12

  Students holding planets


Aerospace Academy

Based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Aerospace Educators-in-Residence teach the scientific theories and historical aspects, of aerospace aviation.

Audience: Grades K-8

The Moxie Strings on Set


The Art of …
Musical Improvisation

Members of The Moxie Strings show students how to improvise with any instrument and any music genre.

Audience: Grades 6-12

  Brandon Mull and Students


Author Insights

Meet the Author guests offer writing strategies to inspire students to “keep writing, keep reading, keep dreaming.”

Audience: Grades 3-12

George Washington and manservant Billy Lee


Colonial America Series

The Fairfax Network and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens partnered to provide engaging videos for the classroom.

Audience: Grades 8-12

  Editing the music


Creating george WASHINGTON

Students get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of george WASHINGTON, an orchestral work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds.

Audience: Grades 9-12

Mars Rover at a Rock


Flight School Series

The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, and commerce.

Audience: Grades 4-8

  Lift off of Shuttle Discovery


Innovation Workshop:
Building Discovery

Students discover how engineers created one of the most magnificent machines ever built — a reusable space plane.

Audience: Grades 6-8

In the lab


Innovation Workshop:
Electronic Circuits

Students explore the cutting-edge science of electronic circuits and visit the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

Audience: Grades 6-8

  Solar Panels on ISS


Innovation Workshop:
Harnessing the Sun

Students discover the power of this renewable energy source, its impact on our lives, and its future in energy development.

Audience: Grades 6-8

At the Nano Lab


Innovation Workshop:

Students explore the cutting-edge science and engineering of nanoscale matter.

Audience: Grades 6-8

  Legal Fairy Tales


Legal Fairy Tales

In these mock trials, fairy tale characters retell their sides of the story in a court of law.

Audience: Grades 4-8

Lane Elementary Authors


Meet the Author 

During these webcasts, guest authors share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”

Audience: Grades K-12

  Image from Surviving the Holocaust


Surviving the Holocaust

Irene Fogel Weiss, a Holocaust survivor, talks about her life as a child in Hungary, the changes she witnessed as the Nazis took power, and all manner of degradations imposed on the Jewish people.

Audience: Grades 10-12

Tricked Logo


Tricked: Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking

This program looks at how teens are scouted, manipulated, and trapped in what has become a 9.8 billion dollar underground industry.

Audience: Grades 9-12, Educators, Parents

  A Colonial Person


U.S. History Snapshots

History comes alive as the people of America's past come to life to tell their powerful and unique stories.

Audience: Grades 4-6

George Weiner, a.k.a. Dr. Esperanto


Universal Words

Dr. Esperanto and his trusty sidekick Unum Pluribus lead students on an investigation of words. The goal is to give students greater knowledge and the ability to see everyday relevance of words. 

Audience: Grades4-6

  Dona Ada on the Set


World Tour Language:

Students explore the sounds, writing systems, basic idiomatic phrases of the Spanish language, and examine the culture including geography, language, history, art, religion, and music.

Audience: Grades 5-7

Virginia's First People Slate


Virginia's First People

Dr. Helen Rountree and Dr. Michael Barber discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of different Virginia Indian tribes.

Audience: Grades 4-6






Teacher and Students in Classroom


Best Practices for
Teaching and Learning

This collection of videos explores various instructional strategies that improve student engagement and achievement in the K-12 classroom.

  Darryl Craig and Studio Audience


Cultural Competence

Dr. Darryle Craig presents her ideas and strategies for becoming "Culturally Competent.”


Teacher and Students in Classroom


Portrait of a

These videos show how FCPS educators are teaching attributes each student needs to become a successful Portrait of a Graduate.

  From the Video


Teach 2 Teach

Each Teach 2 Teach video represents best instructional practices to foster student success, promote a caring culture, and develop a premier workforce.




Scene from Community Keynotes


Community Keynotes

Each program in the series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting school communities. Experts, school staff, community members, parents, and students present topical talks and panel discussions in a variety of subject areas.



Encouraging Words: 
Language Development
From Birth to Age Five

An early childhood educator, a speech and language professional, and a pediatric neurologist discuss how children are getting ready to read from birth on; and language development milestones in the process of learning to read and write.

Parent and student in classroom


Family Involvement
Equals School Success

Educators and parents 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.

  Preschool Autism Classroom


Small Wonders, Big Gains: The Preschool Autism Classroom

This video highlights the principles of instruction and how nuggets of learning are conveyed in a preschool autism classroom.



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