LRSD-TV Schedule

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    Schedule for Wednesday, July 17
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Educational Programming
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    2:00 p.m. - Educational Programming
    4:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    7:00 p.m. - Landing a Really Fast Plane on a Really Big Boat - Stem in 30
    7:30 p.m. - The Airplane's Family Tree: From the Wright Brothers to Today - Stem in 30
    8:00 p.m. - Meet Orion and SLS: America's Next Great Spacecraft - Stem in 30
    8:30 p.m. - Staying Safe is No Accident: The Science of Safety - Stem in 30
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Schedule for Thursday, July 18
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Educational Programming
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    2:00 p.m. - Educational Programming
    4:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    5:30 p.m. - LRSD Community Advisory Board Meeting (Live)
    10:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Schedule for Friday, July 19
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Educational Programming
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    2:00 p.m. - LRSD Community Advisory Board Meeting (Replay)
    6:30 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    7:00 p.m. - Meet the Author: Carla Killough McClafferty (Athletic Safety) - Fairfax Network
    7:30 p.m. - Meet the Author: Fred Bowen (Sports Writing) - Fairfax Network
    8:00 p.m. - Meet the Author: Peter Baker (Journalist) - Fairfax Network
    8:30 p.m. - Meet the Author: John Grisham (Court Room Drama Series) - Fairfax Network
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

     


     

    DISTANCE LEARNING EVENTS: 

    Fairfax Network

    The Fairfax Network is Fairfax County Public Schools' award-winning, grant-funded producer of distance learning programming, which provides free enrichment resources for educators in FCPS and around the globe.


     

    Meet the Author: Rachel Renée Russell
    Audience: Students in Grades 4-8


    Dork Diaries turns 10 this June!  Join the birthday celebration. Every educator who registers for this webcast will be entered in a random drawing to win a classroom set of Dork Diaries or a classroom set of The Misadventures of Max Crumbly. Thanks to Simon & Schuster for the generous donation. Winners will be notified by e-mail.

    A “self-described dork,” Rachel Renée Russell is the author and illustrator of Dork Diaries, a New York Times best-selling book series inspired and coauthored by her daughters, Erin and Nikki. Her newest series, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, is a Children’s Choice Book Award winner.

    During an interview with National Public Radio, the recipient of the 2014 Milner Award For Children’s Literature stated “…when I sat down and decided what type of books I wanted to write and what type of author I wanted to be, I wanted to be an author that children loved to read, I wanted to be funny, I wanted to be relevant…”

    WEBCAST


    Meet the Author: Cynthia Kadohata
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Cynthia Kadohata is  the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, and Half a World Away.

    When she appeared at the 2014 National Book Festival, the biographer wrote, “Though this Japanese-American author is able to sum up her life in eight simple words — 'laughter, writing, son, dog, California, tacos, ice cream' — she has many memorable stories to tell young readers.”

    During World War II, Cynthia Kadohata’s dad was imprisoned in Arizona in a Japanese internment camp. His experiences inspired the award-winning author to write Weedflower. In an interview with Children's Bookshelf she said, “I'd always wanted to write an [internment] 'camp' book. It became more important to me as my father grew older.”

    WEBCAST


    SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
    Fossil Forensics: Plant and Insect Relationships
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Go behind the scenes and meet Paleobiologist Conrad Labandeira, who studies the associations between insects and plants. Did you know that the relationships that sustain our life today — such as herbivory and pollination — have been going on for tens of millions of years? Take a journey chasing fossils back to the time when insect and plant relationships first evolved. 

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    WEBCAST


    SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
    Butterfly Adaptations: How They Come by Their Colors
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Why is there so much diversity in colors and patterns on butterfly wings? What’s the function? Join Butterfly Pavilion Manager Eric Wenzel and Microscopy Educator Juan Pablo Hurtado Padilla to explore color patterns and the detailed wing structures that give butterflies their colors. 

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    WEBCAST


    SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
    Ferns: Curious Life Cycles and Remarkable Biodiversity with Botanist Eric Schuettpelz
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Why do ferns look the way they do? How do they reproduce without seeds? Botanist Eric Schuettpelz reveals the unique life cycles of ferns and highlights some of their adaptations.

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    WEBCAST


    Meet the Author: James Riley
    Audience: Students in Grades 4-7

    James Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time series, the Story Thieves series, and the Revenge of Magic series. According to Read and Shine.com, he "fell into writing for children when going through some old school papers. A written remark from a 3rd grade teacher that his parents should 'encourage [him] to write more often, that [he] liked to do it, and it might develop into something,' gave him the push he needed to turn his love of writing into an effort to be a published author." In an interview with Publisher’s Weekly, James Riley said, “I love that something I do could be a springboard for kids’ imaginations.”

    During the live webcast, students can call and talk with the author about character development, writing sequels, the writing process, whatever is on their minds.

    WEBCAST


    SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
    A Century of Discovery of Sea Urchins and Relatives with Zoologist Dave Pawson
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    How can you study animals that live on the seafloor? Meet Zoologist Dave Pawson, who studies echinoderms in the deep sea, including sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Learn about these creatures and how deep ocean research techniques have changed over the years.

    Online teaching resources are available.

    WEBCAST


    Meet the Author: Shannon Messenger
    Audience: Students in Grades 5-8

    Shannon Messenger is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Although the Keeper of the Lost Cities books are longer than most for the targeted audience, Messenger says “I think they just have to look past the thickness of the book and trust that the chapters are short and it reads really fun.”

    A list of online resources including curriculum guides is available at www.fcps.edu/node/36362.

    WEBCAST


    SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
    How Volcanic Eruptions Send Materials Up and Out
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Meet Dr. Ben Andrews, a geologist at the National Museum of Natural History. He studies volcanoes to get a better understanding of how eruptions happen. What causes ash and other materials during violent "pyroclastic" eruptions to spew out the way they do? Explore the physics of explosive eruptions. Reflect on the hazards scientists face in studying active volcanoes. Visit Ben's volcanology lab to see how he uses his simulator - a giant tank, talcum powder, lasers, and cameras - to model how erupted materials travel. Understand why research on volcanoes is important for our safety.

    Online teaching resources are available.

    WEBCAST


    Meet the Author: Alan Gratz
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Author Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction and fantasy novels for young readers. His latest book, Refugee is a YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults. This novel tells the story of three children who flee their countries and homes in search of refuge. In the School Library Journal, a reviewer wrote that Refugee "...will help young people make sense of today's refugee crisis. Meant to be read, discussed, and shared widely."

    A list of online resources including curriculum guides is available at www.fcps.edu/node/36507

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    Meet the Author: James Ponti
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    He was a writer on the Mickey Mouse Club, Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, and Clifford’s Puppy Days. Now his writing features the award-winning series Framed! and Dead City. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Juvenile Fiction, Ponti told a Orlando Sentinel reporter, “I’m happy in this world of books. I love the librarians, the teachers and the kids.”

    A list of online resources including curriculum guides is available at https://www.fcps.edu/node/36367

    WEBCAST

     


     

    Prince Willian Network: 

    CavesLIVE 

    The CavesLIVE distance learning adventures are now available as streaming videos with English and Spanish captions at https://CavesLIVE.org and with English captions on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/fsnaturelive. Watch the two CavesLIVE videos anytime:

    -- CavesLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure – Scientists answered questions from students during this live, 45-minute program from Luray Caverns in Virginia.

    -- CavesLIVE: Bringing Caves and Karst to Light – This 40-minute video explores cave ecology, geology, hydrology, and conservation, as well as human uses of caves.

    Both programs explore how caves and their rich underground ecosystems connect to our everyday lives. Specially adapted animals, beautiful mirror pools, sparkling crystals, domed caverns, and twisting tunnels lie just below our feet in many areas around the world and even on other planets!  Also, check out the web site at https://CavesLIVE.org for lesson plans and other resources.

    The goal of CavesLIVE is to raise awareness and understanding of caves and karst -- a resource that is seldom seen and considered mysterious -- and connect it to people's everyday lives.

    Questions?
    Contact Kristy Liercke at lierckkx@pwcs.edu or by calling (703) 791-7359. CavesLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and other partners.


    GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

    The GrasslandsLIVE distance learning adventure is now available as streaming video on YouTube at https://grasslandslive.org/webcast-info/webcast and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhBAsmnnMlc.

    GrasslandsLIVE is geared toward students in grades 4-8 as well as others who have an interest in this important ecosystem. Learn about:  the management and conservation of grasslands; birds and other animals that depend on grassland habitat; the connection between grasslands in the U.S. and Mexico; and how to participate in citizen science programs.

    If you weren’t able to watch the live program in Spanish from the Biosphere Reserve in Janos, you can watch it online at https://grasslandslive.org/espanol/programa_mexico with both Spanish and English subtitles.

    Check out the web site at http://GrasslandsLIVE.org for lesson plans, links to citizen science activities, information about grasslands and more.  Got a question about grasslands?  Ask a scientist at:  http://grasslandslive.org/students/ask-a-scientist.  Also, connect with us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.pwnet.org/FSNatureLIVE) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/FSNatureLIVE).

    More Distance Learning Adventures at FSNatureLIVE

    Check out more distance learning adventures at http://FSNatureLIVE.org. Click on Video Adventures to find downloadable videos to use in classrooms, presentations or visitor centers. Find citizen science opportunities, access an inventory of instructional resources, download lesson plans, and view archived webinars and webcasts.

     


    FreshWaterLIVE

    The FreshWaterLIVE distance learning adventures is now available as streaming video at http://freshwaterlive.org/webcast-info/webcast.

    FreshWaterLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is an online exploration of the origins, travels and perils of fresh water. This electronic field trip brings learning about fresh water to students, teachers, non-formal learners, and all who have an interest in this important resource.

    Everyone needs fresh water to live, but fresh water is limited and precious. We’ll adventure from the headwaters in the mountain peaks, through the protective forests, into our cities and countryside, and ultimately to the sea. Be a part of this online webcast with scientists from the US Forest Service and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Learn how you can take action to conserve and protect the water in your hometown.

    You can watch one or both of these videos:

    CLICK HERE https://freshwaterlive.org/webcast-info/western-webcast to watch a 24-minute video highlighting watersheds in Colorado.  This program, produced by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, features Carl Chambers, a US Forest Service hydrologist, a Bob Raynolds, a geologist with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

    CLICK HERE https://freshwaterlive.org/webcast-info/live-sep-28 to watch a 47-minute program taped live a Grand Lake, Colorado, featuring questions from students.

    Check out the fresh water questions and answers at http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/ask-a-scientist. The web site has a wealth of other resources:
    -- Check out grants that could be used for watershed activities
    -- Find ways to get involved in conserving and learning about fresh water http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/get-involved
    -- Learn about water and watersheds http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/links
    -- Access lesson plans http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/lesson-plans
    -- Check out videos and interactive games http://freshwaterlive.org/multimedia/multimedia


    ClimateChangeLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
    Middle School and High School Students

    Both programs are now available on the ClimateChangeLIVE web site at http://ClimateChangeLIVE.org as streaming video and are a great resource for your classroom. Check out:
    -- Educate, Inspire and Engage features a presentation by the award-winning Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) and covers the science of climate change.
    -- Join the Climate Conversation features climate science experts and student perspectives and solutions.

    -- The webinars may be watched at http://climatechangelive.org/index.php?pid=199.

    ClimateChangeLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure brings climate learning to classrooms, teachers, and students through a series of webcasts, webinars, and online climate education resources.

    ClimateChangeLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and many other partners.


    WetlandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
    Grades 4-8

    Discover wetlands with students from Alaska to Virginia on a program archived at http://WetlandsLIVE.pwnet.org.

    WetlandsLIVE is geared to students in grades 4 to 8 and provides teachers and students with a fun, informative, and interactive way to learn about wetlands.

    If you didn’t get a chance to watch Wetland Connections, you can watch now at http://wetlandslive.pwnet.org/program_info/webcast_mar08.php. A webchat followed the program and lots of great wetland questions and answers are available.


    BatsLIVE: Bracken Cave Webcast Now Available

    If you weren't able to watch the live webcast from Bracken Bat Cave, it’s  now available as streaming video at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbluN1n0-ozryWoNy_3ji0EPnq83LeMjl


    Nature’s Partners: Pollinators, Plants and People is available as streaming video.  (Make sure you refresh the page to access the proper videos.)  The program is available in English and Spanish.  Watching the video and conducting a lesson plan available at this link would be a great school activity to get students learning outside.

    CLICK HERE to watch


    PollinatorLIVE: The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard webcast is also available as streaming video. 

    CLICK HERE to watch

     


     

    ShamuTV WebCasts
     

    Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes and a wide array of deeper dive extras.

    Accessible in the school classroom via DVD and computer, and on-the-go through tablet and hand-held devices, ShamuTV is perfect for the blended classroom experience.

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