LIVE! Wednesday, November 16, 2011
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
This program shows the unique aspects, benefits and importance of satellites through demonstrations and simple experiments. Students learn about all key parts of a satellite and how they work. Then, in a hands-on activity, students create their own satellite.
To register: 30 minute programs, PD&D Rights
This series highlights Fairfax County Public Schools’ Best Practices for Teaching and Learning for teachers. These Best Practices, when fully implemented, applied consistently and effectively, improve student learning and achievement. Best Practices help all students reach their full academic potential
Shared & Guided Reading
LIVE! Wednesday, December 7, 2011
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Shared Reading – In the early elementary classroom, shared reading begins with a community of readers, a big book, and a focus of instruction. Shared reading, in the upper elementary classroom, unfolds in the classroom with the use of assessments, material, technology, and classroom management.
Guided Reading – Guided reading unfolds in a series of steps: planning a focus for instruction, selecting a piece of short text, and setting a purpose for reading. All this beings and ends with a review of student assessments.
LIVE! Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This program for teachers was produced in partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center and provides information on how to incorporate object-based learning techniques into more engaging classroom experiences