FSSTV Programs

Updated on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:56pm

FSSTV Broadcasts the Following Series

The Building Blocks of Reading give parents practical ideas for increasing the reading ability of their preschoolers. Just by utilizing a few simple tips, parents can significantly improve their children's literacy proficiency.

Continuous Block Letters teaches youngsters the basics of handwriting.

Focus on Five Star Schools is the award-winning series produced by Adams 12 Five Star Schools showcasing student, staff, and community highlights.

America's Wildest Places is a collection of informational, educational and enjoyable videos that explore the many areas of natural beauty throughout the United States including an armchair tour of the gems of the National Wildlife Refuge System, where wildlife comes first.

I Am Your Child is the critically-acclaimed series that began with the release of "The First Years Last Forever" in 1997. The star-studded series has grown throughout the years to comprise 13 productions in English, 11 in Spanish, and continues with "For The Child,"to help educate foster parents about the mental health resources available for the children in their care.

Kids a Cookin' Follow Host (and Mom) Karen Arnold, as she leads school-age children step-by-step in preparing nutritious, delicious, but most of all, fun recipes. Pint-sized chefs will help prepare a different recipe that can easily be made in your own home. These recipes are not only simple to prepare and affordable, but are an excellent way to share the joys of cooking with your kids.

Meet the Author promotes literacy and an interest in reading and writing. Students have direct access to authors who share personal stories, offer their writing tips, and encourage students to "keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming."

Shamu TV is the award-winning environmental education series produced by the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Parks. Shamu TV features unforgettable stories about wildlife and the amazing efforts of people working together to save some of the world's most endangered and threatened species.

NASA SCIence Files is a distance learning initiative designed to integrate and enhance the teaching of mathematics, science, and technology in grades 3-5. Each episode includes hands-on classroom and home activities, virtual field trips, subject-matter experts, and Dr. "D," the tree house detectives' next-door neighbor and mentor. The tree house detectives form an ethnically diverse cast of inquisitive school children who use problem-based learning strategies and scientific inquiry to investigate a variety of issues and problems. 

NASA Connect is endorsed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and supports national mathematics, science, and technology standards. NASA CONNECT seeks to establish a "connection" between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and the mathematics, science, and technology used everyday by NASA researchers. By demonstrating the processes of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, NASA CONNECT enhances and enriches mathematics, science, and technology education for middle school students. 

NASA Destination Tomorrow is a series of 30-minute educational programs for high school students that focus on NASA research, including new technologies, advanced aerodynamics, past achievements and medical breakthroughs. Each exciting program gives the audience an inside look at NASA and demonstrates how research and technology relates to our everyday lives. If it's cutting edge technology, medical breakthroughs or advanced aeronautical research - NASA's Destination Tomorrow will bring it to you first. 

Ball State Electronic Field Trips is a series of programs broadcast from museums, parks or institutions across the United States. Each broadcast features experts, as well as students and teachers who explore the location in order to take the viewer to places he or she might not otherwise be able to experience.

Colonial Williamsburg consists of dramatic or documentary lesson segments followed by live, interactive call-in segments. The live call-in segments provide a means for your elementary and middle school students to talk directly to Colonial Williamsburg historians. This opportunity is only available to schools that subscribe to the program. 

CNN Student News provides a look at the news of the day, as well as segments that encourage student participation. CNN Student News is easy to integrate into any lesson and is closed-captioned for use by hearing impaired or ESOL classes. 

The Performing Arts Series is a distance learning Performing Arts Series for teachers and students across the country. Programs feature artists and companies who perform at the Kennedy Center and will explore the performing arts areas of music, dance and theater. 

RIF - Reading is Fundamental is a series of half-hour television program designed to keep educators, librarians, and parents informed about the latest developments and trends in children's literacy. Each show profiles exemplary literacy programs, offers practical tips and strategies for educators and parents, and highlights great books to share with children. These programs bring you hot reading topics, leading literacy experts, and great reading motivation activities for kids. 

Fairfax Network  is a series of award-winning distance learning programs produced by Fairfax County Schools, Virginia.

National Gallery of Art provides programs that foster awareness of the visual arts. Programs meet national standards in the visual arts for kindergarten through twelth grade and explore a variety of artists, subjects, techniques, and styles.

Annenberg uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. Annenberg/CPB's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg/CPB videos exemplify excellent teaching.

America's History in the Making is a course for middle and high school teachers using video, online text, classroom activities, and Web-based activities to explore American history from the Pre-Columbian era through Reconstruction.

The Arts in Every Classroom  The programs in this video library show classroom teachers and arts specialists using the arts in a variety of successful ways.

Connecting With the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8 includes 12 half-hour programs that feature a variety of meaningful arts integration approaches taking place in middle school classrooms around the country.

Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability is a video course that introduces statistics as a problem-solving process. In this course, you can build your skills through investigations of different ways to collect and represent data, and describe and analyze variation in data.

Learning Math: Geometry is a video course for elementary and middle school teachers that introduces geometric reasoning as a method for problem-solving.

Learning Math: Measurement is a video course for elementary and middle school teachers, that examines some of the major ideas in measurement. You will explore procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement.

Learning Math: Number and Operations is a video-based course for elementary and middle school teachers that examines the three main categories in the Number and Operations strand of Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (NCTM) -understanding numbers, representations, relationships, and number systems; the meanings of operations and relationships among those operations; and reasonable estimation and fluent computation.

Learning Math: Patterns, Functions and Algebra explores the "big ideas" in algebraic thinking, such as finding, describing, and using patterns; using functions to make predictions; understanding linearity and proportional reasoning; understanding non-linear functions; and understanding and exploring algebraic structure.

The Mechanical Universe This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like. Field trips to hot-air balloon events, symphony concerts, bicycle shops, and other locales make complex concepts more accessible

News Writing This series teaches the writing, reporting, editing, and communicating of information in the public interest. More than 100 journalists working in print, radio, and television reveal the secrets of their trade. Among those offering insights are Bob Woodward, Helen Thomas, Dave Barry, and Linda Ellerbee. Coverage of policy issues sheds light on journalism history, law, and ethics. A natural choice for students pursuing journalism or communications, News Writing is also an excellent resource for improving general writing skills, producing a school or university paper, continuing education for working journalists, or teacher professional development.

Teaching Reading K-2 This video workshop addresses critical topics in teaching reading for K-2 teachers. Boston University professor of education Jeanne Paratore moderates the eight sessions with practicing K-2 teachers, reviewing current research on reading instruction and drawing out how it can inform classroom practice.

Teaching Reading: 3-5 Workshop This video workshop with auxiliary classroom videos will show intermediate elementary teachers how to help their students transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." Eight half-hour workshop video programs feature leading experts who discuss current research on learning to read and teaching a diverse range of students.

The Whole Child This video series gives you the latest information about child development and childcare for the critical years from birth to the age of five.

Education News Parents Can Use is produced by the U.S. Department of Education, and is designed to help parents understand the new No Child Left Behind law and all the important changes it will bring. The program features brief segments, including one-on-one interviews, "how-to" demonstrations, video and graphics, and brief conversations with parents, educators, community, business and religious leaders, and education experts. 

Classic Arts Showcase is a series of programs designed to bring the classic arts experience to the largest audience possible by providing video clips of the arts in hopes that we may tempt you, the viewer, to go out and feast from the buffet of arts available in your community. Think of us as "Classic MTV". The spectrum of classic arts disciplines aired on Classic Arts Showcase includes video samplings of animation, architectural art, ballet, chamber and choral music, dance, folk art, museum art, musical theater, opera, orchestral, recital, solo instrumental. solo vocal, and theatrical performances, as well as classic film and archival documentaries.