This week (Oct. 28 - Nov. 4) on GCPS TV









This week (Oct. 28 - Nov. 4) on GCPS TV

“GCPS Focus”

Coming up on GCPS FOCUS... buses are in the news as the annual bus trip hosted by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education makes a stop at Maxwell HS of Technology, C-SPAN's bus tour visits Duluth HS, and National School Bus Safety Week is recognized in Gwinnett schools. This week, FOCUS visits: Duluth HS, Knight ES, and Maxwell HS of Technology.

Air Dates and Times: 15-minute program airing daily at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and midnight.
Target Audience: GCPS employees and Gwinnett County citizens.
"Telling Stories: Laurence Yep"

The first program in the Prince William Network's Kennedy Center Performing Arts Series will air live on Friday, November 1 at 11 a.m. The program offers students the opportunity to interact with award-winning author Laurence Yep as he talks about his personal experiences growing up as a Chinese-American. He also will share with young student writers, offering suggestions and advice on writing stories based on one's personal experiences.

Air Dates and Time: One-hour program airing Nov. 1 (live) - Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
Target Audience: Grades 5 - 8
Record Rights: Unlimited; Program Provider: Prince William Network, www.pwnet.org
"Journey to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands"
Part One - Island Ecosystems
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are a combination of incredible high islands, coral islands (atolls), and submerged reefs. The islands provide a vital habitat for over 14 million sea birds, threatened green sea turtles, and the endangered Hawaiian Monk seals. Students will have the opportunity to visit these islands, take a virtual "snorkeling trip," meet the awesome albatross and monk seals, and learn why it is important to protect these island habitats. (Part one of a four-part series.)

Air Dates and Time: One-hour program airing daily at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, and at 9 p.m. Oct. 28 - Nov. 3
Target Audience: Grades 4 - 8
Record Rights: Unlimited; Program Provider: KidScience, www.kidscience.net

RIF Exchange:
RIF Works

RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) Exchange is a 30-minute television program created to keep educators and parents informed about the latest literacy topics and ways to make reading fun for kids.This episode, RIF Works, features successful RIF programs around the country in a variety of settings, and highlights the work they do to support literacy development. See examples of how RIF programs integrate books and reading in fun and exciting ways for children.

Air Dates and Time: 30-minute program airing daily at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Target Audience: Educators and Parents
Record Rights: Unlimited; Program Provider:RIFNet, www.rif.org
“2003 Media Festival”

This 10-minute informational video provides an in-depth description of the annual Student Media Festival. The festival, designed to promote students' interest and involvement in all types of media production, will be held in the Spring of 2003. The video also recognizes the 21 Gwinnett County students and teams who won at the international level in 2002.

Air Dates and Times: 10-minute program airing daily at 10:45 a.m., 3:45 p.m., and 7:45 p.m.
Target Audience: Students and Teachers
Scenes from Tchaikovsky's
Swan Lake

GCPS TV is proud to present Brookwood HS' enchanting performance of Scenes from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. The program, which marked the first-ever ballet performance with live orchestra in Gwinnett County history, features the Brookwood Honors Orchestra (Dr. Gregory Pritchard, Director) with the Brookwood Dance Department (Anna D'Antonio, Director).

Air Dates and Time: One-hour program airing daily at 8 p.m.
Target Audience: All
Record Rights: Unlimited; Program Provider: GCPS TV
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NASA "Why" Files:
The Case of the Unknown Stink

In "The Case of the Unknown Stink," students are invited to actively join the Tree House Detectives as they accept the challenge of trying to find the source of an unpleasant odor that is invading the surrounding neighborhoods.

Air Dates and Times: 30-minute program, airing daily at 9 a.m.
Target Audience: Grades 3 - 5
Record Rights: Unlimited; Program Provider: NASA Langley Research Center, http://connect.larc.nasa.gov/
NASA CONNECT:
The "Wright" Math

NASA engineers and researchers use problem-solving skills to develop advanced aerospace vehicles.

Air Dates and Times: 30-minute program, airing daily at 12:30 p.m.
Target Audience: Grades 5 - 8. Record Rights: Unlimited; Program Provider: NASA Langley Research Center, http://connect.larc.nasa.gov/
Gwinnett Prep Rally

Gwinnett County's original high school sports television program. This 30-minute program, hosted by Todd Cline and Rob Petrone, highlights high school sports around the county.

Air Dates and Times: 30-minute program airing Thursday 10 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Target Audience: All
Record Rights: Fair Use, Program Provider: Gwinnett Prep Rally, www.gwinnettpreprally.com