Video Lessons on Television

Montgomery Public Schools has teamed up with the City of Montgomery and organizations including the Alabama-Korea Economic and Education Partnership (A-KEEP), the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Auburn University Montgomery and others to provide educational programming on the Capital City Connection, the city's television station.

The educational programming includes lessons on art, music, Spanish, Korean language and culture, math, language arts, and readings of popular children's books. These shows feature educators from MPS, A-KEEP and other community partners. This programming is being aired each morning, afternoon, evening and late night on the Capital City Connection, which can be found on channel 181 on Charter Spectrum, channel 96 on WOW! and at this link. You can find most of these videos on the MPS YouTube channel.

Extra materials: "Tawanda's Quest" e-book

Educational Programming Schedule, Sept. 18-30

 

Friday, Sept. 18

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Thursday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 2 a.m., 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on this date)

 
8:30 p.m.

Language Arts with Dr. B-Colons and Semicolons
Language Arts with Dr. B-Close Reading of a Text
Language Arts with Dr. B-Inferences and Conclusions

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Saturday, Sept. 19

(Friday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 3:30 and 10:30 a.m. on this date)

 
7 p.m.

Story Time: Loree Fulton reads “Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Chapters 1-3”
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tory Time: Loree Fulton reads “Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Chapters 4-6”
Story Time: Loree Fulton reads “Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Chapters 7-10”

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Sunday, Sept. 20

(Saturday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 1 a.m., 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on this date)

 
7:30 p.m.

Story Time: Superintendent Ann Roy Moore reads “Brother Eagle, Sister Sky”
Story Time: Loree Fulton reads “A Bad Case of Stripes”
Story Time: Loree Fulton reads “The Flea’s Sneeze”

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Monday, Sept. 21

(Sunday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 2:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on this date)

 
9:30 p.m.

History of Jazz
Learn about the history of jazz in this lesson by Timothy Ellis of Fitzpatrick Elementary.

Movement Lesson
Join this fun and active lesson on movement with dance educator Liza Cardinal-Simpler!

Creative Activities with Misty Trussell
Learn about writing, hula hooping, writing letters to medical workers and more with this fun video from Dalraida Elementary gifted specialist Misty Trussell.

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Tuesday, Sept. 22

(Monday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 4 and 10:30 a.m. on this date)

7:30 p.m.

Identity Poem with Liza Cardinal-Simpler
Build an identity poem through movement with Liza Cardinal-Simpler from the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts! This is a fun way for a student to answer the question, "What makes you, you?" This is a great activity for young children and parents!

Journal Writing with Misty Trussell
Explore creative writing ideas and techniques with this video by gifted specialist Misty Trussell of Dalraida Elementary. Trussell teaches students in grades 3 to 5, but older children might also enjoy this activity!

Manuscript Handwriting with Sonya Wilson
This is a detailed lesson about the correct way to form uppercase and lowercase letters for manuscript handwriting by teacher Sonya Wilson, Alabama Reading Initiative specialist at Dannelly Elementary.

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Wednesday, Sept. 23

(Tuesday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 2:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on this date)

 
9 p.m.

Math with Mrs. Norris-Line Symmetry
Fourth-grade teacher Lindsey Norris of Forest Avenue Academic Magnet makes learning math fun with videos designed to capture kids’ attention.

Math with Mrs. Norris-Lines, Rays and Angles
Math with Mrs. Norris-Classifying Triangles

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Thursday, Sept. 24

(Wednesday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 3:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on this date)

 
9:30 p.m.

Math with Mrs. Norris-Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Math with Mrs. Norris-Classifying Quadrilaterals
Math with Mrs. Norris-Shape Patterns

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Friday, Sept. 25

(Thursday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 4 and 10:30 a.m. on this date)

 
7 p.m.

Math with Mrs. Norris-Measuring Angles 1
Math with Mrs. Norris-Measuring Angles 2
Math with Mrs. Norris-Measuring Angles 3
Math with Mrs. Norris-Measuring Angles 4

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Saturday, Sept. 26

(Friday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 2 a.m., 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on this date)

 
10 p.m.

Story Time: Superintendent Ann Roy Moore reads “Whistle for Willie”
Story Time: Dr. Charlotte Morris reads “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”
Tafeni English reads “Mirandy and Brother Wind”

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Sunday, Sept. 27

(Saturday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 5 a.m. and 12 p.m. on this date)

 
8:30 p.m.

Story Time: Clare Weil reads “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
Story Time: Dr. Brenda Coleman reads “The Day You Begin “
Story Time: Dr. Brenda Coleman reads “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut”

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Monday, Sept. 28

(Sunday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 3 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on this date)

 
8:30 p.m.

MMFA Art and Poetry
Join Auburn University professor Janelle Green for this lesson about using an artwork as an inspiration for writing a poem. Note: This lesson is ideal for middle school students but adaptable for all grades.

Self-Portrait with Laura Bocquin
Laura Bocquin of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts gives a lesson on how to draw a self-portrait. Follow along, create your own and share it to pr@mmfa.org!

Printmaking with Laura Bocquin
Join Laura Bocquin of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts for this lesson on printmaking. This lesson incorporates historic Montgomery sites, particularly the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. If you'd like to use this lesson, contact Bocquin at lbocquin@mmfa.org and the museum will provide the materials. If you do this project and want to share your creations, contact pr@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday, Sept. 29

(Sunday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 3:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on this date)

 
7 p.m.

MMFA Art and History
Alice Novak of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts takes us to various artworks from different centuries inside the museum and talks about how they relate to history.

MMFA Golden Spiral
Get creative while you learn about art and math with this lesson about the Golden Spiral from Laura Bocquin of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. If you are interested in doing this project yourself, contact pr@mmfa.org to access the necessary materials.

MMFA Becoming Alabama
Join Kaci Norman of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts for a virtual tour of the museum featuring Alabama artists. Stick around for an art activity that you (or your children or students) can do. If you would like access to the materials used in this activity, contact pr@mmfa.org.

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Wednesday, Sept. 30

(Sunday evening’s programming will be re-broadcast at 2 a.m., 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on this date)

 
8 p.m.

Korean Language Lesson #1
Join teacher Jemma Lee for this fun and engaging Korean language lesson! Catch the K-Wave is provided by the Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership (A-KEEP) in collaboration with Montgomery Public Schools and the city of Montgomery.

Korean Language Lesson #2
Korean Language Lesson #3