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July 2014What's New

CapCUEElk Grove Unified
School District

Math Generation
Math Generation is a progressive new series that captures best practices, builds content knowledge and provides content for school sites. This instructional training can be used by teachers in a Common Core State Standards (CCSS) classroom.

The CCSS math implementation is challenging, and teachers need to understand the content and pedagogical skills and strategies necessary for their 21st century students to be competitive and college/career ready. On Cable 16:

Part 3 | July 24 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Part 4 | July 27 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Video HighlightsMore Video

Crocker Art Museum: Classical Concerts | Trio 180, in residence at the Conservatory of Music, is a talented ensemble comprised of celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, Grammy-nominated cellist Nina Fliyer and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.

NEW: JFK Library Forum Series

JFK Forum SeriesJFK Library Foundation Forums

These forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.

The forums are conducted as conversations rather than lectures.

Tu, Th, F | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | C. 16
Su | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | C. 15

A Conversation with Annie Leibovitz
July 27 | 4:00 pm | C. 15

A Conversation with Carole King
July 22 | 12:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Conan O'Brien
July 24 | 12:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Elizabeth Warren
July 25, 20 | 12:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Harry Belafonte
July 22 | 10:00 am | C. 16

> Visit the JFK Library

From the School Districts

String Concert

String Concert 2014
The CSUS String Project gives students an opportunity to enjoy music and encourages their personal development and self expression.
July 26, 31 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

> Watch in the Video Gallery

Teaching Common Core with California State Parks PORTS
The San Juan Unified School District Teaching & Technology Symposium 2014 featured technology breakout sessions including the California State Parks PORTS Project. Heather Holm, a Regional Interpretive Specialist, illustrated ways to tie common core curriculum to real world applications using free interactive videoconferencing with PORTS Distance Learning. On Cable 16:
July 21 | 4:00 pm; July 28 | 8:00 pm

> Watch in the Video Gallery

July Highlights



Climate Change Live

During this interactive event, students and climate experts discussed climate change and what is being done across the country to become part of the solution.
July 23, 30 | 12:00 pm | C. 16

> Visit Climate Change LIve

Fairfax Network

Meet the Author: Betty Birney
Betty G. Birney is the creator of Humphrey the Hamster — everyone's favorite classroom pet. In her books, the furry little hero's classroom adventures deal with the kinds of issues students can relate to.
July 30 | 3:00 pm | C. 15

Presidents Washington to Obama
July 21, 31 | 5:00 pm | C.15

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
July 23, 30 | 5:00 pm | C.15

> Visit Fairfax Network

This Summer on Cable 15 & 16

The cable lineup this summer includes programs for viewers of all ages to enjoy.

SEVA Training SeriesProfessional Development | F, Sa, Su | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | C. 15; M - Th | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16
School District Collaborations | M - Su | 8:00 pm; Th | 10:00 am | C. 16
Time of Remembrance| F, Sa, Su | 9:00 am | C. 15; M - Su | 7:00 pm | C. 16
Student DV | M - F | 11:00 am; 7:00 pm | C. 15
SEVA Programs and Training | M - F | 10:00 am; 6:00 pm | C. 15; Sa, Su | 11:00 am; 6:00 pm | C. 15; F | 1:00 pm | C. 16
> Watch in the Video Gallery

Classic Arts Showcase| M-F | 2:00 pm; Sa, Su | 9:00 am | C. 16
Meet the Author| M - Su | 3:00 pm | C. 15; 9:00 am | C. 16
Passport | M - Su | 5:00 pm | C. 15
| M - Th | 9:00 am; 1:00 pm | C. 15
Shamu TV | M - F | 6:00 pm | C. 16

> Learn more about these programs

SEVA t-shirtOrder your SEVA t-shirt today! $6.00 each (includes sales tax)

All t-shirts are black, short sleeve, 100% cotton preshrunk with a six color SEVA graphic on the front. Shirts are available in adult sizing only (same as in past years).

To keep costs to a minimum, SECC can't offer shipping. Orders can be picked up at the SECC office at 3780 Rosin Court, Suite 150 | Sacramento, CA 95834, most days 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please call before picking up your order at at 916-920-1006.

> Link to a sizing chart for reference
> Order a SEVA t-shirt online

SepiaTown websiteWebsites to Explore

> SepiaTown is a cultural history project whose goal is to provide both a window to the past by merging photography, geography and technology, as well as a forum for institutions and individuals to share and map historical images. The site uses Google Maps to give us a "you were there" perspective of nearly anywhere in the world, compared to regular Google Maps which offers "you are there." By combining historic images with an interactive map, it's possible to see what a place looked like in 1850, for example. Search for images by place name, neighborhood name, by landmark or by GPS coordinates. Or click "random" and be transported to another place and another time. Once you have selected an image by clicking on its thumbnail, a "sepia man" figure replaces the thumbnail on the map and indicates the vantage point of the person who took the image. Want to see what that same place looks like today? Click "Then/Now View" and compare the two images.

> Smithsonian Science Center
Enjoy science activities correlated to Common Core and National Science Standards. The initial game offering, Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp, offers the opportunity to describe movement and motion while visiting exotic animals from the zoo. Game difficulty levels scale up or down based on your response and adults receive printable reports of mastered words. Coming soon is a Memory Match game. These games are device agnostic. Click on the actual game and scroll to the bottom of the page for links to download free app versions from the Google Play or Apple stores.

Kindness website> Random Acts of Kindness
Become a "RAKTIVIST" and start a kindness raid on unsuspecting communities, classes or schools! Give children power and voice through their actions by partnering with character education programs to make a difference in all the lives you touch. During social studies, find ways kindness has changed the world. Look for times in which kindness was thwarted, such as during civil wars, dictatorships or wars. Start a research project on world leaders who have changed the world through nonviolence, education or generosity. Explain the power of nonprofit organizations and all the lives affected. Look into your own community and school to find needs that are waiting for active, caring participants. Create school or classroom rules to promote the power of kindness. Challenge student to create "kindness" commercials.

> Documentary Lens
What makes a short film or documentary effective? The National Film Board of Canada presents a database of documentaries from the 1940s through 2004; each film is annotated with questions for discussion or with observations on important elements of the film. The focus is not necessarily on the content (although the films are grouped by theme), but rather on what makes the effort noteworthy. The related site, accessed through the drop down menu, "Behind the Camera" highlights the elements of good film making.