SECC-produced Student DV features student work entered in the annual SEVA contest. Since many schools have a multimedia program, Student DV provides instructional materials and technical information to help students and teachers learn more about video production and improve their skills.
• Hear about the issue of Chewing Gum at school
• Spread Autism Awareness
• Learn about Type 1 Diabetes
• Why is there Bullying in Schools?
May 14 | 7:00 pm; May 25 | 10:00 am
2013 Allan Hinderstein Award
The 2013 Allan Hinderstein Award went to a dynamic duo: Vicki Plefka and Susan Ikemoto of Frontier Elementary School in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. Jim Bentley, the 2012 Allan Hinderstein Award recipient from Foulks Ranch Elementary School, presented the award. These two teachers went above and beyond on a daily basis to guide students in video production and 21st century skills and running a after-school SEVA video class two days a week for all grades.
This award honors the late Allan Hinderstein, a unique CSUS professor with a remarkable vision that recognized the importance and value of media production for teachers to enhance the learning experience of students in the classrooms.
Photo above: Susan Ikemoto accepts the 2013 Allan Hinderstein Award
David Lowe, KVIE President and General Manager, and Jailen Graham, Toby Johnson Middle School present PSA SEVA awards
SEVA Award Night May 6
More than 1000 students, teachers and parents attended SECC's annual SEVA Award Night May 6 at the Sacramento State University Ballroom.
SECC congratulates all the students who entered the contest and the 325 entries made the competition tough this year. The SEVAs or Student Educational Video Awards is the only county-wide opportunity for students to be recognized for excellence in educational video/multimedia production. Winning videos provide educational content as well as creativity and technical expertise.
All Entries Reel on C. 15
Watch clips of all 325 SEVA entries.
May 17 | 4:00 pm; May 18, 25 | 12:00 pm
May 24, 31 | 8:00 pm; May 29 | 9:00 am
2013 Award Night Live on C. 15
May 24 | 12:00 pm; May 29 | 3:00 pm
May 26 | 5:00 pm; May 31 | 9:00 am
On Cable This Month
Inaugural Visions: Presidents Washington
How do Americans measure leadership, vision and policy to select the candidate they feel is best qualified to guide the nation? Are the underlying principles of leadership consistent from the 18th to 21st centuries? How does the inauguration and inaugural address focus on our nation’s hope for the future?
This program examines the presidential inaugurations from George Washington to Barack Obama.
May 14, 23 | 11:00 am | C. 16
May 27 | 5:00 pm | C. 15
The Slave Trade
This program explores the U.S. law of 1807 that abolished the transatlantic slave trade. Meet the people involved in or influenced by this pivotal legislation: slaves, plantation owners, slave-ship captains and crew, government officials, navy officers and antislavery activists.
May 20 | 10:00 am | C. 15
The CSUS String Project is the flagship program of this kind in the West and a member of the National String Project Consortium. The program provides structured group lessons in violin and cello for children in the fourth grade and up taught by the CSUS School of Music undergraduate and graduate teachers and supervised by experienced teachers.
The String Project is a model of service-learning that allows undergraduate and graduate students to learn new skills, to think critically and to test their roles as professionals while offering low cost instruction in stringed instruments to children of all social strata in the community. Lessons are available at affordable prices due to the support of The Sacramento State Associated Students, The Heller Foundation, String Letter Publishing, Associated Students Inc. (ASI), the Robla School District, Twin Rivers School Unified District and the National String Project Consortium.
Students offer a free performance in December and May at the CSUS Capistrano Hall's Recital Hall. SECC will air the live performance Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm on Cable 15. Photo by Gabrielle Meindl.
Austin Madison of Pixar
Pixar Animator, Austin Madison, leads SEVA Training Event students through the different stages of building a story and uses examples from his own work and well-known movies such as Star Wars.
May 17, 24 | 8:00 am | C. 15
May 28 | 5:00 pm | C. 16
May 21, 30 | 12:00 pm | C. 15
Animation and Game Design Day, held at the Sheldon High School Performing Arts Center Feb. 16, featured top professional speakers for students interested in the path to a career in graphic design and electronic gaming.
A storyboard artist and a character designer, both former K9 Animation program students at Sheldon High School, discussed their work on Cartoon Network's hit TV shows Adventure Time and The Regular Show. Two computer game designers from the Sacramento office of Electronic Arts (EA) discussed the game design process.
May 18, 28 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | C. 15
May 20, 22 | 3:00 pm | C. 15
May 25 | 5:00 pm | C. 15
May 26, 30 | 9:00 am | C. 16
Joseph Kerr Middle School teacher, Nolan French takes students through a DBQ Project (Document Based Questions) that captures instruction and learning about the Salem Witch Trials. Students engage in a historical investigation to craft a response the question: “What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692?” French then guides them through the DBQ Project six-step writing process to answer the question.
Sacramento county high school students competed in written and oral exams at the Academic Decathlon in February at Inderkum High School. To prepare for the event, students devoted months of study to the 2013 theme, Russia. In addition to mastering the academic content, students learn about teamwork, goal setting, planning and leadership.
May 17, 24 | 3:00 pm | C. 16; May 25 | 3:00 pm | C. 16; May 28 | 1:00 pm | C. 16
Native Bees, Honey Bees, Gardening and More
Tour of the Washington Youth Garden; Bees: Native and Honey; Bats, Butterflies and Other Insect Pollinators; Pollinator Kitchen and Café.
May 29 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | C. 15
Nature's Partners: Pollinators, Plants and People
May 29 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | C. 5