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October 2014What's New

Student DV #112Student DV Show #112
Student work entered in SECC's annual SEVA contest inspires both student and teacher video producers in this popular SECC program. Shown daily on Cable 15. In this show: Learn a New Dance, celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Elitha Donner and visit the Placer County SPCA.
Oct. 26 | 10:00 am, Oct. 23 | 2:30 pm, Oct. 31 | 7:00 pm | C. 15

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SJUSD Board Forum

SJUSD Board of Education Forum

The five candidates seeking positions on the San Juan Unified School District Board of Education in the November election recently took part in a forum at Del Campo High School.

Questions for the candidates were generated and asked by students from Del Campo, Bella Vista High School and San Juan High School. The five candidates are vying for two seats. Board member Greg Paulo is running for re-election, and board member Larry Masuoka has opted not to seek another term. Also running are Michael Alcalay, Mike McKibbin, Michael Miller and Paula Villescaz.

Watch the forum on cable: Oct. 23 | 9:00 am | C. 15; Oct. 26, Nov. 1 | 5:00 pm | C. 15; Oct. 30 | 8:00 pm | C. 16


SEVA Training SeriesNew SEVA Training Series Events

— UPDATE — Sacramento Kings: Behind the Scenes | Sleep Train Arena | Nov. 5 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This event is sold out, however, you can still participate in the SEVA training if you purchase your own game ticket from the Kings directly. Present SECC with your ticket and join us at 5:00 pm to talk with the production staff. Learn about shooting sports video during this pre-game talk with the Sacramento Kings production team.
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KVIE and the Studio Environment | November 19 | 4:30 pm - 7:40 pm
KVIE | 2030 W. El Camino Avenue | Sacramento, CA 95833
Explore KVIE's studio to learn about editing, cameras, graphics and green screen work. Participants will break into small groups and rotate through each of the areas. > Register online now

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NASA Downlink


NASA Downlink Ignites Imagination
at Elk Grove USD Elementary School

“Wow!” “Awesome!” “Amazing!” Those were some of the first reactions by students at Elk Grove Unified’s Elliott Ranch Elementary School as they sat in the multi-purpose room, their attention focused on a large screen showing a view of Earth, beamed down from NASA’s International Space Station (ISS). The students’ words (more like collective gasps) were in response to: “Elliott Ranch, this is Houston. Are you ready for the event?”

NASA DownlinkElliott Ranch was one of two elementary schools in the nation selected for a downlink, a 20-minute opportunity for students to connect and chat live with U.S. astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steven Swanson. Fifteen students, grades1-6, lined up to ask the astronauts a series of questions. Their questions — ranging from "Do you take care of animals in space?" to "What have you found most surprising or challenging about your work on the ISS that all your special training beforehand didn’t prepare you for?" — sparked a lively conversation that clearly engaged the audience of students, teachers, parents, school board members, guests — and film crews from a number of local TV stations.

> Continued

JFK Library Forum Series


JFK Library Foundation Forums

This series of public affairs conversations is offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics. The programs reflect the Kennedys' legacy and are dedicated to those who seek a new and better world through the art of politics.

A Conversation with Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy; 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women
Oct. 23 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

Remembering Sargent Shriver
Oct. 30 | 1:00 pm | C. 16

The Most Powerful Woman in 20th Century America; Changing Demographics and the Future of the Democratic Party
Oct. 31 | 2:15 pm | C. 16

An Evening with Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns
Oct. 28 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Oct. 24 | 2:15 pm; Oct. 30 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

JFK's Secret Tapes; A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens
Nov. 4, 18 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Madeleine Albright
Nov. 6, 27 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

An Evening with Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns; Remembering Sargent Shriver
Sargent Shriver was a political administrator and diplomat who designed the U.S. Peace Corps which was established in 1961.
Nov. 7, 21 | 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm | C. 16

> Visit the JFK Library

kids.govGovernment Video Collections for Kids

Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for USA.gov that links kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. These video collections feature a variety of government career profiles.

Government Career Profiles 1
Oct. 23 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am | C.15

Government Career Profiles 2
Oct. 30 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am | C. 15

> Learn more

New Educational Programs from California State University, Long Beach

Programming from CSU Long Beach focuses on campus issues, innovative research from the university, prominent guest speakers, special events and on-campus activities.

Tuning In: Syria; Teaching Abroad
Oct. 29 | 4:00 pm | C. 15

Securing Cargo and Jobs; Panama Canal Expansion; Port Security
Oct. 22 | 4:00 pm | C. 15

> Learn more

SCOLAWorldwide Programming

SCOLA provides authentic foreign language resources using information technology to create global understanding. Watch programs from countries in Europe, Africa and China on Cable 15 & 16. Programs may change due to current events.

> Download the SCOLA schedule (pdf)

SECC and Member School District Programs

CapCUE logoNew in SECC's Video Gallery: CapCUE TechFest 2014

Watch sessions from the September 27 CapCUE TechFest 2014 at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento. Capitol Cue provides members with information on technology education and training opportunities and serves as a forum for sharing ideas and experiences involving technology in the school environment. > Learn more about CapCUE
> Before the Aha Moment with Lisa Highfill | > Digital Storytelling with Ryan O'Donnell
> Be the Jedi Master of Search with Ryan O'Donnell | > ChromeTastic with Brian Briggs


San Juan Unified School District

Teaching and Technology Symposium 2014: Teaching Common Core with PORTS
> Watch in the Video Gallery
The San Juan Unified School District Teaching & Technology Symposium 2014 featured technology breakout sessions including the California State Parks PORTS Project. Learn how to tie common core curriculum to real world applications using free interactive videoconferencing with PORTS Distance Learning. PORTS connects students in their classroom to a live presenter for engaging, thought-provoking studies of California's rich natural and cultural history.

SCUSD Preschool ProgramSacramento City Unified School District

Sacramento City USD Preschool Program Overview
> Watch in the Video Gallery | Spanish | Hmong
The Sacramento City Unified School District offers free to low-cost preschool programs for children ages 3 to 5 throughout Sacramento.

Elk Grove Unified School District

The DBQ Project
> Watch in the Video Gallery
Joseph Kerr Middle School teacher, Nolan French walks viewers through the DBQ Project (Document Based Questions): What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692? Students experienced this common core based six step lesson over a four day period.

Oct. 27 | 9:00 am | C. 16

Elk Grove Unified School District

Second Graders Extend National Poetry Month
> Watch in the Video Gallery
Second graders at Herman Leimbach Elementary extended National Poetry Month by connecting with author Erin Dealey to learn about her books and writing techniques.

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and it’s a good time for schools (including personnel and students), communities, districts and states to take stock of current efforts to reduce and prevent bullying. Do current school climates make students feel safe, allowing them to thrive academically and socially? Are youth comfortable speaking up if they are being bullied? Are members of the community engaged and are the media aware of best practices when it comes to reporting bullying stories? Learn more at StopBullying.gov

> Watch in the Video Gallery
Valley High School students are working hard to take #UnfollowBullying to the next level by extending the program to their middle and elementary feeder schools.

PORTS: Carroll Elementary School and Columbia State Historic Park
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Carroll Elementary students in the Elk Grove Unified School District connected with California State Park Ranger Phil McDonald at the Columbia Historic State Park to learn about the gold rush.

Oct. 31 | 11:00 am | C. 16; Oct. 25 | 8:00 pm


Math Generation
> Watch Parts 1-9 in the Video Gallery
This progressive new series captures best practices, builds content knowledge and provides content for school sites and 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 and career ready.

Live Webcast

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conserving the Nature of America

Project Edubat: Education Taking Flight | October 29 | 11:00 am
Bats are amazing animals that are vital to the health of our environment and economy — eating tons of insects nightly, pollinating flowers and spreading seeds that that grow new plants and trees. Join the free, live webcast of Project Edubat – Education Taking Flight to learn more about these important animals.

> Join the webcast