Fall 2014 Credit Courses
30 Years SECC

SEVA Training Series Building Campus Stories and the 3-Camera Studio | Oct. 22 | 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Visit the New San Juan High School Studio and learn about three camera studio setups, teleprompters and live video switching. > Register online now 

Sacramento Kings: Behind the Scenes | Sleep Train Arena | Wednesday, Nov. 5 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Learn about shooting sports video during this special pre-game talk with the Sacramento Kings production team. Dinner is on your own after the event then stay for the 7:00 pm game against the Denver Nuggets.

Registration closes Oct. 5 | 90 tickets available. $14 per person includes a game ticket. Carpooling is encouraged since parking is $10 per vehicle. > Register online now

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. 18, 26 | 10:00 am, Oct. 18, 31 | 7:00 pm, Oct. 23 | 2:30 pm

> Learn more and view the schedule

Video HighlightsMore Video

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NASA Downlink


NASA Downlink Ignites Imagination and Excitement at Elliott Ranch Elementary School in the Elk Grove USD

“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 in the current school year for a “downlink,” a 20-minute opportunity for students to connect and chat live, via Skype, 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. 2, 14, 23 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

Remembering Sargent Shriver
Oct. 2, 16, 30 | 1:00 pm | C. 16

Cissy Patterson: The Most Powerful Woman in 20th Century America; Changing Demographics and the Future of the Democratic Party
Oct. 3, 17, 31 | 2:15 pm | C. 16

The Presidency and Civil Rights: Civil Rights Then and Now; Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt
Oct. 7, 9 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | C. 16

The Presidency and Civil Rights: Kennedy and Johnson
Oct. 10 | 2:15 pm; Oct. 16 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

The Presidency and Civil Rights: Truman and Eisenhower
Oct. 7, 14, 21 | 1:00 pm | C. 16

An Evening with Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns
Oct. 21, 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

> 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. 14, 23 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am | C.15

Government Career Profiles 2
Oct. 16, 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. 1, 29 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
Oct. 14, 21 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

Securing Cargo and Jobs; Panama Canal Expansion; Port Security
Oct. 4, 18 | 8:00 pm | C. 16
Oct. 8, 22 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
Oct. 14 | 8:00 am | C. 16

> 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

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.

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.

Elk Grove Unified School District

The DBQ Project
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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.

> Watch on Cable 15: Oct. 6, 27 | 9:00 am | C. 16; Oct. 17 | 12:00 pm

Elk Grove Unified School District

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

> Watch on Cable 16: Oct. 3 | 12:00 pm | C. 15; Oct. 8 | 9:00 am

> 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.

> Watch on Cable 16: Oct. 8, 20, 31 | 11:00 am | C. 16; Oct. 15 | 4:00 pm | C. 15; 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.

> Watch on Cable 15: Math Generation: Part 6 | Oct. 2, 16 | 8:00 am