February 2016

2016 SEVA Entries are due March 4

Students and teachers - the SEVA contest deadline is approaching! Do you need some inspiration? Take a look at our Youtube playlists of outstanding SEVA entries in each category. And the SEVA Curriculum Kits described above also provide a variety of resources.

The SEVAs are open to all Sacramento county and regional students K-20 and celebrate the talents and visions of student video producers. Winners and participants will be recognized at SECC's SEVA Award Night on May 10, 2016, at the Sacramento State University Ballroom, and winning videos and producer interviews are shown on cable and online.

> SEVA 2016 entry form SECC member districts
> Entry form non-member districts


TechFest highlights tools for creating and collaborating

Learn about Google Apps, creating a paperless classroom, digital storytelling, making movie traiiers and more.

> more info and cable air times


SEVA Studio LabsSEVA Studio Labs

SEVA Studios features student videos

Student-created school news programs highlight the SEVA Studio Labs and share what's going on at local schools.
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CSU Long Beach

Conservatory of Music:
Jazz Festival

Coached and conducted by some of the foremost leaders in jazz education, these ensembles attain a high performance level, appearing regularly both on- and off-campus.
On Cable 16: Sundays @ 8:30 pm | Wednesdays | @ 9:00 am

GreenlandNASA Goddard

Rising Seas:
The Greenland
Ice Sheet

For thousands of years, sea level have remained relatively stable and human communities have settled along the planet’s coastlines. But now Earth’s seas are rising. NASA scientists discuss their research on and around the Greenland Ice Sheet.

On Cable 15: Feb. 16, 23 | 1:00 pm

Made at Sac StateSacramento State University

Local commencement ceremonies

Watch full ceremonies of the 2015 Winter Commencement from Sacramento State's colleges.
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ARC Fashion ShowAmerican River College

Aura Fashion Show &
The Fashion Show as Teaching Laboratory

Watch the documentary on the 2015 ARC Fashion Program — a unique semester-long learning exercise that culminated with the students’ Fashion Show, Aura.
On Cable 15: Feb. 16, 18, 21 | 7:00 pm
> In the Video Gallery


Local authors offer writing wisdom

From the SummerWords 2015 festival with Kirstin Chen and Nayomi Munaweera; featured at the
California Capital Book Festival is JaNay Brown-Wood who wrote Imani's Moon.

On Cable 15: Feb. 23, 25, 28 | 7:00 pm


Jesus DebateThe Jesus Debate – Lord or Legend?

Sacramento City College hosted a debate with Christian writer and filmmaker John Christy as he debated Atheist author David Fitzgerald live on iHeart Radio.

On Cable 16: Feb. 4 | 2:00 pm & Feb. 24 | 12:00 pm
> In the Video Gallery


Continuing in February

SEVA Curriculum Kit ResourcesSEVA Curriculum Kit resources

Guide your students through the process of creating videos and connect medial literacy lessons with the Common Core State Standards. Developed by a video production educator, these Google slides, pdfs and video examples are all you need to get started.
> Link to resources

SEVA Training Series

Finding your creative expression

Sheldon High School animation teacher Shawn Sullivan discusses creative expression and how inanimate objects can tell a story.
Feb. 3, 10, 12 | 7:00 pm | C. 15
> In the Video Gallery

Secret War in Laos

> Learn more
> Video Gallery playlist of all interviews

These first-hand accounts from the Vietnam War deepen our understanding of the impact of war on individuals, targeted groups and entire communities.


Watch first-hand accounts from the Vietnam War on Cable 16:
Tom Palmer & Joe Scheimer: Feb. 3 | 7:00 pm & Feb. 7 | 5:00 pm
Gene Hamner & Tom Palmer: Feb. 10 | 7:00 pm & Feb. 14 | 5:00 pm
Time Chaosan Chao: Feb. 17 | 7:00 pm & Feb. 21 | 5:00 pm
Joe Kaojio Liow Phan: Feb. 24 | 7:00 pm & Feb. 28 | 5:00 pm

In addition, the Elk Grove Unified School District is curating a collection of powerful lessons on the Secret War in Laos. Start now with this lesson plan inviting students to compare and contrast interviews from WWII and the Vietnam War (the Secret War).


> View the lesson plan I'm American Now: A Poem in Two Voices



Keys to CollegeSan Juan Unified School District
Keys to College
> more info and cable air times



Parent UniversityParent University

> more info and cable air times
Parent University classes aim to help build a positive learning environment at home and foster a successful partnership between schools and parents.

Protecting Student Data Privacy

Learn about the importance of protecting student data in this era of digital learning — student data privacy laws, how to get information and how to measure and improve data privacy practices.
Parts 1 & 2 | Feb. 1, 15 | 12:00 pm | C. 16
Parts 3 & 4 | Feb. 8, 22 | 12:00 pm | C. 16
> In the Video Gallery

Cosumnes River College

10th Annual Fall Ethics Symposium: The Ethics of Nudges

How can we make decisions where things go well for the one deciding and still respect the freedom of the decider?
> more info and cable air times

Sacramento State University

Concerts from the Music Department

Piano Series
Feb. 5 | 5:00 pm | C. 16 & Feb. 14 | 8:00 am | C. 15
Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 12 | 5:00 pm | C. 16 & Feb. 21 | 8:00 am | C. 15
Feb. 19 | 5:00 pm | C. 16 & Feb. 28 | 8:00 am | C. 15

Strings ProjectStrings Project Concert 2015

> In SECC's Video Gallery
This project provides group lessons in violin and cello for children in the fourth grade and up. The lessons are taught by the CSUS School of Music undergraduate and graduate teachers and supervised by experienced teachers.
Feb. 26 | 5:00 pm | C. 16