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March 2015What's New

Student DV 117Student DV Episode #117 on Cable 15
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In this new episode:
• Learn how students at Del Paso Manor Elementary School study
• See what students from Pleasant Grove High School think of their siblings
• Get a confidence boost from students at Natomas Charter School

Student DV shows all the best videos from Sacramento County students, and they’re starting now!

Mar. 14, 20, 27 | 10:00 am; Mar. 29 | 7:00 pm; Mar. 18, 23, 30 | 3:30 pm
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Video HighlightsMore Video

SEVA Training Series: Finding Copyright Cleared Resources
Educator Jim Bentley of Foulks Ranch Elementary School discusses video production copyright cleared resources.

What's New

Super Quiz

Sacramento County Office of Education

2015 Academic Decathlon and Super Quiz
> Learn about the event, view the winners and link to a photo gallery
Hundreds of Sacramento County high school students competed in the 35th annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon after devoting months of study to this year's theme: New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation. Fox 40 morning host Paul Robins asked questions at the live Super Quiz.
Mar. 5, 30 | 9:00 am | C. 16
Mar. 14 | 1:00 pm; Mar. 23 | 6:00 pm | C. 15

Spirit of San Juan
The annual Spirit of San Juan awards honor individuals and groups in their school communities who exhibit exceptional character. Help find remarkable people who embody the Spirit of San Juan and nominate someone for this year's awards.
> Watch videos of past winners and nominate

San Juan STARS Hall of Fame
The STARS (Science, Technology, Arts and Reading for Students) Hall of Fame was established in 2009 by the San Juan Education Foundation, with the support of the school district, to honor exceptional graduates who embody an innovative spirit and have made their mark in their chosen profession.

Shown together: Mar. 3 | 5:00 pm | C. 15;
Mar. 5 | 9:00 am | C. 15

Beginning Yoga


CSU Long Beach

Beginning Yoga 5:00 pm on Cable 15
Finding More Space; Sun Salutations
Mar. 4, 18, 27
Sun Salutations; Surya Namaskar B
Mar. 6, 20, 28
External Poses; More on Surya Namaskar B
Mar. 8, 22, 29
Yoga Flow; Hip Openers | Mar. 11, 25, 30
Breath and Awareness; Breath and Movement | Mar. 15, 23

BeachTV Talking Points on Cable 15
Dr. Don Haviland on Flipped Learning in the Classroom; Dr. Aaron Cargile on Intercultural Communication
Mar. 7, 14, 21 | 5:00 pm

Dr. Richard Marcus on Africa: Sub-Sahara Region; Dr. Jack Hou on The Rise of China
Mar. 9, 16, 23  | 8:00 pm

Kentucky Educational Television

Dropping Back In | 6:00 pm | C. 15
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This new series of documentary-style programs outlines the huge personal and societal costs of dropping out. The programs feature expanded profiles of two individuals or programs with comments from experts, educators and other former dropouts providing context and insight.
Second Chances; More Than a Statistic
Mar. 19, 31
Complicated Lives; Working for the Future
Mar. 5, 12, 26

Meet the AuthorFairfax Network

Meet the Author: Carla Killough McClafferty
Carla Killough McClafferty writes in her book, Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment, that football was once such a brutal sport that President Theodore Roosevelt persuaded football coaches to change the rules of play to ensure player safety. Featuring archival research, photographs, scientific evidence and testimonials, this book is a must-read for young athletes, coaches and parents.
Mar. 8, 15, 29 | 8:30 am | C. 16
Mar. 11, 25 | 4:00 pm | C. 15

Managing Stress: How Mindfulness Training in Our Schools Can Benefit Students, Educators and Parents
> Learn more
How do some students reduce their stress levels and improve their focus and performance? They practice mindfulness. Tara Brach, Ph.D., a nationally recognized mindfulness teacher and author, discusses how practicing mindfulness can help improve a student’s ability to respond to events and circumstances with clarity and balance.
On Cable 16: Mar. 9 | 1:00 pm;
Mar. 15, 22 | 4:00 pm

Community Keynotes:
21st Century Teaching and Learning

> Learn more
This series is an invitation to engage in discussions around important topics affecting our school communities. In each program, local and national experts, school staff, community members, parent, and students present topical talks and panel discussions in a variety of subject areas.
Mar. 29 | 4:00 pm | C. 16

More from SECC and Member School Districts

JaNay Brown-WoodLos Rios Community Colleges

California Capital Book Festival on Cable 16
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> Los Rios Community Colleges online
SECC partnered with member Los Rios Community College District to record author sessions at the California Capital Book Festival in October at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Short Story; Imani's Moon; This Day in June | Mar. 19, 31 | 9:00 am; Mar. 23 | 11:00 am; Mar. 26 | 8:00 pm
Fiction Discussion | Mar. 30 | 11:00 am; Mar. 10, 17 | 8:00 pm
Writing Your Book | Mar. 3 | 8:00 pm; Mar. 9 | 11:00 am; Mar. 17, 26 | 9:00 am

Photo: author JaNay Brown-Wood leads a story-telling session after reading her book, Imani's Moon

Dr. Hazel MahoneSan Juan USD | Dr. Hazel W. Mahone

> Learn about district resources for parents
Dr. Hazel Mahone, a San Juan Unified parent, educator, author and the first Sacramento County African-American female superintendent, spoke at the Will Rogers Middle School on January 22. Her presentation offered valuable tips for parents who want to better advocate for their children and need help navigating the complex educational system.
Mar. 6 | 11:00 am; Mar. 11 | 3:30 pm; Mar. 17 | 10:00 am on Cable 15

CSUS Music Department Performances
> Learn more about the Music Department

Watch performances from the Sacramento State University Music Department.
Festival of New American Music 2014; Piano Series 20th Anniversary Season | Mar. 7, 21 | 1:00 pm | C. 15

Elk Grove Unified School District

Crossing Lines: 2014 Summer Seminar Cultural Event
Mar. 11, 18, 25 | 2:15 pm | C. 16

Math Generation
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This series captures best practices, builds knowledge and provides content for school sites and teachers as they embrace the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 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.

Part 3: Mar. 15 | 3:00 pm
Part 4, 5: Mar. 8, 22 | 3:00 pm
Part 6, 7: Mar. 29 | 3:00 pm | C. 15
Part 8, 9: Mar. 4, 18, 25 | 10:00 am | C. 16
Introduction; Part 2; Part 10: Raymond Case Elementary School; Part 11: Joseph Sims Elementary School: Mar. 6, 20, 27 | 10:00 am | C. 16

PORTS: Carroll Elementary School and Columbia State Historic Park
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Carroll Elementary School students connected with a ranger at the Columbia Historic State Park to learn about the gold rush.

Second Graders Extend National Poetry Month with Author Erin Dealey; Unbullyable; PORTS: Carroll Elementary School and Columbia State Historic Park | Mar. 28 | 1:00 pm; Mar. 31 | 7:00 pm | C. 15
Teach 2 | Mar. 16 | 9:00 am | C. 16

NASA DownlinkNASA Connect with Elliot Ranch Elementary School
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Elliott Ranch Elementary School 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 creating a lively conversation that clearly engaged the audience.
Mar. 14 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | C. 15

> Watch in SECC's Video Gallery now

Teaching Flipped Elementary with Lisa Highfill; Google Forms with Will Kimbley | Mar. 9, 23  | 9:00 am | C. 16
Digital Storytelling | Mar. 10 | 9:00 am; Mar. 19 | 8:00 pm | C. 16
Teaching Flipped Elementary with Lisa Highfill | Mar. 12, 24 | | 9:00 am | C. 16
Be the Jedi Master of Search; Chrometastic | Mar. 13, 21 | 5:00 pm | C. 16

SEVA Training Event Review

Jim BentleyEvent Focuses on Accessable Resources for Video Production

by Edward Jung
It can be a common misconception that you can only produce high quality video using expensive equipment, but Thuy Pham is a teacher who has gone beyond the realm of money to prove that anyone with a dream and some simple tools can make commercials, documentaries, trailers and just about anything else.

At the February 11 SEVA Training Event at Toby Johnson Middle School, students, teachers and parents from various districts gathered to listen to three SEVA teachers: Thuy Pham, Jim Bentley (photo) and Dana La Chapelle on the topic of how a classroom can be metaphorically mixed into a “recipe” of an improvised “Hollywood in Your Classroom.”

From Thuy Pham we learned the benefits of incorporating video production into the classroom because it encourages educators and students to work together to create learning opportunities and growth. We also learned that all you really need to start making your own video productions is a simple $20 phone/camera holder or tripod, a $10 light clamp or reflector and a free or inexpensive movie editor like iMovie or Splice.

To continue the video production recipe, planning is also necessary in determine which days are for storyboarding, editing, filming, etc. Attendees also learned some basic filming tips and techniques about DIY lighting and camera angles to make a professional looking video.

Edward is a SECC intern who is covering the SEVA events from a student viewpoint. He is a freshman at Mira Loma High School in San Juan Unified School District.

Also This Month on Cable 15 & 16

Killer whalesShamu TV
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This award-winning environmental education series by SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Parks brings viewers face to face with the wonders of wildlife. Episodes feature unforgettable stories about amazing animals and the efforts of people working to save some of the world's most endangered and threatened species.
The Story of Killer Whales; The Story of Tigers; The Gorilla Story; The Great Apes
Mar. 31 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | C. 15

USGS: U.S. Geographical Survey

USGS is a science organization that provides information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the impacts of climate and the core science systems that help us provide timely and relevant information.
The Anatomy of Floods: The Causes and Development of 2011's Epic Flood Events
Mar. 14, 21, 28 | 3:00 pm | C. 15

Medal of Freedom

From the White House

President Obama Honors the 2014 Medal of Freedom Recipients
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The president honors 16 recipients of this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

A Conversation with the First Lady and Mrs. Laura Bush
During the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Symposium for African Spouses, the First Lady and Mrs. Laura Bush took part in a moderated conversation with NPR’s Cokie Roberts.
Shown together: Mar. 20 | 10:00 am | C. 16

Webcasts and Videoconferences

KennedyThe Presidential Primary Sources Project
> For viewing information, archives and teacher resources

2015 Interactive Videoconferencing Series: Human and Civil Rights
The Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) offers a series of free, 50-minute, interactive videoconferencing programs to students all over the world. PPSP is a collaboration between the National Park Service, U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums, other cultural and historic organizations and the Internet2 community.

The goal of the annual project is to engage classrooms throughout the national and international education community with an overarching theme utilizing primary source documents for student research and presentation.  Students will question how United States Presidents have influenced civil and human rights throughout our history.

National Mall and Memorial Parks |  March 4 | 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site |  March 5 | 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site |  March 11 | 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and The White House Historical Association | 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
President Woodrow Wilson House, Washington, DC |  March 17 | 7:00 am and 11:00 am
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site | March 25 | 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park | March 26 | 8:00 am and 12:00 pm

Photo: Dallas Times Herald/ The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Fairfax Network: Community Keynotes

> For information, resources and registration
Substance Abuse | March 11 | 9:00 am
During this a community discussion on substance abuse, participants share their personal stories about substance abuse, the signs and symptoms of teenage drug abuse, proactive actions parents can take and where to locate supportive resources.
Assistive Technology | April 14 | 9:00 am
This program features FCPS student ambassadors from the Assistive Technology program and their parents. The students and their parents discuss their disabilities and the process of identifying assistive technologies to help them.
Safeguarding Mental Wellness | May 5 | 9:00 am
Program guests discuss how we safeguard the mental wellness of our students. They discuss tough issues like depression, self-injury and suicide and provide parents with tips on how to identify when their children may be at risk.

JFK Library Foundation Forums on Cable 16

JFK Library Forum Series

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.

Spying: From Eisenhower to Obama; Listening In: JFK's Secret Tapes
Mar. 5, 12, 19 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Billy Collins; A Conversation with Harry Belafonte
Mar. 6, 13, 20 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

Transformed by Art
Mar. 7, 21 | 11:00 am | C. 15

A Conversation with Elizabeth Warren; A Conversation with Senator Kirsten Gillbrand
Mar. 8, 22 | 5:00 pm | C. 16

The Churchills and the Kennedys; Alan Brinkley on JFK
Mar. 10, 17 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Robert Redford; 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women - Part 1
Mar. 14, 28 | 11:00 am | C. 15

Creating Equal Striving Toward Justice for All
Mar. 15 | 5:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Al Gore; A Conversation with Jim Lehrer
Mar. 26 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

The Life of Nelson Rockefeller; The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Mar. 24, 27, 31 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women - Part 3; The Presidency and Civil Rights #4 - Truman and Eisenhower
Mar. 29, 31 | 5:00 pm | C. 16

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