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August 2014

Sam SpinnerStudent DV starts in September on Cable 15
Student DV features student work entered in the annual SEVA contest and provides instructional materials about video production. Sam Spinner from Bella Vista High School is this year's host.
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Fall 2014 Credit Classes Start This Month
The San Juan Unified School District Adult Education classes start August 18 on Cable 16 and credit courses from Cosumnes River Colleges begin August 25 on Cable 15.
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SEVA 2015 Contest Information
The deadline for 2015 SEVA is March 6. More information and the online entry form will be available soon.

SEVA Training Series
SECC's popular video training series starts again in October. Information and registration will be online later this month.

Video HighlightsMore Video

Teach 21: Scratching the Heavens| Students learn the mythology of constellations and explore various ways these stories can be shared — from oral traditions and story telling to written form to digital media. The final product is a student-designed animation or game created using Scratch, a multimedia tool/programming language used to create animations, games, interactive stories and art.

New This Month

Flying the DragonMeet the Author

Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Natalie Dias Lorenzi, a teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools, walks the talk — writing for critical acclaim as well as fun. During the program, the author discusses her novel, Flying the Dragon, shares her insights about the writing process. Illustration by Kelly Murphy
Aug. 3, 13, 28 | 9:00 am | C. 16
Aug. 9, 18, 24 | 3:00 pm | C. 15

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JFK Library Forum Series

JFK Library Foundation Forums

These forums are a series of public affairs conversations offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.
Tu, Th, F | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | C. 16
Su | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | C. 15

Jim Lehrer: Aug. 5, 19 | 12:00 pm | C. 16
Aug. 24 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
John King: Aug. 7, 21 | 12:00 pm | C. 16
Aug. 10 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
Steven King | Justice John Paul Stevens
Aug. 1, 8, 14, 22 | 12:00 pm | C. 16
Al Gore: Aug. 12, 26, 29 | 12:00 pm | C. 16
Annie Leibovitz: Aug. 15, 28 | 12:00 pm | C. 15

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Crocker Art Museum


Crocker Art Museum

Classical Concerts: Trio 180
Trio 180 (formerly New Pacific Trio), in residence at the Conservatory of Music, is quickly gaining recognition throughout the United States. This talented ensemble is made up of celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, Grammy-nominated cellist Nina Fliyer and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.
Aug. 7 | 8:00 pm; Aug. 12 | 10:00 am | C. 16
Aug. 22 | 6:00 pm; Aug. 30 | 1:00 pm | C. 15



PORTS: Columbia State Historic Park

Carroll Elementary students in the Elk Grover Unified School District connected with California State Park Ranger Phil McDonald at the Columbia Historic State Park to learn about the gold rush.
Aug. 14, 19 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
Aug. 20, 30 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

CSUS African Peace Awards 2014

The Center for African Peace Conflict and Resolution was established in 1996 at CSUS to provide reconciliation services for governments, businesses and other groups through training and education.
Aug. 14 | 10:00 am; Aug. 26 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

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Fairfax NetworkFairfax Network

Innovation Workshop: Building Discovery
Through science demonstrations, explanatory graphics, archival footage and interviews with experts, students discover how engineers created one of the most magnificent machines ever built — a reusable space plane. Students learn how NASA weighed the cost benefits and technical requirements. The need to make the space shuttle reusable meant that every component needed to withstand the rigors of launching to space like a rocket, orbiting the Earth like a spacecraft and landing like an airplane.
Aug. 1, 12, 27 | 5:00 pm | C. 15

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Fairfax Network

Creating George Washington
Students get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of George Washington, a new orchestral work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds. His composition utilizes orchestra, multiscreen video, electronic sounds and three narrators to explore the first president at different stages in his life. This large-scale work draws from many academic disciplines including music, history, language arts, science, math and technology.
Aug. 1, 16, 29 | 10:00 am | C. 16
Aug. 4, 8, 20 | 5:00 pm | C. 15

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SECC and Member School Districts Programs

CapCUEElk Grove Unified School District
Math Generation
Math Generation is a progressive new series that captures best practices, builds content knowledge and provides content for school sites. This instructional training 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/career ready.
Part 3: Aug. 10, 23 | 11:00 am; Part 5, 6: Aug. 1, 3, 16 | 12:00 pm | C. 15; Aug. 11 | 4:00 pm | C. 16

Twin Rivers Unified School District
New Mindsets & Workflows: Jon Corippo and Rushton Hurley
CapCUE: Building the Schools Our Students Need with Joe Wood

Aug. 15, 29 | 12:00 pm | C. 15; Aug. 19, 26 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

String ConcertRobla School District, CSUS and Other Districts
String Concert 2014
The CSUS String Project provides structured group student lessons in violin and cello. Taught by CSUS School of Music undergraduate and graduate teachers and supervised by experienced teachers, the project gives students an opportunity to enjoy music and encourages their personal development and self expression.
Aug. 5, 26 | 10:00 am; Aug. 21, 30 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

> Learn more about the String Project
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PORTSSan Juan Unified School District
Teaching and Technology Symposium 2014: Teaching Common Core with PORTS
The San Juan Unified School District Teaching & Technology Symposium 2014 featured technology breakout sessions including the California State Parks PORTS Project.

Heather Holm, a Regional Interpretive Specialist, illustrated ways 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.
Aug. 6, 12, 21 | 4:00 pm; Aug. 17, 28, 31 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

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Academic Decathlon 2014Sacramento County Office of Education
2014 Academic Decathlon
The Sacramento County Academic Decathlon, held the first Saturday in February of each year, is an academic competition open to high school students from all school districts in Sacramento County. On February 1, 2014, hundreds of high school students, teachers and community volunteers gathered at Inderkum High School in Sacramento for the 34th Annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon. This year's theme was "World War I."

During the event, student decathletes participated as a nine member team against other schools. The most exciting and visual part of the competition is a high-energy team event called the Super Quiz, which is open to the public. Teams of students are seated at desks on a gymnasium floor and answer questions posed by a moderator. The correct answers are flashed on a large screen so fans in the bleachers can look on and cheer.
Aug. 5, 12 | 4:00 pm | C. 15; Aug. 8, 18, 23 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

> View the official decathlon results
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