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30 Years SECC

December 2014What's New

Student DV 114Student DV Show
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On this new episode, see that a Partner Can Be Helpful, learn how people are trying to Protect Public Education and make some Onigiri.

This popular SECC program features student work entered in the SECC's annual SEVA contest and inspires both student and teacher video producers.

Episode #114 on Cable 15:
Dec. 19, 26 | 4:00 pm; Dec. 28 | 10:00 am;
Dec. 15, 18 | 7:00 pm; Dec. 30 | 2:30 pm

Video HighlightsMore Video

Cyberbullying PSA | Elk Grove Unified School District students offer their perspective on cyberbullying.

SEVA Training SeriesNew SEVA Training Series Event

January 14, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bringing Hollywood to Your Class: The Perfect Ingredients for Making Videos
Creating and implementing videos to motivate a class or to spice up classroom curriculum is the wave of the future. Learn how to add the proper techniques and tasty ingredients to make a variety of creative videos to use within the classroom. From making commercials, documentaries, trailers, music videos, digital storybooks, presentations, to storyboarding and camera angles, teacher Thuy Pham covers it all.
Creative Connections Arts Academy | 6444 Walerga Rd. North Highlands, CA 95660
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Yosemite National Park


National Parks Service

Yosemite National Park: Nature Notes — Wildflowers, Yosemite Falls, Wilderness
Yosemite Nature Notes is a video podcast series that tells unique stories about the natural and human history of the park. Produced by the National Park Service, this series features park rangers, scientists, historians and park visitors as they discuss the diverse plants and animals that make Yosemite their home as well as the towering cliffs, giant waterfalls and mountain peaks that are known throughout the world.
Dec. 25, 30 | 5:00 pm | C. 15
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North Cascades National Park
Strung out like pearls on the backs of the mountains, the 700-plus glaciers in the North Cascades add greatly to the quality of lives by providing challenge and inspiration as well as consistent runoff for salmon, irrigation and hydroelectricity. Join glaciologists as they take the pulse of Pacific Northwest glaciers and learn about the science and motivation behind their work.
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Tides of Change: Olympic National Park
As the climate changes, many early signs will appear on the ocean shores. Visit Olympic National Park's wild coast and follow a marine ecologist as he studies the changing rocky intertidal zone. Shown with above program:
Dec. 26 | 8:00 pm | C. 15

SCOLAWorldwide Programming from SCOLA

Beginning this month, SECC offers the Sacramento community worldwide programming through SCOLA, a nonprofit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources to help the people of the world learn about one another — cultures, languages and ideologies — using information technology to create global understanding.

SECC airs authentic foreign language resources that include news, cultural, entertainment and children's programs from countries in Europe and Africa and in China.

Universities, colleges, K-12 schools, language schools and individual language learners use SCOLA for current events, language learning and cultural studies.

View the daily schedule using the online channel guide links at the top of this page. Programs may change due to current events within a given country.

> Download the SCOLA schedule (pdf)
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Elk Grove Unified School District

NASA Connect with Elliot Ranch ES
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Elliott Ranch Elementary School was selected for a downlink, a 20-minute opportunity for students to connect and chat live with U.S. astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steven Swanson. Students, grades1-6, lined up to ask the astronauts a series of questions creating a lively conversation that clearly engaged the audience.
Dec. 30 | 10:00 am | C. 16

SEVA Training EventSEVA Event: KVIE's Studio Environment

by Edward Jung
Students, parents, and teachers from six districts in our region learned more about production and the general systems and inside workings of KVIE’s headquarters. Once oriented by hosts from KVIE, attendees split up into three groups and toured the expansive headquarters and studio centers within the building.
Attendees were also able to experience new perspectives in how television and video production can be things that help human innovation and creativity. From marketing producer/editor Neil Cohen attendees learned how simple but effective it can be to make a short commercial about any sort of interesting topic (in our case, Funyuns!), and from production manager Alice, we were able to find out more about the orientation of KVIE in the widespread television and production network.
Learning from professionals about the studios and unique equipment provided attendees with a new point of view about our media integrated world and society — one that encourages us constantly to explore new perspectives and interact with all kinds of facets in daily life. Through newly gained knowledge of studio workings, attendees were offered interesting ways to look at new opportunities about the environment they are living in and (in a slightly unusual example) how to advertise a favorite hobby or even snack.

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

SECC and Member School District Programs

Jose L. BandaSacramento City Unified School District

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SCUSD's new Superintendent Talks About the District's Goals and Services
José L. Banda was appointed Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District on July 17, 2014.

As SCUSD’s top administrator, Mr. Banda leads one of the oldest public school districts in California with 75 schools, 43,000 students and 4,200 employees. Prior to his appointment, he served as Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, Washington state’s largest K-12 district. Before Seattle, Mr. Banda spent four years as Superintendent of the Anaheim City School District. During this time, the District saw increased student achievement for all students, including English Language Learners.

Mr. Banda is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University in Bakersfield and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Chapman University.

toy15Teachers of the Year 2015 Interviews
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Two high school English teachers, one from the San Juan Unified School District and one from the River Delta Unified School District, are the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2015. Michelle Bebout teaches 9-11th grade English at Casa Roble High School in the San Juan USD. Jennifer Walker teaches English and AP English at both Clarksburg Middle School and Delta High School in the River Delta USD.

Watch interviews with all the Teachers of the Year 2015 that were chosen by Sacramento area school districts.
Dec. 25 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | C. 15; Dec. 28 | 9:00 am | C. 15

Sacramento State University

Music Department Performances
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Watch performances from the Sacramento State University Music Department.
Piano Series 20th Anniversary Season; Symphony Orchestra with Eguen Villanueva;
Festival of New American Music 2014; Choirs with Dr. Don Kendrick |
Dec. 25 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | C. 16

Strings Project Concert 2014 | Dec. 29 | 11:00 am | C. 16

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.
Dec. 25 | 9:00 am | C. 16

Elk Grove Unified School District

PORTS: Carroll Elementary School and Columbia State Historic Park; Second Graders Extend National Poetry Month with Author Erin Dealey; San Juan Teaching and Technology Symposium 2014: Teaching Common Core with PORTS
Dec. 24, 31 | 7:00 pm | C. 15

CapCUEMath Generation
> Watch Parts 1-9 in the Video Gallery
This 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.
Part 3: Dec. 24 | 9:00 am | C. 16


CapCUE logoCapCUE TechFest 2014
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Watch sessions from the September 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.

Digital Storytelling, Be the Jedi Master of Search, Chrometastic: Dec. 31 | 9:00 am | C. 16

Before the Aha Moment: Dec. 22 | 11:00 am | C. 15; Dec. 29 | 8:00 am | C. 15

Digital Storytelling: Dec. 20, 27 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

Be the Jedi Master of Search: Dec. 19 | 11:00 am | C. 16; Dec. 26 | 12:00 pm | C. 15

Chrometastic, Before the Aha Moment; Google Apps for Education with Tyler Johnstone (2013): Dec. 29 | 9:00 am | C. 16

JFK Library Foundation Forums

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.

A Conversation with Malala Yousafzai; The Presidency and Civil Rights: Truman and Eisenhower
Dec. 19, 26 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the White House Tour with Jacqueline Kennedy; JFK Library: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Dec. 22, 31 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | C. 15

50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women Parts 1-3
Dec. 23, 30 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | C. 15

Transformed by Art; Hemingway's Letters: From Childhood to Paris
Dec. 23 | 2:00 pm | C. 16; Dec. 27 | 9:00 am | C. 16; Dec. 29 | 11:00 am | C. 15

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis Parts 1-3; The Presidency and Civil Rights: Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt
Dec. 24 | 9:00 am | C. 15; Dec. 31 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | C. 15

A Discussion with Attorney General Eric Holder; Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence ; A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens
Dec. 25 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16

Celebrating the Centennial of Fenway Park; A Conversation with John Lewis
Dec. 30 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16

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