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January 2015What's New

Student DV 115New Student DV Episode
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On episode #115, learn How to Remember Author’s Purpose, get some Hugs and play Australian Basketball.

Student DV (Digital Video) is a unique SECC-produced series that inspires students to produce educational videos to share their vision and ideas. The show features student work that was entered in SECC's previous year SEVA contest.

Jan. 24, 31 | 7:00 pm; Jan. 28 | 3:30 pm | C. 15

Video HighlightsMore Video

California Capital Book Festival | Writing Your Book discussion with Erika Mailman from American River College.

SEVA Training SeriesNew SEVA Training Series Event | Wednesday, February 11 | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Toby Johnson Middle School | 10099 Franklin High Road | Elk Grove, CA 95757


Bringing Hollywood to Your Classroom:
The Perfect Ingredients for Making Videos and Copyright Cleared Resources
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 ingredients to make a variety of creative videos to use in the classroom. From making commercials, documentaries, trailers, music videos, digital storybooks, presentations, to storyboarding and camera angles, we'll cover it all with three SEVA teachers: Thuy Pham, Jim Bentley and Dana La Chapelle.

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What's New

Peter BakerFairfax Network

Meet the Author: Peter Baker
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Peter Baker is the Chief White House correspondent for the New York Times and the author of several books including Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution. During the program, Baker imparts journalistic wisdom, discusses what it is like to work under three presidential administrations and evaluates impartiality in the press.
Jan. 25 | 8:30 am | C. 16
Jan. 30 | 12:00 pm | C. 15

21st Century Teaching and Learning
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Panel members speak about how to cultivate students and understand the characteristics of a Portrait of a Graduate in the 21st century.
Jan. 30 | 1:00 pm | C. 15

National Parks Service

Yosemite National Park: Nature Notes
Produced by the National Park Service, Yosemite Nature Notes tells unique stories about the natural and human history of the park and features park rangers, scientists, historians and park visitors.
Parts 1-3 | Feb. 1, 15 | 5:00 pm | C. 15

Shamu TV

Shamu TV: Saving a Species

Episodes feature unforgettable stories about amazing animals and the remarkable efforts of people working to save some of the world's most endangered and threatened species.
Wolves | Jan 31 | 1:30 pm | C. 15
Polar Bears | Jan. 30 | 11:30 am | C. 15


CapCUE logo TechFest 2014

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.
Chrometastic | Jan. 27 | 9:00 am | C. 16

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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)
> Learn more about SCOLA

SECC and Member School District Programs

Jose L. BandaSacramento City Unified School District
SCUSD's new Superintendent Talks About the District's Goals and Services

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> Watch the superintendent's message now
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.

Sacramento State University Music Department

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Watch performances from the Sacramento State University Music Department,

Festival of New American Music 2014 | Jan. 27 | 8:00 pm | C. 16
Symphony Orchestra with Eguen Villanueva |
Jan. 29 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

Math GenerationElk Grove Unified School District

Math Generation
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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 8: Union House Elementary School; Part 9: Pinkerton Middle School; Part 10: Raymond Case Elementary School | Jan. 28 | 10:00 am | C. 16

Introduction; Part 8: Union House Elementary School; Part 9: Pinkerton Middle School; Part 10: Raymond Case Elementary School
Jan. 25 | 3:00 pm | C. 15

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.

Immigration's Humanitarian Challenges; Spying: From Eisenhower to Obama
Jan. 23 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Al Gore; A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens
Jan. 25 | 5:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Senator Kirsten Gillbrand; Remembering Sergeant Shriver
Jan. 27 | 2:00 pm | C. 16; Jan. 31 | 5:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Robert Redford, JFK, RFK and Japan
Jan. 29 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women, Parts 1-3
Jan. 29 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

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