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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. 27 | 10:00 am; Mar. 29 | 7:00 pm; Mar. 30 | 3:30 pm
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Video HighlightsMore Video

SEVA Training Series | Educator Thuy Pham from Creative Connections Arts Academy shares the perfect ingredients to make a video.

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.
Mar. 30 | 9:00 am | 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).
Part 6, 7: Mar. 29 | 3:00 pm | C. 15
Introduction; Part 2; Part 10; Part 11:
Mar. 27 | 10:00 am | C. 16

Beginning Yoga


CSU Long Beach

Beginning Yoga 5:00 pm on Cable 15
External Poses; More on Surya Namaskar B
Mar. 29
Yoga Flow; Hip Openers | Mar. 25, 30
Finding More Space; Sun Salutations
Mar. 27
Sun Salutations; Surya Namaskar B
Mar. 28

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.
Working for the Future | Mar. 26
Second Chances | Mar. 31

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. 25 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
Mar. 29 | 8:30 am | C. 16

Community Keynotes:
21st Century Teaching and Learning

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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

ARC Fashion ProgramLos Rios Community Colleges

American River College Fashion Program
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The SECC video crew will attend ARC’s Fashion Program model casting event this Friday, March 20 at 6:00 pm in Art and Science Room 105. We’re shooting footage for a documentary to tell the story of this unique learning exercise that finishes with the students’ Fashion Show, Aura, on May 1.

SECC started production February 25 when the student designers were interviewed by their peers in the marketing class. The finished video, Fashion Matters: The Fashion Show as Teaching Laboratory, will air on cable and tell the story of this unique learning exercise.
> View photos from the interviews

JaNay Brown-WoodCalifornia 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.

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

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

Elk Grove Unified School District

Crossing Lines: 2014 Summer Seminar Cultural Event
Mar. 25 | 2:15 pm | 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

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.

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.

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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. 28 | 3:00 pm | C. 15

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.

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

Meet the Author: Kwame Alexander (Grades 6-10)
Live webcast | March 26 | 10:00 am

Author and poet Kwame Alexander wants kids to write their own books. He has helped students reach this goal with his Book-in-a-Day (BID) creative writing and book publishing workshop. When he’s not teaching, he’s writing such marvels as The Crossover, the 2015 Newbery Award winning novel in verse; Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band, a NAACP Image Award Nominee and a Junior Library Guild Selection He Said She Said. During the live webcast, Alexander will discuss the rhythm of poetry and the importance of word choice. He will also offer advice to young poets.

Community Keynotes
> For information, resources and registration
 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.

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

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. 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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