Student DV Marathon
30 Years SECC

November 2014What's New

Student DV #113Student DV Show #113
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This popular SECC program features student work entered in the annual SEVA contest and inspires both student and teacher video producers.

In this new show: Get Ready for School, play some Soccer and visit the Frontier Fall Festival. Nov. 15, 23 | 10:00 am; Nov. 20 | 2:30 pm;
Nov. 28 | 7:00 pm | C. 15

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SEVA Training SeriesNew SEVA Training Series Events

KVIE and the Studio Environment | November 19 | 4:30 pm - 7:40 pm
KVIE | 2030 W. El Camino Avenue | Sacramento, CA 95833
Explore KVIE's studio to learn about editing, cameras, graphics and green screen work. Participants will break into small groups and rotate through each of the areas. > Register online now 

Edward JungCommon Core a Focus for First SEVA Training Event

by Edward Jung
Edward is a new 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

The first SEVA training event, Building Campus Stories and the 3-Camera Studio, was held at San Juan High School Wednesday, October 22, at the new studio. Attendees learned about video production and how it connects with common core institutions in the global and local perspectives. Also, through professional opinion, students and teachers learned about the connections between literacy in the new age we live in today and the benefits of video production.

Attendees learned about the new SEVA contest this year and found out about how a new genre— the creative expression — would be implemented. Among the many students, teachers and coaches who came and learned, 8th grader Carson Gross, from Andrew Carnegie Middle School, came to learn more about this year’s SEVA program in general, and he says that SEVA is a program that helped him to express himself more through editing, directing and filming creations that he made least year.

San Juan High SchoolCarson “loves media class,” because it is a fun class that teaches him a lot about various subjects, and part of the reason he loves filming so much is because it can be his thing, not just an assignment or job that he has to do.

From a different perspective, Katie Combs, SJUSD Communications Specialist, ran an open learning forum about how to film in the modern age, going over topics that students need to learn in order to keep up with the digital age of filmmaking. She firmly believes in the idea that 20th century learning stresses, through common core, that education is about problem-solving, not just plain old work, and she thinks that production now comes naturally to students who can film anything at any given time through devices such as their phones and tablets.

In addition to learning about common core and video production, attendees also learned about the new video studio at San Juan High School. Students and teachers took note of the camera setups, video-switching technology and advanced mediums in regard to video production and filmmaking.

“Literacy in the modern age considers video production the most important way through which our kids can make daily life connect with economy and society,” says Carl Fahle, Senior Director, Technolog,y and member of the SECC board. He also states that there is a clear overlap between the skills wanted in common core and the skills that filming and video production provides.

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toy15Teachers of the Year 2015 Interviews

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. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) made the announcement at a countywide teacher recognition dinner on August 15.

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.

Nov. 11 | 11:00 am | C. 15; Nov. 27 | 5:00 pm
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Malala YousafzaiJFK Library Foundation Forums

A Conversation with Malala Yousafzai
The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education"

Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Pakistan and her advocacy for girls' education, resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. In, 2012, a gunman shot her when she was traveling home from school. She survived and continues to speak out on the importance of education.
Nov. 20 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

National Parks Service

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:
Nov. 6, 13 | 5:00 pm | C. 15
Nov. 9, 23, 30 | 8:00 pm | C. 15

Fairfax Network Passport

Presidents Washington to Obama
Nov. 11 | 10:00 am | C. 15
First in War: George Washington and the American Revolution
Nov. 11 | 3:00 pm | C. 15

Prince William Network

Wetlands LIVE
Wetlands provide a vital link between water and land and important benefits to people and the environment. On Cable 15:

Discover Wetlands: Cordova Alaska
Nov. 17 | 8:00 pm
A Distance Learning Adventure
Nov. 18 | 8:00 pm
Wetland Connections: Panama
Nov. 24 | 8:00 pm; Nov. 25 | 5:00 pm
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Climate Change Live

A Distance Learning Adventure, Parts 1-2 This webcast series introduces the basic science of climate change and demonstrates how students are making a difference in addressing climate change issues.
Nov. 20, 27 | 5:00 pm | C. 15
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White House


From the White House

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.

Nov. 7, 21, 28 | 10:00 am | C. 16
Nov. 10 | 8:00 pm | C. 15

Educational Programs from CSU, Long Beach

Programming from CSU Long Beach focuses on campus issues, innovative research from the university and prominent guest speakers.
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The Decade Ahead: Jobs, Cargo and Competition; Theater Arts Makeup Demo; Tuning In: Teaching Abroad
Nov. 5, 19 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
CITT - Efficiency and Competition: Securing Cargo and Jobs; Panama Canal Expansion; Port Security
Nov. 12, 26 | 4:00 pm | C. 15

NASA Goddard

How Remote Sensing Can Help Address Food Security Around the World
When floods, droughts and other natural disasters hit isolated and poor regions of the world, it can have devastating impacts on the local price of food. NASA Goddard research scientist Molly Brown is using satellite data to investigate and model the relationship between weather shocks and food prices in order to better address food security challenges around the world.

Nov. 20, 27 | 6:43 pm | C. 15
Nov. 28 | 10:00 am | C. 16
> Learn more with a Q&A

SECC and Member School District Programs

JaNay Brown-WoodLos Rios Community Colleges Educators Featured at the California Capital Book Festival

SECC worked with member Los Rios Community College District to record author sessions at the first California Capital Book Festival October 25-26 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This free public event for book lovers featured prize-winning authors, presentations, children’s entertainers and activities, booksellers and other exhibitors.

Eight featured authors are Los Rios educators:
Lois Ann Abraham, English professor at ARC, Circus Girl & Other Stories
— Jodi Angel, English professor at ARC, You Only Get Letters from Jail
JaNay Brown-Wood, Early Childhood Education Assistant Professor at ARC, of Imani's Moon
Christian Kiefer, English professor at ARC, The Infinite Tides
— Erika Mailman, Adjunct Faculty English at ARC, The Witches' Trinity and Woman of Ill Fame
Gayle Pitman, Psychology professor and Women’s Studies at Sacramento City College, This Day in June
Jason Sinclair Long, English faculty at ARC, Tiny Giants: 101 Stories Under 101 Words
Michael Spurgeon, English professor at ARC, Let the Water Hold Me Down

> Learn more about the Los Rios Community Colleges
> LInk to the CA Capital Book Festival webpage

Watch for cable air dates of the discussions and author interviews available next month.
Photo: author JaNay Brown-Wood leads a story-telling session after reading her book, Imani's Moon

CapCUE logoCapCUE TechFest 2014
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Watch sessions from the September 27 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.

> Before the Aha Moment with Lisa Highfill | > Digital Storytelling with Ryan O'Donnell
> Be the Jedi Master of Search with Ryan O'Donnell | > ChromeTastic with Brian Briggs

CSUS Music DepartmentCSUS Music Department Performances
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Watch performances from the Sacramento State University Music Department.

CSUS Symphony Orchestra with Eugene Villanueva
Nov. 1, 9 | 9:00 am | C. 15; Nov. 14 | 11:00 am; Nov. 25 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

CSUS Opera Orpheus in the Underworld
Nov. 11 | 8:00 pm; Nov. 21 | 11:00 am; Nov. 26 | 8:00 pm | C. 16; Nov. 30 | 9:00 am | C. 15

CSUS Choirs with Dr. Don Kendrick
Nov. 24 | 4:00 pm; Nov. 29 | 9:00 am | C. 15

UnbullyableElk Grove Unified School District

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Valley High School students are working hard to take #UnfollowBullying to the next level by extending the program to their middle and elementary feeder schools.

PORTS: Carroll Elementary School and Columbia State Historic Park
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Carroll Elementary students in the Elk Grove Unified School District connected with California State Park Ranger Phil McDonald at the Columbia Historic State Park to learn about the gold rush.

Nov. 5, 26 | 11:00 am; Nov. 11, 16 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

NASA ConnectNASA 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 of students, teachers, parents, school board members, guests and film crews from a number of local TV stations.

Second Graders Extend National Poetry Month
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Second graders at Herman Leimbach Elementary extended National Poetry Month by connecting with author Erin Dealey to learn about her books and writing techniques.

Nov. 4, 8, 22 | 8:00 pm; Nov. 10, 17 | 11:00 am | C. 16

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 3: Nov. 5, 24 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | C. 16; Part 6; Part 7 | Nov. 11 | 8:00 am | 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.

JFK's Secret Tapes; A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens
Nov. 4, 18 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Madeleine Albright
Nov. 6, 27 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

An Evening with Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns; Remembering Sargent Shriver
Sargent Shriver was a political administrator and diplomat perhaps best known for designing the U.S. Peace Corps, which was established in 1961. Shriver served as first director of the organization from its inception until 1966.
Nov. 7, 21 | 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Part 1-3
Nov. 11 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

The Presidency and Civil Rights: Civil Rights Then and Now; Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt; Kennedy and Johnson; Truman and Eisenhower
Nov. 29 | 8:00 am | C. 16

LBJ: From Senate Majority Leader to President, 1958-1964; Transformed by Art
Nov. 13, 25 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Conan O'Brien
Nov. 14 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Annie Leibovitz
Nov. 29 | 3:00 pm | C. 16

Alan Brinkley on JFK; Hemingway's Letters: From Childhood to Paris
Nov. 20 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

A Conversation with Harry Belafonte
Nov. 28 | 2:00 pm | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women, Parts 1-3
Nov. 27 | 7:00 am - 10:00 am | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the White House Tour with Jacqueline Kennedy
Nov. 28 | 8:30 am | C. 16

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