SCOLA Worldwide Programming
30 Years SECC

September 2014What's New

Student DV #111New Student DV Show on Cable 15
Student work entered in the SEVA contest inspires video producers:
Travel on The Road to Success
• Learn about the 7 Day Rule
• See How to Get an Egg in a Bottle

Sept. 27 | 10:00 am; Sept. 29 | 7:00 pm
> Learn more and view the schedule

SEVA Training Series Building Campus Stories and the 3-Camera Studio | Oct. 22 | 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Visit the New San Juan High School Studio and learn about three camera studio setups, teleprompters and live video switching.
> Register online now 

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Videoconferencing: Connected Classrooms, Extended Learning

Teachers in the Elk Grove USD are exploring the ways interactive videoconferencing extends teaching and learning.

For elementary teachers Cathe Petuya and Erica Swift, videoconferencing is a powerful tool for building vocabulary, practicing communication skills and taking student voices beyond the classroom.

Last spring, when Petuya’s Carroll Elementary 2nd graders connected with California Parks Ranger Phil for a tour of California’s Gold Rush town Columbia, students were eager to learn more about the Gold Rush and to also share their own knowledge and thoughts on the topic.

“I’m thrilled to see amazing technology tools become so easily accessible to classrooms,” says Petuya. “Videoconferencing reinforces and accelerates learning and keeps kids interested. What an authentic way to develop conversation skills, which are so essential in a digital world and workforce.”

Watch PORTS on Cable 16:
Sept. 19 | 11:00 am; Sept. 25 | 12:00 pm;
Sept. 30 | 8:00 pm

Across town in Erica Swift’s Leimbach Elementary computer lab, 2nd graders were taking a unit on poetry far beyond April’s National Poetry Month celebration by connecting with author/poet Erin Dealey for a Skype call. As part of a collaborative unit on poetry and in preparation for the call, the second grade teachers guided their students in revisiting a selection of classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales with a focus on Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep and Goldilocks.

> Read the entire article and watch videos

Fall 2014 classes on cable

Fall 2014 Semester Credit Courses by TV

Whether you want to earn college credit or continue your education at home, SECC members show classes of interest to a variety of ages. Credit classes on are offered from Cosumnes River College the San Juan Unified School District Adult Education program.

> View the schedule of classes and times

JFK Library Forum Series

JFK Library Foundation Forums

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.

Transformed by Art
Sept. 19 | 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Pt. 1; Presidential Report on American Women: Pt. 1
Sept. 23 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16

Cuban Missile Crisis: Pt. 2; A Chat with the International Space Station
Sept. 25, 30 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | C. 16

50th Anniversary of the White House Tour with Jacqueline Kennedy; Life of Tip O'Neill
Sept. 18 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16

Hemingway's Letters: Childhood to Paris;
A Chat with the International Space Station

Sept. 16 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16

> Visit the JFK Library

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



NASA Goddard: Operation Ice Bridge

Operation IceBridge images Earth’s polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system. IceBridge utilizes specialized research aircraft and a sophisticated suite of innovative science instruments to characterize annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets.
Sept. 23, 30 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am | C. 16

> Learn more about this NASA project

SECC and Member School District Programs

SCUSD Preschool ProgramSacramento City Unified School District

Preschool Program
The Sacramento City Unified School District offers free to low-cost preschool programs for children ages 3 to 5 throughout Sacramento. Parents can choose between full-day and part-day preschool programs that operate Monday through Friday during the school year.
Sept. 29 | 4:00 pm | C. 15

> Learn about the program in SECC's Video Gallery | Spanish | Hmong
> For more information or to enroll your child

CapCUEElk Grove Unified School District

Math Generation
This progressive new 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 7 (new); Part 6 | Sept. 17, 24 | 9:00 am - 11:00 pm | C. 16

Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum

Classical Concerts: Trio 180
Trio 180 (formerly New Pacific Trio), in residence at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, is gaining recognition throughout the U.S. This talented ensemble features celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, Grammy-nominated cellist Nina Fliyer and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.
Sept. 17 | 4:00 pm | C. 15; Sept. 20 | 8:00 pm | C. 16

Building the Schools Our Students Need; Digital Writing with Digital Kids

Joe Wood of Natomas Charter School discusses technology, common core elements, students as producers and more. In the next program, Wood explores ways that traditional concepts of text are evolving in the 21st century.
Sept. 29 | 9:00 am | C. 16

San 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. Learn how 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.
> Watch in SECC's Video Gallery