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2020 SEVA Summer Training – Reimagined: A Virtual Experience
SECC is excited to announce the Reimagined Summer Training for SEVA Teachers. The annual summer training has been modified to meet the new standards of health and wellness while providing an opportunity for local media teachers to gather virtually to learn new skills and share best practices. With a new virtual platform, teachers will have the ability to participate in sessions that best fit their needs including round-table discussions about best practices and ideas for the future.
With the advent of the new normal, media has become THE tool to share, connect and motivate students. Join us for two, half-day, online sessions where teachers, industry professionals and SECC staff will share what they have learned in the past few months and how to hit the ground running when school begins. All sessions will be recorded and available for reference and re- use after the conference.
Wednesday, July 29 & Thursday, July 30
Wednesday, July 29 9:00am – 9:30am
General Session – Equipment to Empower Students (Producing Media at Home)
This general session will provide an overview of SECC’s plans to assist in providing equipment to teachers and students that will enhance the production capability during these unique times. The idea is to provide equipment for students to check out, from their teachers, to utilize during their distance learning. Demonstrations of the following equipment will be included: lavaliere microphones for phones, tripods for phones, compact LED lighting kits, camera field kits.
Breakout Session Choices 9:30am – 11:00am
WeVideo is a great tool to empower students to edit videos from home. Learn the basic workflow to get students off and running on their projects with WeVideo’s cloud-based editing platform.
Writing for Broadcast
Teaching students how to write for broadcast is a great skill that exercises their language arts skills to create better videos. Learn how to write narrations that naturally bring various video components together to create a complete story.
How to Engage New Students and Teach Media in a Virtual Setting
A new teaching platform and new students you may have never met? Come learn some tips and techniques to connect with new students via the distance learning module while finding ways to continue your media program on this new platform. A panel of teachers will present what has worked for them and suggest ideas for various program sizes and formats. The session will include discussion and sharing by the group. You will be an integral part of developing a back-to-school plan during COVID 19.
Breakout Session Choices 11:00am – 12:30pm
Learn more advanced techniques you and your students can utilize in WeVideo including collaboration among students within the editing platform. This is a great way to further develop your knowledge of WeVideo and learn how it can be better utilized during distance learning. Sample projects for your students will also be discussed in more detail.
Basic Shooting Tools
Looking for DIY solutions for shooting at home? During this session inexpensive tools, techniques and workflows to help your students produce content from home will be shared. Anyone can become a video producer with these simple tips and tricks.
How to Shoot & Edit a Story on Your iPhone
COVID has limited access to comprehensive camera systems for many students, but you can still shoot and edit a story on your iPhone! Learn tips from a reporter/public information officer on how you can leverage your iPhone to the best of it’s ability and share stories you come across no matter where and when.
Thursday, July 30 9:00am to 10:30am
General Session – Lessons Learned & Helpful Hints from KCRA 3 News
Learn tips and techniques for sharing the news during COVID, how to engage your audience, and how to help your team collaborate and create a complete piece while segments are being captured in various locations.
Breakout Session 10:30am – 12:00pm
Best Practices, Tips & Techniques for Students Media Production (Grade Specific) Join fellow teachers to share best practices, any concerns you have for the new year, and possibilities for the future. Bring your ideas, lesson plans, organizational spreadsheets and share what has worked and what needs further development. Groups will be separated by grade level with one group for K-6 and another for 7-12.