In this lecture Professor Hungerford discusses how the novels we read are shaped by legal and market constraints. She traces a history of censorship from the Comstock laws, to the policing of Joyce's Ulysses and Ginsberg's Howl, and shows how changes in publishing practices have tended to penalize more unusual, less profitable books. Hungerford also touches on the canon debates of the 80s and 90s (citing John Guillory and Toni Morrison), and the issues of intellectual property and internationalization raised by digital literature. Finally, she points to some ways that Philip Roth, despite his controversial representations of Judaism and of women, succeeds in tackling fundamental human concerns.
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA discussed life and work aboard the orbital laboratory during an in-flight educational event Oct. 2 with students at The Citadel STEM Center at the Laing Middle School near Charleston, South Carolina. Bresnik holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and an honorary doctorate in aeronautics from The Citadel. He launched to the station in July and will remain on board through mid-December.
The students at Riverview STEM Academy in Rancho Cordova show their creations, trophies, and explain what the program means to them. Teacher Valerie Lanich explains how these kids went from new students to award winners.
Did you know that music is part of FCUSD's curriculum for elementary students in grades 4-5? Find out about this and the opportunity for students to continue their music education in secondary school, with a wide variety of class options. Learn about our award winning music programs.
Students across our district on March 14, shared their voices in a dialogue about school safety and led civil, peaceful, and somber demonstrations to stand in solidarity with victims of violence. They helped lead voter registration drives, held forums on school safety, and participated in character campaigns. Here's a snapshot of some of the student-led activities from three of our high schools.
The purpose of "Breaking Down the Walls is to cultivate a positive campus culture and to encourage interaction between all students to create a unified student body. The program features topics such as anti-bullying, self-reflection, and community-building.
This orientation to the art of sculpture surveys major stylistic periods in Western art—from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque to the twentieth century. Additional footage shows a sculptor demonstrating techniques: carving marble, molding clay, casting bronze, and welding steel.
Carmen Agra Deedy and her beloved dog George share their favorite book, "Dear Mrs. La Rue: Letters from Obedience School,” followed by an adventure at the Georgia SPCA. Media specialist Kathy Schmidt of Rock Springs ES reads the book, "Sea Monster's First Day,” and a Gwinnett firefighter shares her favorite, "Curious George.”
NYT best-selling children's author Carmen Agra Deedy shares her love of reading silly, spooky books in the cozy comforts of an indoor fort. With her stuffed friend, Bite, and a snack of s’mores she reads, “I Need My Monster.” Meadowcreek ES media specialist Kim Thames and Dr. Elaine Whitney introduce the books "Wonder Struck" and "Corduroy."
On Monday, October 14, join Allida Black, Eleanor Clift, Sue Cobble, Jill Ker Conway, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Sandra Fluke, Aileen Hernandez, Anita Hill, Tracy Roosevelt, and Hilda Solis for "The 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women."
In this session, Michael will share examples of how current event and nonfictions texts can be used across all content areas to connect the standards to the real world to make learning real and meaningful to students. Through an interactive product demonstration, an examination of a case study, and candid discussion, teachers will become acquainted with different ways Newsela can be used in upper elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. This session will engage new and old Newsela users, so no prior experience with the program needed.
There a many ways to integrate social emotional learning into academic content and practices. In SCUSD, one way that we're looking at Social Emotional Learning/Academic integration is through the use of a SEL Skill Development Framework which aims to connect skills to academic learning in an intentional and explicit way. The idea is that as students learn a SEL skill through a low affective activity, they will build a reference point that can be applied in high quality academic tasks, and reflect on both academic tasks and SEL skill in order to deepen learning.
Sacramento City Unified School District's Online Parent Portal organizes many of Infinite Campus’ features into a format that is easy for parents to navigate. It can be accessed via the smartphone app, a mobile device or computer and was created to empower parents and guardians with real-time access to your student’s records and other important announcements. The portal is designed to allow parents/guardians to see student’s class progress and activities, increase communication with teachers, and to provide the information and assistance needed to support a student’s success. Currently, the Parent Portal has the capability to help parents easily:
- Access grades and standardized test score information
- Monitor student attendance
- View classroom assignments
- Update student contact information
- Communicate directly with teachers
Sacramento City Unified School District has launched an elementary sports program that will serve over 22,000 children participating in sports throughout the year at all elementary schools. The new sports program is good for kids and will also boost student attendance rates. Kids will have the opportunity to play flag football in the fall, basketball in the spring, or participate in a running program that runs year-round.
What makes a species likely to go extinct? Meet paleontologist Gene Hunt, and learn how he studies fossils of tiny ocean animals called ostracodes. See how he tests the hypothesis that sex differences play a role in species extinction.
Kindergarten registration begins in January for the 2020-2021 school year. Pickup your welcome packet at your local school for registration information about enrolling. Don't wait until the school year starts, get your young scholar ready now!
NASA Ames 2016 Summer Series. Innovation is the ability to create a new idea, device or method from what already exists. When the Kepler mission ended, the team took the satellite that was considered to be useless and created a new innovative approach and platform to investigate a wide array of astronomy subfields called the K2 mission. The NASA Ames Kepler mission revolutionized the way we see our place in the universe by demonstrating that planets are a common occurrence. Dr. Thomas Barclay presents the K2 mission and the microlensing experiment.
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Get just a taste of what teachers learned last summer during the SEVA Teacher Workshop. Watch new videos in the SEVA Training Series all month long on SECC Comcast 16: Mondays at 5:00p Thursday at 9:00a Saturdays at 7:00p Sundays at 7:00a secctv.org/new-seva-train…