SEVA Studio: Galt High School
GTV at Galt High School has been around for many years but received a restructure in 2017 with student managers at the helm. Brooke Beckett is the teacher advisor for GTV and is there to help support and give guidance when needed. The student managers are given the responsibility to step up and run the show as well as keep each other accountable while planning their episodes. The work of GTV has been so memorable that community members have reached out and requested the students record their events, including dance performances, festivals and more.
Galt High School students have really shown their passion for media and dream of being able to take what some call “a trip of a lifetime” to Los Angeles to tour studios and possibly see a taping of live television shows. These students are constantly learning and growing through their experiences, and have found ways to be leaders not only in their classroom, but in their community as well.
Brooke Beckett has been teaching for the past ten years and has shown that she truly understands what great opportunities media creates for students. Brooke uses her teaching to show students how to express themselves, while simultaneously showing them that media has real world applications and instills universal skills. Ms. Beckett’s talent was recognized by her district when they awarded her the 2018 Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Beckett also has the great ability of recognizing talent in students and pulling them in. She saw a student filming on campus and helped them take part in the SEVA program which led to him becoming one of GTVs managers. She is able to broaden student horizons by teaching new programs and skills. Ms. Beckett constantly pushes her students to higher levels of rigor which shows in the videos her students submit. There is a passion that comes through when talking to her students and it is clear that Ms. Beckett is a driving force behind that passion.