SEVA Studio: Genevieve Didion K-8
Genevieve Didion K-8 is an academically rich school community that provides an environment of positivity from teachers, parents, and students. Teachers challenge their students to push themselves to achieve their academic goals. They work to encourage every student to thrive not only academically, but also socially and emotionally.
This atmosphere of positivity and history of striving for excellence can be seen throughout the school, and especially in the media program taught by Mr. Howe. The program is student-driven, and the amazing work they do can be seen through their news channel “Dragon Productions.” The equipment provided by SECC has made this SEVA studio in high demand and if you take one look at the enjoyment these students get out of their media studio, you can see why. Media not only teaches them how to create content, it teaches them how to create collaboratively so that they can come together and make something amazing. These students have a passion for media and you can tell just by listening to them speak the incredible impact the media program has made, and will continue to make, as they journey through life.
Richard Howe of Genevieve Didion K-8 in the Sacramento City Unified School District is this week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week. Mr. Howe has been a SEVA teacher from all the way back in 2006 and has grown along with the SEVAs. The program has transformed from just basic video production to a full news broadcast. In this process, Mr. Howe has greatly expanded the opportunities for his students. While teaching his students broadcasting, Mr. Howe has also helped his students learn about deadlines, writing, project management, and more. Mr. Howe is just as passionate about teaching his students these concrete skills as he is allowing them to use their imagination. As media and technology develops, Mr. Howe continues to change his teaching techniques to allow students the best environment for learning and development. Through media, his students are able to truly own the skills they are learning. Thank you, Mr. Howe being such a long-time supporter of media education!