About the SEVA Studio at John Barrett Middle School in the San Juan Unified School District:
BTV at John Barrett Middle School is a daily news program run by students in 6th to 8th grade. Students focus on improvising, writing, reporting, design and technical skills through the production of videos for the school-wide, closed-circuit, award-winning programs. Their goal is to have everyone featured on BTV throughout the course of the year. They are given the freedom to create the content that they want to share the way they want with the guidance of their teacher Jeff Darrow and the product are outstanding videos that show student passion for media.
The media program at John Barrett is unique in the fact that the students who graduate from this program have the opportunity to continue on to Del Campo High School and immediately enter the Video Production Broadcast class, bypassing the Intro to Media Production Class. These students are getting the experience of a lifetime at a very young age and are no doubt the future of the media and technology industry.
About SEVA Studios:
The SEVA Studios are a joint project with SECC, the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission and school districts to create and encourage video production in schools with training opportunities and equipment assistance. Student created school news programs have regular air time on educational cable each week to highlight the use of the SEVA Studio Labs and share what’s going on at local schools.
For more information: secctv.org/seva/seva-studio-labs