SEVA Studios Profile: Robert L. McCaffrey Middle School
The KDOG News Team is advised by Karen Albert at Robert L. McCaffrey Middle School. Students arrive at school thirty minutes early each day to setup and run the daily newscast. The students teach each other, and Ms. Albert, about the various technologies that they are using in the classroom including a teleprompter, Tricaster and several different cameras. The program is student run with students leading and directing each other in the various roles.
The SEVA Studio at Robert L. McCaffrey is constantly growing and changing. While KDOG News is shown across campus using various methods, it is Mrs. Albert’s hope they can find a way to broadcast their video live and one day do remote broadcasts. Everyday, Ms. Albert allows her students to creative control over their news program, so students have been able to customize their program to something that is entirely unique to them. These dynamic students and teacher are no doubt headed for great things in the future.
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.