This week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week is Dale Patterson from Creative Connections Arts Academy (CCAA) in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. Though he is new to teaching media, he is well versed in the world of media production. In fact, Mr. Patterson himself took home a SEVA while attending Cosumnes River College! His familiarity with the SEVAs, along with a healthy rivalry with fellow CCAA media teacher and SEVA superstar Thuy Pham allowed him to hit the ground running. His students credit him with being a tremendous teacher who can find just the right way to push them past where they thought they could go. Likewise, Mr. Patterson loves witnessing that ‘lightbulb moment’ when students realize they can succeed in ways they never thought possible. He truly appreciates that everyone with a smartphone can be a content creator and that it allows for students to share their authentic voice like never before. After students are taught basic rules of video in his class, they are encouraged to break those rules in new and exciting ways. Thank you, Mr. Patterson, for helping give even the quietest students a voice through media.
SECC’s mission is to provide quality educational resources to learners of all ages in the greater Sacramento community primarily through video and other information and communication technologies via cable systems and networks. SECC is a collaborative effort of the K-20 education community all working together toward this mission.