This week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week paved a path to bring media production to her school through her hard work and dedication. Kristen Kolpacoff of Arlene Hein Elementary School in the Elk Grove Unified School District started with the SEVA program just last year after realizing what a difference it could make to her school. Although she is admittedly no production expert, she has an eagerness to learn that mirrors her students. Together they have successfully kicked off the school’s program and have continued to help it grow even during distance learning. Mrs. Kolpacoff has done so well that she has brought another teacher into the fold and has plans to further infuse the program into her school’s culture and get more students and staff involved. She truly puts the students first in the program and is a true cheerleader for all they do. The excitement of producing videos and entering them into the SEVA contest has brought a special element of fun to her students’ education. She is able to achieve a high level of engagement which is no small feat during distance learning. Thank you, Mrs. Kolpacoff for showing what you can achieve when you never stop learning, even as a teacher!
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.