Stephen Smith of American Lakes School in the Natomas Unified School District is this week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week. Mr. Smith introduced his class to the world of media just over a year ago and immediately saw an increase in engagement. Students in his class have a special interest in creating news stories and through his media program he has been able to teach them the skills of investigating and interviewing. His principal points out his ability to naturally infuse technology into the curriculum to keep students learning what they need to know using the right tools. Students point to his supportive, encouraging spirit that keeps them going. Given his special ability to push his students to achieve their best, it’s no surprise that some students know him as “Coach.” He strives to create an atmosphere that welcomes each and every student even during distance learning. Thank you, Mr. Smith, for showing how students can flourish with some technical guidance and encouragement.
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.