Student DV features student work entered in the annual SEVA contest and offers video productions tips. New this month on Cable 15:
• Austin’s World with Autism from Andrew Carnegie Middle School
• PSA Honesty from Toby Johnson Middle School
• Rwanda Trip 2012 from C.K. McClatchy High School
Dec. 7, 28 | 10:00 am; Dec. 9, 16 | 7:00 pm; Dec. 13 | 4:00 pm
• Crossing the Street from John Ehrhardt Elementary
• Gaming for a Cause from Andrew Carnegie Middle School
• Distracted Driving from Franklin High School
Dec. 18, 20 | 4:00 pm; Dec. 14, 29 | 10:00 am; Dec. 15, 23 | 7:00 pm
Time of Remembrance | Christine Aso Umeda talks about her experiences as a Japanese-American during World War II.
Preparing for the SEVA Contest
Short video interviews and highlights of exceptional student work entered in the SEVA contest are shown at the end of Student DV episodes, in between classes and online.
SECC offers this workshop series to provide resources and inspiration to teachers and students interested in video production and creating a SEVA entry. The evening sessions are videotaped and shown on cable and in the Video Gallery.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Thuy Pham of Creative Connections Arts Academy taught participants how to create powerful commercials and informative and instructional videos with the use of a script, storyboard and any type of recording device.
Dec. 7, 15 | 3:00 pm | C. 15
Dec. 8, 25 | 7:00 pm | C. 15
Dec. 6, 27 | 10:00 am | C. 16
Dec. 20, 31 | 6:00 pm | C. 15
Understanding Copyright Basics
Having an good understanding of copyright basics is an essential 21st century skill for filmmakers and their teachers.
Elk Grove USD teachers Jim Bentley, Dana La Chapelle and Gail Desler provided resources for participants to find copyright cleared music, pictures and videos for their SEVA entries.
Dec. 6, 13 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | C. 15
Dec. 21, 28 | 11:00 am | C. 15
Dec. 29 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | C. 16
In cooperation with member schools districts, SECC produces professional development programs and offers them for teachers to view online in the Video Gallery. From the CapCUE conference:
Google Forms: Will Kimbley
Take Google Forms to the next level with quizzes, rubrics and assignment dropboxes.
Dec. 16, 30 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 15
Building the Schools Our Students Need; and Google Apps for Education
Joe Wood of Natomas Charter School talks about where we've been, are now and are going with technology, common core elements, students as producers and more.
Tyler Johnstone from Folsom Middle School discussed the basics of using Google Apps for Education in the classroom and gave teachers tips and ideas.
Dec. 16, 30 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | C. 16
Elementary Flipped Teaching;
and Minecraft EDU
Dec. 15, 29 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | C. 15
Lisa Highfill presented Using the Cycle of Learning to Innovate CCSS Instruction to help maximize the time with your students by rearranging how you deliver content. Flip your teaching so you can better utilize classroom minutes to explore and apply the Common Core State Standards.
Diane Main of The Harker School presented Minecraft EDU, a specialized version of the game that allows a teacher to oversee and control the gaming experience in a class setting. Students learn by teaching themselves and each other and succeed through problem solving and cooperation.
Community Interest Arts
Author Brian Floca
In time to celebrate his latest book, Locomotive, Brian Floca visits the Meet the Author studio. Also author of Moonshot and Lightship, he says, “As an author and illustrator I’m often pulled to subjects that would have appealed to my younger self – racecars, ships, and astronauts, for instance. What I love most about bookmaking is finding a way to share what I’ve learned with young readers."
During the program, Floca shares one of his many “book dummies” and explains how it helps him envision his picture books before they are published. He also discusses his writing and illustrating process. On C. 15:
Dec. 15 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dec. 19 | 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dec. 23 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Discover Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing; Richard III; and Shakespeare 2013
Dec. 25, 31 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16
The Bill of Rights protects individual freedoms, but what if the government had too much power and there was no such thing? Explore an alternate reality in which individual rights are limited and life is very different.
Dec. 23, 29 | 4:00 pm | C. 15
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies;
Inaugural Visions: Presidents Washington to Obama
Dec. 23, 30 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | C. 15
Poets and Presidents; Martha Graham Dance Company; The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Deconstructing Divertimento; Maximum India: Dance and Music of India
Dec. 18 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | C. 16
Dec. 24, 26 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | C. 15
Twin Rivers USD
New Mindsets & Workflows: Jon Corippo, Rushton Hurley
Dec. 7, 13, 21 | 12:00 pm | C. 15
Jon Corippo spoke at the conference about blended learning and that Common Core will demand new ways of facilitating learning and challenge teachers. The payoff, he describes, is students who are more engaged, creative and successful. He also shared some of the proven best experiences and tools to build project-based, hands-on, creative and CCSS ready environments.
Rushton Hurley (above) spoke at the district's 2013 Technology Conference and emphasized that a wealth of free educator resources exist using a variety of devices for classroom activities. Hurley provided guidance as to how "digital natives" can use these tools to enhance learning and how technology can inspire students and teachers.
> Watch Jon Corippo in the Video Gallery
Area 3 Writing Project
Digital Writing with Digital Kids: As part of the Area 3 Writing Project 2013 Summer Institute, Joe Wood of Natomas Charter School spoke about Digital Writing with Digital Kids. He explored ways that traditional concepts of text are evolving in the 21st century and the implications this evolution has in the teaching profession. Topics included Twitter, Technology to Change the Classroom, Digital Writing, Common Core and more.
Dec. 23, 30 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | C. 15
Time of Remembrance
During the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were evacuated and “relocated” to detention camps established by the government. Because they looked like the enemy, many would spend the next three years behind barbed wire. Their stories of discrimination provide a window into a time when our nation failed to uphold the constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens. This series builds on the legacy of the late Mary Tsukamoto, who devoted her life to promoting social justice.
New interviews this month: Bob Uyeyama, Flora Ida Ortiz with Reiko Nagumo, Frank Kageta, Heidi Sakazaki, Sachiko Louie | Dec. 19 | 9:00 pm | C. 16; Dec. 31 | 12:00 pm | C. 15
Marielle Tsukamoto, Toru Saito | Dec. 8, 14, 28 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | C. 15
Sachiko Louie, Susumu Yenokida, Jim Tanimoto | Dec. 11, 23 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | C. 16
Animation and Game Design Day
Artists who spoke to students at the 2013 Animation and Game Design Event included Cole Sanchez, Ben Adams, Mario De Govia and Noah Bench.
Dec. 20, 27 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am | C. 15; Dec. 30 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | C. 16
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. houses the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials and is dedicated to providing educators with outstanding classroom resources.
Much Ado About Nothing; and Richard III
Dec. 26 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 15
Much Ado About Nothing; Richard III; and Shakespeare 2013
Dec. 25, 31 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 16
BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
Bats are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies worldwide. As primary predators of night-flying insects, bats consume enormous quantities of agricultural pests and reduce the need for chemical pesticides. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the least studied and most misunderstood of animals. Bats are threatened worldwide, and their colonies and habitats are destroyed - both intentionally and inadvertently - because of myths, misinformation and lack of scientific knowledge and understanding. Bat populations are declining almost everywhere in North America especially due to the devastating White-nose Syndrome. Losing bats has far-reaching consequences for natural ecosystems and human economies. Knowledge is the key to their conservation and protection.
Wetland LIVE: Discover Wetlands - Cordova Alaska; Wetland Connections - Panama
Wetlands provide a vital link between water and land and important benefits to people and the environment. They also help regulate water levels within watersheds; improve water quality; reduce flood and storm damage; provide important fish and wildlife habitat; support fishing and other recreational activities; and provide inspiration. Wetlands around the worldare used to show the functions and ecology of wetlands and their importance to people and wildlife, especially to migrating birds and fish.
Dec. 19 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Dec. 30 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm | C. 16
The annual migration of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. Every year, millions of monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to overwinter in the mountain peaks in the states of Mexico and Michoacan in Mexico. This magical journey, deemed an “endangered natural phenomenon,” is dependent on conservation of habitats in all three North American countries – the United States, Canada and Mexico. Learn all about monarch butterflies during this distance learning adventure.
Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | C. 16