Spring 2014 Semester Credit Courses by TV
Don’t miss the exciting opportunity of distance learning by cable television. There‘s an interesting course for everyone whether you’re taking required class for credit or watching from home to learn something new.
Credit classes offered from CSUS and the Los Rios Community Colleges provide a unique opportunity for students who are unable to attend traditional campus courses. And for adult learners whose first language is not English, San Juan Adult Education reaches out to the community by offering classes to help students in a variety of areas.
The Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC) and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) partnered with local school districts to provide access to cablecast the Kentucky Educational Television series GED Connections and the English for All series and provide online free pdfs of the accompanying workbooks. Also shown is Putting English to Work which teaches grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and more.
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) programs are based at two-year community colleges and four-year colleges across the country, providing a host of advanced technological education opportunities. ATE centers at community colleges around the country work with industry to provide area communities with an educated technical workforce, poised to compete in today’s competitive global marketplace.
Viewers can watch ATETV videos compiled into 30-minute programs on Cable 15 & 16. In addition, video clips and complete episodes from institutions across the country are available on the ATETV website.
Whether you're a student or parent, an employer or school counselor or just someone interested in what is happening in the world of Advanced Technological Education, these videos are a valuable new resource. Study areas include: agriculture, architectural technology, biotech, computer technology, design, energy technology, laser, mechanical engineering, photonics, renewable energy technology, science, water treatment technology and wind energy technology.
This arts programming service presents short video clips that touch on all the classic arts disciplines and inspires viewers to watch live performances in their own communities to contribute to the future of the arts. Classic Arts Showcase is also a positive way educators can introduce a wide variety of the arts to their students in the classroom.
Samplings include animation, architectural art, chamber and choral music, dance, folk and museum art, musical theater, opera, orchestra, recital, solo instrumentals and vocals, theatrical performances, classic films and archival documentaries. Each week, a new eight-hour show with more than 100 clips is edited and distributed to providers.
The program, now in its 16th year, is underwritten by the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation, a nonprofit private foundation providing financial assistance programs to arts-related organizations since 1954.
Colonial Williamsburg is a town-sized living history museum dedicated to inspiring and engaging visitors with early American history. The museum also works with educators to develop an array of resources — electronic field trips, teacher development programs and classroom resources — to help teachers enliven their classrooms with primary sources, artifact study and engaging teaching strategies that bring excitement and vitality to the study of history.
The multimedia website includes interactive tours and exhibits, podcasts, slideshows, a section for students and more. Colonial Williamsburg’s classroom materials and programs are developed by teachers, museum professionals and historians; electronic field trips meet grades 4–8 state standards in social studies, language arts, arts education, library/technology literacy and science.
Meet the Author
M, W | 3:30 - 4:00 pm | C. 15
Tu, Th | 7:00 - 7:30 pm | C. 16
F | 5:00 - 6:00 pm | C. 16
Sa, Su | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | C. 15
Passport on C. 15
M, W, F, Sa, Su | 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Tu, Th | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Sa, Su | 9:00 - 10:00 am
The Fairfax Network brings together a team of experienced producers, creative multimedia designers and veteran content advisors who work collaboratively to create high-quality educational programming.
The Fairfax Network was created by Fairfax County Public Schools in 1990 to support student achievement by providing students with highly engaging models of instruction. FCPS believes that distance learning is one of the most cost-effective ways to provide students with a variety of outstanding educational resources. Programs include:
Meet the Author
From its inception, the Fairfax Network’s Meet the Author series has promoted literacy and an interest in reading and writing by giving students direct access to authors who share personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”
During the program, authors describe their approach to the writing process, talk about character development and sometimes share a sneak peek at their books not yet published. The connection established between authors and students brings the process of reading and writing to life. As a result, students are motivated to read new books, write their own stories, practice the art of illustration and find and establish their places in a reading and writing world.
This series enhances a variety of curriculum areas for students, offers valuable staff development opportunities and provides a vital link between school and home with programming for parents. Programs and series include Career Day, Flight School, Listening to Classical Music, Teaching with Documents from the National Archives, Mount Vernon Partnership and more.
Tu, Th, Sa, Su | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
W, F | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
F | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | C. 16
The Education Department of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in cooperation with the Prince William Network, offers arts-based educational programming featuring artists and companies who perform at the Kennedy Center.
For teachers and students across the country, these distance learning programs explore the areas of music, dance, theater and literature — and utilize the interactive capabilities of satellite broadcasting, educational cable and the Web to share the center’s artistic resources with a national audience. Explore the Arts programs provide a behind-the-scenes look at the great artists of our time through a series of interviews with the actors, directors, composers and lyricists who create the acclaimed productions at the Kennedy Center.
Free online registration provides information on the national standards for Arts Education, archived broadcasts, pdf flyers for classroom use and more.
NASA Television offers a front-row seat for launches and missions as well as informational and educational programming, historical documentaries and updates on the latest developments in aeronautics and space science. Apart from live mission coverage, regular NASA TV programming includes a Video File, a NASA Gallery File and an Educational File that features programs for teachers and students on science, mathematics and technology.
NASA online Resources for Educators provides current educational information and instructional resource materials to teachers, faculty and students. A wide range of information is available including science, mathematics, engineering and technology education lesson plans, historical information related to the aeronautics and space program, current status reports on NASA projects, news releases, information on NASA educational programs and useful software and graphics files. NASA's Education Materials Finder helps teachers locate classroom resources.
This video series features works from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.'s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals and decorative arts that trace the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present.
The website contains an abundance of resources for teachers, students and all ages including video and audio podcasts and NGA Kids, a special site with art related games and information.
National Parks and Prince WIlliam Network (below) programs rotate in these timeslots:
M, F, Su | 8:00 - 9:00 pm | C. 15
W, Sa | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | C. 16
F | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | C. 16
Sa | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | C. 15
The National Parks electronic field trips are a free resource made available on participating public television stations. Broadcasts are also available online and features interactive lesson plans and games.
Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation says, “We believe that these field trips are a win-win, as they help connect kids to parks and help teachers provide rich learning experiences for their students free of charge.”
National Parks (above) and Prince WIlliam Network programs rotate in these timeslots:
M, F, Su | 8:00 - 9:00 pm | C. 15
W, Sa | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | C. 16
F | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | C. 16
Sa | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | C. 15
Prince William Network is the award-winning distance learning arm of the Prince William County Public Schools in Northern Virginia. From electronic fieldtrips to online courses, Prince William Network productions provide high quality instruction for students and relevant, efficiently delivered professional development for teachers and administrators. Websites include teacher resources, webcasts, school gardening and program information.
Wetlands provide a vital link between water and land and important benefits to people and the environment. They 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.
WetlandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure featuring a series of free live webcasts from around the world to show the functions and ecology of wetlands and their importance to people and wildlife especially to migrating birds and fish.
The annual migration of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most spectacular natural events 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 phoenomenon,” is dependent on conservation of habitats in all three North American counries: the United States, Canada and Mexico. MonarchLIVE broadcasts and webcasts follow several points along the migration path.
While pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large and often undervalued role in the production of the food we eat, the health of flowering plants and the future of wildlife. A decline in the numbers and health of pollinators over the last several years poses a significant threat to the integrity of biodiversity, to global food webs and to human health, according to scientists.
Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard — Bee a Scientist; Monarch Update; Attracting Pollinators to Your Schoolyard Garden
Native Bees, Honey Bees, Gardening and More — Tour of the Washington Youth Garden; Bees: Native and Honey; Bats, Butterflies and Other Insect Pollinators; Pollinator Kitchen and Café; Nature's Partners: Pollinators, Plants and People
M, Tu, W, F | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | C. 15
F | 10:00 - 11:30 am | C. 16
Sa, Su | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm &
3:00 - 4:00 pm | C. 15
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.
Past training events include topics such as: the Documentary Process; Audio for Video; Creating a News Story; Basic Lighting, Sound and Camera, Copyright Laws; Building a Documentary: Tips for Creating a Video Story; Basic Animation; and Creating Your Own Music.
This award-winning environmental education series by SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Parks brings viewers face to face with the wonders of wildlife.
Each episode features unforgettable stories about amazing animals and the remarkable efforts of people working together to save some of the world's most endangered and threatened species.
The website includes teacher guides, classroom activiites, information on educational programs, podcasts and a Fun Zone for students.
On Cable 15
M, F, Su | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
W, F | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Sa, Su | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Student DV (Digital Video) is a unique, award-winning program that includes participation from 16 school districts, community colleges, a local ABC affiliate, local cable company and the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Commission and inspires students to produce educational videos to share their vision and ideas. SECC produces the program to showcase digital video programs created by Sacramento students, and the program is aired weekly on SECC’s educational cable channels.
Student DV features student work entered in the annual SEVA (Student Educational Video Awards) contest. Open to Sacramento county K-20 students, the SEVAs provide a variety of categories to express an educational message — PSA, school news/events, documentary and instructional.
Since many schools have a multimedia program, Student DV provides teachers with useful instructional materials to help students learn more about video production and also see what their peers are creating. Producing a video program involves much more than just taping an event. The knowledge and expertise needed for a successful production requires numerous cross curriculum skills including teamwork, ability to research topics, knowledge of subject areas, ability to communicate ideas, reading, creative writing and organization.
Launched in January 2000, University of California Television (UCTV) is a non-commercial channel featuring 24/7 programming from throughout the University of California, the nation's premier research university made up of 10 campuses, three national labs and affiliated institutions.
UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California — teaching, research and public service — through quality, indepth television that brings to life the tremendous range of knowledge, culture and dialogue generated on UC's diverse campuses. Through satellite, cable and the Web, UCTV transports this knowledge far beyond the campus borders and into the homes and lives of millions of viewers around the globe.
UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects of interest to a general audience, including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, education issues, and gardening and agriculture. Programs range from documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums, artistic performances and more.
In addition, UCTV's Teacher's P.E.T. reaches out to K-12 educators with its website teeming with standards-aligned programming, and its Med Ed Hour is dedicated to providing up-to-date research and vital information to health care professionals.