We have 13 new Mini Mac computers for the lab: 16 GB Ram, Dual Core 1.5, 1.4 GH Processor, 500 GB Hard drive. Software includes the Adobe CC Creative Suite, Autocad 2016, Sketch up. We are happy techies.
My new school is John Riebli University. This is a resource site to back up my actual high school classes which officially use Schoology. This is my twentieth year teaching technology. Prior to that I built and designed custom homes for 23 years. I also spent 10 years as a teacher of English in South Kitsap schools and an additional 12 years as a school board member there. I am excited to be here. I teach my favorite classes while working with exceptional staff and outstanding students,
Architecture & Interior Design We learn fundamentals about structure and shelter while developing basic 3d modeling skills. We have access to a 3D printer which enables us to create and print actual student projects. The results are often spectacular.
Photography will be amazing. Images are integral to media and understanding how to capture and process digital images is a valuable skill opening up many career opportunities. Capturing the image is only the beginning....
Media We will develop skills in the field of motion graphics which focuses on using computer technology to create and edit movement on screen. This includes basics of animation and some video utilizing Flash, Adobe Premiere, and Imovie. Course is only offered first semester.
Video Wednesday only class focussing the basic skills of shooting and editing video. We will work with Adobe Premiere, I movie and some After Effects. Since Wednesdays frequently get interrupted attendance is critical.
Computer Graphics Students create posters, illustrations, logos, package designs, and other graphic projects to develop skills working with images and typography on the computer to build an understanding of the tools and styles of the graphic artist today. We will print out finished projects with a vinyl printer using Illustrator files.
Journalism - Online Students write, design, edit and publish an online newspaper/magazine focusing on happenings at our high school. Expect a big commitment to developing greater responsibility, time management, teamwork and communication skills. Students will also manage photography, video and graphic elements in their coverage. For evidence visit www.hpawz.com.
Yearbook This is a Semester 2 course. We build a 50+ page color book in horizontal format. We are excited to be creating a student produced book that should be available the first week of June for $30. Adobe Indesign and Photoshop are used for publication creation.
So what does a Myers-Briggs Personality Test mean when applied to me?
I test out consistently to be INTJ which translates: I am introverted.
That doesn't mean I'm totally shy.... it does mean I need private time to draw energy from my thoughts. I tend to focus, to sweat the details, and I am an idea person....I translate concepts to give them clarity and a foundation; I transform them to concrete, I root them in the practical. Although perfectionism bites me I am able to see beyond what is ideal, to what is necessary to get the job done... to bring a project to closure.
These are skills, developed as a design-build contractor, come to focus each day in the classroom.