Communication Technologies

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Life Long Learning and Skills Development

Students develop career and technical skills they can apply to their lives in this program as well as begin to explore academic pathways that culminate in industustry or higher education.

Communications Technologies Classes

Capital News Service (CNS) A, B
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Elective
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Learn to plan and produce videos. Techniques for developing, writing, and filming news; developing features and editorials; and using the audio and visual equipment will be studied. This class is responsible for the production of the Capital News Service program and the daily announcements. Filming and editing outside of class on own time are expectations of this class.

Film Cinematography (IB) A, B (Proposed for 2015-16)
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Fine Art
Prerequisite: None
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Learn the art and science of motion pictures. Learn the skills needed to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of video/cinema. Includes instruction in theory of cinema technology and equipment operation; production, directing, editing, cinematographic art, audio techniques for making specific types of cinema and the planning and management of cinema operations. This is an IB class anyone can take. Juniors and seniors can test in IB for this course.

Game Design 1 A, B (Proposed for 2015-16)
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Elective
Prerequisite: None
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Use the Unity game development ecosystem: a powerful rendering engine fully integrated with a complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows to create interactive content. Includes instruction in graphics software and systems; computer programming; digital multimedia; graphic design, video game design and development; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory; algebra; geometry; trigonometry and introduction to various mathematical concepts related to interactive computer and computer graphic-based applications.

Game Design 2 A, B (Proposed for 2015-16)
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Elective
Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 A, B
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
This course is a continuation of Game Design 1. Get ready to create complex 3D worlds with Unity’s rapidly scalable scene building blocks. Dive into scripting with industry-standard languages in diverse, skilled teams. Join forces with other talented students to invent new worlds.

Photography and Video Production A, B
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Fine Art
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Learn about photography and video production. The course will include basic theories, methods and techniques used to plan, produce, and distribute photos and video. It includes instruction in sound, lighting, camera options, composition, production preparation, and related computer applications, like Adobe Photoshop. Students will work with cameras ranging from cell phones, point-and-shoot, and 35mm DSLR’s with changeable lenses. Students also develop skills in video editing with Apple iMovie and Apple Final Cut Pro suite.

School of Rock A, B (Proposed for 2015-16)
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Elective
Prerequisite: None
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Produce sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, and mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance, music composition, dialogue recording, sound effects (foley), sound track editing, dubbing, mixing sound, sound reinforcement, amplification, mp3 creation, and CD production. Learn to work with musicians, producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers. You do not have to be a musician to take this class, just love music and sound!

Visual Communications A, B
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Fine Art
Prerequisite: None
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Not sure which media class is right for you? This course helps you build skills in 8 different media areas. Learn basic and advanced photography techniques and image manipulation with Adobe Photoshop. Also, learn graphic design with Adobe Illustrator, audio recording with Apple Garage Band, animation with Adobe Flash, video editing with Apple iMovie, web page creation with Adobe Dreamweaver, and create visual presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint that are actually fun to watch - really! Students become proficient in the safe use of 21st century social networking tools including YouTube (video), Flickr (photography), Soundcloud (music), Linkedin (professional resume), and more. Students build an online portfolio of work that makes an excellent job interview document or college application enhancer.

Web Development A, B (Was Web Communications) (Proposed for 2015-16)
Credit: Occupational Education/CTE or Elective
Prerequisite: None
Length: 1 year
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Did you like the Hour of Code? In this class you will build web sites, build apps, and establish your own web design business! Since there are over 1,000,000 coding jobs unfilled in this country, coding is a great skill to develop and can start paying off while you are in high school. No prior knowledge necessary! Students develop coding skills in the HTML, CSS, and Javascript languages with Adobe Dreamweaver. This class also runs the CHS web site.

Leadership

Leadership opportunities will be present on a daily basis as these students interact with school staff members and students. As resources for information they will need to develop good communication and people skills.

Instructors

  • Kevin Wright, 596-8271, kwright@osd.wednet.edu - Photo Video, Robotics, Capital News Service (CNS)
  • Scott Le Duc, 596-8241, sleduc@osd.wednet.edu -  Visual Communications, and Generation TECH, Photo Video, Digital Design, Film Cinematography (proposed), School of Rock (proposed), Game Design (proposed), Web Development (proposed)