MHHS Digital Media Design Program Plan 2017-2018

My Vision

The Hub

MHHS become a hub for mixed digital media in the Boise area. Currently we have the only Adobe Photoshop certified teachers and students in the State. I would like to see this greatly expanded into a state and national award winning program.

Current Student Work

The Classes

Enrollment averages at above 20 students per class. I have 13 computers and 6 cameras. I have many more students but had to have guidance remove them as having 29-30 students was proving to be near impossible without more equipment. I realistically have enough students currently to fill 6-7 classes. With so many new Graphic Design students this year vowing to return to the program, next year's demand for the class my be overwhelming.

Partnerships

Creating a program where students can transition into college or into the work place is my top priority. If I can partner with local businesses like Mountain Rain Video and the Mountain Home News and also partner with schools like BSU and CWI, I feel that my students can be exposed to opportunities they can't get elsewhere. Eventually I want this outreach to expand nationally.

Obstacles

My current responsibilities:

  • Prepare students for JEA Nationals.
  • Attend JEA National Conventions
  • Attend 4 CTE Trainings a year
  • Attend multiple Adobe Conferences a year
  • Recieve college credits towards maintaining CTE
  • Personally become ACA certified in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, and Flash
  • Frequently attend sporting and cultural events for MHHS Yearbook and manage photography students who also attend.
  • Teach 10 different levels of courses across 7 hours with zero prep-period. Digital Media I, Digital Media II, Digital Media III, Independent Study: Photography, Publication I, Publication II, Publication III, Publication IV, and Applied English.
  • Split meetings between two different departments at MHHS - CTE and English
  • Prepare students for 48-Hour festivals
  • Meet with yearbook ad clients

Results

The result of this process continued is burnout...

The result of fixing the "status quo" is a future that we can all be proud of.

Credits:

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