Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- B Day.
- HW Club Bus?
- We should start thinking about SkillsUSA Teams as well. By the end of this week, let’s try to solidify these.
- CAWD has won the Ice Cream Party. Thank you for the ones who helped out, but please also say your thank you’s to CAWD 1 as well.
- CAWD 2’s Midterm will be next week on the following days:
- Wednesday 10th
- Thursday 11th
- Friday 12th
- Reminder – Photo students, we need to figure out a plan for ADL’s photographs. Let’s talk about equipment, practice, schedules and more.
9:40 Attendance and Article
Midterm – Requirements
Here are your requirements for your Midterm. It will be a teaching of your choice roughly 20-25 mins long. I will go through step by step on what I want you all to have as deliverables.
step 1: topic
Choose an area you feel most comfortable with. Don’t want to stand in front of the room and have things blow up (I know the pain). You must verify with me your topic. It must be something we can do in our space (no painting…).
Examples: Animation (walking) – Photography (tilt Shift) – After Effects (music/effects)
step 2: lesson plan
Here is the real “technical” part to the Midterm. You HAVE to fill out a lesson plan that outlines the whole process. What are we going to learn? What are we going to gain from this presentation? How long will the whole thing take? Beginning, middle and end. What materials will you need? And lastly, how did it all go?
Here is a template for your lesson plan.
step 3: materials
What materials are you going to need? This may mean you don’t need anything. Photoshop, After Effects or FL Studios may be the only thing you need. In this case, you don’t leave this section on your lesson plan blank, you must fill it in with the programs you need.
If you need things the class does not have, this is your time to get these ready. If you need cameras, this is your time to tell me how many, what parts, ect. I don’t want you showing up 30 mins before your lesson saying “I need 12 cameras stat!”
step 4: prep
Practice, please practice. You will need to fill at least 20 mins. Don’t let this be so awkward we crawl underneath our desks. You will be standing in front of all of us, being as professional as possible.
You will only have a set amount of time, time management is huge. If 20 minutes goes by and we haven’t even gotten to the project yet, it wasn’t well managed.
step 5: presentation
There will be a schedule posted on Monday telling you all who goes when. I don’t want to give you this now because if you are the person who goes last on Friday, you may not even start to think about this until Thursday night. I want you all to put a good amount of thought into this.
You will have minimum 20 mins and maximum 25 minutes to give your lesson. You must stay professional. No bursting out laughing because you said something funny.
9:45 Site Maintenance
- Check the “What is Due“.
- Time for college HW?
- All other classes caught up?
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Skills USA Pin
Deer have always had a very good shot a winning. Lets try to break this trend. Even though deer have done very well in Vermont, we haven’t seen them go far at nationals. The furthest pin is the check mark below. Let’s be unique but really try to define Vermont in a pin.
- Top 8
- Top 5
- Top Vermont
- Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop (NOT BOTH)
- Some object / shape that represents Vermont
- SkillsUSA (exactly like this)
- Super hipstery
- 8.5 x 11
- Big logo & tiny logo (tiny logo = 1″ x 1″) template
When complete, upload as finalPin.jpg to your week_16 folder.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Intro to Student Specific Studies
For the next two months (up until Feb 22nd), We will be focusing on student specific studies.
Now most of you understand the general field you would like to go into. This is your opportunity to choose and dive into that more specifically on your own.
If you take a look below, you should see links to documents that will outline each subject area in CAWD. These subject areas can feel broad. In each, you will see a general description (wikipedia), skills, and a timeline. The timeline is for you to fill out. This is where you can focus your skills to maybe a specific area in each subject. For example: If you want to be making games, but only want to code vs model, you can choose you projects to focus on the code instead of the modeling.
- Game Design
- Graphic Design / Visual Arts
- Web Design
- Video / Audio / Photography
- Other (If you feel like your area is not prominent here, let’s talk about it. We can build one that may be more specific for student needs.)
Today I would like everyone to focus on these. Start reading the standards / competencies, and start brainstorming ideas on how to get projects done.
You will all be choosing one of these categories and your document must be filled out by Monday January 8th.
TODAY”S DAILY should only be SkillsUSA Pins.
Computers off or asleep. Check work and go. Check Dailies