STEM Courses Offered At Campus:

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    Robic arm holding light bulb 6th Grade

    Digital/Multimedia Production 6 (one quarter/daily)

    This course will focus on skills needed to produce effective media artworks using interactive software and hardware tools in order to develop several multimedia projects. Curriculum will include digital storytelling, stop motion, graphic design, and an introduction to video production.  Students will use the elements of digital storytelling (hook, purpose, voice, pacing, images, economy, soundtrack and technology) to organize, write, produce and provide feedback for other students on multimedia projects such as an autobiographical digital story, a stop-motion movie, and a video project. Software used in class will be Pixelmater, Garageband, iMovie, Comic Life, and Google apps. This course is project-oriented allowing you to develop critical thinking skills while producing unique projects.  Most projects are completed in cooperative teams so developing collaboration skills is also emphasized.

    Industrial Tech 6

    This course introduces students to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) using Google Sketchup, and also instructs students in the use of the band saw and general wood shop safety.  Approximately half the course will be spent learning and using Sketchup culminating in the design of solar cars constructed of Styrofoam and other scrap materials.  The rest of the course will have students constructing those cars, as well as a decorative wood box made with the band saw. A fee of $10 is required for this class.

    Digital/Multimedia Production 7: Lights, Camera, Action

    This course will focus on skills needed to produce effective media artworks using interactive software and hardware tools in order to develop several multimedia projects. You will be introduced to basic camera composition principles and the skills needed to create video content for today’s world.  Creating digital content often comes easily to youth who are immersed in technology in their everyday lives. While a student can practice a skill such as media making on his or her own, my job as an effective media educator functions as a coach to reinforce good form, recommend ways to improve, and provide continual moral support. I want to provide the guidance and space for young people to create media with originality, vision, and purpose. Curriculum will include graphic design and video production. Software used in class will be Pixelmater, Garageband, iMovie, Comic Life and Google Apps.  This course is project orientated allowing you to develop critical thinking skills while producing unique projects.  All projects are completed in cooperative teams so developing collaboration skills is also emphasized.

    Industrial Tech 7

    This course introduces students to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) using Google Sketchup, and also instructs students in the use of the band saw, drill press and general woodshop safety.  Approximately half the course will have students learning Sketchup, then have students use it to design CO2 powered dragsters.  The rest of the quarter will have students cutting and shaping their dragster from basswood blocs.  The quarter culminates in a time-trials competition when each car races down the 70-foot track.  A fee of $10 is required for this class

    8th Grade

     Exploring A Better World

    Are you... interested in design? Are you... creative? Do you... want to make a difference in our world? Then this may be the class for you! We are offering an engineering design class to expose students to the design process used by engineers in developing creative, innovative solutions to real-world problems.

    Robotics Engineering

    If you haven't already taken it this year there is still time to sign up! This class is for students new to Robotics and who took Robotics I last year.

     

    Digital/Multimedia Production 8: Video Production

    This course will focus on empowering students to create with purpose.  Self-expression, ideation, collaboration, flexibility and persistence – just a few of the life skills students learn through creative media making. This class has been designed to inspire students to be thoughtful and intentional in their media making, that is, to Create with Purpose and to Develop Creative Confidence.  Students will learn phases of video production, effective use of camcorder, and video editing techniques. Software used in class will be Pixelmater, Garageband, iMovie, Comic Life and Google Apps. Assignments are leveled according to experience level (beginner-advanced). This course is project orientated allowing you to develop critical thinking skills while producing unique projects.  All projects are completed in cooperative teams so developing collaboration skills is also emphasized.

Last Modified on June 24, 2019