The truth is, I am not really an expert in anything. I just LOVE to learn. For me, teaching at the flagship New Technology school has been one amazing and incredible learning experience. I often choose projects for my students that are things I personally would like to learn. And, of course, I build into every project, the opportunity for students to write, practice math and learn Digital Media technical skills.
But at the heart of it all, it's about being as excited as the students to learn something fresh and new. It's refreshing to not have to always be the expert, refreshing to be the one who says "I don't know. Where would be find the answer to that question? Let's look together!"
This is at the heart of why I teach Project Based Learning and why I LOVE my job at New Tech High, Napa.
By Grayson Capener
So something you will quickly learn at New Tech and any school you go to where you work with people, is that there are some people who have the hardest time staying focused and getting their work done on time. This is an even bigger problem when they have access to something as distracting as the intern. Because of this, I have created this segment on how to handle off-task team mates.
By Daisy Farella
In this blog, I will be showing you how to save a selection you’ve made in Photoshop. This is extremely helpful if you need to go back to your work later and need that selection again. I know how painful it is to get that perfect selection, only to have to start all over if you had to work more than one session on it. Before I knew about this, often wasted over half of my Digital Media class just trying to get back what I had perfected class, resulting in stress and frustration. I’m so glad I learned about this and I’m now able to teach others. I hope you get some good information from it!
Lisa Gottfried is a CTE teacher with 20 years experience as CEO of her own Video and Motion Graphics Production house. She currently teaches Intro to Digital Media, Video Production and Game/3D Design. She loves her job and her students!