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Creative Courses

Students learn the basic fundamentals of broadcast production, including writing, producing, and computer editing. Topics will include “staging” with a digital video camera for interviews. Public service announcements and sports, media literacy, and aesthetic elements. Students will produce broadcast news, public service announcements, and sports reporting. In addition, this course includes training in pre-production, production and post-production phases of project development.

Students will build mechanisms which make robots move, learn how to use feedback from sensors, and software to program their robots. Students will have the opportunity to complete multiple challenges involving guided research, problem solving, working in teams, and design documentation. Students will work in groups to build and test increasingly more complex mobile robots culminating in an end-of-semester robot contest.

Theater Performance
Students will learn the elements of stage direction which will be incorporated into various acting activities that students will use to perfect their acting techniques. The student's knowledge of theatre will be further developed with the use of short skits, cutting from full-length plays and original skits written by students. Students will study character traits, the relationships of characters and the basic needs or want of characters. Performing is a required aspect of this course.  This theater class is intended to provide the students with specific tools and techniques to help develop their acting, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Students will explore page design, layout, digital photography, copywriting, sale, and distribution of the yearbook publication. Work is conducted in peer teams where cooperative efforts from brainstorming to completing computer-designed pages will occur. Students are evaluated on their cooperative effort, learned skills of publication, and completed yearbook pages.