Announcements

> 2014

January 27, 2014

Towards a Career in Digital Media:
High School Teacher's Guide

Towards a Career in Digital Media: High School Teacher's Guide has been created to assist high school teachers in introducing students to a career in Digital Media.

A successful career in Digital Media inevitably means being part of a creative team. Towards a Career in Digital Media prepares students for that reality.

This 12-lesson mini-course, intended to be integrated into existing curriculum, is for grade 12 students in visual arts, language arts and computer science who are contemplating a career in the Digital Media industry. Through the specific learning objectives of each lesson, they come together as a simulated Digital Media (DM) team: they gain understanding of their vital individual roles in creating a DM product, and are exposed to the full range of skills needed by the other players on the team.

For the affordable price of $199.99 you can have this excellent resource, including over 180 slides, to open up a career in Digital Media for your students. The price includes a licence for your class for one year to access all these materials.

The Guide is based on CHRC's Interactive Digital Media Team Competency Chart which describes what workers in DM will need to be able to do to work as team players on a DM project.

The 12 lessons include
Lesson 1 Generating a concept
Lesson 2 Pre-production
Lesson 3 Production
Lesson 4 Marketing
Lesson 5 Exploring Visual Design: all students will get an overview of basic concepts in visual arts.
Lesson 6 The Visual Artist on a DM Team: what the visual artist needs to be able to do to work on a DM Team.
Lesson 7 Exploring Writing: all students will get an overview of basic concepts in writing.
Lesson 8 The Writer on a DM Team: what the writer needs to be able to do to work on a DM Team.
Lesson 9 Exploring Programming: all students will get an overview of basic concepts in programmers.
Lesson 10 The Programmer on a DM Team: what the programmer needs to be able to do to work on a DM Team.
Lesson 11 Personal and interpersonal skills needed to be a DM Team member. A career in the digital media industry will be explored.
Lesson 12 Reflection and Evaluation

This unique high school resource was prepared in collaboration with educators and industry professionals. It will respond to the desires of many students to break into the DM industry. It will also respond to the needs of employers who are looking for their talent and passion, tempered with skills and a realistic understanding of the DM environment they will work in.

The Towards a Career in Digital Media: High School Teacher's Guide is one of a suite of products to help the DM industry, including a competency chart and profile for in Interactive DM Team mentioned above, a resource for "Starting a DM Business", and the recently revised Interactive Zone for students seeking careers in the DM industry.

Check out these valuable teaching resources and let your colleagues know about them too!

The mandate of the Cultural Human Resources Council is to strengthen the Canadian cultural workforce by providing leadership and innovative solutions to human resource issues and to better the HR environment within the cultural sector.

For further information contact:

Susan Annis
Executive Director
613-562-1535, ext. 22
sannis@culturalhrc.ca

These projects received funding from the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.