Fall Technical Assistance Training Conference


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Sunday, October 27
Mesquite 3 – 1st Level
3:45 – 5:00pm

Dynamic Design within a Student-Driven Learning Environment and Building Community Relations Through Project-Based Learning (6-12)


In this session, participants will learn from the experiences of two career and technical magnet schools in Clark County.  West Career and Technical Academy's Digital Media Program creates a student-driven environment to facilitate project-based learning. Students will discuss and present some of the innovative projects and ideas that have come to fruition in this setting. These projects include a motion capture system for animation, an advanced computer tower for rendering within highly intensive programs, and a website for the Digital Media Program.  Southwest Career and Technical Academy, an Apple Distinguished School, is a magnet high school that offers eleven distinct program areas of study.   Participants will see examples of how the information technology (IT) programs at Southwest CTA have utilized student-driven project-based learning to engage their students as well as local middle schools and community partners, such as an annual technology conference for middle school students with content planned, created, and delivered by Southwest CTA students. Come learn about how a focus on careers is leading to student success.

Cindi Chang, Web Design and Development Program Leader, Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Rosarita Olvina, Program Leader of Digital Media, West Career and Technical Academy
Clark County School District (NV)