Well, there's no denying it at this point: Summer is Over! However, it's not something to be sad about. Sure, I know we enjoy those lazy days of sitting by the pool, but we can't just lay around forever. Personally, I am looking forward to the return, though there will be some challenges for me this year and there are definite changes.
For starters, we have a new digital art teacher, Mr. Lucas Gearhart. He comes to us from Las Vegas with a background in teaching digital arts for over a decade and a formal training in the fine arts. So, I am certain that I will learn a lot from him and look forward to working closely with him in the future development of our digital art programs.
Another change is the addition of a middle school course in the digital arts. While it is solely intended for students in the 8th grade, my hope is that there is enough interest in it at the middle school level to justify bringing in a third CTE teacher down the road. Only time will tell! This will be the first digital arts course offered at DSA for middle school students in close to a decade. And, we are catering the course to provide students with an understanding of some of the basics involved in our high school curriculum. So there will be a lot of work involved with this addition.
So, I wish everyone a good start to the school year and hope that sentiment continues throughout the year. I can't wait to see you all tomorrow for Day 1!
I am a high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) teacher located in Durham, NC with a focus on game art and design. This blog provides a place for reflection on relevant classroom practices.
The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent those of my employer or anyone else associated with Durham Public Schools.