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Mrs. Wheless

Hi! Welcome to my online classroom.  Below you will find information about the courses I teach, what you can expect your student to learn while participating in the course and what I expect out of your student while he or she is in my classroom. If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact me by email at cwheless@kountzeisd.org.

 

Professional Communication

Remind Code: @4kd76d


Major Units of Study:

Unit 1: Communication for a Digital Society

Unit 2: Writing Basics

Unit 3: Writing Professional Communication

Unit 4: Speaking and Presenting

Unit 5: Listening and Reading

Unit 6: Career Success

 

This class blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communication. Students will be expected to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct Internet research.

 

 

 

Principles of Information Technology (PIT)

Remind Code: @4be339

 

Major Units of Study:

Unit 1: Computing Fundamentals

Unit 2: Key Applications

Unit 3: Living Online

 

Students develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.

 

 

 

Graphic Design

Remind Code: @6b868g4

 

Major Units of Study:

Chapter 1: What is Graphic Design?

Chapter 2: The Art of Graphic Design

Chapter 3: The Design Process

Chapter 4: Identity Design

Chapter 5: Publications Design

Chapter 6: Advertising Design

Chapter 7: Environmental and Information Design

Chapter 8: Digital Design

 

Careers in graphic design and illustration span all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industries. In addition to developing knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design.

 

 

Classroom Expectations

This class will be challenging, but if you follow these basic expectations, you WILL succeed:

1.    BE HERE.
2.    Come to class on time and prepared to learn.
3.    Respect yourself, your classmates, and the teacher.
4.    Participate.
5.    Do not leave a mess.
6.    Be positive.
7.    DO YOUR WORK, AND TURN IT IN ON TIME!

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