Teaching Media 2016

(formerly the Graphics Teachers Technology Conference)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
8:30 am to 3:00 pm on the campus of the
High School for Fashion Industries


9:00 am Keynote

Visual Communication: Industry Trends in Media, Technology, and Design

Ben Forta, Senior Director of Education Initiatives, author, and teacher, and Steve Adler, Senior Solutions Consultant for Education, author, and educator, Adobe Systems Inc.


Teaching and learning in the Creative Cloud
\4 Years: A Call to Action


10:00 am

Transitions: From Graphic Students to Graphic Designers

Moderator: Leo Gordon, UFT Teachers Center
Jeff Riman, Educator, technologist, consultant, creative and business manager. Coordinator of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY; Dan Wong, Associate Professor, Communication Design department, New York City College of Technology, CUNY; Steve Kennedy, designer, artist and  adjunct professor in Communication Design and Illustration, Parsons The New School for Design.


Approach the On Ramp
29 Things Young Designers Need to Know
NY Metro MediaTD Occupations


11:00 am

NYC DOE Work Based Learning Developments

Jessica Marsten, NYC Department of Education


Work-Based Learning Wiki



CTE Tech Lab Q&A

Steve Adler, Adobe
Bob Johnson, McGraw-Hill Education


NYC DIIT On-Line Service Desk


1:00 pm

TCS Design Thinking

The design thinking workshop will introduce teachers to fundamental principles of design thinking and tips on integrating these values into classroom instruction. The session will cover program design and implementation.
Hillary McDonald, CSR Specialist, Education Programs, Tata Consultancy Services


3:00 Conference End