Teaching Media 2017

Tuesday, November 7
8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
High School for International Careers
120 West 46 Street, New York,


8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Trends in Media Design

Dian Holton, Deputy Art Director, AARP MEDIA

Dian Holton

By day, Dian Holton is deputy art director at AARP. By night, you may find her installing window displays and dressing mannequins for a major retailer. A former military dependent, she grew up in the United States, Berlin, and Seoul. In fact, her creative passion continues to be fueled by random global jaunts to discover new social initiatives, meet intriguing artists, and gather inspiration for future projects.

Holton’s professional background includes publishing, integrated marketing, branding, retail visual display, and styling. She has served 10 years on the board of AIGA’s Washington D.C. chapter, and during her tenure, she’s paired more than 60 young designers with mentors and has overseen the Design Continuum Fund, a scholarship for underrepresented students attending college in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area. Her passions include education, philanthropy, fashion, and pop culture.


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Networking Break


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Introduction to Augmented Reality

Ross​ ​ Cohen,​ ​ Webguyz.nyc

Ross Cohen

Ross​ ​Cohen​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Founder​ ​and​ ​President​ ​of​ ​WebGuyz.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​previously developed​ ​websites​ ​and​ ​now​ ​finds​ ​solutions​ ​for​ ​startup​ ​companies.​ ​He​ ​has recently​ ​expanded​ ​to​ ​the​ ​education​ ​realm,​ ​teaching​ ​Unity​ ​3D​ ​and​ ​enabling​ ​high school​ ​students​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​cutting-edge​ ​technology.​ ​Ross​ ​has​ ​partnered​ ​with Microsoft​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​the​ ​Hololens​ ​to​ ​​ ​students​ ​and​ ​received​ ​a​ ​grant​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​the Core​ ​Curriculum​ ​in​ ​Information​ ​Technology​ ​for​ ​High​ ​Schools​ ​to​ ​Virtual​ ​and​ ​Augmented​ ​Reality. He​ ​is​ ​building​ ​an​ ​infrastructure,​ ​that​ ​will​ ​solve​ ​issues​ ​for​ ​teachers​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​more​ ​efficient alternative​ ​for​ ​students​ ​to​ ​learn.​ ​​ ​His​ ​platforms​ ​and​ ​software​ ​are​ ​effective​ ​in​ ​making​ ​learning​ ​an engaging​ ​hobby.



11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Augmented Reality Hands-On


11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Self-Guided Times Square Walk
Digital Design Tour by Show+Tell

jackpowers | Graphics Teachers Exchange Library

Created for designers, visual merchandisers, technologists and architects who work in the environmental design industry, this app will guide visitors around New York City in an interactive tour to visit the best and brightest installations that focus on beautiful, dynamic and interactive digital displays.

  • The most comprehensive reference of every major installation in The City.
  • 360 VR,  Videos and Photos of landmark must-see Digital installation locations
  • Social links to send your status to Facebook and Twitter
  • Augmented Reality – see tour info superimposed on the actual locations
  • Step Counter – track your progress as you travel among sites
  • GPS Beacons for special surprises.


11:30 AM to 12:30 AM


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Preparing for the Gig Economy

Jimmy​ ​ Levin,​ ​ Career​ ​ Coach​ ​ &​ ​ Talent​ ​ Acquisition​ ​ Specialist

Jimmy Levin

Jimmy​ ​Levin​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Career​ ​Coach,​ ​Talent​ ​Acquisition​ ​Specialist​ ​&​ ​Creative Service​ ​Professional.​ ​Using​ ​a​ ​skilled​ ​and​ ​intuitive​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate, Jimmy​ ​has​ ​been​ ​delivering​ ​talent​ ​to​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​creative,​ ​media​ ​and tech​ ​agencies​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​consultant,​ ​Jimmy​ ​frequently​ ​lectures​ ​on career​ ​development​ ​offering​ ​advice​ ​to​ ​colleges,​ ​students​ ​and​ ​professional organizations.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​volunteer,​ ​Jimmy​ ​is​ ​a​ ​board​ ​member​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Education Committee​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Advertising​ ​Production​ ​Club​ ​NY.​ ​He​ ​also​ ​sits​ ​on​ ​the​ ​board​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Graphic Communications​ ​Scholarship​ ​Foundation​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Mentor​ ​to​ ​their​ ​student​ ​alliances.​ ​Jimmy​ ​was awarded​ ​the​ ​Champion​ ​of​ ​Education​ ​Award​ ​last​ ​year​ ​for​ ​the​ ​work​ ​he​ ​has​ ​done​ ​for​ ​APC.



1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Teacher Roundtable:
Internships, Technologies, Partners