2015 Election Day PD NOTES

2015 Graphics Teachers
Technology Conference

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The conference on November 3 was filled with lively discussions, ideas and debates. Additions and revisions to the material appear here in the yellow boxes.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A Professional Development Event for
New York City Graphic Arts High School Teachers
sponsored by the Graphics Industry Advisory Commission,
Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education
hosted by Business of Sports School,
439 West 49th Street, New York City

8:00 AM REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE

8:30 AM

ROUNDTABLE: KEEPING UP WITH DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Steve Adler, Adobe Systems; Bob Johnson, ex-Apple executive

Steve Adler’s courseware link: tinyurl.com/adobeforedu

DESIGN

Adobe Professional Development
Indexed by topic, grade and application: “Unleash creativity ob your campus through free, on-demand professional development from Adobe.”

Creative Bloq
UK based for a slightly different perspective: “Delivers a daily balance of creative tips and inspiration across web design, graphic design, 3D and more. Bringing the very best design work to our audience and offering the insight that enables them to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in global design and to create their best work.”

Graphic Design USA
Venerable industry publication: “GDUSA covers news, people, project, trends, technology, products and services. The GDUSA brand now includes a 100,000 visitor-a-month website, a monthly e-newsletter … and several national design competitions.” Browse  Award Winners to see the latest work in different sectors and read about the creatives who made them.

UX Magazine
For web sites, apps and all digital media, UX (User Experience) orchestrates graphic design, information architecture, interaction design, usability and human-computer interaction. “A free community resource exploring all facets of experience design.”

For local industry news and updates: Patrick Henry’s Metro Graphics Reporter

TECHNOLOGY

A List Apart
“A List Apart (ISSN: 1534-0295) explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.”

Benedict Evans Newsletter
An analyst at Andreessen Horowitz (‘a16z’), a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley that invests in technology companies. “I try to work out what’s going on and what will happen next.”
> Video: “Mobile is Eating the World

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2015
For 20 years the comprehensive annual report about the Internet from Mary Meeker, now a partner in the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers listed by Forbes as the 77th most powerful woman in the worlds.

TechCrunch
“Every month, TechCrunch reaches 6.5M US readers from across the tech industry — entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, startup fans, developers, and business-decision makers.”

The Register
“The Register is a leading global online tech publication, with more than nine million monthly unique browsers worldwide. The core audiences are the UK and US.”

9:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK

10:00 AM

RECRUITING, RETAINING AND MANAGING INDUSTRY PARTNERS FOR INTERNSHIPS AND SUPPORT
Jack Kott, former Work-Based Learning Coordinator at HSGCA; Founding Trustee, Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation; Trustee, The Navigators Scholarship Fund

wblwiki

wblnyc.wikispaces.com

nysedwbl

NYSED Work-Based Learning Site

For networking with graphics employers, GCSF is leading six graphics associations in the 2015 Graphic Communications Industry Holiday Bash on Dec 10. $45 per ticket

10:45 AM NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 AM

BEST GRAPHIC SCHOOLS AND MAJORS, AND HOW STUDENTS GET SCHOLARSHIPS
Jerry Mandelbaum, President, Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation

2015 GCSF Recipients and Schools

2015 GCSF Recipients and Schools

2015 Scholarship Application

2015 Scholarship Application

SUNY Fashion Institute of Design School of Art and Design
CUNY Citytech Communications Design Department

11:30 AM

THE GIG ECONOMY: HOW TO PREP STUDENTS FOR A LIFE IN GRAPHICS

gtxjobs

GTX Jobs Board

 

Shocker: 40% of Workers Now Have ‘Contingent’ Jobs, Says U.S. Government / Forbes / May 25, 2015

Freelancers Union
“Nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker. That’s 53 million people – and growing. We’re lawyers and nannies. We’re graphic designers and temps. We’re the future of the economy. Freelancers Union serves the needs of this growing independent sector.” Includes Health Insurance, a Contract CreatorTax Advice and Support Forums.

Video: President Obama Declares #FreelanceIsntFree

12:00 PM  LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM

CREATING A DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION CURRICULUM
Anthony Accardo, Assistant Professor, CityTech

Professor Accardo’s website: www.anthonyaccardo.com
Twitter:
@AnthonyAccardo

Gateway Technical College, Wisconsin
Computer Illustration & Drawing Techniques Syllabus

Digital Arts Magazine
32 Best Illustrator Tutorials

2:00 PM

INTERDISCIPLINARY TECHNIQUES
Moderator: Leo Gordon, United Federation of Teachers
Brigid Howley and Joanna Padula, McKee CTE High School

2:30 PM CONFERENCE CONCLUDES