Month: November 2014

LEA198: Leadership Castone Preparation

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The leadership capstone preparation class was run by Rebecca Neagle, Dean of Arts and Humanities at Wake Tech.

This class was truly wonderful. This class was a preparation class for the leadership capstone project. We discussed this in terms of what would create a great leadership project. We discussed positive leadership roles, how to show it, and what you could do with money to achieve that project?

The meeting ended with us all receiving a grant application and a wide-open mandate to create anything which will demonstrate excellent leadership.

Ideas I am kicking around during this meeting:
Can we get funding for course development? There has been no time or money for course development since 2006, and it might have an indication in why we have a 60% passing (A-D only) in a few of our courses.

Can we get funding for the Internet Summit? Funding for professional development or conference.

360 leadership Can we get several hundred dollars worth of gift cards to give to teachers who are doing excellent work. Just as a reward for really go to the limit.

GDA Lecture: Adobe Illustrator, a hands-on workshop

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On November 18th in the Engineering and Technology Building (ETB) at Wake Tech, Tyler Dockery spoke to the GDA about Adobe Illustrator.

Dockery Vector Demonstration

GDA Lecture: Adobe Illustrator, a hands-on workshop

The GDA opened their meetings with a quiet thank you to Marsha Mills and Tyler Dockery before holding an impromptu discussion on the best days and times for meetings. Shortly thereafter, the demonstration was begun.

Beginning with the basic tools of shapes, then text, and finally the pen tool, we got quickly acquainted with the basics of illustrator. We had a ten minute hands-on demonstration of the pen tool and the subtle nuances of P and S curves. Then we moved into the use of creating outlines with the text tool and also using the pathfinder element with shapes, outlines, and type on a path.

From there, participants pulled down internet pictures of ballet dancers, kung fu martial artists, and children at play. For each image, participants used the pen tool to outline their images. Each person received personal attention, and later discussions were opened for individual question and answer periods.