My name is Cindy Schultz and I am the Business & Technology Department Chair at Sentinel High School. I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I have a master's degree in Technology in Education and an Administrative License. I am the lead Web Design Instructor and Content Developer for the Montana Digital Academy, a Flat Connections Certified Instructor, Adobe Education Leader and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. I received the Adobe Education Leader Impact Award in May 2014. I am also a certified Makerbot Educator and certified (Teacher Learning) Hub Course Designer and facilitator for the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Prior to teaching, I worked in the manufacturing, legal and medical fields. I serve on the MCAT (Missoula' Community Media Resource) board.
I teach Graphic Design, Web Design, and Film classes. I also teach Business Co-op. I teach Graphic Design 1 with a focus on Adobe Illustrator. I also teach the following classes that are dual credit course opportunities with the University of Montana:Graphic Design 2 with a focus on Adobe Photoshop (MART111A Intro to Photoshop - 3 cr.)Graphic Design 3 with a focus on Adobe InDesign (MART214 Digital Publishing & Design - 3 cr.)Film Study (MAR101L Intro to Media Arts - 3 cr.)Digital Technologies (MAR102 Digital Technology in the Arts - 3 cr.)Film Editing (MAR112A Intro to Film Editing - 3 cr.)Web Design (MART232 Interactive Web II - 3 cr.)Students that take Graphic Design 2, Film Study 1 & 2, Film Editing 1 & 2 and Digital Media 2 dual credit courses (12 credits), will be well on their way to earning a Media Arts Minor from the University of Montana. They will need to complete 9 additional credits that support their work and development in Media Arts in order to receive a Minor in Media Arts.I teach the basics of design in all of my classes along with several of industry standard computer software programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Students also take the practice Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams as part of their class requirements. All of my classes are taught in an online format using Moodle but are face-to-face classes, including the dual credit courses.The Sentinel Design Studio is a student run organization that serves MCPS and the Missoula Community with print, web and video services. The purpose of this group is dual faceted: to offer real-world, hands on training for Sentinel’s best and brightest in design, as well as offer their talents and skills to the community. For more information, check out the Sentinel Design Studio website.This year I will be presenting at the NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education) Conference in Seattle in March, 2020. I will be presenting: Spark Creativity in the Classroom, Vector Graphics & Mastering the Pen Tool and Digital Fabrication Makerspace.I encourage students, parents and the community to contact me with any questions, concerns or contributions they might have regarding the classes that I teach. I am always looking for community members in the fields that I teach to come into my classes and talk with my students and/or create community partnerships.The best way to get a hold of me is through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach me by phone at (406) 728-2400, ext. 7093. Be sure to check to my schedule to see when I might have time available to talk with you. I can also be followed on Twitter: @clschultz.Creativity is no longer an elective - it's the future!
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