Digital Voices is an unique 2 credit block Digital Media course designed for students interested in Indigenous Education. The focus of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to embrace, document, depict, digitalize all of our cultures (the Seven Sacred Teachings, stories, rituals, artifacts, etc.) while experimenting with digital media. The course is made up of two grade 12 MST (AWAR4S and WEGR4S) course. In addition to successfully completing this 2 credit course, student with a 80% (or higher) and who meet the articulation agreement setup, will receive a Digital Media credit at the University of Winnipeg.
Digital Voices incorporates a variety of materials, techniques, tools, technologies, and skills from various arts disciplines including dance, drama, music, and visual arts. The technologies/processes used and adapted to create digital media art may be traditional, including, but not limited to, photography, film, sound, animation, and video. The technologies and processes may also be digital: computer software, blogging, networking, game development, digital imaging, digital sound recording, 2D and 3D animation, multimedia production, and web-page design.
Digital Voices is a 2012 Finalist for the Adobe® Educators’ Choice Awards!
The Adobe® Educators’ Choice Awards celebrate teaching and learning resources that unleash students’ creativity. Impress the judges (who will select the Finalists) and your peers (who will vote for the Winners) by submitting your best projects, lesson plans, curricula, and tutorials.
School of Innovation:
Sisler High School is a Microsoft Innovative Pathfinder School. Sisler is transforming education in a scalable, replicable way by influencing other schools within our own community, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and around the world.
About Partners in Learning
Partners in Learning is a 10-year, nearly $500 million commitment by Microsoft to help education systems around the world. Since its inception in 2003, the Partners in Learning program has reached more than 196 million teachers and students in 114 countries. Supporting the program is the online Partners in Learning Network, one of the world’s largest global professional networks for educators, connecting millions of teachers and school leaders around the world in a community of professional development.
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Students should review the following documents prior to creating digital media
Course Outline: Click here to view the 2012 Course Outline
Digital Voices Course Information:
- Teachers: Jamie Leduc, Margot McEdward, Frank Machos, Tom Gaffey, Marc Dubeau, James Lindsay, Mike Harris and Tanis Tobewka
- School: Sisler High School, St. John’s High School, Osgoode Township Secondary School, Churchill High School, West Lynn Lake School, High School of the the Future and Children of the Earth School.
- School Division: Winnipeg School Division
- Contact us: 204 589 8321
- Fax us: 204 586 0625
- Address: Sisler High School, 1360 Redwood Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 0Z1
- Sisler’s online ICT courses: http://www.ict.sislerhightechnology.com/
In addition to working towards 2 high school credits, students may end up with an additional 7 University of Winnipeg credits. Students can save a potential $3,000 (in 2011, the University Of Winnipeg’s Web Design Certificate Program cost a total of $4,280) by taking Sisler’s Digital Voices program. It is the responsibility of the student to challenge for the U of W credits.
•maintain an 80% average in both high school credits,
•score an 80% or higher on the University of Winnipeg’s Web Design Certificate tests.
Learn more about our articulation agreement: http://www.digitalvoices.ca/about/articulation/