Class Policy

GOALS OR OBJECTIVES AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the completion of this course students will have a firm understanding of photography, photoshop, and image editing which will prepare them for the next level of digital design studies such as Web Design or VIdeo Production.

 

Student Learning Outcomes (Objectives/Competencies)

Students who complete training at East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center will:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate work ethic through: 

♦ Punctual, regular attendance 

♦ Personal integrity and respect 

♦ Collaboration and teamwork, working cooperatively with others 

♦ Positive attitude, enthusiasm, initiative, decisiveness 

  1. Demonstrate appropriate employment preparation through

♦ Assessment, career planning, goal setting 

♦ Resume, employment application, interview skills 

♦ Attainment of course specific competencies 

  1. Demonstrate entry level use of appropriate technology and equipment through

♦ Adherence to safety procedures, precautions  

♦ Application of knowledge, skills 

♦ Workplace simulation/internships 

  1. Demonstrate effective communication through

♦ Workplace appropriate verbal, written and listening skills 

♦ Performance of verbal and written directions 

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through

♦ Analysis/evaluation and solution of problems 

♦ Practical/successful application of available resources 

  1. Demonstrate professionalism through

♦ Socially appropriate interaction, ethical use of personal technical and social media 

♦ Industry appropriate dress and appearance 

♦ Confidentiality 

TEXTBOOKS, READINGS, AND OTHER MATERIALS:

No textbooks are required for this course.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

We are in the age of COVID. These rules and regulations are for the intention to maintain a safe, comfortable, and pleasant learning environment of ALL students despite the current COVID crises. The rules set below are classroom specific rules with the intention of promoting a fun and enlightening learning environment. 

School Policy: click here

Masks Must Always Be Worn
For Your Health: I ask for your complete understanding. Last year, we had several students who lost loved ones, close friends, and colleagues to COVID. This is a rule not only set by Gladstone or the Azusa USD, but the LA County of School. 

Masks must be worn at all times…no exceptions.’ Punishment after a warning may result in removal from class. Refusal to wear masks will result in your removal.
If you need to drink, use a straw, slip it under your mask, and sip. 

No Eating in Class
Keep Germs from Spreading: The same reasoning for wearing masks and that’s to keep the spread of germs.  The COVID virus resides in your saliva which comes from food. It is known to survive several days. Please use disinfectant wipes and clean your area, including the mouse and keyboard.
A clean environment promotes better learning. Computers are very sensitive and can be ruined if drinks or crumbs are spilled in the workstations. 

No Personal Screensavers WithOut Permission.
Use Uplifting Art Instead: Please ask permission for the use of any screensaver outside of what the Mac provides. I’ve been in situations where a picture may mean something cool to you, but crazy frightening to someone else. Some students may have a diagnosis of anxiety. Or maybe offended. Let’s keep things positive.

No Profanity
Respect me, respect you, respect each other. Profanity or expletives directed at me and others, regardless of intention, will not be tolerated. It’s a form of bullying. We want people to be ‘comfortable in a school setting.

Profanity in the Music you Play
Consider Jazz: In regards to music being played, music with expletive content is prohibited. If any song blurts out an expletive, it will be treated as if you are blurting out the expletive.

Do not photograph or film anyone who protest
Right to Privacy: When you go out and film, always ask permission from anyone before you record. Many will simply turn away from the camera and if that happens, let them go and edit them out. In addition, despite this being a video class, not everyone wants to be a  talent before the camera. For whatever reason, we will respect that.

Need to Use the Restroom?
Can Miss Valuable Info: It’s encouraged that you use the facilities prior to entering class. During class, students will be allowed to use the restroom one at a time and for 5 minutes max. Please keep the bathroom stay to 7 minutes starting from the second you leave the classroom, to when you return.

Why? Because while you are out you may be missing vital classroom information that you are responsible for. Also, think of the next person who has to go.

No Gathering by the Door before Bell Rings
Prevent the Spread of Germs:  It’s a fire hazard and blocks people from entering the room, or need to leave. The clock does not move any faster.

Equipment
So we can use it for a long time: Students will be trained on how to handle the equipment. They are expected to handle all film equipment with care and respect. Remember, this equipment costs money. Any damage will not only impact your project, but also someone else’s project.

Sign out All Equipment
From staplers to tapes, to cameras, tripods, etc. Please sign out all equipment used so that we can better track who last handled the equipment. While you are responsible for all equipment used, the purpose behind this rule is to keep the equipment safe and recoverable.

Wear Badges While Out and About
So Security Won’t Bother You. This shows that your presence outside of the class is with purpose. Also allows GHS staff and security to contact me if students need assistance.

DO NOT lounge when outside on a project
Admins / Security will question: You are sent outside for a project and finish early please do not relax. This makes us all look bad and may result in disciplinary measures.

Do not go near the teacher’s desk.
Mine is mine, yours is yours. There are sensitive materials there that are confidential.

Games can only be played during FREE time
While it’s tempting to play video games on your PC, please do not do so while the instructor is lecturing or discussing. Once you’ve done your work and there is extra time, you play games that are tolerable. No guns, no violence, no profanity allowed.

Sit in Assignment Seats
THe Mac Is Yours: Everyone logs into the same MAC, so jumping seats will not work as you cannot log into another MAC.  A seating chart will be kept for attendance purposes and for me to better know you.

Academic Dishonesty:
Don’t Learn from Cheating: The instructor will promote a climate of academic integrity by the students to perform their own ‘original’ work from one’s own effort, but also giving due credit from ideas sparked from another source.

Students are responsible for being honest and ethical for their academic work at all times. Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. It can include

  • Plagiarism: The reproduction of ideas or words or statements from another source without due acknowledgment. Plagiarism will be reported to the school administration.
  • Fabrication: The falsification of data or information that deceives an audience or original intention.
  • Deception: Providing false information to an instructor concerning a formal academic exercise.
  • Cheating: Any attempt to give or obtain assistance in an academic exercise (such as an examination) without due acknowledgment.
  • Sabotage: Acting to prevent others from completing their work. This includes cutting pages out of library books, willfully disrupting the experiments of others, or hacking other student’s computers.

Do not go near the teacher’s desk.
Mine is mine, yours is yours. There are sensitive materials there that are confidential.

Games can only be played during FREE time
While it’s tempting to play video games on your PC, please do not do so while the instructor is lecturing or discussing. Once you’ve done your work and there is extra time, you play games that are tolerable. No guns, no violence, no profanity allowed.

Lectures and Class Instructions by Mr. Hague