The Information and Media Technology Division had a great year. We met at ACTE in Las Vegas about creating a new Division to match ours on the National level. We are close and just have to get higher numbers to apply for a separate division from Business.
The NACTE conference this past summer at Lake Tahoe was a hit as well as Eric Preisz from Garage Games presented at our Division meeting and explained what skills employers are looking for when hiring staff in a tech firm. His company is in charge of creating curriculum for a high school level video game design class. He went into this curriculum as well and described how it matched with state standards in Video Game Design.
I look forward to another productive year going to ACTE in Nashville, NACTE in Lake Tahoe, and representing I.T. and Media teachers throughout the state of Nevada.
The Information and Media Technology Division of NACTE is a diverse, broad-based group dedicated to educating today's students for tomorrow's media and I.T. community.
The skills taught in I.T./Media education programs include:
• Information Technology
• Video Production
• Web Design and Development
• Graphic Design
• Video Game Design
• Computer Science
• Interpersonal and leadership skills
• Career development
Members include educators from:
• middle schools
• junior high schools
• secondary schools
• adult education
• community and technical schools
• two-year colleges
• four-year baccalaureate degree programs
• media teacher education programs
• graduate degree programs
• other related institutions and organizations