C2 meetings

We are doing portfolio reviews!! So nice to see what our students are doing in all their classes. The C2 students are discussing their chosen “path” with us (the lighting faculty) and it is uplifting to share in their excitement for the future.

We continue to work on next year’s season. Drama has decided what shows they will do and we should be announcing that soon. Dance is working on their season and it is, once again, very exciting to be thinking forward!

New Inventory

It’s been an exciting year of coming change. New static units, new LED strips, new movers, new consoles and new rigging. All to further enhance our learning opportunities here at the school.

Mid-Terms and April 1

Our Lady of 121st Street is coming together! Looking forward to how this production goes as the first show in the Catawba in a long…time. So far, no problems with the system other than some configuration oddities.

Also, some shows from the Fall have started streaming. I hope you get a chance to see them. They are examples of how we pivoted to the situation and got to work.

Additionally we are working on next year hard, putting together show titles and structuring the season. Drama is almost all set, and Dance is getting a lot lined up. It is all very exciting! Looking forward to celebrating the rest of this year and getting next year started!

School Started

LOL. You can tell school started. I haven’t posted anything in a while! All I can say is that we are moving along. Its not ideal, but everyone is doing their best and we are having classes and maybe even having some fun!

CRK

So, I’m at Boy Scout Camp with my son. It is really great to be ‘away’ for a little bit. I am anxious to work on classes and get rolling with the term, but it is very nice to be outside and doing things that are not connected to the Internet….99% of the time. We have a single WiFi service that I can use for about 30 minutes a day or so. I’m trying to keep up with email, but this is my ‘time off’ as it were.

I’m looking forward to getting back at it full steam this Monday!

Thursday, July 30th….

The Fall 2020 semester is drawing very near. Soon I should publish the welcome pages for my classes – keep an eye on Canvas, if you are a student. Every day we get more updates about the challenges and solutions moving forward. I am excited to make this year be a great one. See you out there (but wear your mask please).

Also, students, I’ve posted a little more in the FAQ page – you might find it useful.

Orientation has started

Orientation for students started its online process Monday (night). Since I have to do the same thing as a parent, I’m doing it with all my students….kind of cool! I’ve also been focusing on the first year experience this week. I think we have the basic schedule and rotations figured out for ITP and we are coming closer to figuring out Production and the safety protocols that need to be in place while doing some new and exciting stuff!

I am hoping to “publish” course modules on Canvas next week, so stay tuned!

To Do List

I’m always working on my to do list. It is a constant thing that is a combination of email, calendar, written notes and some to do app. I’m trying something new – I’m not reviewing an app, so I’m not going to go into it, but if you want to share how you stay organized, feel free to put it down here in the comments!

Online Course Workshop

So, I’m doing a workshop on how to build an online course. Facinating. It seems that one of the staples of doing this is to create videos of myself. OMG. I hope my students have a good sense of humor. I don’t think my jokes are going to work as well over a video instead of live. Ground-Neutral-Hot-Hot-Hot will not come across the same I think….