New CTE Online: Great Opportunities in AME

From: Gregg Witkin Subject: Great Opportunities in AME To: Arts, Media and Entertainment CTE Online Community Group

Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a great New Year and have gotten back into the swing of work. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some amazing opportunities in the Arts, Media and Entertainment pathway. First, a huge thank you to all of those who asked to participate in our AME shared drive. Its is great to see the high quality photos and compositions your creative students have submitted, I can’t wait to see more. This is a great way to showcase student work in this community. If you are interested in participating, its simple and easy, just send me a message and I’ll add you to the drive and give you uploading privileges. Educating for Careers is right around the corner. March 5th-7th at the Sacramento Convention Center will be all things CTE. Arts, Media and Entertainment will be well represented and there will be plenty of great speakers and teachers sharing best practices. Your cteonline.orgteam will also be there presenting great lessons and showcasing the cteonline website, make sure you stop by their booth and say hi. Another great opportunity is the The AME Leadership Conference, “Innovation for Creative Industries” being held March 20th-21st in San Diego. Check out the list below for the great 2017 Workshop Breakouts. (

  • 8 Model Demonstration Site Sessions Featuring Various AME Pathway Designs
  • 12 Job-Alike Breakout Sessions Featuring Theatre, Dance, Music, Animation, Media/Film, Media/Graphic, Media/Photo, Music Recording, Technical Theatre, TV Broadcasting, Visual Art, and Game Design
  • 14 Pathway Specific Workshops Featuring Hands-On Interactive Sessions
  • 4 CTE Informational Breakouts-Credentialing, Career Curriculum, Industry Connections, CA Film Commission
  • 4 Sessions Featuring Panels of Industry Professionals

This is a great opportunity to network with great teachers, admin and partners all focused on the Arts, Media and Entertainment targets. Lastly I wanted to highlight an opportunity to see a demonstration program in action. CAST Academy at Balboa High School in the San Francisco School District will be having a free open house to learn about their cutting edge program. This is taking place April 7th from 8:30-3:45 PM, breakfast and lunch are included. You must pre-register. (EventBrite Below is some information about what will happen during that day, once you register (which is free)

  • They will share information about our CAST and Game Design Academy program and curriculum development, and implementation challenges and successes.
  • Learn more about what SFUSD/CTE has done to support it’s district AME and ICT programs, through grants, dual enrollment, professional development, and building a strong advisory board with industry partners and agencies.
  • Learn and hear from or about their partners (SFMOMA, BAVC, ZYNGA, XYZ Creative, Adobe), as well as from current and former students about how these programs work.
  • Visit their newly renovated Animation and Game Design computer labs.
  • Learn more about Media Arts standards being adopted as part of new state Visual and Performing Arts Standards for K12.
  • Meet their dynamic advocate for VAPA and AME/CTE education at the CA Department of Education, Jack Mitchell, Education Program Consultant.

Learn more about CAST Academy/Balboa:

Learn more about the CA Department of Education DemonstrationSites Program at: Location: Balboa High School, in the Susan Ritter Green Room, 1000 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 469-4090

Thanks for reading this all the way through, lots of information, but great information nonetheless. I hope you all have a great rest of the week and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your success stories. Best Wishes, Gregg Witkin

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January 17, 2017