WAIS Morning Announcements:
Not all courses are taught every year. Courses taught depend on interest shown by student's attempting to enroll in the course.
§126.33 Computer Science - New as of Fall of 2015
§126.34 Computer Science 2 - Starting Fall of 2016
§126.42 Digital Art & Animation
§126.44 Digital Communications in the 21st C.
- Redesigned in Fall of 2015
§126.41 Digital Design & Media Production
§126.45 Digital Video & Audio Design
§126.49 Independent Study in Tech App
§126.50 Independent Study in Emerging Tech
- New as of Fall of 2015
§126.40 Robotics Programming & Design
§126.47 Web Design - New as of Fall of 2014
§110.66 Advanced Journalism: Yearbook 1-3
Course content is on ManageBac.
ManageBac is a Content Management System (CMS), originally starting out of Canada, now located in California- designed specifically for IB Schools, including IB DP and IB MYP.
I used to use Canvas, a Learning management System (LMS) used by many educational institutions around the US; including UC Berkley, the University of Texas, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and Brown University. However, SBISD is no longer allowing us to utilize Canvas after this year, as they will be paying for a different LMS.
What can Technology do for me?
See what university students around the world are doing with Adobe Software like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other professional adobe softwares. Check out the little filter button toward the center near the top of the page.
Interested in learning how to make stuff like this?
Ask me about what classes are related to products like these.
A bit of reading material:
- Why Computer Science should be required in HS
- The World's Students lack 21stC Skills, but EdTech can help
- Life at Stanford, where Students are offered $100k+
Course selections have come and gone, however, you can still make schedule change requests.
So... in all the spare time I don't have, I've created some resources to try to help inform you of your options- because I think its important you have the opportunity to understand your options.
Information about the different Tech Classes that are or can be taught here at WAIS are included here, including where they fit in with the HB5 Endorsements for students who enter high school as of this year or later.
Link: Tech Classes @ Wais
I've created a document about the new Endorsement options created by Texas House Bill 5, finalized and put into place last school year. It's a little pdf booklet that I've uploaded to my Google Drive.
Link: information booklet about endorsements
This is a booklet I created last year to try to help some of my students. It explains a variety of things including your graduation requirements as well as IB requirements. The courses listed in it are based on the spring of 2014, so some options may have changed since then.
Link: Graduation Requirements & Options
Contact me at Shaun.Wegscheid @ SpringBranchISD.com
if you would like to view the course content on ManageBac
or for specific info on our Tech App courses.