Digital Media Design and Digital Media Arts Teacher Institute

June 18 – June 22, 2012

The Digital Media Arts Institute is a free 5-day interactive program open to high school teachers interested in graphic design and digital media arts. The Institute will be presented by West Liberty University with support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

The Institute will provide teachers with an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of graphic design and other digital media arts with West Liberty University faculty and other experienced professionals.  The Institute is appropriate for high school teachers with all levels of experience in the use of digital media in the classroom.

The Institute will be use the facilities at West Liberty University which include the WLTY Television Studio and production areas, several television production and editing labs, a recording studio, a music “Midi” lab and a graphic design classroom. The graphic design classroom has fifteen Macintosh computers, with Internet access, projection system, storage area, and a professional quality laser printer.

The Institute will begin with lunch on Monday, June 18, 2012 and conclude after lunch on Friday, June 22, 2012. Throughout the week, participants will attend workshops and participate in a variety of related activities. At the close of the Institute, participants will be given a resource notebook to assist them in implementing what they have learned in their classrooms.

The Institute is limited to forty teachers. Teachers may register as individuals or as teams. Priority registration will be given to high school teachers from all counties in West Virginia and the school districts served by IU1 (Fayette, Greene and Washington counties) in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Applications will be accepted from teachers in Allegheny, Beaver, and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania and Bellaire, Bridgeport, St. Clairsville, Steubenville, and Wintersville school districts in Ohio for any remaining spaces in the program.

There is no fee for participation in the Institute. On-campus lodging and meals will be provided.

Upon successful completion of the Institute, West Liberty University will offer three graduate credits to interested teachers for a fee of $160.

The Center for Arts & Education at West Liberty University is now accepting applications for the Digital Media Arts Institute.  If you or someone you know would like to become more proficient in digital media design or if you or someone you know simply wants to make use of digital media in the regular classroom, we encourage you to apply for the Institute.

Applications should be submitted to:

Lou Karas
Director, Center for Arts & Education
West Liberty University
208 University Drive, College Union Box 148
West Liberty, WV 26074

For additional information, please contact Lou Karas at 304-336-8162 or [email protected].