Lets go beyond surviving the next generation of technology our students have grown up with but rather embracing it to enhance our instruction. Digital classroom management tricks, online course management systems, flipped classroom techniques and other time-saving tools will be explored.
Brandon Koons, a native of the midcoast area grew up immersed in digital imaging on the campus of the Center for Creative Imaging. He has recently returned from Boston where he completed a degree in Design/Technology from Emerson College. During this time in Boston, he studied a plethora of fields including Film & TV Production, Motion Graphics & Animation, Scenic Design, Audio Production, and Lighting Design. He also worked on a variety of productions including art exhibits (ArtRages, 2007), dance shows (The Dance Asylum, 2008), film productions (Keys to Success), concerts (All Acapella Live, 2008), and traditional theatre. Of the latter category, his most notable productions were The Rubik's Cube, winner of Boston's Annual EVVY Award for Best Scenic Design and Much Ado About Nothing, winner for Best Lighting Design in the same year. Locally, Brandon has owned and operated his own business Rubicon Edge Design and continued to work on productions such as Letter's End, by Spoontree Productions, soon to perform in Hong Kong. Currently, Brandon is teaching the Design/Tech program at the Midcoast School of Technology, encompassing such fields as animation, 3D design, film/video production, and graphic design.