Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Explanation of PD 2010

  1. Ultranet Lead User Training - 10hrs - Delivered by Bruce Barton introduction of the Ultranet to lead users. Initial thoughts are not that easy to use unless lots of practice given. Should create a stronger link between student and teacher.
  2. Delivered Personal Studywiz/Smartboards - 20 hrs -Delivered personal training to individuals.
  3. Delivered Studywiz PD - 4hrs - Delivered training to large groups on how to use and integrate learning tasks with Studywiz.
  4. VITTA VET Interactive Digital Media Day - 11hrs - Held at Melbourne University, the staff of VITTA demonstrated and discussed the approach to assessment task for the new certificate. Found the prepare video assets most useful.
  5. PMA - Digital Life Expo - 4hrs - Visited the PMA Australia Digital Life Expo. Viewed many cameras, computers, printers, various hardware and software. Particularly interested in the Drobo back up solutions and how it would be appropriate for the Multimedia and Photography industry in relation to backing up clients work.
  6. Wordpress Website Maintenance and Training - 3hrs - Provided by web designer Jin Wang to run and update Hawthorn Secondary College website. Information and training will be very useful in discussing templates, html and updating websites within Interactive Digital media.
  7. Self directed Dreamweaver and Flash Training 6hrs - Searched and watched online youtube and vimeo clips looking at CS4.
  8. Alfred Stieglitz- the Lake George Years in Sydney The Art Gallery of New South Wales 1hrs- Visited The Art Gallery of Sydney to specifically see this show. The show was excellently laid out and the explanations of the artworks were easy to read. Stieglitz work of personal nature contrasted by some better known explorations of the city. I liked the idea of continually shooting and exploring a place or subject.
  9. Paths To Abstraction - The Art Gallery of New South Wales 1hrs - An excellent introduction to early abstract work up until the 1980’s. Noticed a lot of works were borrowed from the NGV.
  10. Heide’s Educators Forum: Photography 7hrs - Natalie King, curator of the Up Close – Carol Jerems show spoke of her experiences of organizing such a show. Interesting to hear how far research can go.
  11. Up Close - Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang Heide Museum of Modern Art 1hr - An excellent show combining artist of similar genres. Nan Goldin’s multimedia slide projector piece was excellent for students to see the narrative and relationship to music.
  12. Timelines exhibition NGV International - 1hrs - From the catalogue “The camera’s ability to depict ‘a moment in time’ - to stop the clock for a brief moment – gives photographs a unique capacity to direct our consideration towards the mechanics and poetics of this pervasive and mysterious cosmic force.”
  13. Re_View Photography Exhibition NGV International - 1hr - Interesting to see what photographs the NGV has in its archive.
  14. Ricky Swallow Exhibition The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia - 1hr - Ricky Swallow is an Australian sculptor (born in San Remo, Victoria in 1974), who lives and works in Los Angeles. He creates painstakingly detailed pieces and installations in a variety of media, often utilizing objects of everyday life as well as the body (bones etc.). From wiki www.rickyswallow.com/
  15. Mystery Tour -The Boulevard- E5 - 5hrs - Staff PD day held at The Boulevard. Focused on E5 initiative.
  16. Weekly PIC staff meetings - 84hrs - Attended weekly meetings discussing the general running of PIC Photographic Imaging College.
  17. SoundHouse meeting with Peter Wakefield 3hrs - Attended meeting discussing current training package and timetable.