Media Studies,  VCE

Professional Engagement Plan

Using the table below, I have investigating the skills required for Media teaching. I have been teaching in Digital Media, Interactive Games, and Design subjects at a tertiary level for 14 years, and have experience and am competent in all areas. Professional practice as a secondary school teacher would include taking time to brush up on technical skills with different programs or digital devices each week to ensure that I am comfortable using it. I would also watch brush up videos on YouTube that cover developments in new software.

Meeting teachers on placement has been really valuable to develop an insight into the skills required. For further developing and maintaining the  technical skills I would attend online sessions with Adobe, brush up on updates to software in Linked In Learning, and most importantly, create and develop digital interactive media products- to know the content and how to teach it. It’s really important teaching in creative disciplines that you are continually present to the experience of developing creative ideas and products. This enables you to guide students more effectively, and to always have present in your mind the experience of not having mastery over something.

I have already joined professional groups like Australian Teachers of Multimedia, and am looking forward to engaging further with them. A key area that I need to develop is knowledge about exams, SAT’s and SAC’s and have a clearer understanding of the requirements for the VCE. I am currently learning this on placement and through the engagment with this Masters Degree sudy, but would also attend a session run by ATOM like these.

List your current Knowledge, Skills & Learning Gaps

Include your current rating: scale from 1-5 Choose some priority areas.

Plan for improvement and rank importance.

(Indicate level of urgency 1 is not urgent, 5 is urgent) What might be available…where could you go to learn/improve your knowledge and skills?

Knowledge and Skills in Digital Photography SLR/ manipulation/image production

5

1

Reacquaint myself with my camera and spend some time investigating setting up shots

Knowledge and Skills Animation Techniques

5

1

Review animation programs to brush up skills

Storyboarding, Film/video capture etc. Manipulating, editing and producing still and moving images

5

    

 

1

Good idea to review digital production processes

Production, lighting, Editing and post production skills

4

1

Could do with a brush up in lighting

Sound

5

1

Only thing I have not actually done is produce a podcast

Knowledge & Skills re production elements such as camera/film/video techniques and qualities including shot selection, movement and focus; lighting, including naturalistic and expressive; visual composition and mise en scene; acting; sound, including dialogue, music and sound effects; editing/vision and sound design and mixing, including style, techniques, placement, pace and rhythm of editing.

5

1

Knowledge of media theory taught at senior secondary levels.

4

5

Will learn this on placement, and have joined ATOM and the Teachers of Media on Facebook. I have several good websites I am reviewing and have made my own pin up board for understanding units 3 and 4. 

Knowledge of specific senior secondary assessment processes

 

 

 

5

Have been reading the processes from the VCAA, and VCE Media study design. Currently completing a learning plan.

Knowledge of Senior secondary curriculum documents

2

 

Have a good knowledge of the areas covered, but have not seen this yet in practice

Knowledge of curriculum authority mandated senior secondary rules and procedures.

2

Have some knowledge of this but need to spend more time engaging with it

Knowledge about exam content and preparation.

1

 

 

Have some knowledge of this but need to spend more time engaging with this

 

 

Learning designer, digital designer and educator with extensive experience teaching creative subjects. Qualifications include: MA Creative Media (Multimedia), Ba Arts (Fine Art), Cert IV Training and Assessment, Dip Training Design and Development, Dip Vocational Education and Training, currently studying an MA in Secondary Education.

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