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Dear Students and Parents,


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of my new students and their parents to
Advanced Digital Media. The Advanced Digital Media course provides students with industry
knowledge and skills in the overall digital media design field. Areas covered in these two courses
include graphics, animation, video, and web design. An emphasis is placed on the fundamental
concepts of graphic design, various digital media technologies, non-linear editing, product
development and design, and career development. Art, English language arts, and mathematics
are reinforced. I look forward to a GREAT semester collaborating with you!
Instruct
or
Plannin
g

Mr. Jeff Cobb

E-mail

2nd Period
8:51 - 10:26 a.m.

Class
Website

Jeffrey.Cobb@onslow.k12.nc.us
Kari.Cobb@onslow.k12.nc.us
http://northside.nc.och.schoolinsites.com/
click link School Staff then Jeff Cobb or Kari
Cobb
Also, www.Edmodo.com (our Virtual Class; Code

kawn6t)
Room #

907

Phone

910.455.4868 or for questions, you may text


910.381.2020 (JCobb) /910.382.2188 (KCobb)

Course Objectives:

Listed below are the objectives that will be covered this year. Students will receive an outline
that will be used throughout the year to record their level of mastery as we complete the
individual units. This course is a state-tested course. There are no exemptions from the VoCATS
test at the end of the course.
A. DIGITAL MEDIA CAREER PLANNING, PORTFOLIOS, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- 15%
DM201.00 Understand procedures used for career planning and digital
media portfolio creation. (10%)
201.01 Understand career planning in a digital media environment. (5%)
201.02 Understand portfolios and their uses in a digital media environment.
(5%)
DM202.00 Understand procedures used for project management, research,
and communication in digital media. (5%)
202.01 Understand project management concepts used to create digital
media. (3%)
202.02 Understand research and communication concepts used to create
digital media. (2%)
B. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR ADVANCED DIGITAL MEDIA - 85%
DM203.00 Understand production methods used to plan and create
advanced digital media graphics projects. (25%)
203.01 Understand advanced pre-production methods for digital graphics.
(5%)
203.02 Understand advanced production methods for digital graphics. (15%)
203.03 Understand advanced post-production methods for digital graphics.
(5%)
DM204.00 Understand production methods used to create advanced
digital animation. (10%)
204.01 Understand advanced pre-production methods for digital animation.
(3%)
204.02 Understand advanced production methods for digital animation. (4%)

REMINDER: There is a $15 fee for this class Please pay by January 29, 2016. Thank
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204.03 Understand advanced post-production methods for digital animation.


(3%)
DM205.00 Understand production methods used to create advanced
digital media audio projects. (15%)
205.01 Understand advanced pre-production methods for digital audio. (7%)
205.02 Understand advanced production methods for digital audio. (4%)
205.02 Understand advanced post-production methods for digital audio. (4%)
DM206.00 Understand production methods used to create advanced
digital media video projects. (20%)
206.01 Understand advanced pre-production methods for digital video. (8%)
206.02 Understand advanced production methods for digital video. (6%)
206.03 Understand advanced post-production methods for digital video. (6%)
DM207.00 Understand production methods used to create advanced webbased digital media. (15%)
207.01 Understand advanced preproduction methods for web-based media.
(4%)
207.02 Understand advanced production methods for web-based media. (8%)
207.03 Understand advanced post-prod methods for web-based media. (3%)
Throughout the semester, you will be tested on each unit mentioned above. Each one of these
units helps to prepare for the state mandated VOCATs Exam. The posttest is a standardized,
multiple-choice, 100-question test and will be given at the end of the course. The VOCATS test
will count as 25% of the semester grade for this class.

REQUIRED Supplies for EVERY Student at Northside High


School:
Students will use one binder for all courses to increase ORGANIZATION skills. Teachers
understand that students will have to place ALL work in the binder. **Students may have
additional supply requirements in each individual class.

(**These supplies are to be with you EVERYDAY! One cannot work without his/her
tools!)

One 3 or 4 inch 3-ring


binder
Sheet protectors at
least 10
Only blue or black pens

Three hole pencil pouch

4 dividers to separate
courses
Plenty of #2 pencils

One or two highlighters

Data Analysis Sheet (supplied

Notebook Paper

Class Schedule/Calendar

by NHS)

Agenda (supplied by NHS)

(supplied by NHS)

Grading:
Grading will follow the policy of the Onslow County School District:
A: 90=
100
4.0
B: 80=
89
3.0
C: 70=

REMINDER: There is a $15 fee for this class Please pay by January 29, 2016. Thank
you!

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79
2.0
D: 60=
69
1.0
F: < 59 =
0.0

Final grade will be determined by the following:


Cobbs Grading Policy for each 3
Six Weeks:
1st Six
25 %
15%
riting
Weeks
Critical Writings & Cornell Notes
nd
2 Six
25 %
30%
nquiry
Weeks
Projects, Presentations, Tests, &
Quizzes

W
I

3rd Six Weeks

25 %

Collaboration

25%

Organization

15%

Module/Segment Grades

Final Exam

25 %

TOTAL:

100
%

Cornell Notes, Binder & Agenda

Reading

15%

Articles/Critical Reading & Socratic


Seminars
For TOTAL:

100
%

Late Work /Make Up Work Policy:


Late work - Students are to turn in most assignments to our virtual classroom, an online portal.

kawn6t

The exact website is www.Edmodo.com, group code


to join and view
your childs assignments. Any assignment that is not turned in on the due date is late.
Students must complete all assignments to successfully complete this course. Responsible
students, like responsible employees, should not submit late work. Make up work All
students who are absent from class have the opportunity to make up work within three days of
their absence.

Discipline Plan:
It is important for students to remember that THEIR behavior is THEIR responsibility. Each
student CHOOSES whether or not to follow the guidelines. Please be aware that a choice to
ignore a guideline will result in consequences that have been outlined in the student handbook.
Parents will be contacted for repeated offences and student could receive ISS depending on the
offenses and the severity of the offense. Severe disruptions will be automatically referred to the
office at the time of incidence. Students that exhibit behaviors that interrupt the instructional
process will be removed from class immediately so that the behavior does not interfere with the
learning opportunities of their peers.

REMINDER: There is a $15 fee for this class Please pay by January 29, 2016. Thank
you!

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REMINDER: There is a $15 fee for this class Please pay by January 29, 2016. Thank
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Computer Laboratory Student/Parent Safety Contract
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Welcome to your Advanced Digital Media class. This semester we have many hands-on activities planned
for you. Before you may participate in any online learning, you MUST know that there are certain risks that
are involved in these activities. You and your parents must read the following guidelines and sign at the
bottom of the page. We want you to be safe and safety starts with awareness. This signed policy

(page 5) along with the Internet Usage Policy (received from homeroom
teacher) signed MUST be received before students may access ANY
computer/device on Northside High Schools campus!
General Guidelines:
1.
2.
3.

SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY!!!!!!!


Conduct yourself in a responsible manner at all times in the laboratory.
Follow all written and verbal instructions carefully. If you do not understand directions, ask the instructor before
proceeding.
4. Never work alone. No student may work in the laboratory without an instructor present.
5. When entering laboratory, do not touch equipment or materials until instructed to do so.
6. HORSEPLAY, PRACTICAL JOKES, AND PRANKS ARE DANGEROUS AND PROHIBITED.
7. Observe good housekeeping practices. Keep work areas clean and tidy. Excess mess can cause hazardous
situations.
8. Keep aisles clear.
9. Labels and equipment instructions must be read carefully before use.
10. Know the locations and operating procedures of all safety equipment and know where all exits are located.
11. Be alert and proceed with caution at all times in the laboratory. Notify the instructor immediately of any unsafe
conditions you observe.
12. Report any incident or injury to the instructor IMMEDIATELY, no matter how trivial it may appear.
13. Report damaged electrical equipment IMMEDIATELY. Look for things such as frayed cords, exposed wires, and
loose connections. Do NOT use damaged electrical equipment.
14. If you do not understand how to use a piece of equipment, first read the handbook, then, ask the instructor for
help.
15. Any student that is taking prescribed drugs which might cause drowsiness, lightheadedness, or disorientation in
the laboratory should notify the instructor.
16. IF YOU DONT KNOW, ASK! There is no such thing as a dumb question, only dumb mistakes and injuries.
17. RESPECT the laboratory! AND UPCYLE/RECYCLE (we are poor)!

I look forward to working with every student this semester. If you have any questions or concerns, please
feel free to contact me at any time. The schools telephone number is 910-455-4868, you may text me at
910.382.2188 (KCobb)/ 910.381.2020 (JCobb), or my e-mail is: Kari.Cobb@onslow.k12.nc.us or
Jeffrey.Cobb@onslow.k12.nc.us. Please sign and bring this in for a class assignment grade. This is
due on the 2nd day of class! I look forward to a great semester.
Sincerely,

Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Kari Cobb


Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Kari Cobb

REMINDER: There is a $15 fee for this class Please pay by January 29, 2016. Thank
you!

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Dear Parents or Guardians,

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In an effort to better communicate and monitor student progress in my class, Ill be


sending out email reminders in regards to upcoming WICOR assignments. If you would
like to receive this email, please fill out this form and have your child return it to me by
Friday. If you do not have an email address, please provide a phone number in which
you can be reached and Ill give you a call in regards to deadlines for major assignments
as well as update you on your childs progress. I look forward to working and
communicating with you for the remainder of the school year.
Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Kari Cobb
CTE Educators
Northside High School
Students
Name:

Signatur
e:

Parents
Name:

Signatur
e:

Parent Email:

Cell #:

Parents
Name:

Signatur
e:

Parent Email:

Cell #:

Also, signing this form indicates you have read both this syllabus, computer
lab safety contract and student handbook. Please sign and return for a quiz
grade. **I have also read and understand the policies and procedures for Mr. &
Mrs. Cobbs labs, Northside High School, Onslow County, and CTE.
I do not want to receive weekly email updates. (Initial)

PLEASE REMEMBER to sign up for Remind 101 Text Updates for Major
Assignment Reminders:
(For Parents AND Students)
1.)
Text Message: @ADMs16-4
2.) To this number: 81010
Send Message
Follow the additional step to complete the registration.

3.)

Please let me know if you have Internet access at home:

REMINDER: There is a $15 fee for this class Please pay by January 29, 2016. Thank
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NO, I DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS.
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YES, I DO HAVE INTERNET


ACCESS.

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REMINDER: There is a $15 fee for this class Please pay by January 29, 2016. Thank
you!