If you voted for Measure 98, you’ve already made an incredibly helpful effort to support CTE education in Oregon. With those funds, we have been able to offer exciting new courses and opportunities to our students.
However, if you are looking for another way to support all students at Meek, you can donate to the school and to directly the Digital Media program as well. Thank you for supporting alternative education in Portland!
Oregon Story Board hosted a two-day class for classroom teachers to explore the potential of virtual and augmented reality in the classrooms. Teachers got to experience the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the Microsoft Hololens to discuss the possibilities of using virtual and augmented reality in education, as well as how to introduce students to possibilities for learning how to create content for virtual and augmented/mixed reality. Here Jeanne Yerkovich, Senior Program Manager, for CTE and Career Pathways for PPS, experiments with the Microsoft Hololens.
CTE teachers explored applications in digital manufacturing over this three-day workshop. Teachers created single- and multi-colored vinyl stickers, iron-on decorations for fabric, and 3D designs for 3D fabrication.
As part of our Term 6 enrichment classes, students took a walking tour of the public art along Alberta Street. As a bonus, local muralist Stefan Ways graciously gave students a tour of his work on Alberta Street and discussed what it’s like to create your work on public walls.
Alliance was fortunate to be chosen as one of the local schools to be given copies of American Born Chinese by Gene Yang and to see him speak about the book. His illuminating and humorous talk outlined the personal, cultural, and literary origins of the book. Big thanks to Multnomah County Library for choosing our school and to Mr. Yang for visiting Portland!
Students in the Writers in the Schools class visited the Portland Art Museum to see the Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy exhibit, featuring the works of Zig Jackson, Wendy Red Star, and Will Wilson. Students connected their personal writing around stereotypes and misrepresentation to these powerful works. As an added bonus, we also got to see the world’s most epic cat painting—My Wife’s Lovers—in person!