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Ms. Rome
Ms. Rome (she/her)
 

First Day of School - Sept. 6
Calendar for 2022-23 - click HERE!

Classroom: 306A
Media Center BLUE LAB

11:00 Prep
11:30 First Lunch for students
12:00-1 Photoshop

1:05-2 Photoshop
2:05-3 Digital Design
3:15-4:00 available afterschool
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every W: staff meetings
-other after school meetings as needed

Kirsten.Rome@mpls.k12.mn.us
email is best (612.668.3410 - vm)
Class Expectations - Be/Help/Strive
We will be using Google Classroom and Virtual
 
Machine.


Bring your Chromebook every day.

Photoshop
This course introduces the student to common features of Adobe Photoshop software in a remote desktop environment, and provides daily practice in using the features in order to develop proficiency. Students will use Adobe Photoshop to create original artwork, manipulate color images, and retouch photographs. Careers in Graphic Arts are explored. (End of course exam for a certificate and for college credit.)

Digital Design
This course will provide a hands-on overview of graphic design and professional design practices. Students will learn and utilize design history and media analysis, vocabulary and language of the discipline, color theory, typography, formalist and post-modern design elements and principles, the design cycle, and cooperative and team work strategies. Students will develop a digital portfolio and explore careers. Students will use Adobe Creative Suite and other layout software, learning file management in a remote desktop environment. (End of course exam for a certificate and for college credit.)
 
Career Seminar Portfolio Independent portfolio online or in a 3-ring binderm preparing for the world of work - arrange with counselor and Ms. Rome. Completed portfolio must be submitted for review - and can be reworked if needed to achieve credit.


 

ABOUT ME

University of MN - Twin Cities
BA - Visual Communications and Educational Technology
MEd Career Tech Ed and Art, Work Based Learning Certificate

Hamline
Urban Educator Certificate

My mom, dad, and 2 of my 5 kids work(ed) for Minneapolis Public Schools. My parents taught music at Bandcroft and at Burroughs. (My husband and) I have volunteered for MPS since 1990, and I started as an EA and Computer Tech in 1998 (Sigurd Olson, Jordan Park), and as a classrom teacher in 2008 (Henry, NE Middle School, and Washburn.) Our kids attended Edison, Henry, Washburn, and Perpich, then St. Kate's, Hamline, MCTC, UMN Morris, and UMN Twin Cities. I grew up in a 4 generation household, and my mom, two black cats, and one of our adult children live with my husband and I now. Fun fact: as a first grader, I attended a one-room schoolhouse in rural Wisconsin. Ms. Rome's Macaroons

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