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SUMMER FILM AND MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM OFFERED AT CTEC

No similar program offered in the Verde Valley during the summer

The Yavapai College Film and Media Arts (FMA) Department offered two hands-on film classes at the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC)  this summer.  The classes, which are required for FMA certificate students, are: FMA 102, Production I and FMA 100, Animation Principles.

“These classes offer a great introduction for students who are planning on pursuing either the Animation or Production certificates,” FMA Program Director Helen Stephenson said. They were also open to members of the general public. 

The FMA classes were offered during Yavapai College’s summer session, June 5 through July 27 at the CTEC Campus, 220 Ruger Road, in Prescott. No similar program was offered during the summer session in the Verde Valley.

WILLS URGES GOVERNING BOARD TO FOCUS ON UNDERSERVED IN THE COUNTY

Says education conditions in Ashfork “extremely sad;” affluent using technology to “grow” while poor use technology “for games”

President Penelope Wills urged the Governing Board at the March 7, 2017 meeting to focus on the underserved in the County. She said that they should read books such as Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids” and view a videotape on the condition of education and poverty in a videotape she was providing to them.

In Ashfork she said that citizens in a small discussion group told her that “we need Yavapai college because our children are going to be lost.”  She also remarked that “affluent [students] use smartphones to access information to make decisions and grow.”  In contrast, “underserved and lower social economic [students] use it for entertainment and games.”

Wills also said that the citizens she met felt that the teachers in the Ashfork School District needed to be educated on how to use technology in the classroom. She agreed to help with this problem.

You may view President Penelope Wills remarks to the Governing Board on this issue by clicking on the seven minute video that follows.