Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2D Character Animation Skills Challenge - District School Board of Niagara (DSBN)

I've graciously accepted an invitation from the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) to return as the judge for this year's 2D Character Animation Skills Challenge. This competition is part of the Board's annual technological skills events throughout the Niagara region, in which gold medalists advance to the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), and potentially the Canada Skills Competition (CSC) and WorldSkills Competition.

This will be my fifth consecutive year volunteering as a judge for the animation challenges, and so I'm grateful to the Board for their continued confidence in my judiciary skills. You can download a copy of the 2009 Challenge Scope from DSBN's website to see what the 2D Character Animation competition is all about.

In addition to judging, I will also be the 2D Character Animation Tech Tuesday presenter in about two weeks. During this session, I'll be providing students with mentorship in Flash Animation, as well as general animation tips and advice.

Here are the details from DSBN's Tech Tuesdays Calendar...

2D Character Animation
Date: October 27
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Grimsby Secondary School
Host Teacher: Scott Miller
Presenter: Mike Cope

From the Board's website ...

TECH TUESDAYS SKILLS TRAINING SESSIONS

DSBN Tech Tuesdays provide students with opportunities to participate in after-school enhanced skills training sessions in the various Technology sectors. Sessions will provide students with opportunities for hands-on experiential learning and mentorship from people working in related industry careers.

Students will also benefit from extra training to develop and hone their skills in anticipation for this year's Skills Challenges.

To Register for a Tech Tuesday session, please see your Technology Teacher!

Some suggested sites of interest for students, parents, and teachers ...

DSBN Technology
Skills Canada
World Skills International

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope

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