EPS develops in stone secondary media, technology programming pathways

ENID, Okla – Chaos Magic did not create the Scarlet Witch crown at Andy High School Creativity Lab.

In preparation for the upcoming autumn semester, EHS teacher Christopher Parker will be publishing 3D on “Elizabeth Olsen’s Marvel Cinematic Universe miniseries”.

Parker had computer-assisted models that measured from TV screens, and then part 12 of the current 3D printers were sent to print on one of the thermoplastic materials.

But like the powerful Wanda Maximov, Parker said of the “Fab Laboratory,” he literally said, “If you can imagine, you can create it.”

The computer model with the Scarlet Witch will appear in 3D at Andy High School Creative Laboratory on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Alexander Ewald / Anid News & Eagle)

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The caption, featuring the character Scarlet the Witch, was published in 3D on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Andy High School Creative Lab. (Alexander Ewald / Anid News & Eagle)

With initial funding from Air Force STEM programs, EHS students in the Parker class have learned to design and build state-of-the-art projects such as 3-foot-tall Mario to MCU characters over the past two years.

It took a week for Nintendo’s video game model to be published in Fab Lab.

Parker said more than 200 students have registered to take part in the long-running factory laboratory of the year.

Semester: Long introductory class teaches design software basics, printers and other technology in the laboratory.

Parker is also teaching another new course in the fall, expanding the EHS transportation program, which has been in place for many years.

He said that when they travel or host a number of competitions next year, sports are now out of the ordinary, along with other major sports.


Enid High School students published this 3-footed Mario image in their classroom last year in Christopher Parker’s Creative Laboratory Course 3D. (Photo provided)

Class, game concepts, semester-long with 24 students in both courses. More than 110 students are enrolled, Parker said, adding that the class “goes hand in hand with the sports program.”

Kids will learn the basics of video games, such as online behavior, team building, nutrition and fitness and how to build a PC.

“I hit a jack on these parts, I guess,” he said.

From point A to point b

Parker’s new units were among the many changes to the enrollment guidelines recently approved for Andy Public Schools during the 2021-2022 school year.

The new media and arts path is designed to change many of the career paths that high school students begin to take in the course of their school careers.

The route includes two branches: Parker’s entrance to the laboratory and gaming rooms, both requiring a 3D modeling course, and a media production track that begins at EPS Middle School, which leads to the EPS Vision production course.

“It’s a road map for me. How to follow this (profession), ”said Kitty Herbel, the district’s STEAM coordinator who led the mapping last school year. “This Is the World of Production”

Herbal students and their counselors said the road has been paved for them to travel from middle school, to IHS, to the Automotive Technology Center, and then to college and careers.

Otri Technology Center is set to offer a new creative laboratory facility and program this fall, and Parker College, like Oklahoma State University, will have a laboratory and other “workspaces” in the library.

Parker himself sells his privately printed 3D pieces to feature cosplayers, while engineers can print 3D on bridges, cars and medical equipment.

Mark Ray, an EPS media production specialist who has taught EPS Vision and Production for six years, said three of his former students are currently pursuing a career in television broadcasting.

Students at EPS Vision Film District events will be able to attend events such as sports, graduation ceremonies, board meetings and the district’s television station, ETV.

“We have to teach them how to do it,” said Ray. Children generally know how to hold a camera.

EHS 2020 seniors graduated with a virtual ceremony

Anid Public Schools Superintendent Darrell Floyd (Left) Anid High School 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony Thursday Thursday Anid High School principal Dudley Darow shakes hands.

Clearing middle schools

EPS Vision has taught high school media and production courses six years ago since the district took over Channel 19 from the now-defunct PEGASYS network.

But Herbel said middle school media programs were not all official courses before.

Instead, some said that they were part of an after-school class or taught in another class.

Students beginning in sixth grade can take semester-long technology courses before the media production course, which is now offered in all three EPS middle schools.

Provides at least one prior technology course with a media referral with a teacher referral.

According to EPS Assistant Superintendent Dudley Darow, about five teachers have been assigned to administer middle school.

“Every station is being treated equally,” he said of the new course. “From Longfello to Emerson to Waller, there is no difference. We have to do that because we did not do that last year. ”

The media course then passes the EHS course required for students to take digital communication or advanced broadcast production, and the latter feeds into EPS vision.

Daniel Baker Ray, a full-time EHS teacher who teaches computer science and biology, will take additional distribution courses next year as he takes on additional district-wide projects.

A related high school technology course, approved last week, will take students from middle school technology courses to computer science essentials, leading to computer program classes and a new cyber security department.

But “there are many moving parts,” he said. You’ve got these technical kids: Not just one way – not just “I want to be a computer programmer.”


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