As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, school closures are increasing across the globe, causing educators to look for alternative methods to facilitate student learning outside the classroom.
DEPCO offers several distance learning solutions that students can use remotely in conjunction with free software, trial versions, or shared school software licensing agreements.
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Animate means to bring to life, which is exactly what students do in this project-packed curriculum. Students bring objects and characters that they create or import to life using Adobe Animate CC. Along the way, they discover important movement principles, numerous animation techniques, and the functions of animation in today’s society.
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Note: Adobe Animate CC is required to complete this curriculum. Adobe will be providing “at-home” access through May 31, 2020 to students who are enrolled in higher education and K-12 institutions that are existing Creative Cloud customers.
Students learn how to weigh and measure food, how to properly prepare the food, and how to present the food in an interesting way. By using equipment and techniques similar to those used by actual culinary artists, students follow recipes to create simple foods. Students also apply weighing and measuring skills, safety and sanitation guidelines, and creativity to the completion of recipes for quesadillas, cookies, soup, and even a basic oil and vinegar dressing.
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In this curriculum, students will explore the field of desktop publishing. They will learn about the various tools and concepts used in this field. Students will also learn to create various documents while adhering to important publishing principles. After the students complete their publications, they will learn how to export their publications for various media.
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Note: Adobe InDesign CC is required to complete this curriculum. Adobe will be providing “at-home” access through May 31, 2020 to students who are enrolled in higher education and K-12 institutions that are existing Creative Cloud customers.
Digital Video Production
In this curriculum, students will explore the history of film and the various uses for camcorders. They will discover various camera angles, movements, and shot techniques. Students will have the opportunity to make their own film projects using video editing software, as well as use their imagination to create an original children’s story and PSA. They will also learn all about film budgets and use problem-solving skills to work through various budgeting and filming scenarios.
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Note: Adobe Premier Elements is required to complete this curriculum. Adobe will be providing “at-home” access through May 31, 2020 to students who are enrolled in higher education and K-12 institutions that are existing Creative Cloud customers.
DEPCO’s Finance curriculum helps students develop the skills needed for making successful financial decisions. Students will be introduced to personal financial planning, budgeting, investing, credit, business management, and insurance protection. Students will learn to improve their decision-making skills, which will enable them to become more responsible consumers, producers, and business owners. Students will also be provided a better understanding of the importance of their financial decisions.
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Note: Microsoft Excel is required to complete this curriculum. Office 365, which includes Excel and other programs, is available for free to eligible institutions.
Manufacturing is undoubtedly a driving force in the United States’ economy. Increasingly, industries related to manufacturing rely on competent and skilled designers, fabricators, and machine operators. In this curriculum, students learn the basics of the industry-standard Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software Mastercam. While learning how to manipulate the software, students are introduced to concepts such as coordinate positioning (both Cartesian and polar), determining efficiency ratings, the challenge of controlling splines, and the importance of speeds and feeds. This curriculum not only teaches the importance of accurate manufacturing, it also challenges students to have fun while they are learning.
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DEPCO’s Programming Basics curriculum introduces students to the Kano Computer Kit which features the Raspberry Pi 3, a lightweight, powerful brain. Students use a uniquely designed operating system, Kano OS, as well as the Linux command line to complete visual programming techniques using the Scratch language and textual programming techniques using the Python language.
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Note: The Scratch and Python interfaces are available as a free download.
The SOLIDWORKS program is used to design and document three-dimensional parts and assemblies. It provides two-dimensional and three-dimensional tools, creates quality products with fewer revisions, and efficiently manages the design process. In this curriculum, students will learn to draw, extrude, cut, fillet, and chamfer parts, and animate an assembly.
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Web Page Design
The invention of the internet fundamentally changed how the world gathers information and does business. With a few clicks of a mouse, any company in the world that has a web page is accessible, thereby eliminating distances that once hampered business transactions. The internet has made the world a global economy for essentially all businesses.
In this curriculum, students will learn about the history of the internet and the World Wide Web. They will be introduced to the common steps in the web page design process, and they will use those steps to complete an original web page using both HTML and CSS.
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Note: Adobe Dreamweaver CC is required to complete this curriculum. Adobe will be providing “at-home” access through May 31, 2020 to students who are enrolled in higher education and K-12 institutions that are existing Creative Cloud customers.
Healthcare Data Management
In DEPCO’s Healthcare Data Management curriculum, students explore medical office career opportunities and develop essential skills while focusing on the medical office environment.
Students learn how to interact with patients and manage healthcare information in an efficient and effective manner. Activities involve managing telephone calls, health insurance claims, and financial records. Students also practice scheduling appointments, preparing purchase orders, and much more.
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