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14
Dec

AWOL – Jam Filled Animation Studio

Our exciting session last week involved a trip to Jam Filled animation studios. The students got a tour of the studio (a glimpse into the separate stages of the “animation pipeline”), and learned about the animation storyboarding process. The students got to meet the creative director (Tom) and one of the owners of the company […]

13
Dec

e2 – Career Studies

After putting together cover letters and resumes, our Careers students are now exploring different ways of accessing the job market in the 21st century world. Last Thursday they learned about networking from consultant Arun Vanapalli, who spoke about strategies for networking at special events, career fairs, social gatherings, charitable events, and on social media. Students […]

12
Dec

e2 Media Arts – Photoshop and Lightroom

Students continued to share their very own photo editing tutorials with their classmates. They are learning more and more about the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The students have been working hard on their final assignment of the unit (a photo portfolio). We are slowly transitioning into our next unit which […]

12
Dec

e2 – Geography and Food

We had a delicious experience in Geography this week as students prepared meals for our sustainable cooking competition! After learning about the impact of our food choices on our ecological footprint, students were tasked with planning a recipe for a balanced meal that had low greenhouse gas emissions. They made a pitch for their recipe, […]

6
Dec

e2 – Media Arts

The grade 10 Media Arts students explored the basics of film making this week within a crash course centred on the subject of videography! The photography/videography unit is slowly wrapping up, and students will then move on the the exciting world of Graphic Design.

5
Dec

e2 – Integrated Arts

Led by Sophie, The Grade 9 Integrated Arts Class participated in some singing exercises. They worked on their own rendition of a song from Avatar and also had a crack at singing “City Of Stars” from La La Land. The students are having a blast exploring their vocal abilities.

5
Dec

The Element High School Sleeps Out for Homeless Youth!

The Youth Services Bureau’s SleepOUT for Youth is a unique fundraising event in support of programs to reduce youth homelessness in Ottawa. Since 2012, youth and their families and friends, along with community and business leaders, have spent one night outside – without many of the comforts of home. The experience calls attention to the […]

4
Dec

Montessori at The Element High School

An important tenet of the Montessori method of education is Maria Montessori’s recognition of the developmental stages that students go through. Montessori also believed that education is meant to be a preparation for life. The combination of these two factors in programming is what makes for an authentic Montessori experience. At The Element High School, […]

24
Nov

e2 Media Arts – Photography

e2 students got the opportunity to explore the concept of architectural photography. Students were asked to walk around the Landsdowne area and photograph both new and old architectural details. Specifically they were asked to apply concepts such as “side-front lighting” to their work. Later, they presented their own tutorials to one another (outlining the concepts of […]

23
Nov

WE Day

  Two Element High School e1 students wrote about their experience at WE Day: This year we had the wonderful opportunity to go to WE Day.  It was a great experience for all of us. The speakers that were there had great stories of how they had overcome obstacles or saw a problem in their […]