The CTE Objective

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The CTE Objective was created to take Career and Technical Education to the forefront of our educational structure
 
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In this section, the students will start with the very basic fundamentals of computer illustration. After developing basic skills the student will then be asked to develop final work that will be suitable for their portfolio’s. The Zip File
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Typography as a design is one of the hardest things to master in the graphic arts field. Images can grab your attention quick but a strong design using type can be just as effective and achieve amazing results without the use of images. The Zip
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This package has 12 advertising design projects, from magazine layouts to car ads. The Zip files has all the images, illustrator files, and the lesson plan. Feel free to put your own design spins on the assignment sheets. Projects - CD Cover, Car
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12 Different Foundation Year Student Art Packets 17” x 11” Front & Back Folded Student Project Packets Topics: Basic Drawing Tools, Basic Drawing, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Basic Watercolor, Typography, Figure Drawing, Pen &
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After a full 3 semesters of playing with different drawing techniques such as figure drawing, still life set-ups and drawing from observation this is the right time for you to develop a final figure study for your portfolio. The Zip File includes
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Whether you need to create rich compositions of hundreds of layers, design graphics that incorporate high-resolution vector data from Adobe Illustrator® software, warp images with complete control, or manage color at the pixel level, you can count
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In practice, the elements are commonly seen in combination with each other. For example, color and value are very different elements, but they always exist in combination with each other. For that matter, color always exist in combination with
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In this section, the students will start with the very basic fundamentals of drawing. It is important that the student develops a basic understanding of traditional drawing and structural shading. The Zip File includes all resources, Learning
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This foundation level course provides an introduction to the principles of color and an exploration of color theory as it relates to graphic design. The psychological and cultural aspects of color will be examined in making appropriate design
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This package includes 12 different illustration projects with the lesson plan and images. Feel free to add your own design elements to the project worksheets. The Adobe Illustrator files are included in the Zip file. Projects are - Character
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Concept and design is a critical part the design world, whether it is an illustration for a children's book or an advertisement. Students tend to oversee the potential in this kind of thinking and development. Good habits in creative development are
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In beginning the study of watercolor painting, the student needs to learn various basic methods of applying the paint evenly to cover a large area this is called a wash, which is the first step to basic watercolor. The Zip File includes all
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This lesson teaches the basics of drawing forms in two-point perspective. Students can then transform their drawings into a city scene. This lesson will be paired with “One- Point Perspective" which covers much of the same content. The Zip File
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In this section, the students will start with the very basic understanding of the tools of design: T-Squares and Rulers. No matter what level or field you are going into, these specific tools and concepts will always play a huge role in your work.
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This lesson teaches the basics of drawing forms in one-point perspective. Students can then transform their drawings into a city scene. This lesson will be paired later on in the program with “Two-Point Perspective" which covers much of the same
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Pen and Ink is a technique that every artist needs to have in their tool box. This is something that will stay with you all through college and into your career path. In the end you may find other tools like technical pens over ink pens and brushes
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently, I am completing my 13th year at CMTHS, when I first took over the Graphic Arts program we had only 18 students in the program and no students moving onto post-secondary education. Over the last few years we have an average of 58+ students and a post-secondary rate of 97%, with a combined total of over $125,000 dollars in scholarships last year alone. Check out our programs website - http://www.cmthsviscom.com/

MY TEACHING STYLE

After teaching for almost 12 years, and spending too many late nights at SkillsUSA events, I, with the help of other staff members, have come up with a few concepts and plans about what would make Central the Perfect Tech School”. I know that this school has so much more to offer, and I can’t think of a better time than now to run with these ideas. There is no doubt in my mind that we can be a model school not just academically, but culturally as well… and it starts with professional development.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

015 Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award Recipients Announced: This award is a tribute to Dr. Schaefer’s memory and recognizes an outstanding CTE teacher and a CTE teacher candidate continuing their educational journey. Steven Bross: Mr. Bross has served as a Commercial Art Instructor at Central Montco Technical High School for the past twelve years. With his leadership and motivating teaching techniques, Angel Kern, Assistant Director at Central Montco Technical High School congratulates Steve and said, "Steve is a veteran CTE teacher that has demonstrated many leadership qualities." Achievements: SkillsUSA - Lead Advisor, 2006 to Present - District2 PA, Treasurer, 2006 to 2011 - Manage PA District 2 Website - http://www.padistrict2skillsusa.com/ Central Montco Technical High School • Lead Advisor for Career and Technical Student Organization, 2006 to present • Marketing Committee Chair, 2005 to present • Teachers Union Vice President, 2006 to 2008 • Manage/Design, School Promotional Materials - http://www.cmths.org/ Montgomery County Educator in the Workforce Partnership • Manage/ Design, Website, and Promotional Materials - http://www.mcewp.org/ • Summer Counselor – Youth Empowerment Program, 08 to present • Presenter at “The Saint Gabriel’s System” Out Reach Program, 2011 Professional Development Presentations: Temple University, "Teaching with Technology", 2009 Teaching with Technology has been the focus on everyone’s mind in the education world, the question is how do you actually accomplish it. This was an hour class on how to actually use technology in the classroom, not just the theory side. Chester County Technical High School, "Running a Successful CTSO", 2010 • After running the CTSO program at Central Montco, the Director of Chester County asked myself and Troy Madden to give a presentation during one of their in-services sessions. Troy and I talked about the planning involved in running as successful year around program and recruiting students to participate at a higher level of involvement. CMTHS has had a State Officer in SkillsUSA for The Past 11 Years. Twentieth Annual Conference on Integrated Learning, "Teacher 2.0” Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel - November 14 - 16, 2010 • This conference is designed to share successful strategies that increase the academic and career and technical success for all students. Preparing Pennsylvania's 21st Century Workforce: "Teacher 2.0” An Education and Workforce Development Symposium February 24th - 26th, 2011 • Students entering the workforce of tomorrow will be facing challenges much different than new workers of the past. Globalization and new and emerging technologies are but two of the factors presenting challenges for new workforce entrants. SkillsUSA – National Conference - "Teacher 2.0” Teachers can stay updated on new trends, equipment, software, June 21st - 28th, 2011 • SkillsUSA University is an opportunity for students and educators to attend educational sessions scheduled throughout the SkillsUSA national conference. Sessions may include professional development, legislative updates, occupational and technical career trends and program overviews. Professional Development Summer Course Instructor - “Teacher 2.0” Summer of 2011 • A Central Montco Technical High School Professional Development Program by Steve Bross and Fred McCarthy, Visual Communications Instructors Career Tech Vision 2012 - Association for Career and Technical Education, Fall 2012 Founded in 1926, the Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Twentieth Annual Conference on Integrated Learning, "How To Be Awesome”Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel - November 18 - 21, 2014 • This conference is designed to share successful strategies that increase the academic and career and technical success for all students.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Education: • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Master’s Degree in Career & Technical Education, 2010 • Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communications, 1996 • Bucks County Community College - Associates Degree – Visual Communications, 1993 Professional Career: • Creative Promotion Partners (Sr. Art Director) Princeton, NJ - 3/02 - 3/03 • Beach Advertising (Sr. Art Director), Philadelphia, PA, - 7/01 - 3/02 • Cross Current Corporation (Sr. Art Director), Lambertville, NJ - 3/00 - 6/01 • Dudnyk Advertising (Art Director), Horsham, PA - 5/96 - 3/00

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I started with this statement because; I truly feel that the professional development, in my school, has never really gotten to the level that I would have expected. The one thing that sets me apart from a teacher that has been around for more than 10 years, is that; I have never stopped my own professional development. I mean, if all this works out, in the end, people might actually have to call me Dr. Bross… Scary I know. But, when I look around the school, I see a lot of teachers out of the loop and just using the same teaching techniques they have grown comfortable with. I often questioned, what is our professional development plan? Is there a plan or is it just keeping up with state requirements as far paperwork. I believe my school makes plans for putting the ideas they have in place; I just don’t ever really feel it gets off the ground.

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