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Tabitha Houchens

 

Welcome to Ms. Houchens’s classes:

Yearbook 1-3,

Journalism 1

Junior High Intro to Photojournalism 

High School Photography,

Advanced Photogrpahy

Tabitha Houchens

(903) 671-3421, ext. 4010

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Daily Schedule

Period

Time

Class

1st 8-:8:45 conference
2nd 8:50-9:35 conference
3rd 9:40-10:25 HS Photography
4th 10:30-11:15 JH Intro to Photojounalism
1st Lunch 11:15-11:45 JH Photography
5th  11:50-12:35 JH Lunch Duty/ISS
Dragon Time 12:40-1:15 Dragon Time
6th 1:20-2:05 Yearbook /Journalism 1
7th 2:10-2:55 HS Photography
8th 3-3:45 ISS

Tutoring is daily from 7:30-7:55 a.m. / Wednesday from 3:45-4:15 p.m.
or by appointments as requested by students or parents.

 

Syllabus

Student Assignments

Supply lists can be found in the course expectations

Camera Contract - This document is required for all students in Journalism 1, Yearbook 1-3, Intro to Photojournalism, HS Photography and Advanced Photography. A new form must be signed by the student and parent/guardian every year.

 

   

High School Photography Course Description

     High school students are expected to plan, interpret, and critique photographs, carefully examining them for publication. Students will become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. High school students will study the laws and ethical considerations that impact photography. Technology, visual, and electronic media are used as tools for learning as students create, clarify, critique, and produce effective visual representations. Students enrolled in this course will also refine and enhance their journalistic skills, plan, prepare, and may produce photographs for a journalistic publication. In addition, they will use various programs such as Photoshop and InDesign, which will help with the perfecting of photographs. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Journalism courses, such as Yearbook and Newspaper.

Advanced Photography Course Description

     This course is an extension of Photography I. High school students are expected to plan, interpret, and critique visual representation, carefully examining their product for publication. Students enrolled in this course will also refine and enhance their journalistic skills, plan, prepare, and produce photographs for a journalistic publication, such as the school yearbook or newspaper, or local newspapers. Students will work individually and in pairs or groups to produce various projects and photographs for contests locally and abroad. Technology, visual, and electronic media are used as tools for learning as students create, clarify, critique, and produce effective visual representations. They will also learn various programs such as Photoshop and InDesign, which will help with the perfecting of their photographs. Research into various photography fields, the history of photography and relevant famous photographers will be expected throughout the course.

Yearbook 1-3 Course Description

     Students create, clarify, critique, write and produce the school yearbook. Students enrolled will refine and enhance their journalistic skills, research self-selected topics, and plan, organize and prepare the yearbook for the district. The students are responsible for taking photographs, writing captions and stories, design and layout of pages, as well as selling ads and yearbooks. This course requires work outside of class, including, but not limited to, meetings after school, work during after-school events and possibhly on the weekends.

Junior High Intro to Photojournalism Course Description

     Students are expected to plan, interpret and critique photographs. Students will become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. Students will study the laws and ethical considerations that impact photography. Technology, visual, and electronic media are used as tools for learning as students create, clarify, critique, and produce effective visual representations. Students enrolled in this course will also refine and enhance their journalistic skills, plan, prepare, and may produce photographs for a journalistic publication. In addition, they will use various programs such as Photoshop and InDesign, which will help with the perfecting of photographs. Students are expected to plan, draft and complete written and/or visual projects on a regular basis, carefully examining their copy for clarity, engaging language and the correct use of written English and AP (Associated Press) Styles. Students will also explore the uses of photography in journalism and other fields.

Journalism 1 Course Description

     Students will be introduced to the world of print and online media, law and ethics and the history of journalism. They will learn to conduct proper interviews in person and online and then wrtite, edite and critique the various types of stories for the class, as well as publication. This course serves as a prerequisite for Advanced Journalism classes, such as Yearbook or Newspaper.

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Classroom Number:
11
School Phone:
903-671-3421, 4010
Conference Time:
8:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.