The Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) was represented at the 2017 Kentucky Association for Career & Technical Education (KACTE) conference as Mr. Shane Smith, Media Arts Technology (MAT) instructor, led a session on media program development for other schools and teachers aspiring to implement a media program at their respective schools. Mr. Smith led an engaging and interactive session with participants and discussed the processes and steps required to develop and implement a Media Arts Technology program of study.
“We are pleased to have teacher leadership provided by our faculty,” said Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal. “Our programs of study are experiencing significant growth at the CFI primarily due to the extraordinary faculty members we have in mathematics, English, and technical education. It was great to have a number of our faculty participate in such a well-established conference that is recognized for promoting academic and technical excellence in the classrooms across Kentucky,” added Davis
“The MAT program offer students the opportunity to complete a pathway in videography and cinematography (media production and television programming) as well as graphic design (visual communications and commercial enterprise applications),” remarked Mr. Smith. Smith further indicated that the media students may also be eligible to earn up to 18 college credits to be applied to their Associate in Applied Science degree in Visual Communications while a student at the CFI.