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The Hansens Classes website connects training resources & current online courses in Computer Science, Game Development, Audio/Video and Digital Music Technology, as instructed by Gina Hansen. The site hosts a list of current courses taught, as well as links to previous classes and include an online consortium of additional interests. The goal of this site and classes is to encourage more Makers of audio, video, music & game design.

In a remote setting, all students have learned how to digitally organize a digital portfolio of their work through careful file management of their audio/video/graphic design skills with light coding. They should be able to produce a library of audio samples, video clips, character or levels artwork, planning documents and the beginning of a pitch they would market to a future company or employer to develop even further.

In a second year of Entertainment Media in person learning, students can expect to deepen their knowledge of motion graphics, 3d-modeling & architecture, industry audio and film techniques, and project management developer build teams. It is IMPERATIVE students participate during Google Meetings held daily to best prepare them for a futures-based workforce, after the Pandemic restrictsions are lifted.

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Hinkley High School Instructor Gina Hansen believes diversity makes us stronger and that no one person is more important than any other. Even if something doesn't directly affect you, it is our duty to stand up and speak out that its wrong to create a more fair and equitable society for all. Challenging oneself to learn new things and grow to understand different perspectives is very important to lifelong growth and learning. If you haven't changed, are you truly living? If you're not learning valuable new skills for your company, why would they want to keep employing you? And in the 21st Century Tech Community, if you're not learning something new, how are you valuable to the company you work for or even the next company you might work for? Being kind to others is also very important. You never know whose path you may cross again. Remember where you came from. You didn't get to where you are without help from someone else. Remember this, and consider how will you give back to your community? GH logo

Business, IT & Entrepreneurship combined with 18+ years of teaching experience allows Gina Hansen to bring loads of real world experience to the classroom. Big Business, Startups, Mom and Pop or Public, previous experiences vary greatly but help illustrate a diverse knowledge base for the potential work environments for students. Previous jobs include working for a large, nation-wide telecommunications company assisting with SAP testing and developing internal multimedia stand-alones & instruction; programming for local businesses; sharing new technology to developers in other countries; and preparing/limiting game audio for devices a learning game education company. Hansen also worked as an Adobe Dreamweaver Beta Tester, participated in a comparative high school exit exams as a Stanford Study Evaluator, and collaborated in multiple digital music Maker Project Collaborations in the SF Bay Area.

Growing up in the shadows of Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks and Bill Gates in Washington State combined with California's StartUp Mentality including EA Games, Zynga, Pixar, GoTo Meeting, Yahoo!, Crunchy Roll Studios, Adobe's Beta Cloud software updates & changing Music & Entertainment Law and other companies outsourcing or trying to keep in the game has certainly shaped Hansen's IT perspective and wide breadth of Real World life experiences she can share with students. In CO, Hansen is licensed to teach on the topics at right. Past experiences also include coaching varsity soccer, co-leading a HS Tech Academy, Broadcasting, and ran Pro Tools Sessions for Digital Recording Studios. Hansen was also trained to run CA Partnership Academies & Tri-Caster Video Switcher Live Video Stream Production for Live Sports TV. Hansen also worked teaching WA State Business, Journalism & Computer Media classes, advising Future Business Leaders of America & DECA & coaching soccer and judging WJEA contests. Hansen continues work as a consultant on a per-project basis. In spare time, she enjoys Soccer, Snow Sports, Hiking, Triathlon, playing in bands, Music Composition, Travel, attending Hacking & Maker Event and learning new technologies.

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P1: Web Design 1
P2: Intro to Digital Video & Music Audio
P3: Web Design 1
P4: Planning
P5: Lunch
P6: Game Design & Development
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    -- CTE Audio/Video /Film Technology (7-12)
    -- CTE Information Technology (7-12)
    -- CTE Visual and Design Arts (7-12)
    -- English Language Arts (7-12)
    -- Instructional Technology (K-12)
    -- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (K-12)

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