Dina Treibel: Digital Literacy
Mrs. Treibel has two Career Technical Education credentials in Arts, Media, and Entertainment, as well as Information Technology.
Mrs. Treibel’s professional experience includes working in broadcast journalism, film, radio, and music performance. She also takes students to the Annual Student Television Network Convention, a national broadcast and film competition.
Mrs. Treibel enjoys water sports and mountain biking. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences with students and exploring the world of technology.
Q & A
Give us some highlights about your class and what the students will be learning this year….
Technology is ever changing and evolving and there are new programs and apps this year for students to explore. Upper grade level students will learn the practical skills of writing a proper email in PowerSchool, and using Microsoft Word to write a business letter and resume. They will also be trying out the newest coding apps Tynker and Apple’s Swift Playgrounds. The younger level students will be honing their mouse skills and learning to code with The Foos. All three coding apps are cross-curricular and include standards in math and language arts.
What are you most excited about this year?
I am excited about the awesome programs – STAR Techs and ME TV Wildcat News broadcast show, seeing familiar faces in the classroom, meeting our new students, and continuing the winning streak with Film Guild!
What’s new in your class this year?
New coding apps: The Foos for Kindergarten-Grade 2, Tynker for Grades 3-5, and Apple’s Swift Playgrounds for Grades 4-6.
What are your goals for our kiddos this year?
With technology permeating every aspect of our lives, my goal for students this year is to provide them with the 21st century technological skills they can use in the classroom, at home, and in their future high school and college careers.
What’s the driving motivation or inspiration for teaching your subject to kids? Where does your inspiration come from? What inspires your love for this subject?
For me, being creative is the inspiration for teaching Technology and Digital Filmmaking. I am a lifelong learner and when I learn something new, I am excited to share it with my students. For example, I coded with the newest apps and had so much fun! Students will find these new apps fun and challenging. Hopefully, it will inspire them to create their own games and apps. With filmmaking, I am amazed at the talent of our students. With practice and perseverance this year, they will hone their acting, directing, and editing to create unforgettable films.
Read more about Mrs. Treibel’s curriculum plans. You can also check out California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.