Welcome!

My name is Dustin Mlenar and I will be the Technology Applications/ Digital Design Media Productions teacher at New Braunfels M.S. for the upcoming school year. I am also the assistant wrestling coach at the high school.

 

I am going into my 10th year of teaching. Previously I was the Speech teacher at Cedar Creek H.S for three years where I also coached football and soccer both boys and girls. I was first hired as a 6th Grade ELA teacher here at NBMS last six years I have been teaching Technology Applications. I will also be teaching one section of H.S Digital Design Media Production. While at NBMS I have also taught Health. 

 

I graduated from Texas State University in 2012 with a degree in Exercise Sports Science and a minor in Communication Studies. Before my college experience I spent five years in the United States Army stationed in Hawaii. I have a beautiful wife Sonja and three amazing children Genevieve (8)  Athena (5 & Tristan (2).

 

Coach Mlenar's Schedule

1st Period:Tech Apps

2nd Period:Tech Apps

3rd Period:H.S. Digital Design & Media Production

4th Period:Tech Apps

(B Lunch)

5th Period: CONFERENCE

6th Period: Tech Apps

7th Period: HS Wrestling @ NBHS

 

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at dmlenar@nbisd.org

Technology Applications

0941 (6th), 0943 (7th), & 0944 (8th)                                                                                                                  Grade Placement: 6-8                                                              Prerequisite: none

In this computer course students extend and continue developing computer skills. This class focuses on computer related terminology, basic computer operation and troubleshooting, keyboarding, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Appropriate Internet use will be a continuing theme in lessons involving online communications (email, blogs, message boards) and Internet searching. Aspects of Internet safety and ethics will be emphasized. There will also be an introduction to creating web pages, animation, photo editing and digital video and audio.


 

Digital Design & Media Productions

0405

Grade Placement: 7, 8    

(1 HS Credit)

Prerequisite: none, but students should be familiar with a keyboard.

Digital Design & Media Production is a business course designed to allow students to develop proficiency in using desktop publishing software to create a variety of printed and electronic publications. Students will incorporate journalistic principles in design and layout of publications including integration of text and graphics and use sophisticated hardware and software to develop and create quality materials for business related tasks. Students will incorporate the process of analyzing information and audience and choosing the appropriate visual signals to communicate the desired message effectively. Applied principles are used to analyze and organize information, set up a design structure, and produce special visual expressions. Instructional strategies may include computer/technology applications, teacher demonstrations, collaborative instruction, interdisciplinary and/or culminating projects, problem solving and critical thinking activities, simulations, and project-based learning activities. 

Students will receive 1.0 high school credit and should expect the rigor and challenge of a high school level course.


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