Mr. Frank A. Jones Jr.

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BS Applied Mathmatics MAEd NBCT(x2)

Mr. Frank A. Jones Jr.

 Hello,
    I am a native of Newark New Jersey. I attended Arts High School where I concentrated on the Fine Arts Curriculum. I graduated to be admitted to the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport RI. Upon successful completion I gained an appointment to The United States Naval Academy as a Physics Major where I spent my summers (after Plebe Summer) deployed aboard ship to Guantanamo Cuba, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rica. I left at the end of my Junior tear because of low Electrical Engineering and Naval Navigation grades. The Academy arranged a full ROTC Scholarship at which I was decided on at the ROTC  at Prairie View A&M in Texas. I was honored to be one of the charter members of their newly initiated Marine ROTC chapter and successfully completed the USMC Officer Candidates  (PLC Combined/OCC) summer course, designed primarily to screen and evaluate candidates' fitness to lead Marines by placing them in leadership positions in a stressful environment. Students are evaluated during 2–3 day garrison command billets at the company and platoon level, and squad and fire-team level tactical billets during field exercises.  I graduated with an Applied Mathematics Degree and a Regular Commission as a 2nd LT in the USMC.  
 
     I attended The Basic School (TBS) is where all newly commissioned United States Marine Corps officers are taught the basics of being an "Officer of Marines". The Basic School is at Camp Barrett, Quantico, Virginia, in the south-west of the Marine Corps Base Quantico complex.
 
    Upon completion I attended The United States Army Field Artillery School (USAFAS) trains Field Artillery Soldiers and Marines in tactics, techniques, and procedures for the employment of fire support systems in support of the maneuver commander. The school further develops leaders who are tactically and technically proficient, develops and refines warfighting doctrine, and designs units capable of winning on future battlefields. The school is currently located at Fort SillOklahoma.and the Army Artillery School at Fort Sill Oklahoma.
 
     I went on to be stationed in Okinawa to be deployed in operations to Korea, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Camp Fuji and visited Tokyo and Iwakuni in Japan. While in Oninawa I also played on the interservice Rugby Team as a weak side wing against Australien, Korean and other teams.
 
     I returned to Camp Lejuene where I was assigned as Assistant Base Property Officer, Provost Marshall Military Police Logistics Officer, Self Service Store OIC and Rifle Range Executive Officer. 
I left the Marine Corp to take a position as Asst. General Warehouse (all logistical and plant support) Supervisor at a Natural Gas utilities plant in Ohio. There I was on the Canton United Way Board and first learned about Parliamentary Procedure. I also volunteered to teach 4H in the Middle School and GED Curriculum to Adults at the Canton Urban League. This was my first time teaching in a formal classroom vs in the past giving business related presentations and hourly OSHA employee or USMC troop training. This led me trying my hand at teaching Math, algebra and a Physics Lab at Stark Technical College. I knew then this was something I felt good about doing. 
 
      Doing this time I began my own graphic design company and created the Georgia Mascot Officer Peachtree used during the Olympics in Georgia. Over 250,000 copies were sold. I came back South to continue my company and also taught the first Publisher and PowerPoint classes at Coastal Carolina Community College.
 
      I decided to try my hand at full time teaching and walked in unannounced to meet with Mr. Beasley, the first Principal of Swansboro HS. After an hour conversation I was in the classroom within two weeks teaching Math and Algebra. It was different than teaching college.  
     Mr. Beasley allowed me to start the Technical Drafting/Architectural Drafting Curriculum which about 13 years later led to me teaching Scientific Visualization and Game Art & Design. Along the way I created a weekly feature in the Globe & Anchor Called KIDSWANNAKNOW featuring the Do Right Crew and Star Patrol. During this time I also created The NC State Bus Safety workbook featuring my original creation mascot character Stop-Kat which led to over 250 thousand copies given to 3rd graders throughout the state. I recently created the Fresh-Eggs of Eggmentary School in which egg sized kids introduce coping with Bullying, Peer Pressure and making safe decisions on the bus , at school and at play.
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     I took time off to gain my Masters in Instructional Technology from Eastern Carolina University and successfully complete my first National Boards Certification. I was only the second Trade & Industrial Teacher in NC and the first Minority to successfully gain it the first time and consequently the first in NC to do it a second time in 2016.
 
    At this entry I am also an Adjunct Professor at Coastal Carolina Community College teaching Business Technology. In my very rare spare time I am designing and building my custom home on the Maysville side of Onslow County.
 
   What's Next? I am slated to be one of the first Teachers to staff the Onslow County Skills Center in Feb 2019 teaching Scientific Visualization I, II, Game Art & Design  and Advanced Game Art & Design.'
    I'm still not done...there's this little Archeological expedition adventure opportunity I'm working toward going on...and my children's books....and 'Go MOFRO'...
 

  • CTE Tech Pirate (Copyright Frank a Jones Jr,)Scientific Visualization/Game Art & Design Course Syllabus

               

    A basic understanding of technical design applications is a gateway into the world of creative media engineering and design technology career opportunities; 

                                                                                                                                                                                              Freeman OGJJ:2003

    Welcome to Technology Engineering and Design Programs of study of the Onslow County Career Technical Education  (CTE) Curriculum;

    • Scientific Visualization (I & II),
    • Advanced Studies,
    • Game Art & Design, Advanced Game Art.

    Why Design?                                         

    Every mass produced object or structure created by man began it's design phase with drafting techniques.

     All video game, television and movie 3D effects originate from drafting techniques and applications.

    All Architectural, Engineering and Graphic designs and plans are created using drafting and design applications. Design studies are a gateway to planning and designing of all non-organic manmade products, digital media and virtual media. 

    Why Scientific Technical Visualization?

    Every product's packaging is designed to communicate its' potential use to the consumer. Your appreciative visual interpretation of those graphics help determine a product's success or failure. This form of graphic presentation is based on the science of technical visualization design.

    In SciTech-Vis you will learn most of your work through applications of 2D and 3D creative graphic software. You will learn techniques and skills to present a definitive message using  the science of graphic design to a targeted audience.

    What is Game Art & Design?

    Game art design is a subset of game development. It is the process of creating the artistic aspects for video games. ... The video game artists are visual artists involved from the conception of the game and they make rough sketches of the characters, setting, objects, etc.

     Game theory is the science of strategy, or at least the optimal decision-making of independent and competing actors in a strategic setting.It is the study of how and why people make decisions. (Specifically, it is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers".) ... This is true even of cases where the decisions of a single person only affect that one person.

     Game Designers must have good written and verbal communication skills. have good basic visual design and drawing skills. be reasonably fluent in a range of 2D and 3D graphics and animation packages and. have some programming skills at least at 'scripting' level.

     

    Over View of Courses 

     . Curriculum Instruction & Assignments                  

    1. Timely Completion of  Assigned Tasks:  Listen to all instruction to complete class work in a timely manner. Drawings and digital projects are assigned with due dates for your performance grades. after the due date you will loose 10% of the grade up to 5 days; if nothing submitted a permanent ) will 0 assigned.  

    If you fail to meet the due date due to sick or emergency absence, you have until the next 2 school days to complete the late work. You can only make a maximum of 50% of the original available points for ‘late' work..  If you miss this late turn-in, a "0" is averaged into your grade for that missed assignment. Missed quizzes can be made up by the second day back from an absence. It is your job to notify me when you are ready to take the quiz in the two day window.

     2. Class Decorum

    1.  We focus on introducing you to a simulated college/studio-lab work place environment. No candy, gum or drinks are allowed in class. 
    2.  You are required to address all Instructors, Staff and Peers as Mr., Mrs., Ms., Ma'am, or Sir. 
    3.  We encourage you to speak in clear full sentences and consistently enunciate (correctly pronounce) your words.
    4.  Say " yes", or "no". Do not say yeah, uh-huh, yep, yup, un-uh , nun-uhn, or nah or nope.
    5.  Be inside our class doorway when the bell rings or you are late.
    6.  As in any workplace, improper dress attire will not be tolerated. Follow the Onslow County Dress Code!
    7.  My desk and podium areas are off limits to all students all the time.
    8.  Student cell phones and music players will be confiscated if seen or heard. Texting, phone use or music earbuds are not allowed at any time during my class time.
    9.  Standard practice for my classes are to always allow the female students in the class to enter or leave the class first. Next are the seniors, juniors and underclassmen.  

    4, Work Place Care & Management: 

    You are automatically assigned to the work area you sit in every day.  This includes the desk surface, sliding parallel ruler, floor or carpet, desk drawer, computer, garbage can, assigned cubby and chair.  A workplace and work ethic grade are included in every report card grade.

    Problematic work space clean-up or conduct problems will result in mandatory after school disciplinary clean-up sessions of the entire classroom workspace. This is a formal D-Hall which is held once a month from 2:30 to 4:00 on a sessions of my choosing.

    Any damage done to the chairs, desk, CPU or peripherals is charged and billed to the student for accidental or irresponsible vandalism. Costs are as follows

    $150.00 per chair

    $40 per yoga-ball

    $50 per keyboard

    $250 per standard monitor

    $40 per trackball mouse

    $Other charges as associated with damaged equipment replacement billing.

     

    5. Class Test or Quizzes:

    All quiz and test material are taken directly from class work, homework, and drawing assignments.  Grades are a direct averaging of your final test, quizzes and Artifacts (weekly projects design to showcase your ability to apply design principles taught in class to demonstrate your mastery on a given curriculum content objective) numerical weights.  We have a state final worth 25% of your grade. If you score  an 80 or higher in Level 1 and II you can receive college credit for the Drafting & Architectural courses.

                                         6 week report card = 25%

                                    + 12 week report card = 25%           

                                    + 18 week report card = 25%

                                    +  State Final              = 25%

                                                           Total =100%