What are the building blocks of a website? This program will focus on user experience design, and how this practice is used to plan, design, and create websites.
Students will explore the practices, tools, and mindsets needed to create impactful websites. Students can take inspiration from Wix’s professional design practices and cutting-edge theories to create websites that show off their ideas in compelling ways.
They’ll explore visual design elements like color, typography, composition, animation, and branding. Students will not only express and nurture their visual creativity but learn about how visual design can impact and enhance the projects and sites they want to create.
- Program Length: 5 weeks
- Working Laptop and/or Computer
- 6th-12th Graders
- Website / Portfolio Addition
About the Instructor
Sarah Schildmeier, affectionately known as Mrs. S, is a secondary science teacher with the Iowa Virtual Academy. She is currently on her fourth year with IAVA, but her tenth year as a learning coach for her three IAVA children and her fourteenth working with PreK-12 graders.
One of her biggest passions in life is to make science/STEAM topics fun and relatable! She enjoys designing websites and has utilized several different programs, including Wix, to create professional looking pages. She hopes her excitement and passion about web design will be contagious to the students who enter her classroom.