The mission of the Anthony Wayne Innovation and Design Center is to help people and communities learn and grow. We believe that the jobs of the future require a "brainforce" - a community of technologists and designers ready to take on any challenge. We do this by offering learning experiences to help people solve problems by using technology.
We offer training support for the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications. Not only do we guide you through the learning program, we also support you through the taking of the exam.
"Introduction to Design and Technology" is a comprehensive course that explores fundamental design principles, user-centered design, programming concepts, data-driven design, collaboration skills, and effective communication, providing students with a transformative learning experience in the dynamic field of design and technology.
View complete course overview here: Course - Introduction to Design and Technology
The cost for this 20-hour course is $250.
The course can be taken 100% online, although in-person sessions will be had in various locations across Northwest Ohio.
In this learning experience, you will build a website using HTML, CSS, and content management systems.
In this learning experience, you will create digital media using the Adobe Creative Suite. Topics include logo design and social media content - images and video.
In this learning experience, you will develop techniques for creating problem-solving using the design thinking process.
In this learning experience, you will design a game using prototyping techniques. In the end, you will have a plan for a video, board, or card game!
In this learning experience, you will learn techniques to help you be a successful student.
In this learning experience, you will explore how to effectively use a computer to manage your digital life.
The classes are designed for anyone looking to learn new skills. We believe that the best learning experiences are those that include a diverse set of perspectives and experiences.
"I've led classes that included teenagers and senior citizens and they have been some of the most fun. Watching the knowledge exchange between the generations is how we have survived and thrived as a species and I believe is the secret ingredient when it comes to preparing our society for the challenges of the future." - Michael Vanderpool
The Anthony Wayne Innovation and Design Center (AWIDC) is the brainchild of Michael Vanderpool, a resident of Whitehouse and a design and technology instructor. Mr. Vanderpool will be overseeing the curriculum and operations of the AWIDC.
"I believe that the future of Northwest Ohio depends on our kids' ability to participate in the future of work," begins Vanderpool. "And Anthony Wayne is the heart of Northwest Ohio, so it makes sense to focus our attention here."
Anthony Wayne is strategically placed between Toledo and rural Northwest Ohio.
"As someone who has taught college classes in tech and design in the region and engaged with young folks through esports, I've seen what our young people are capable of when given the opportunity," continues Vanderpool. "And that's all the Innovation and Design Center is - a place to make social connections and prepare for meaningful work in the future."
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