PORTSMOUTH Demonstrated Success and Portsmouth High School students partnered to create a logo for the companys newest educational product, the Educator Success Platform (ESP).
Guided by computer graphics teacher Terra Merry, students embarked in a lesson of logo design and marketing and created a variety of logos for Demonstrated Success to consider.
After being presented with several creative logos, Demonstrated Success chose the design of freshman Calvin Puglisi, whose logo is now representing its new Cloud-based content management system.
Demonstrated Success said reaching out to the PHS students is part of its belief of providing experiential learning opportunities.
The students of Merrys computer graphics course, offered to grades 9-12, learn the elements of graphic design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create a digital portfolio and promote an online emphasis on the importance of creativity. The course teaches students how to design, manipulate and edit original pieces, placing an importance on the value of communication.
The Demonstrated Success team spent time in the classroom last October to teach the students about the elements of logo design and branding, giving them insight to what a career in graphic design looks like in a companys marketing department. Through introducing its mission, marketing materials and goals for the ESP launch, Demonstrated Success and the students worked together to develop a creative space for many different logo designs, expanding the students real-world experience.
Doing real projects for clients like Demonstrated Success is vitally important for the students, Merry said. It increases their engagement and results in professional quality work. It really brings out their best.
Demonstrated Success also worked with Portsmouth High School in promoting students graphic design skills in 2016.
Demonstrated Success works with educators to provide customized professional development and innovative online tools that meet school districts specific needs. Focus areas include improved school operations, engaged student learning, math and literacy curriculum development, positive school climate, competency-aligned instruction, data use and assessment and technological support. The company has worked with approximately 100 districts within New Hampshire and the departments of education of several states, promoting excellence and educational support.
ESP works to improve the quality of learning for teachers, students, parents and principals. ESP is an affordable, all-in-one Cloud-based platform that enables creation, organization, storing and dissemination of data to be utilized by all school community members. By offering teacher evaluations, instructional rubrics, survey and form builders, schools can choose from one of ESPs many features to help administration gain insight into their schools.
Demonstrated Success has begun rolling out ESP to schools in New Hampshire and Maine. For more information, visit www.DemonstratedSuccess.com.