IT & Design Academy

IT & Design Academy

Who we are

IT & Design Academy (ITDA) offers relevant and meaningful Information Technology (IT) & Design courses to all students in Pathlight School. We believe that our students have the natural aptitude towards technology. We run courses in an autism-friendly environment, equipping students with tools and skills positioning them for the future, a life beyond school.

Quality education is of utmost importance to us. Our IT lessons are taught by professional trainers who have distinct experience in both the IT and Creative industries and in education pedagogy.

Traversing through various IT & Design courses, students go through five unique Learning Experiences: Game Zone, Hack Shack, Fab Lab, Digital Media Studio, Hello Technology. All these learning experiences are designed to maximise students’ learning outcomes.

Vision

To be a next-generation learning community of empowered future technology creators and leaders.

Mission

To provide a nurturing environment that uncovers talent, maximises potential and inspires active learning

Five Learning Experiences

ITDA’s five Learning Experiences aim to:

  1. Develop students’ ability in ideation and managing projects effectively.
  2. Expose students to multiple emerging technologies, tools and concepts.
  3. Spark students’ creativity and promote innovation to use various appropriate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools across different creative domains in solving problems and perhaps, creating the future together.

Hello Technology is a core Learning Experience which all Pathlight students go through in their lower primary school years. This Learning Experience aims to expose students to basic technology, devices and tools such as computers, iPads and Lego®, as well as various innovative learning applications and programmes, as we explore emerging ICT tools. It further aims to build students’ understanding in fundamental principles and concepts of various ICT tools.

Hack Shack aims to build students’ understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in coding. Students will hone computational and critical thinking skills through all the various courses. They will learn to code and are given a wider bandwidth to be creative in their projects.

Fab Lab aims to inculcate core design and making skills in our students through a deliberate and iterative design approach. Students are exposed to a variety of digital tools to (i) collect and curate data to inform ideas, (ii) develop iterative designs through sketching and note-taking and, (iii) construct models and prototypes.

Students will develop and exhibit tolerance and perseverance by working with ambiguity. This Learning Experience will allow students to interact regularly through discussions and presentations, increasing their capacity in communication. Fab Lab projects also aim to build students’ adaptability as they work with open-ended real-world problems.

Digital Media Studio aims to equip students with design, analytical and production coordination skills using multiple creative mediums. Students work in different teams and are exposed to a wide range of creative mediums, such as digital illustration, photography, video production and animation.

Game Zone aims to shape students’ understanding of the core principles and concepts of game development. Through the various courses, students will develop game art, computational and critical thinking skills. They will also learn to code and to be creative in the development of their games.

ITDA Holiday Workshops

IT & Design Academy is organising additional IT lessons during the Year End School holidays for Primary 4 to 6 and Secondary 1-5 students. This is part of our mission to ensure that we bridge the digital gap between special needs and mainstream students.

These workshops are fun, interactive and aimed at equipping your child with useful skills and knowledge of IT and design concepts to enable him/her to create, innovate and communicate.

Registration of courses will commence on 29 Oct 2018 (Monday), 10.00am and will close on 06 Nov 2018 (Tuesday), 11.59pm. Confirmation of registration will be sent via email by 12 Nov 2018 (Monday).

ITDA Holiday Workshops are free and are open only to Pathlight Students. However, parents will need to pay the course fee if the child is successfully registered and enrolled for the workshop but fails to turn up on that day.

Course Details For Duration Date & Time Fees Register
Sphero Maze Challenge

Meet Sphero - a rolling robot that runs without wheels! Join this 6-hours holiday workshop to learn how to develop programs using easy drag and drop coding with your iPad and watch your Sphero roll to overcome different maze and track challenges. At the same time, pick up some essential coding skills and hone your perspective-taking ability.

Coding and robotics have never been simpler!

Sec 6 Hours

1st Run:
22 - 23 Nov,
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
22 - 23 Nov,
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
26 - 27 Nov,
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
26 - 27 Nov,
1.30pm - 4.30pm

$75 Register
Digital Film Making

A 9-hour program to discover how to create your own professional-looking film from pre to post production. Acquire knowledge and skills such as:
- Script Writing
- Equipment setup
- Filming
- Video and Audio Editing

Sec 9 Hours

1st Run:
28 - 30 Nov,
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
28 - 30 Nov,
1.30pm - 4.30pm

$75 Register
AniMania! Claymation

Make clay come alive with simple animation tools! Learn the frame-by-frame process of stop motion animation to create quirky character and object motion.

Sec 6 Hours

1st Run:
20 - 21 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
20 - 21 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
29 - 30 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
29 - 30 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

$75 Register
3D Design: The Spaceship Factory

This 6-hour workshop is designed for secondary school students to learn
(i) Tinkercad – a free web-based 3D modelling application,
(ii) 3D shape generation using Boolean Operations,
(iii) basic design principles and methodology, and
(iv) techniques to help design a spaceship concept.

Students will investigate the designs of iconic spaceship concepts, develop their own brief through mind-mapping, develop concepts through quick thumbnail sketches, create orthographic drawings of their chosen concept, and model their chosen spaceship concept in 3D.

Sec 6 Hours

1st Run:
22 - 23 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
22 - 23 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
29 - 30 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$75 Register
Virtual Reality Games with CoSpaces

Learn about the basic principles of Virtual Reality (VR) and immerse yourself in the VR world you design in this 9 hour workshop

  • Using Google Cardboard V2 to immerse in your VR world
  • Designing your VR world in CoSpaces.
  • Creating a simple environment
  • Basics of 3D Object Modelling
  • Building Blocks and Creation – Snapping, grids, group
Sec 9 Hours

1st Run:
19 - 21 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
19 - 21 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$90 Register
Code & Fly Drone with Parrot Mambo

In this 9 hour workshop, students will explore the concepts of drone flight mechanism and application of drone technology in daily life and the real world through fun and experiential learning.

Students will pick up

  • basic drone knowledge through theory and hand-on activities
  • precise manual flight control
  • program the drone flight plan for automatic flight
  • understand the basic concept of aerodynamics, drone parts and components, operation, legal and safety issues.
Sec 9 Hours

1st Run:
19 - 21 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
19 - 21 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
26 - 28 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
26 - 28 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

$90 Register
World Modding and Coding with MineCraft Education

Love Minecraft and coding? Come join us in this 9-hours workshop to learning about

  • Basic Minecraft mechanism
  • Understand how to use code blocks to control Minecraft gameplay
  • Coding agent movement and action
  • Understand X-Y-Z position coordinates
  • Create player command and trigger events
  • Understand principle of coding:
    • Loops
    • Events
    • Sequences
    • Conditionals
    • Variables
Sec 6 Hours

1st Run:
26 - 28 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
26 - 28 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$90 Register
Basic Digital Photography

Be a pro-photographer by using a DSLR camera! Learn how to captivate your audience with good photos through the use of good camera techniques and good lighting.

Sec 8 Hours

26 - 29 Nov
9am - 12pm

S$90 Register
Mobile Photography

Mobile Photography is a 3 hour course to provide primary students the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for taking quality photographs using mobile devices. The students will learn photography skills and quick photo editing techniques using the applications available on mobile devices to capture photographs on a variety of subjects like people, structure and objects.

Pri 4 - 6 3 Hours

1st Run:
19 Nov,
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
19 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
23 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
23 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$55 Register
AniMania Camp

A 9-hour program for students to learn stop motion animation from start to finish. They will undergo the process of:

  • Storyboarding
  • Character and set design
  • Using mixed medium to create frame-by-frame animation
Pri 4 - 6 9 Hours

1st Run:
21 - 23 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
21 - 23 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
28 - 30 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
28 - 30 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$90 Register
3D Design: The Toy Workshop

This 3-hour workshop is designed for primary school students to learn
(i) Tinkercad – a free web-based 3D modelling application,
(ii) Gravit.io – a free web-based vector illustration application,
(iii) 2D and 3D shape generation using Boolean Operations, and
(iv) basic design principles.

Students will model a toy car, be given a 3D print of the toy car model, design and customise their toy car through the design of graphics and print stickers to be pasted onto their 3D toy car.

Pri 4 - 6 3 Hours

1st Run:
19 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
19 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
26 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
26 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

5th Run:
28 Nov
9am - 12pm

6th Run:
28 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$55 Register
Film Making - Green Room

This video course will teach students about the fundamentals of video production using Green Screen. Students will experience the entire process of video production such as:

  • Using appropriate shot sizes
  • Composition Techniques
  • Video editing
Pri 4 - 6 3 Hours

1st Run:
19 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
19 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
20 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
20 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

5th Run:
21 Nov
9am - 12pm

6th Run:
21 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$75 Register
Code Explorer: Sphero SPRK+

Learning is evolving! Sphero is revolving!
In this 3 hours hands-on workshop, students will learn to code a programmable rolling droid, Sphero. Incorporating robotics, the application of basic knowledge of physics (i.e. distance, speed time), and teamwork, students take learning beyond the conventional classroom to guide Sphero through a series of mazes and challenges.

Students will design, program and test their creation using robotics, codes and ingenuity to complete and overcome the range of challenges. The course is suitable for students with interest in computing and engineering.
Key Learning Objectives include:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Sequencing
  • Concept of Speed, Distance and Time
  • Creativity through Problem Solving
Pri 4 - 6 3 Hours

1st Run:
22 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
22 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
29 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
29 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

5th Run:
30 Nov
9am - 12pm

6th Run:
30 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$75 Register
WeDo Camp 2.0 with Scratch

Students will learn how to use LEGO® WeDo 2.0 to explore different real-world themes. Students will adopt computational thinking skills throughout the sessions as well as basic coding and investigative skills as they work in group to present information.

Pri 4 - 6 6 Hours

1st Run:
20 - 21 Nov
9am - 12pm

2nd Run:
20 - 21 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

3rd Run:
26 - 27 Nov
9am - 12pm

4th Run:
26 - 27 Nov
1.30pm - 4.30pm

S$75 Register
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