IT & Design Academy

IT & Design Academy

Who we are

IT & Design Academy (ITDA) is a unique training academy that offers relevant and meaningful IT & Design courses, delivered by professional trainers using autism-friendly pedagogy. ITDA also provides ICT infrastructure and support to promote innovation in education services to enhance the learning of students with special needs.

Vision

Creating a technologically savvy and empowered learning community, where lives are transformed.

Main Learning Outcomes

DIGITAL LITERACY


Competence in skills, processes and conventions of Info-comm Technology.

CREATIVITY


Ability to problem-solve and combine the use of ICT skills and aesthetic understanding to create and innovate.

PRODUCTIVITY


Ability to apply the use of ICT skills in everyday life - at home; school; work and play.

CONNECTIVITY


Ability to communicate and collaborate with people.

Learning Domains

The courses under this category focus on building a solid foundation in operating and interacting with tablets, desktop computers and other mobile devices safely, purposefully and successfully. Students are engaged in hands-on activities that allow practice of fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

The courses under this category focus on building proficiency in using productivity tools such as word processors, presentation applications, spreadsheets and desktop publishing software. Students are also coached in presentation skills and are supported in confidence building and awareness of self and audience. Students are engaged in meaningful projects that include the complete process of planning, creating, publishing and presenting their work to an audience.

The courses under this category focus on providing students a platform to explore creative design and building in 3D. Students are actively engaged in challenged based learning as they interact with 3D modeling tools to create artifacts in response to a variety of current issues. 3D design activities also support the sharpening of fine-motor skills and 3D perspective.

The courses under this category focus on providing students a platform to create their own animations. Students are engaged in hands-on activities to familiarize themselves with animation tools and techniques, and apply these to create their own original animated sequences. Planning and creating an animation supports creative thinking and thought organization as students learn to plan the motion of various objects in logical sequences. Students are engaged in a complete process of conceptualizing, storyboarding, creating and publishing their work.

The courses under this category focus on equipping students with the skills and know-how to capture quality video footage to tell a story. Students are engaged in production projects where they assume roles such as script writer, director, editor, actor and more. Students are engaged in a complete process of pre and post production where they learn to work as part of a production team to script and storyboard, use a range of videography equipment, apply good camera techniques, edit and share their videos.

The courses under this category focus on imparting photography techniques that enable students to venture out and experiment with building a bank of photos that showcase their own unique perspective. Students are encouraged to explore the world around them and build confidence with new camera skills involving exposure adjustments, shutter speed and camera angles.

The courses under this category focus on providing students exposure and basic knowledge in the fundamentals of programming (coding). Students are brought behind the scenes to see how familiar everyday things such as computer games, toys and websites are programmed to work a certain way. Students actively participate in their learning as they interact with the tools to create content that is meaningful to them while sharpening fine-motor skills, 3-D perspective, building, testing and evaluating.

The courses under this category focus on sharpening observation skills and developing drawing and rendering skills. Students explore the use of a variety of digital drawing and design tools to express themselves through original artwork. Students are taught to apply these digital design skills in a variety of projects such as e-books, e-galleries and posters that are centered around academic topics, life and leisure skills.

The courses under this category focus on developing students' musical talent through ICT. Students are introduced to different music genres and familiarize themselves with the beats and sounds associated with different music styles. They explore the use of a variety of digital music tools to compose digital music arrangements and rediscover their own tastes in music.

ITDA Holiday Workshops

As part of Pathlight’s mission to maximise the potential of our students by offering a holistic education, all students will go through compulsory IT lessons. This is to help bridge the digital gap between special needs and mainstream students. IT & Design Academy workshops are fun, interactive and most importantly, they are aimed at equipping students with knowledge of IT and design concepts and useful skills to enable them to harness the power of technology to create, innovate and communicate.

The workshops are currently open to Pathlight School Primary 4-6 and Secondary 1-5 students only.

Course Details Learning Domain For Duration Date & Time Fees Register
[AN955] Sand Animation

Sand Animation is a 8-hour workshop to create animation with sand or other form of particles and requires considerable precision and pre-planning. It has two ways of animating:
• Storyboarding
• Silhouette Animation
• Non-Silhouette Animation

Animation Sec 1 - 5 2 Hours / per day
(Total 8 Hours)

Morning Session:
21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th Nov,
9am to 11am

Afternoon Session:
21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th Nov,
1.30pm to 3.30pm

[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $299.50
Register
[AN954] 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

Animation Pri 4 - 6 3 Hours / per day
(Total 9 Hours)

Morning Session:
28th, 29th, 30th Nov,
9am to 12pm

Afternoon Session:
30th Nov, 1st Dec, 2nd Dec,
1.30pm to 4.30pm

[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $179.70
Register
[PH984] Revolution of Photography

Photography, in essence, is drawing with light. Since the invention of photography over a short 170 years ago, the art has evolved from long and laborious processes to a simple click of a button. Students will be taking part in activities to experience the different forms of photography - from its early, pre-technology forms to its modern, digital forms.

Photography Sec 1 - 5 3 Hours / per day
(Total 15 Hours)
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Nov,
9am to 12pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $299.50
Register
[PH986] Ready, Get Set, Snap!

Speed is key in this workshop. Students learn to capture objects in motion around them such as water droplets. Focusing on the use of shutter speed, one of the three pillars of photography, students learn to freeze and blur motion to create dramatic effects.

Photography Pri 4 - 6 3 hours [1st Run] 28th Nov, 9am to 12pm
[2nd Run] 29th Nov, 9am to 12pm
[3rd Run] 30th Nov, 9am to 12pm
[4th Run] 1st Dec, 9am to 12pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: S$59.90
Register
[PH985] Cyanotype Printing

Cyanotype is traditional photographic printing process which produces a blue coloured print. It is a quick and simple process that can be enjoyed at home with a few special materials. Students can create cyanotype prints and turn them into gifts.

Photography Pri 4 - 6 3 hours [1st Run] 28th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[2nd Run] 29th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[3rd Run] 30th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[4th Run] 1st Dec, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $59.90
Register
[DA937] Drawing Cartoons

Bring to life fun and interesting characters in your imagination and experience a day in the life of a cartoonist:
• Create cartoon characters for animation
• Learn about comic creation

Digital Art Pri 4 - 6 3 hours [1st Run] 28th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[2nd Run] 1st Dec, 9am to 12pm
[3rd Run] 2nd Dec, 9am to 12pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: S$59.90
Register
[VP993] 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

Videography Pri 4 - 6 3 hours [1st Run] 29th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[2nd Run] 30th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[3rd Run] 1st Dec, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[4th Run] 2nd Dec, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: S$59.90
Register
[VP994] Music Video

Pick up the craft of producing your very own music clips as you explore basic use of video cameras and video editing software.

Videography Pri 4 - 6 3 Hours [1st Run] 28th Nov, 9am to 12pm
[2nd Run] 29th Nov, 9am to 12pm
[3rd Run] 30th Nov, 9am to 12pm
[4th Run] 1st Dec, 9am to 12pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: S$59.90
Register
[VP995] Digital Film Making Camp

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

Videography Sec 1 - 5 3 Hours / per day
(Total 9 Hours)

Morning Session:
23rd, 24th, 25th Nov, 9am to 12pm

Afternoon Session:
21st, 22nd, 23rd Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $179.70
Register
[TD945] The Mecha Factory

This 9-hour workshop is designed for secondary school students to learn about
• Tinkercad, a free, basic online 3D-modelling programme
• Different types of mecha and their characteristics
• Common mechanical parts
• Conceptualise and design their own mecha

3D Design Sec 1 - 5 3 Hours / per day
(Total 9 Hours)
23rd , 24th, 25th Nov,
1.30pm to 4.30pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $179.70
Register
[TD944] The Robot Workshop

This 3-hour workshop is designed for upper primary school students to learn about:
• Tinkercad, a free, basic online 3D-modelling programme
• Conceptualise and design their own simple robot characters.

3D Design Pri 4 - 6 3 hours [1st Run] 28th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[2nd Run] 29th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
[3rd Run] 1st Dec, 9am to 12pm
[4th Run] 2nd Dec, 9am to 12pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: S$59.90
Register
[PR967] LEGO® WeDo Camp

A 9-hour workshop focuses on the fundamentals of designing, building and programming a robot with the LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Set. Students will get to learn about:
• Motors and sensors
• Simple machines, gears and transmission of motion
• Cross-curricular, theme-based activities

Programming Pri 4 - 6 3 Hours / per day
(Total 9 Hours)

Morning Session:
28th, 29th, 30th Nov, 9am to 12pm

Afternoon Session:
28th, 29th, 30th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: S$59.90
Register
[PR966] LEGO® WeDo Extension Camp

A 15-hour workshop focuses on the fundamentals of designing, building and programming a robot with the LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Set. Students will get to learn about:
• Motors and sensors
• Simple machines, gears and transmission of motion
• Cross-curricular, theme-based activities

Programming Sec 1 - 5 3 Hours / per day
(Total 15 Hours)

Morning Session:
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Nov,

9am to 12pm

Afternoon Session:
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Nov,

1.30pm to 4.30pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $299.50
Register
[PR961] Arduino Scratch

A 15-hour workshop that exposed students to computational thinking and coding. They will be programming the using Arduino board and scratch progrmming:
• A wide range of electronic components
• Quantify physical interactions as program inputs
• Create visual and tactile experiences with lights, sound and motion

Programming Sec 1 - 5 3 Hours / per day
(Total 15 Hours)
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Nov,
1.30pm to 4.30pm
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $299.50
Register
[PR963] LED Air Writing

The LED Air Writing workshop is a short activity that aims to be fun and to spark interest in the Arduino. Participants use persistence of vision with the Arduino to write long messages in the air using just eight LEDs.

Programming Pri 4 - 6 2 Hours [1st Run] 29th Nov, 9am to 11am
[2nd Run] 30th Dec, 9am to 11am
[PL]: FOC
[Non-PL]: $79.90
Register
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