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.
Creating a technologically savvy and empowered learning community, where lives are transformed.
Main Learning Outcomes
Competence in skills, processes and conventions of Info-comm Technology.
Ability to problem-solve and combine the use of ICT skills and aesthetic understanding to create and innovate.
Ability to apply the use of ICT skills in everyday life - at home; school; work and play.
Ability to communicate and collaborate with people.
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.