The Innovation Academy allows for authentic, hands-on, inquiry- based learning through the use of robotics, circuits, photography, and 3D printing. Current second and third graders will: Design and test circuits using a "MakeyMakey" circuit board and also create e-textile projects using basic circuitry and LED's in "Wearables". Current fourth and fifth graders will: Test circuits using a "LittleBits" circuit board and also learn basic programming for an Introduction to Robotics. Current sixth and seventh graders will: Have one week of "Digital Photography" and one week of "3D Printing Program and Engineering Design".
The Innovation Academy will encourage students to be creative, innovative, and work collaboratively with their peers. Interdisciplinary connections will be made, as their work will support ELA, Mathematics, Science and Cultural Arts curriculum. The summer program will be conducted Monday through Thursday, July 11 to 14 and Monday through Thursday, July 18 to 21. The program is scheduled to take place from 8 to 11:45 a.m. at Anne M. Dorner Middle School.
Families must provide transportation to and from the academy. For those interested, complete the interest form at this link. The online form or hard copy must be in by May 13. Parents and guardians of students who have been selected for this program are asked to attend an orientation on June 13 at 7 p.m. at AMD's Cafeteria, which will provide an overview of the program. It is also extremely important that students commit to the entire program and attend each day. Students are also welcome to attend the orientation on June 13.
Once the selection process is complete, all parents and guardians will be notified whether or not students have been selected for The Innovation Academy. Should you have any questions, contact Kelly Douai at 914-941-7700, ext. 1253 or email@example.com.
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