Dekalb Agriculture Technology & Environment, Inc.
DeKalb Agriculture Technology & Environment, Inc. (DATE) curriculum is a hands-on, minds-on, problem-solving, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum which will provide students with a foundation for understanding the world and their place in it. The environment, both natural and built, is the context for this curriculum, and technology is the means by which students will come to know, understand, and care for the environment which sustains us all.learn more
DATE One-to-One Technology Initiative
The One-to-One technology initiative provides an individual learning device (Chromebook) for studentS 3rd-8th. Students and families who have no or limited internet service may also have access to a hotspot to further reduce challenges of learning at home. DATE is committed to its mission, vision, and goals and to providing the resources and support necessary for student and teacher success. DATE recognizes that to succeed in today’s environment and compete in the 21st Century global community, students must be:
● digitally literate;
● strong critical-thinkers;
● strong problem-solvers;
● able to collaborate;
● connected to the world around them.
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Starting in Grade 3, students begin the Robotics program where they learn :
- basic mechanics
- build projects
- logic blocks
- EV3 robots
- Team & Individual Projects
The Pathway program goes from 5th to 8th grade. The Program includes one of the three pathways with a 4 year track. The pathway courses will be available on an A/B day rotation. On the day of the pathway course, students will report to that class for all four 9 weeks of the school year. On the opposite days, students will still be in a random 9 week rotation of the traditional specials’ courses.
Our Media Arts and Production Program allows our students to the study of human communication through film, photography, video, audio, computer/digital arts, and interactive media. Creatively, our students employ the elements of space, time, light, motion, color, and sound to express their perspectives, feelings, and ideas.
Our students participate in a Virtual Reality (VR) simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality include entertainment (particularly video games), education (such as medical or military training) and business (such as virtual meetings).
Students previously enrolled in band have been automatically enrolled in the performing arts pathway. The band and drama instruction will emphasize students’ abilities to participate in productions for the school community and other regional competitions.
Students enrolled in this pathway will take the animation course during the first semester of each year. The instruction will include storyboarding, Pixel Art, 2D and 3D animation. Students will gain the ability to apply storytelling and creativity to produce their own narratives.
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All students in Grade 5 will have the opportunity to experience all exploratory specials offered at D.A.T.E. These include: health, physical education, environmental science, computer literacy/technology, and drama.
From plant sciences to geography, D.A.T.E. offers a wide variety of environmental science studies that focus on the world we live in.
D.A.T.E. provides physical education including activities and sports, as well as the study of health/wellness.
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The D.A.T.E. curriculum includes digital literacy education to promote cognitive and critical thinking.
Robotics plays an integral role in many fields of Technology and Engineering. This covers basic skills & programming to more complex skill sets, such as life application projects in team and individual settings. Elementary robotics utilizes fun and engaging programs and platforms which incorporate software, hardware and workable robots.
Students will learn how to produce and operate Drones as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASes) t that can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems, working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS.
To advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people. Greenpower runs engineering challenges for schools based around designing and building a single seat electric powered race car.
Electric Green Cars (coming soon)Details
Teaching the youth about sustainable and green technologies is a joy of STEAM Teams and we offer a variety of courses on Electrical Theory and Photovoltaic Systems, including hands on projects such as building a power station and measuring inputs/outputs. We inform students of the Global implications of energy choices and how to evaluate power use efficiently.
The S.T.E.A.M. Bus comes to your location to provide a “hands on” learning expedition field trip. Students will be able to step into a (mobile lab school bus) world of exploration and discovery, while understanding various concepts of S.T.E.A.M. Our students at the Academy will guide your children into a unique world of technology turbulence and enhance their creative imagination and artistic ability around science.
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