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Now Accepting Ignite Applications

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To inspire learning for youth and adults by unlocking minds to the adventures and wonders of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts; ultimately opening imaginations and elevating opportunity for all in our region. That is the mission of the Ignite Institute (opening for the 2019-2020 school year).

We are now accepting applications! To apply go to: https://www.igniteinstitute.org/

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Downloadable Curriculum Information Packet

 

Ignite Institute Colleges

Allied Health

A general pathway in health services occupations that prepares scholars for either entry into
specialized training pathways or for a variety of concentrations in the allied health area. Includes
instruction in the basic sciences, research and clinical procedures, and aspects of the subject matter
related to various health occupations. Students will gain necessary skills for successful
employment in Allied Health fields or continuing education for an Allied Health career.

Sample curriculum


Biomedical Sciences

The courses are designed to give scholars the requisite skills to pursue a career in the field of
biomedical sciences. Scholar work involves the study of human medicine, research processes, and
an introduction to bioinformatics. Scholars investigate the human body systems and various health
conditions including: heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and
infectious diseases. Scholars design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st
century.

Sample curriculum


Computer Science

These courses will empower students to develop computational thinking skills while building
confidence in their technological capabilities. Scholars use Python® as a primary tool, while they
explore and become inspired by career paths that utilize computing, discover tools that foster
creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development
and simulation. Scholars collaborate to create original solutions to problems of their own choosing
by designing and implementing user interfaces and Web-based databases, as well as creating
a game for their friends or an app to serve a real need in the their community.

Sample curriculum


Design

Scholars will be designing media arts experiences and products, including techniques, genres and
styles from various and combined media and forms, including moving image, sound, interactive,
spatial and/or interactive design. These courses will expose scholars to the materials, processes,
and artistic techniques involved in creating video productions. Scholars learn about the operation of
cameras, lighting techniques, camera angles, depth of field, composition, storyboarding, sound
capture and editing techniques.

Sample curriculum


Education

The Education Pathway is designed to immerse scholars in the field of education by exploring
careers in counseling, teaching, administration, and other support roles in the school system.
Scholars will engage in activities designed to uncover their abilities and interests in becoming an
educational professional. The courses helps scholars understand how today’s scholars learn.
Topics include, but are not limited to: child psychology, lifespan and developmental psychology,
multiple intelligences, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. The courses also explore teaching techniques and
strategies as they apply to 21 st century inquiry-based learning.

Sample curriculum


Engineering

The courses teach problem-solving skills by engaging scholars in the engineering process. Models
of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated in a variety of ways including the use
of solid modeling computer design software. In addition, scholars use 3D design software to design
and document solutions for major course projects. Exploring various technology systems and
manufacturing processes help scholars learn how engineers and technicians use an engineering
problem solving process to benefit society.

Sample curriculum


Women’s Engineering

This pathway is specifically designed to address a female shortage in the engineering workforce.
The courses teach problem-solving skills by engaging scholars in the engineering process. Models
of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated in a variety of ways including the use
of solid modeling computer design software. In addition, scholars use 3D design software to design
and document solutions for major course projects. Exploring various technology systems and
manufacturing processes help scholars learn how engineers and technicians use an engineering
problem solving process to benefit society.

Sample curriculum

 

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