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Technology and Arts Mashup Coming to ADV!

Posted By Marco Victorino On Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Give technology to a bunch of 9- and 10-year-olds who love to dance, draw, and sing and great things are bound to emerge.

Public schools across America are cutting arts programs, but at Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts (ADV) elementary school students enjoy art, music, and dance every week as part of their regular curriculum. Now, their 4th and 5th grade students will have the option of adding technology to the mix.

technologynew Technology Elective class will start in the fall, led by new-hire Katie Pacana. Students in the Technology Elective will learn about and use technology in a hands-on environment, and see how it can be applied to academics and productivity, as well as creating art.

Conner Gaines, a 10-year-old incoming 5th grader, is excited about the Technology Elective. “I signed up for it because it’s new and I like technology,” he says. “I’m interested in learning more about computers and websites.”

ipad air2ADV is also purchasing iPad Air 2 tablets for 4th and 5thgrade students to use in the new school year. “The art and music that people are creating with iPads is amazing. We’re really excited to have these iPads for our students this year, and will have them loaded up with both educational and arts-related apps,” says Lucy Foran, ADV’s principal.

The school does have seats open for 4th and 5th graders for the 2015/16 school year. Interested families can call the school at (727) 298-2778 to set up a tour.