Jason

I am unconditionally committed to developing whatever talents, gifts and abilities I have, so that I can create Art that reflects High Standards and thus shares the following qualities with others: Beauty, Quality, Modesty, Gratitude, Nature, Spirit, Hope, and Love. My work has taken me on an exploration of many different mediums and genres of Art. I have found this allows me to speak to a wider range of emotions and people. I hope that you will find something in my work that resonates with you as well. ... Jason R. Allen

A Bit about Bytes

June 11, 2015 | Posted in Research | By

Keywords: Currency, Commercialization, Employability What are Bytes? Put simply, Bytes are a form of currency used at da Vinci Technical Institute. Students may receive Bytes each day for meeting employability standards, and the Bytes may then be used by students to purchase

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P5

May 18, 2015 | Posted in Notes | By

da Vinci Technical Institute is based on an educational concept of Anchored Instruction with Technology Applications (Choo & Bottge, 2015), da Vinci Technical Institute has been established to teach through the learning sequence of (1) proposal, (2) pattern making, (3)

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SketchUp and 3D printers

May 18, 2015 | Posted in Research | By

The effects of technological applications (SketchUp and 3D printers) on visual-spatial knowledge of high school students at risk Samuel Y. Choo, Ph.D. Candidate University of Kentucky Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of using computer-aided

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Graduation Requirements

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Notes | By

Before graduating, students must: (4year plan) ● Earn 72 credits (Note that 10 credits are needed per semester to earn a transcript A) ○ At least 12 credits much be earned from each: ■ Guild of Inquiry ■ Guild of

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About Classes

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Notes | By

Faculty members and graduates are conferred the rank of master, a title befitting their understanding and craft. Incoming students remain apprentices until they have earned 3 credits in each guild division, at which point they become journeymen and eligible to

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Profitability

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Notes | By

Profitable student projects are encouraged, since profitability is part of sustainability. As compensation for access to equipment, building, etc. 25% of profits will go to da Vinci Technical Institute. The remainder of the profit will be divided on a case

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What are credits?

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Notes | By

Credits fulfill graduation requirements and are acquired by completing projects. In order to receive credit, a project must be approved in a review meeting including at least one faculty member and one other student. The review board will provide suggestions,

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What is a Project?

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Notes | By

A project is a goal whose completion necessitates production of documentable product(s) as well as the exercise of skills or abilities. At da Vinci Technical Institute, projects also have a community tie-in. Funds for projects can be raised by: applying

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Maker Movement Manifesto

March 4, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers MAKE Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical

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Leonardos Kids Mission

March 4, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

1. To Provide a Dedicated Space: Even if just a cart, having a space that’s set up to be inspiring and safe allows kids to feel like they have permission to take ownership and be creative beyond what’s normally accepted or expected of them. 2.

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