Arts and crafts live in our classroom environment every day. Art and craft projects encourage students to observe, plan, develop new perspectives and empathy and open-mindedness, tell stories, solve problems, see connections and trust their own abilities. Work stations offer painting with watercolors and acrylics, drawing with pencil, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, block printing, sculpting and scanning and 3D printing, photography, video production and animation with our Sony video camera, GoPro camera, Canon EOS 80D camera, iMac 27 with Final Cut Pro, Toon Boom Animation Studio, Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom, sewing with our Neechi Model 534 FB machine, weaving with our Inkle, rigid heddle and tapistry looms and braiding.
Every day students complete 5 or more lessons. Ignitia offers 203 courses for grades 3 through 12. See Ignitia 2017-2018 Curriculum Catalog General Courses and Electives and see Ignitia Career and Technical Education Courses. Marketplace Mission Learning Center offers a Moodle site named Marketplace Mission Classrooms with collections of internet subject libraries with links to supplemental materials for courses and for projects.
Students work at their own pace with the teacher in the room for instruction and support.
Marketplace Mission Learning Center offers homeschool students an opportunity to have their art work and projects posted on our school web site. Our Marco Island school students will help edit and post homeschool student work.
The Arduino started kit comes with the Arduino Uno, a bread board, jumper wires, resistors, LEDs, a buzzer, buttons, a potentiometer and more. Students program the Uno and build the circuit to completed a project.
The art of cooking, a useful skill used throughout lifetime, offers a creative outlet for students. Marketplace Mission students use our church kitchen with four ovens, two microwaves, three refrigerators, a freezer, four sinks and plenty of counter space (44 feet). We make homemade pizza, homemade bread chili and more.
The ProScope HR, the most popular res digital microscope in the world uses the custom Aptina imager. This high quality and professional level of handheld microscopy is used in CSIs, classrooms, and medical labs worldwide. The ProScope HR is US made and the standard of reliable American technology.
A FlashForge Dreamer 3D printer with 500 to 100 micron (0.5mm to 0.1mm) print quality with a 9.1 by 5.9 by 5.5 inch build volume, dual extruders, compatible with ABS, PLA and PVA filament, and can run from SD Card, USB or Wi-Fi offers students the opportunity to learn 3D printing and with AutoDesk 123D Design software to learn to design their own creations.
Matter and Form 3D Scanner that uses a an HD camera and lasers to capture full color and geometry in 360 degrees with detail as small as 0.43mm and size within +/- 0.25mm of objects up to 9 inches high and 8 inches in diameter.
With our Schacht Inkle looms and our Ashford 16 inch Rigid Heddle Loom we weave trims, ties, laces, scarves and more! Visit our Moodle site, Marketplace Mission Classrooms, click on login as guest and click on Weaving to view our internet weaving library.
The H4next, a highly popular podcast quality audio recorder, records experiments, lectures, interviews, radio news and more on this palm-sized unit using 4 channels of audio at greater than CD quality sample rates and bit depths.
The students use the iMac 27 with the Wacom Intuos Creative Pen and Touch Tablet (10.75 by 8.75) which offers the natural comfort, precision and feel of traditional brushes and pencils. Plus, the mufti-touch surface lets you zoom, scroll and navigate your way around using intuitive gestures.
Students at Marketplace Mission Learning Center may use a Kindle.