Extracurricular Classes for ICT and Computer Science
Engineering is studied in the 5th to 8th grades as an elective course for classes specialising in ICT. Students create their own models using various LEGO sets. 5th grade students work with the basic building sets. 6th grade students use sets with electric drive and construct motorised moving mechanical devices. 7th grade students use pneumatic sets, whilst 8th grade students make use of an E-Lab, through which students are introduced to various forms of energy.
Design is studied in the 5th to 8th grade as an elective course for classes specializing in ICT. 5th grade students are introduced to the concept of design, studying composition, drawing and model paper products. 6th grade students work with object modeling on the computer application Paint. 7th grade students study interior design, fashion design and work with the “ArconHome-2” program. 8th grade students learn graphic design, 3D-modeling and work with computer numerical control.
Computer graphics are taught in the 10th grade as a compulsory subject. Students master their skills in working with the computer-aided design system "Compass", and learn to create drawings, apply dimensions, and use different ways of obtaining three-dimensional models.
Computer-aided design and manufacturing on computer numerical control machines is taught in the 9th to 11th grade as an elective course for classes specializing in ICT.
Programming is studied in the 8th to 10th grade as an elective course for classes specializing in ICT and for classes specializing in Jewish education. Students create a program in Pascal, learn the basics of algorithmic design, learn to debug a program and participate in programming competitions.
Robotics are taught in the 5th to 7th and 10th to 11th grades as an elective course for classes specializing in ICT and for classes specializing in Jewish education. Students learn to operate devices with electric drive, and then write programs to enable these mechanisms to carry out certain actions. The school has a modern Lego robotics set, and students take part in ORT robotics competitions.
The school conducts courses within Cisco Networking Academy for students of the 8th-11th grades. The course enables students to gain practical skills in deploying networks and understanding the role that networks play in our lives today, and also introduces students to opportunities for professional and career development in networking and prepares them for further training in this field.
Since 2017, the Digital TV Video Studio project has been implemented in Samara ORT “Gesher”, including professional retraining of the Studio’s leader, upgrading facilities and supporting the teaching and production process.