Design Challenge 2015 with Cardboard Tech Instantute

a fun-filled week of creating, making, and learning together. Leave with new skills, tools, and ideas for increasing student engagement, agency, and empowerment- while harnessing the power of  CREATING and MAKING 
to meet Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. 

July 20 - 24, 2015


Strand 1: 

Looking for a way join the maker movement and start building your 'maker' skills? Spend the week 'making' while you re-imagine your learning space to include more affordable, accessible, powerful technologies that add  STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) to K-12 classrooms, libraries,  learning labs, and community spaces in ways that meet both Literacy and Next Generation Science Standards.  In this strand, you will... 


  • Make Games
  • Make Prototypes and Print Them in 3D
  • Make dazzling eTextile projects
  • Make with Code (Arduino)
  • Make a Musical Synthesizer 
  • Make Cool Inventions with Programmable Circuits (Lights, Sensors, Buzzers, & More
  • Make Minecraft part of your learning space  
  • Make Old Toys into New Inventions


Strand 2: 

Want to move from an emerging maker to a MAKER?  This session will help you dig deeper into the maker-ed world and empower you with more maker skills.  Each day will feature sessions on a new topic that will allow you to journey beyond the basic.  Choose a new topic each day OR focus on your own personalized maker goals while accessing maker resources (people, ideas, and tools) all week long. Session availability will depend upon enrollment preferences.  Topics may include...

  • Intermediate Laser Cutting- including lllustrator
  • Intermediate 3D Printing including 3D Modeling and 3D doodling 
  • Circuits, Coding, & eTextiles
  • Microprocessors, Robotics,  & Internet of Things
  • CNC/ Welding/ and other Design Technologies
  • Building a Drone
  • Personal or Collaborative Design Challenge
  • Personal Maker Project
  • Building a 3D Printer 
  • Making with Minecraft (Advanced Modeling, 3D Printing, Coding)  

Strand 3: 

This strand will kick off with the renowned expertise of RETN for "Making High Quality Movies."  The week will be filled with opportunities to CREATE and MAKE with your iPads in ways that meet Common Core standards.  Come and...
  • Make high quality movies
  • Make magic with Green Screen technology
  • Make a Narrated Art & Audio Podcast
  • Make your own eBook
  • Make a Game 
  • Make a Screencast  
  • Make Music  
  • Make 2D and 3D Art
  • Make Memorable Photo Art 


Strand 4: 

Got Chrome?  Learn to use Chrome Apps that bring out your creative genius.  Combine cameras, smartphones, Chromebooks, PC's and laptops to create magnificent movies, dazzling digital media, engaging ebooks,  amazing audio and more, with topics like... 

  • Creating with Google Apps
  • Dazzling Drawing
  • Making Movies with WeVideo
  • Creating with Chrome Apps
  • Making eBooks
  • Teaching Like an Artist with Chrome
  • Making Models
  • Making Games
  • Making with Code
  • Intro to Minecraft  



Spend the week with other music and technology lovers and join the cadre from Music-Comp's Multimedia and Music Summer Institute.