Igniting Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom!

ocMaker Challenge Prompt

"Design and build, or significantly repurpose, a product that will solve a problem, need or want."


Highlights from our 19-20 ocMaker Challenge Virtual Showcase. We're excited to continue this experience for students in Orange County.

About Us:

The goal of the ocMaker Challenge is to provide our diverse Orange County PK-12 and post-secondary student populations with an integrated approach to learning. Our vision is to harness every student’s talents and show the important interdependencies between Science, Math, Engineering, Technology, English, Art, Invention and Entrepreneurship by “Igniting Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom!”

The ocMaker Challenge Competition presents a variety of synchronous and asynchronous learning professional opportunities targeted to the needs of Orange County educators within a broad range of disciplines and initiatives. $25 PER SESSION. Register here.

Special Thanks To:

The ocMaker Challenge was designed in collaboration with Central Orange County CTE Partnership (CTEp), Orange County Department of Education(OCDE) and industry and educational professionals. The goal of the project design is to engage our diverse Orange County secondary and post-secondary student populations with an opportunity to participate in an integrated STEM design project. The design team created a self-directed, open-ended design project, with minimal constraints, that appeals to all learners. The project utilizes design thinking to help students identify problems and find meaningful solutions which supports higher order thinking skills and real-life problem solving.

Jillian Johnson-Sharp, M.A. Ed. , Retired Administrator CTEp, Orange County Department of Education

Ed Hernandez | BSEE | MA Ed. , Tustin High School, Engineering Teacher, Director, T-Tech Academy

In special Memory of Greg French, CTE Instructor