What are STEM Camps?STEM camps are planned and delivered based on leading instructional practices. Students benefit from multi-sensory, inquiry-based, hands-on activities that are aligned to educational standards. Our STEM Camps our delivered by highly trained STEM professionals dedicated to supporting K-12 STEM or STEAM programs seeking to maximize student engagement, core academic learning, and STEM career awareness. Camps are offered across a variety of topics and delivery formats such as career outreach, content intervention, or enriched learning experiences for all student populations. Each camp features leading STEM resources from nationally recognized entities such as Pitsco, Lego Education, Texas Instruments, Vernier, Apple, SamLabs, and other platforms.Standards-AlignmentTexas Education Knowledge and Skills (TEKSCollege and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) standards.Scalable Fee Structure$3,000 per Group2 STEM Specialist30 ParticipantsTeacher Facilitators attend at not cost and gain CPE Credit$500 Equipment Fee (variable depending on camp topic)
STEM Camp Topics Elementary Middle School High School Robotics, Drones, Engineering Design ✔
✔ ✔ Engineering is Elementary Units ✔ Coding, Gaming Design and Animation ✔ ✔ ✔ Forensic Science ✔ ✔ ✔ Human Anatomy and Physiology: Sports Camp ✔ ✔ Natural Disasters: Earthquakes, Towers, Bridges, and More! ✔ ✔ Alternative Energies: Wind Racers, Solar Trackers, Wind Turbines ✔ 3D Design and Prototyping (3D Printing) ✔ ✔ ✔ Engineering Rocketry (indoor and outdoor) ✔ ✔ ✔ Career-Based: Resume Writing, Digital Portfoloios ✔ ✔ Robotics: HS TETRIX Design and Programming ✔ Robotics: MS EV3 Design and Programming ✔ ✔ ✔ Robotics: ElEM WeDo Design and Programming ✔ Drones: Parrot Drones with Tinker Programming ✔ ✔ Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality ✔ ✔ ✔ Applied Google Skills ✔ ✔ Applied Microsoft Skills ✔ ✔ Cyber Safety ✔ ✔ STEAM Makerspace ✔ Inventors Workshop ✔ ✔ ✔ Esports Tournament (Featuring Minecraft) ✔ Esports Tournament (Featuring Super SMASH Bros.) ✔ ✔ Content Specific PBL Experience ✔ ✔ Delivery formats: Career outreach, Content Intervention, or Enriched LearningElementary camps introduce students to the basics of concrete design, the engineering design process, and STEM fundamentals that bring relevance to math, science, and technology in an integrated manner. These introductory elements set an early foundation to start building an awareness of STEM fields. Students engage in a variety of STEM activities such as:- simple machines, motors, and sensors- programming physical models using software- explore design challenges- develop answers and solutions to "Driving Questions"- conduct investigations and use technology tools- build 21st century skills (collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking)Middle School camps engage students in building connections between math, science, engineering, and technology with an emphasis on technical and language literacy. Students experience applied methods of learning where they use basis system design (hardware, software), the engineering design process, and programming fundamentals. Students are introduced to potential STEM career pathways and the strong connections with math and science topics. Students engage in a variety of STEM activities such as:- building working systems with motors, sensors, and programming- programming physical models using software- explore design challenges- develop answers and solutions to "Driving Questions"- conduct investigations and use technology tools- build 21st century skills (collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking)High School camps introduce students to advanced topics in system design, the engineering design process tools, and advanced programming platforms. These platforms may include award-winning software platforms such as LabVIEW or Free tools such as Alice, Autodesk, and Stencyl. STEM career exploration activities target exciting topics in growing areas of opportunities such as medical, engineering, business, and computer science. Students engage in highly rigorous and challenging tasks designed to:- experience sophisticated control systems- hardware and software integration requirements- programming techniques, development, and deployment- practice 21st century skills (presentation, collaboration, critical-thinking)Schedule a camp Today!Please submit the following information to communicate your current needs. The following details will be used to a proposal of services. If you prefer, you may also submit this information using the following form link. Form Link- Camp goals and expected outcomes- Camp design (ex., intervention, academic core support, career exploration, enrichment)- Teacher training requirements (camp facilitators or dedicated educator sessions)- Number of students, grade levels, and target populations (migrant, GT, etc.)- Tentative budget, location(s), and preferred delivery datesPlease allow a 1 - 2 month planning window for the coordination of logistics, resources, and delivery timelines. Camps can be tailored to all populations (students, educators, and parents) and delivered in English, Spanish, or dual.STEM Camp ExperienceStudents are presented with authentic challenges, allowed voice and choice in producing their solutions, and participate in a culminating event that celebrates their achievements. For camps delivered by STEM specialists, educators participate throughout the camp as active facilitators to gain not only skills and content knowledge, but also benefit from practical tools and techniques. Teacher led camps benefit from embedded opportunities for 1-to-1 coaching and mentoring as they develop foundational skills to create, support, and sustain after-school programs, robotics clubs, and local competitions.Project Based DeliveryThe camp is launched with an engaging challenge followed by student brainstorming and team building activities. Student teams are then provided with specific team roles and responsibilities, provided materials and equipment along with mini-lessons, and guided through the engineering design process to promote problem-solving and critical thinking. Every camp ends with a final competition or demonstration of solutions to the original challenge. College faculty, consultants, and community leaders are carefully selected to serve as judges, facilitators, or expert panelist to provide critical feedback and current perspectives in their STEM fields of study and research.Resource Documents........................................................
Last Modified on March 5, 2020