ITEC summer camps provide students with a unique chance to expand their knowledge in STEM-related fields throughout the summer. Classes will cover a wide range of topics, all of which combine fun, learning, and team building into the curriculum. After a summer with ITEC, your student will be prepared to conquer the upcoming school year and beyond. Find out which class works best for your student below and visit our calendar to see when camps are held:
Video Game Design
The Science and Art of Game Design Club is a joint effort between ITEC and the Serious Game Design program at Michigan State University.
Working together with real game designers, students will explore the science and technology involved with game design, learn how to apply new skills and prior knowledge to game design, and discuss how to make games fun. This is done by playing a wide range of games, improving existing games, and even creating games completely from scratch.
Students may take part in game design challenges, where they can compete against other schools to make the best game they can on a particular theme. To sign your student up to create their own video game, click here. Students will be able to create games such as this one:
This class teaches basic concepts of engineering and technology while actively testing students’ construction, programming, and design skills. Working and playing with LEGO® Mindstorms makes it easy to integrate fun and learning as they are shown how interesting robots can be.
Students will build their own functioning robot and will use it to participate in competitions. Learn to build and control your own robots in our basic skills course, or take your learning to the next level with our Advanced LEGO® Robotics!
In ITEC’s Web Design class, students will become familiar with the fundamentals of designing and maintaining their own blog or website. By using the WordPress design suite (as used by the Official EBay Blog, CNN and the Wall Street Journal) students will walk away with an understanding of one of the most popular and powerful interfaces available. Students will learn how to safely publish quality content while honing their writing and computer skills.
Participation in 2020 Girls helps girls develop concrete skills that serve them well in school and future careers. Courses in robotics, game design, and programming require students to learn new concepts, hone existing skills and put their theoretical knowledge into immediate practice.Relevant skills include computation, spatial reasoning, computer programming, functions/graphing, math and science literacy, and artistry. All of these skills contribute to academic success, and as today’s professional landscape evolves, employers are coming to value them more than ever.
This summer ITEC is offering four different sections of 2020 Girls all of which cover different STEM topics:
2020 Girls A covers SCRATCH and Lego Robotics
2020 Girls B teaches Game and App design
2020 Girls C includes Raspberry Pi and 3D Printing lessons (note: 3D printing is only offered week of August 1st)
2020 Girls D teaches Web Design and Digital Media
Students will learn a programming language called Python to program their own Raspberry Pi (a credit card sized computer). At the end of every class, students will be walking away with a computer they created all by themselves. Visit our registration page to learn how to create your own Pi.
Mobile App Design
ITEC’s App Design course teaches the basics of programming for the Android mobile operating system through the use of the Google App Inventor software. Students will learn all about Android hardware, the basics of coding, and how to use tools to create an app of their own. By the end of the class students will have created dozens of apps and will walk away with the necessary skills to continue exploring and creating independently. Click here to register your student create their own app.
This course will enable students to design their own media – a composition of their own ideas, interests, and passions. They will use computer technology, video technology, and music to learn about synthesis, arrangement, composing, and other literacy skills. They will also be introduced to the professions which use these skills and be invited to imagine themselves in these roles, both as part of the project and in their future education and careers.
Students will work in small groups to create music videos, animations, a short movie or a documentary, and learn to shoot, edit, and then publish their work. Sign up your student today!
ITEC’s program teaches students basic 3D modeling, printing and design thinking skills to highlight the importance of creativity in problem-solving all while using a state of the art 3D printer. This unique program is filling up fast so enroll now.
Students create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. Scratch is a fun way to learn mathematical and computational ideas while gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.
In ITEC Scratch classes, students design their own media while learning the basics of computer programming. With their imagination and a little bit of Scratch, students create animations and games and tell their own stories. Register your creative student here!