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STEAMmaker Camp 2017


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What is STEAMmaker Camp?

STEAMmaker Camp is intense and immersed professional learning where teachers, alongside their own students, learn how to shift from teaching in a typical STEM classroom to create and operate a MakerSpace in their own schools. This is all about being hands-on.

At STEAMmaker Camp, teams of teachers and students come together to experience a MakerSpace event. Various modules are included on a rotation, such as 3D modeling and design; circuitry; robotics designing/coding/programming; music producer; wearable technology, and more. Each camp can be customized by module to fit the length of the camp, the number of participants, and the needs of the client.

Teachers leave a STEAMmaker Camp KNOWING how a MakerSpace can be managed; UNDERSTANDING how a MakerSpace operates regarding time, space, activities, materials, and academic learning; and ready to begin BUILDING their own programs in their own schools with a seed set of students who all have a common understanding of operation and the exciting engagement.


Important Documents - Oklahoma STEAMmaker Camp 2017

These are standard releases so we can use images of your students in action (media) and so we can also keep them safe, should anything unexpected occur (medical). We also ask that each attending teacher sign a media release so we can brag on you and the great learning you're providing your students.

Your application will not be considered complete without all the signed forms. You must bring the signed originals with you to camp. You may also upload a signed copy of these form on the Registration Form.


Nontraditional Careers

STEAMmaker camp will highlight nontraditional career options and workers in nontraditional careers will speak to students. The camps will give teachers strategies to present nontraditional careers to students in order to help them make career choices.

Challenges and Topics

Teams will be given challenges and topics, such as:

  • Solve a global problem
  • Invent something that ____
  • Create a _____
  • Start a business that _____
  • Design a solution for ______

After running their solutions through a design-thinking process, teams will present their products and ideas to a panel of interested experts for feedback. These challenges will be issued only to the participating teams. This is a workshop that will hook some of the most intellectually capable learners into something beyond book work. It will also ignite sparks inside the hearts of some of the most reluctant learners. Come play and learn with us!

Want to know more? Watch the video below.

Still not convinced? Watch what a teacher has to say about camp.


Details At a Glance

WHEN: June 20 - June 23, 2017

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2017

COST: STEAMmaker Oklahoma 2017 is Free! (meals and lodging will be at the expense of the school)

WHO: teams of 2 teachers and 4-6 students, in grades 5-12 (rising)

WHAT: STEAMmaker Camp is professional learning for teachers that kids attend and love! But the students are actually helpers for teachers to learn with. In other words, teachers can learn alongside their students, actually jumping in, thinking, designing, and making. Teachers can practice their new educator skills with their students instead of just talking theoretically about strategies. As a team, they return home with a shared vision of how to create this dynamic environment in their own schools!

WHERE: Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau Campus, 1509 S McKenna, Poteau, OK 74953

WHY: It’s super fun to geek out with your friends and a have great summer camp experience! And teachers will get high-quality, hands-on experience on how to make and run their own MakerEd spaces!

Apply to attend STEAMMaker Camp

Teachers who wish to attend STEAMMaker Camp must complete the application process. Teams will be selected and notified as soon as possible. Teams will be responsible for transportation and meals expenses during camp.

STEAMMaker Application

Housing Options

Option 1

Dorms at Carl Albert State College


CASC Facility Request Form

Option 2

Holiday Inn Express, 201 Hillview Parkway, Poteau, OK 74953

Phone: 918-649-0123

Camp Schedule - Oklahoma STEAMmaker Camp 2017

 Tuesday June 20

8:30 to 9:00 - Sign in and Registration

9:00 to 11:30 - (orientation, 1st challenge, module orientation)

11:30 to 12:15 - Lunch

12:15 to 4:00 - Afternoon Sessions

Wednesday June 21

8:30 to 11:30 - Module Rotations

11:30 to 12:15 - Lunch

12:15 to 4:00 - Afternoon Sessions

6:00 to 8:00 - Optional Period

 Thursday June 22

8:30 to 11:30 - Module Rotations

11:30 to 12:15 - Lunch

12:15 to 4:00 - Afternoon Sessions

6:00 to 8:00 - Optional Period

 Friday June 23

8:30 to 11:30 - Module Rotations

11:30 to 12:15 - Lunch

12:15 to 2:30 - Presentations (parents are welcome)

2:30 to 3:00 - Finish Line Photos & Farewells


Do you have more questions about STEAMmaker Camp? Contact or for more information.

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