Services and Programs

Innovation and Design

Through continued partnerships with higher education, the Center for STEM Education provides educators with workshops, instructional resources, and professional development on creating unique and innovative classes. Students can explore creativity with new technology and get innovative at summer camps.

Camp Tech 2014

Camp Tech is a summer camp for students entering grades 3–8 in the fall of 2014.

Campers will work with new and upcoming technology while gaining 21st century skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. Students must attend all day.

Registration fee is $120 for the week, which includes all sessions and daily snacks. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Camp Tech will be held at:

Students will rotate through four sessions each day, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm. Sessions include:

  • Lego Mind Storm NXT Robotics: Campers will work together in teams to solve various challenges by designing, building, programming, and testing a Mind Storm NXT Robot.
  • Adventures in Programming: Campers will build and program through Scratch or Game Salad, learning programming concepts as they go.
  • Build my World with Minecraft: Campers will explore and recreate worlds in Minecraft in a collaborative cross curricular environment.
  • Discovering Rocketry with the Space Agency Program: Campers will create and manage their own space program, build and launch rockets, and research the science of space.

Sessions fill quickly and space is limited to 48 participants at each site. Make sure to register early!

Online registration begins March 24 and will close June 6.

Campers must also fill out and return these two forms:

For more information on Camp Tech 2014 contact Sarah D’Urzo at .

Innovation and Design Blog

The Innovation and Design Blog connects Intermediate Unit 1’s diverse and creative resources with students, educators, and districts; assisting educators in developing innovative, forward-thinking approaches on effectively bringing design and technology into the classroom.

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Center for STEM Education

Innovation and Design is an initiative of the IU1 Center for STEM Education. The center helps to roll-out best practice K–12 STEM programs, like providing graduate level courses for educators, implementing research based curricula, and offering summer camps for students.

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