AT&T Classroom Technology & Innovation Camps 2020

The AT&T Classroom Technology & Innovation Camps offer children hands-on opportunities to explore design and innovation through various technologies including robotics, drones, 3D modeling, circuits, augmented/virtual reality, and more. 

Registration: To register for any of the camps in the listing below, please note the two-step registration process. Registration is not final until both steps have been completed. Please ensure that registration is completed with the name of the child participating in the camp(s) instead of the parent or guardian's name.

Note: When registering, please use your child's enrolling grade for 2020-2021.

Location: Most camps will be held in the AT&T Classroom (Room 034) in Moulton Hall on the Kent Campus. However, there will be several exceptions, so please pay close attention to the workshop descriptions. If you are using GPS, the address for Moulton Hall is 800 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH 44242. Please note that the Hilltop Drive address should be used for drop-off and pick-up only. If you'd like to park your car and come into the building, please park in the R16 lot. Find additional help with Kent State maps

Schedule: Please pay special attention to the days and times the camp is offered as the schedule varies according to the camp, with most camps meeting Monday-Thursday and a few camps meeting Monday-Friday. 

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made at least 3 business days prior to camp start date in order to receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations must be submitted via email to rcet@kent.edu.

For additional questions about the camps, please email rcet@kent.edu.

For assistance with registration payment, please contact Judi Cash at 330-672-8670 or jcash11@kent.edu

List of Camps (in date order)

Kent State 2020 AT&T Classroom Technology & Innovation Camps


Registration:

Note: When registering, please use your child's enrolling grade for 2020-2021. Refundable registration fee for cancellations made 3 business days prior to camp start date. For questions please contact rcet@kent.edu


List of Camps:

Future Flashes Esports (Grades 5-8)

With coaching from KSU Esports team members, campers will engage in competitive gameplay for League of Legends, NBA2K, and Rocket League. Campers will talk with experts within the field, learn about broadcasting and healthy gaming during the week, along with putting their skills to the test in a closing tournament at camp conclusion. Family and friends will be invited to attend the closing tournament & ceremony, 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12. 
Note: Plans are being finalized for a mid-July high school camp that will be one week, full days with overnight campus lodging. Registration information will be posted soon. 

Date: Monday thru Friday, June 8-12, 2020
Time: 1- 5 p.m.
Registration Fee: $225 through May 1; $250 after May 1
Location: University Library
Instructors: Kent State University Varsity Esports Team

Inventing with MaKey MaKey & Scratch 3.0 (Grades 3+)

Campers will receive a MaKey MaKey invention kit that includes a circuit board that connects to a computer using a USB cable. Campers will learn to use everyday objects to make their own keyboard (“Make Key”) to interface with a computer and invent and program interactive projects and gadgets. Campers will also learn to use Scratch 3.0 to program their MaKey MaKey creations and to design and code games, animations & interactive stories.

Date: Monday thru Thursday, June 8-11, 2020
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $150 through May 1; $175 after May 1 (Includes MaKey MaKey kit for camper to keep)
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructors: Tom McNeal & Rob Lane

Explorations in Augmented & Virtual Reality (Grades 4+)

Campers will be introduced to Augmented Reality(AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) as they use Merge Cubes and other tools to create authentic and original AR and VR projects.

Date: Monday thru Thursday, June 8-11, 2020
Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $125 through May 1; $150 after May 1 (Includes Merge Cube for camper to keep)
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructors: Tom McNeal & Rob Lane

Programming & Robotics with LEGO WeDo 2.0 (Grades 3+)

Campers will develop STEM skills for engineering and robotics as they build & program LEGO models to have movement and special effects using the LEGO WeDo™ 2.0 system. Kits are available for campers to use across the week or families may opt to include with registration the purchase of a LEGO WeDo 2.0 kit for their child to use at camp & to take home after completing the camp.

Date: Monday thru Thursday, June 15-18, 2020
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee + Kit: $300 through May 1; $325 after May 1
Registration Fee (no kit): $100 through May 1; $125 after May 1
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructor: Tom McNeal

STEM Adventures with Robots, Drones, & Design (Grades 4+)

Campers will kick-off their week applying their STEM skills to build a 3D prosthetic hand that will be donated to Hands of Gratitude, a nonprofit that provides 3D printed prosthetic hands to recipients in need. Across the week campers will build their STEM skills as they program drones, Edisons, & Sphero SPRK robots. Campers attending this morning STEM camp may opt to register for an additional afternoon PEAK Camp offered in partnership with KSU Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) for an additional fee. At the conclusion of the morning camp, campers will be picked-up by SRWC staff & transported to the KSU SRWC where they will have lunch with other PEAK Summer Campers & participate in PEAK Camp activities. Registration pricing & details will be available at the PEAK website in late April. To receive information about adding the afternoon camp, please send an email to continuinged@kent.edu

Date: Monday thru Thursday, June 22-25, 2020
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $100 through May 1; $125 after May 1
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructors: Tom McNeal &

Programming, Design, & Animation (Grades 2+)

Campers will build and program LEGO robot models to perform different tasks and then create stop motion videos of their models using the iStopMotion app. Campers will also design figurines and models with clay and create animated claymation videos using iStopMotion.

Date: Monday thru Thursday, June 29-July 2, 2020
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $100 through May 1; $125 after May 1
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructor: Tom McNeal 

Video Game Design with RPG Maker MV (Grades 5+)

RPG Maker MV is a game engine used by artists and gamers to create animated digital games. Campers will apply their artistic abilities within the RPG Maker MV platform to create their own worlds, characters and adventures as they build their own digital game.

Date: Monday thru Thursday, July 6-9, 2020
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $100 through May 1; $125 after May 1
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructor: Tom McNeal

Girls 4STEAM: Chic to be Geek! (Grades 4+)

Did you know the very first computer programmer was a woman? Or that a famous movie actress holds a patent that led to Bluetooth Technology? Girls will learn about these and other role models while they engage in hands-on digital design & programming challenges with various tools and applications. Discover that it is Chic to be Geek!

Date: Monday thru Friday, July 20-24, 2020
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $150 through May 1; $175 after May 1 (Includes MaKey MaKey kit for camper to keep)
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructor: Lauren Green a.k.a. "Mrs. Geeky"

Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Motion (Grades 4+)

Campers will engage in the design process to ideate, create, and pitch a prototype of an idea, product, or solution & have hands-on experiences with “MaKey MaKey”, sensors and motors, and other digital tools to develop their prototype. Campers will also gain expertise with branding and marketing tools to build buzz as they prepare to present their pitch to their families & Kent State Design Innovation Team members at a closing Future Flashes Entrepreneurs Showcase on Friday afternoon.

Date: Monday thru Friday, July 20-24, 2020
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Registration Fee: $125 through May 1; $150 after May 1
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructors: Lauren Green a.k.a. "Mrs. Geeky" and LaunchNET Kent State faculty/staff

Design Thinking with 3D Modeling & Printing (Grades 5+)

Campers will work with 3D modeling & design software and hardware to create computer-generated 3D projects.

Date: Monday thru Thursday, July 27-30, 2020
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $100 through May 1; $125 after May 1
Location: AT&T Classroom, 034 Moulton Hall
Instructor: Tom McNeal

Step 1: Registration Form

Register for AT&T 2020 Camps Here

Additional Notes:

  • Complete one registration form per student per camp. 
  • When registering, please use your child's enrolling grade for 2020-2021. 
  • Refundable registration fees for cancellations made 3 business days prior to camp start. 

Please ensure that registration is completed with the name of the child participating in the camp(s) instead of the parent or guardian's name.

Please complete registration Step 2 and submit the camp registration fee via credit card. Select your fee from the list of camps. Payment can also be submitted via check.

For assistance with registration payment, please contact Judi Cash at 330-672-8670 or jcash11@kent.edu

Step 2: Registration Fee Payment

Please submit payment for your registration fee via credit card

The registration fee depends on the technology camp you select.

Please ensure accounts are created with the name of the child participating in the camp(s) instead of the parent or guardian's name.


Make sure you have completed registration Step 1 and complete the registration form

 

Payment can also be submitted via check.

Please note: Registration fees are refundable for cancellations made 3 business days prior to camp start. 

For assistance with registration payment, please contact Judi Cash at 330-672-8670 or jcash11@kent.edu

About the AT&T Classroom

Housed within Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique setting to study the potential of educational technologies. The Summer Technology Camps offer chances for young campers to learn about 3D printing, LEGO WeDo  systems, drones coding, robotics, and much more. 

The classroom was founded in 1998 through the generous support of the AT&T Foundation, the Ohio Board of Regents and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and has since hosted over 220 classes from 45 schools across the Northeast Ohio region. As a PreK-16 classroom, the AT&T classroom is able to provide students 1:1 access to multiple devices and platforms including touchscreen convertible laptops, iPads, iPod touches, Android tablets, Google Cardboard VR viewers, and several Boogie Board e-writer devices including the Jot 8.5, the Jot 4.5 Clearview, the Play n’ Trace, the Scribble n’ Play and the Sync. Students are able to use these devices to access web-based tools as well as iOS and Android apps. The classroom also has available the LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics system, a 3D printer, a SMART Board 6065i interactive flat panel, a wall-mounted Boogie Board LCD e-writer, a digital presentation system, a document camera, a 50-inch flat panel plasma screen TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Squirrels Reflector 2, scanners, printers, digital still and video cameras, and high-definition video recording equipment.

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