a fun filled week creating, making, and learning together 
July 14 - 18, 2014

MAKING in education is not being driven by new pedagogy, it's being driven by more affordable and powerful technologies, and new opportunities to engage students while equipping them with the skills necessary for college, career, and life in their community.  Never before have we been able to turn a classroom into an safe and wondrous place to learn by making art, music, movies,  games, ebooks, apps, toys, 3D prototypes,  and  new inventions.   This summer, come experience the power of using today’s tools and their impact on learning during a fun-filled week creating, making and learning together. You’ll come back to your classroom with new skills, new tools, and new ideas for increasing student engagement, empowerment, and agency as well as ideas on how to use the power of making to meet Common Core and Next Generation standards.


Come learn with award winning educators and innovators

Dr. Wes Fryer

Dr. Wesley Fryer is a classroom STEM teacher, digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, and change agent.  He is also the author of three books, including
Mapping Media to the Common Core: Vol I.” (2013), organizer of the annual K12 online conference, adjunct university instructor.  His blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity”
was selected as the 2006 “Best Learning Theory Blog” by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education, and is utilized regularly by thousands of educators worldwide.   Learn more about Wes at wesfryer.com.

Kevin Jarrett

Kevin Jarrett is an award winning elementary educator, professional development consultant, maker, photographer and author.  He has recently completely “re-imagined” his learning space, making it into a STEM-infused, learner-centered experience called the “K4STEMLAB.” Learn more about the journey that brought 3D printing, Minecraft, and design thinking to his school on his blog
. Kevin is a Google Certified Teacher, recipient of the ISTE “Making IT Happen” Award, co-founder of the Edcamp movement.  Learn more about Kevin here.

Lucie deLaBruere

Lucie deLaBruere is a Digital Age Learning Specialist with 30 years of experience in educational technology ranging from podcasting with kindergarten students to graduate level courses for educators. She currently teaches courses at the University of Vermont and Marlboro College Graduate School.  Lucie’s passion include bridging digital equity gaps and fueling creativity and innovation in today’s learning environments.  Lucie is a Google Certified Teacher,  founder of Tech Savvy Girls and Tech Savvy Kids and active member of  Vita-Learn (Vermont’s ISTE affiliate). Learn more about Lucie at LearningwithLucie.com.

Caleb Clark

Caleb Clark is the faculty chair of the Teaching with Technology MAT program at Marlboro College's graduate school. He
joined the dot com revolution in San Francisco in the mid-1990s and has worked in education and training in corporate, K-12, and higher education. He is the founder of the Brattleboro Area Makers group, on the board of
VITA-Learn, and does technology integration part-time for Putney Central School. He holds master degrees from both the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and from San Diego State University's department of educational technology. 

and special guest (to be announced)

Come to Create, Make and Learn Institute and

TAKE away a product that YOU MAKE 

TAKE away skills and confidence to design learning experiences  around a culture of DO where students use their devices to CREATE and MAKE and become active contributors to the world around them. 

Learn in an amazingly beautiful setting

Create, Make, and Learn Summer Institute
will be held in state of the art campus of
Champlain College located within walking distance of 
Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont
On Campus Housing Available


Select that strand that best ignites the maker in you. 

Strand 1: Create and Make with mobile phones & tablets 
(smartphones, iOS or Android tablets) 

This strand will be filled with opportunities to CREATE with your tablet or smartphone in ways that meet Common Core standards.

  • Make me Fluent (for new tablet users)
  • Make a Movie with Green Screen technology
  • Make a Narrated Art & Audio Podcast
  • Make your own eBook
  • Make a Game 
  • Make a Screencast  
  • Make Music  
  • Make 2D and 3D Art
  • Make Memorable Photo Art 
Strand 2: Add STE(A)M to your Learning Space

Reimagine your learning space to include more affordable, accessible, powerful technologies that add  STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math)  to K-8 classrooms, libraries,  learning labs and community spaces in ways that meet both Literacy and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Make Apps 
  • Make Games
  • Make Prototypes and Print Them in 3D
  • Make a Musical Synthesizer 
  • Make Cool Inventions with Programmable Circuits (Lights, Sensors, Buzzers & More
  • Make Minecraft part of your learning space  
  • Make Old Toys into New Inventions

Strand 3: Maker Empowerment with Fab Labs

Become a student maker in order to learn how to integrate the maker culture in your our Middle School or High School. Mornings will be spent learning the basics of physical computing and programming with an established Arudino Start Kit and MakeyMakey boards. Afternoons will be spent visiting maker spaces in Burlington and working with 3D printers and laser cutters. Our guidebook will be Invent to Learn.

Strand 4: Music, Music and More Music

Spend the week  with other music and technology lovers and join the cadre from Music-Comp's Multimedia and Music Summer Institute.  

Thank you to the the following organizations for their supporting transformative pedagogical practices using new tools for teaching and learning.  This summer institute will help you make connections between new tools, new practices, and new standards. As The Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards offer new opportunities for instructional shifts using digital tools.    These organizations understand this instructional shift and offer professional development opportunities that help educators make the shift.  Thank you to: