Calling all computer scientists, artists, gamers, engineers, thinkers and makers! Join us June 24th - July 2nd, 2023 @ Champlain College in Burlington, VT
Want to learn new tools and approaches to design and technology?
Join like-minded young people from across the state to learn new technologies and think about the impact technology has on our world, both today and in the future. Hear from professionals in the field about possible career pathways, play (and make) games, visit some of our industry professionals in the area and spend time in Champlain College’s state-of-the-art computer labs immersing yourself in learning.
Each summer, we offer intensive short courses in a variety of topics, which may include: arduino microcontrollers, digital painting and illustration, cybersecurity, programming, game design, to name a few. We balance out the time spent in the computer labs by making time for play, with lots of options for everyone: our ever-growing pop-up maker lab, D&D, MTG, pop-up jam sessions, late night Humans vs Zombies, field games, silkscreening, photography, and more.
Explore, learn and create alongside tech-world professionals, professors, and a whole host of young designers and programmers like you! What will you make?
Learn why Vermont Tech Jam calls this Institute a “Geekette’s Dream!” Immerse yourself in some of the most advanced technology our state has to offer, all while enjoying the gorgeous views of Lake Champlain and the amenities of Vermont’s most innovative communities.
June 24th – July 2nd, 2023 @ Champlain College in Burlington, VT
For information regarding tuition, please click here.
Every day is a unique experience filled with expert-led instruction, hands-on investigation, field trips, and immersive learning. We work to build a community around our experiences and share in our passion for everything we explore.
**The schedule is slightly different each year and announced when you arrive!
GIV’s supportive Institute structure is endlessly enriching, empowering, and engaging.
An Example of a Day at the Technology & Design Institute
7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Morning Meeting
9:00 AM: Morning Tech Immersion Class
12:00 PM: Lunch and Free Time
1:00 PM: Afternoon Tech Immersion Class
4:00 PM: Student Choice Workshops
5:00 PM: Dinner
6:30 PM: Guest Speaker Presentations
8:00 PM: Evening Social Activities
10:00 PM: End of Day
Shannon Walters is passionate about using technology and the arts to create, collaborate, communicate and connect in new ways. She brings with her years of experience integrating technology as a Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist at The Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington. In addition to serving as Technology Concerns Chair for the Vermont School Library Association, she has served as a “Maker Space” lead and instructor for the Create, Make, Learn Institute; Tarrant Code Camp; and Dynamic Landscapes state technology conference, as well as faculty at the University of Vermont.
Robin brings a wealth of experience to GIV as the Program Director for Champlain’s master’s program in Emergent Media. Prior to her role at Champlain, Robin was co-chair of the Design & Creative Media program at the Center for Technology, Essex; and has run multiple community art programs to support young people through art-mentoring. She also just concluded her tenure as vice-chair of the board of trustees for the Vermont Arts Council. She is passionate about emergent media theory and practice, as well as graphic design, photography, and image-making. She has completed research in a variety of topics, most notably focused on the intersection of technology and educational pedagogy.