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The Technology and Design Immersion is now accepting applications for students who identify as young women. Interested young men can still submit an application for a wait-list position. Don't worry though, you can still do something amazing with GIV this summer! Click on the "Special 2020 Info" button below for more detailed information!

" This summer I attended the Technology, Design & Coding at Champlain College. Saying that this was a life changing experience is an understatement. This was one of the best decisions of my life. These eight jam-packed days were absolutely amazing.”

About the Technology, Design, and Coding Institute

Choose your own pathway while exploring the intersection of design and technology! This Institute, formerly known as the ITDM Institute, is jam-packed with all things technology. Not only will you have access to all things digital, but you will also connect with professionals at the forefront of their fields. You will be immersed in all things tech and get to choose your focus area: a topic you want to explore in more detail throughout the week! Electronic game design and programming, 3D modeling, interactive storytelling, visual communication design, microcontrollers.

Electronic game design, cybersecurity, coding, digital video, Photoshop, web entrepreneurship, object-oriented programming, and more are on the menu.

You’ll be able to choose from tracks in game design, coding and cybersecurity, or “advanced webistry” (interactive web design and entrepreneurship) to focus on in depth.

At This Institute You Will

  • Build an actual online business from start to finish.
  • Explore the intersection between IT and art, or IT and social change.
  • Gain heavy-duty programming language skills.
  • Make friends from around the state who share your interest in technology.
  • Take your digital design skills to the next level.
  • Bring your digital creations into the real world using GIV’s pop-up maker lab.
  • Learn about the technical, artistic & business aspects of IT.

Whether you’re a casual user or supergeek, this institute is designed for you.  We’ll explore the technologies of the future and look at innovative ways that information technology is being used to create a better world.  So join us on Champlain College’s beautiful Burlington campus – with a view of Lake Champlain – for a week of challenging accelerated learning.

For information regarding tuition, please click here.

This Institute is open to any high school student in grades 9-11 at the time they apply. Girls are eligible for special tuition discounts. Vermont students should talk to their school contact and apply by their school’s deadline.

Vermont Tech Jam calls GIV “A Geekette’s Dream!”

For questions about the Institute, call GIV at (802) 865-4448.

Technology, Design, and Coding Faculty

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.

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