DesignCraft Academy: Virtual Edition
DesignCraft Academy Camp has moved online this year! Choose from four different one-week sessions.
Session 1: June 15-19
Session 2: June 22-26
Session 3: July 13-17
Session 4: July 20-24
Boy and girls ages 9-13
Deposit required: $330
Space is limited to 14 campers. Minimum of 3 required.
In DesignCraft Academy, campers will explore and create in Minecraft in a whole new way! With their own robot assistants, they will learn to design, create and survive in a multiplayer realm they share with the other campers. They will explore art, architecture, 3D and 2D designs. They will learn tools to help them build large buildings and use redstone to create dynamic structures. The daily themes are Color Palettes, Pixel Art, Blueprints, Castles and Fun Flair. Students will also be given tiered daily challenges to engage students of all Minecraft experience levels.
Campers must have a computer with Minecraft Java Edition for PC/Mac, a webcam with mic, and a Google account for video conferencing.
Corey Kilbane, co-founder and director of the IdeaLabs at Penn Charter, will direct this camp. With over a decade of working with students, Corey has also been recognized as leader in the field of technology and education. In addition to supporting teachers and students in the IdeaLabs, Corey teaches atoms and reactions, bits and bots, and service through design. He got his start teaching by creating science magic shows for local schools while studying biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. He went on to study organocatalyst methodology as a graduate student at University of Chicago, before returning to education. As a teacher, he continues to develop new curriculum with a high-tech hands-on approach. Recent projects include: gamifying Kerbal Space Program and Minecraft for the classroom, presenting about Making as Learning at conferences including South by Southwest, developing an innovation curriculum with a Wharton professor, serving as a Smithsonian 3D digitization partner, and a summer teaching associate at the National Museum of American History, where he has implemented an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the history and engineering of circuits.