OC Maker Challenge


The Orange County Department of Education believes it is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize the health and well-being of our students, families, staff, and community. Additionally, Chapman University has closed their campus as of March 12, 2020; therefore, we will not be holding the ocMaker Challenge Showcase and Competition there. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will be sending out more information about the ocMaker Challenge in the weeks to come.​ Thank you for your understanding, your patience and, most of all being a part of the ocMaker Challenge!​




The ocMaker Challenge is an integrated STEM design project delivered in classrooms. Combining elements of STEM technologies, art, and design, the ocMaker Challenge promotes a culture of inquiry and problem solving and provides Pre-K through 12th grade students a real-world authentic experience.​


Students are prompted to:
Design and build, or significantly repurpose a product that solves a problem, need or want.​


2019-2020 Educator Training Opportunities

​ocMaker Challenge Orientation​
​September 4 & 17, 2019
4:00-​5:30 pm
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​Archive Presentation

Design Thinking

O​ctober 3 & 9​, 2019
4:00-7:00 pm
​Introduction to Tinkercad 
​O​ctober 16​, 2019 
4:00-7:00 pm ​
​Advanced Design Thinking
​October 28, 2019 
4:00-7:00 pm​
Introduction to ​Arduino
November 6, 2019​
4:00-7:00 pm
Introduction to Arduino
November 20, 2019​
4:00-7:00 pm
Advanced Arduino
​December 5, 2019
4:00-7:00 pm


​​Introduction to Raspberry Pi
February 12, 2020
4:00-7:00 pm
Click Here to Register​​​​
Introduction to Raspberry Pi
February 26, 2020
4:00-7:00 pm
Click Here to Register​​​​​​
You Be the Judge​

​March 16, 2020
4:00-7:00 pm
POSTPONED
Click Here to Register​
​​​Maker Certificate Foundations
​March 24, 2020
4:00-7:00 pm
POSTPONED
Click Here to Re​gister​




For more Information: 
Contact Julie Roney, STEM Coordinator,
Educational Services, STEM & Humanities Unit
Direct Line: (714) 966-4337/ Email: jroney@ocde.us​​