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OC Maker Challenge


The health and wellbeing of everyone who participates in the ocMaker Challenge is always our top priority. Given the county-wide school closings, feedback from participants, government recommendations and protective measures being taken across the county, we are honoring the decision of our participants to cancel the 2020 ocMaker Challenge. We admire the work that you and your students have accomplished this year and applaud your dedication to the ocMaker Challenge.

For those of you that wanted to postpone or hold a virtual competition, we are looking to host a virtual showcase in late May. During these unprecedented times, we understand how important it is to celebrate students and their successes. The virtual showcase is optional for any teacher who is already registered in the 2020 ocMaker Challenge. Details about the virtual showcase will be forthcoming.

Together, we are navigating through these uncharted territories. As we pivot into this virtual landscape, we know this presents an exciting opportunity to develop unique learning and authentic experiences for students. Whether you choose to participate in the virtual showcase, or not, we hope to see you next year and look forward to providing an avenue to celebrate student innovation in Orange County!​






​​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
Click Here to Access
​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​​​