Virtual STEAM Camp
June 29th to July 10th 2020
The VisMO team is looking for incoming 5th-grade students ready to take on the origami-inspired STEAM challenges.
The VisMO Think & Tinker Studio is
A virtual STEAM camp providing hands-on learning experience guided by rockstar instructors.
An engaging learning experience to develop spatial reasoning and problem solving through origami.
A safe online collaborative tinkering space to make new friends and exchange ideas.
Who can apply?
Incoming 5th grade students in California
Orientation: June 27th
June 29th - July 10th
Monday to Friday
10 am - 11 am
Laptop or Tablet
No tuition costs
Only 36 Spots are Available
Applications are now closed
Meet the Instructors
Wesley Garcia MEd.
Wesley Garcia has 10 years teaching experience at the elementary and high school levels, and 16 years of service as an instructional coach for the Chula Vista Elementary School District. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Art.
Celina Gonzalez MEd.
Celina Gonzalez is a former 4th grade teacher and special education teacher. She is a math enthusiast and enjoys being part of efforts to help students develop a lifelong love of learning.
Cassie Graves MEd.
Cassie Graves is a fan of paper crafts, a former elementary school teacher and the co-designer of VisMO Brainfood and VisMO Masterclass, and project manager for VisMO Think & Tinker Studio.
Kristin Komatsubara EdD.
Kristin Komatsubara is an origami fanatic, former math and science teacher, and instructor at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
Perla Myers Ph.D.
Dr. Perla Myers, Professor of Mathematics at University of San Diego, is passionate about achieving equity in education and diversifying the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Tawni Paradise MEd.
Tawni Paradise is an Engineering Education graduate student, a former high school engineering teacher, a math enthusiast and a firm believer in the importance of creativity and critical thinking in society.
Reviews from Masterclass
“This camp was amazing for my daughter as it challenged her to think differently to get the final answer, outcome, or result. She demonstrated growth with her schoolwork and she shared her learnings with her classmates, brother, and both parents. She got us all involved with learning how to do origami! She was also very proud to be a part of this program. On her last day, she was sad that it was over. Still, until today, you can find her filling her time learning how to do different origami shapes and instructing her little brother on how to fold, shape, and put it all together, This class could not have come at a better time for our children as being at home is challenging for our children’s beautiful Minds! A Big Thank you to Dr. Li and Cassandra Graves for sharing their inspiration and elevating our children's imagination!”
-From a participant’s parent
“What I liked about the camp is I got to meet new people, increase my knowledge on origami, and I learned new techniques and folds. Cassandra Graves and Dr. Li were great instructors. After teaching us how to build each origami, they encouraged me and the other students to explain how we got to the final product. This helped me by allowing me to see shapes and space in a different way than before. In addition, I was able to share my learnings with my family, fellow students at school, and cohort team in this master class. Furthermore, this class was very special to me because I am very interested in STEM program. I enjoy both science and math and want to get better in these subjects and this class has helped me. Thank you again for this Opportunity!”
-From a participant