The Marshmallow Challenge

ESC Region 11 & RETN

The Marshmallow Challenge

Want to participate in a fun design challenge that involves problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity? As part of Global Collaboration Day 2015, the ESC Region 11 Distance Learning Team is hosting The Marshmallow Challenge on September 17 from 10-10:40 a.m. The challenge is to build the tallest, free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow – all in 18 minutes.

This unique event is not limited to schools, but also open to community organizations, businesses, local government entities, or any group of three or four individuals who want to participate. Team will have 18 minutes to complete the challenge. The unique part of this challenge is that everyone participating will see others throughout the world experiencing their own learning challenge via videoconferencing.

It is easy to participate:

1. Get your Marshmallow Challenge team together.

2. Register for the event on our videoconferencing Web page.

3. Gather your supplies (listed on the above Web page).

4. Test your connection prior to the event.

Videoconference System (cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, LifeSize) - please call (817)740-7616

Zoom - please visit

Via Internet (Live Stream) -

5. Join the program about 9:45 a.m. on September 17, 2015 and utilize TodaysMeet to ask questions LIVE.

Virtual activities such as the Marshmallow Challenge create authentic, meaningful learning experiences, connect people around the world, and ensure that students are globally ready for 21st century life.

For additional information, please contact Pam Neven, (817) 740-3607, ESC Region 11 Distance Learning department.