Invention Education builds the core competencies that drive innovation: creativity, resourcefulness, and agility along with ability to dissect a problem, prototype, experiment and iterate. It inspires students of different talents and ability levels by intentionally integrating socioemotional development with STEM skills. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn from teachers who have successfully integrated Invention Education into their curricula - how they did it and how you can too.
- Participants will understand how Invention Education is an important and inclusive way to combine all the disciplines of STEM.
- Engage in several invention activities for grades K-12 to support integration of invention and innovation into multiple content areas.
- Participants will learn that the application of Invention Education principles is especially important for under-represented students.
- Juan Valentin, Education Program Advisor, United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Kristin Moon, Assistant Director Middle Grade Math, Science, K-8 STEAM & K-12 Makerspace, Portland Public Schools
- Mark Westlake, Innovation Center Director, Saint Thomas Academy
Susan Pierson-Brown, Principal, Seven November, Inc.
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