Developing Creative, Inventive Mindsets and Skills that Prepare Middle and High School Students for Careers in a Rapidly Changing World

The Lemelson-MIT Program, located within the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been celebrating outstanding inventors and working to inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers for more than twenty years. We are now working to share what we have learned with educators across the U.S. as we believe that the development of creative and inventive mindsets are critical to young people’s ability to thrive in today’s technologically driven, rapidly changing world.

Who should attend: If you are a middle or high school STEM teacher, after school professional, or other educator who wants to enrich your students' educational exeprience through invention, join us for this workshop. We will also holding a workshop in the midwest and west coast for educators. More details about these workshops will be available soon. 

What will you learn: The workshop will develop educators’ capacity to help kids learn to think and act as an inventor while developing a solution to a real-world problem. The workshop includes strategies for the effective use of JV InvenTeam activity guides made available free of charge on our website here.

Cost: Registration is $1,500 per participant and includes lunch and workshop materials.

Presenters

Workshop sessions will be taught and faciliated by the Lemelson-MIT Program staff (former teachers) and former InvenTeam educators.

Leigh Estabrooks, EdD
Invention Education Officer, Lemelson-MIT

Tony Perry
Invention Education Coordinator, Lemelson-MIT

Adam Santone
Invention Education Coordinator, Lemelson-MIT

Doug Scott
InvenTeam Master Teacher, Hopkinton High School

Doug Scott was an educator on the Natick High School InvenTeam in 2013. He is now a Robotics and Information Teacher at Hopkinton High School in Massachusetts. He was a business undergraduate student at Framingham State University, but was always a lifelong inventor at heart. Doug’s 12 year teaching career sprung from his hockey coaching experiences, which have been instrumental in helping him motivate students through the inventing processes. Doug accompanied two student representatives from the Natick High School InvenTeam to the fourth White House Science Fair in May 2014 and their invention was awarded U.S. Patent 20,140,360,420 in January 2017. Doug was awarded the 2014 Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year during a state-wide ceremony on October 22, 2014. Raytheon Corporation and the Hall at Patriot Place presented the award.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 3, 2018
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cancelling, Transferring Registration and Waitlist Policy

Contact us before July 1st to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee to cancel your registration. After July 1st, no refunds will be issued. We will accommodate transfers whenever possible.