The Lemelson-MIT Program is kicking off a series of free invention education webinars for educators who want to implement minds-on and hands-on strategies to support middle and high school students development of inventive and creative mindsets. We will be hosting 14 webinars starting on October 5, 2017 and continuing until spring of 2018. The 30-minute webinars will be led by STEM educators who have experience with each topic. The minds-on webinars present strategies teachers can use to develop creative, inventive minds, such as identifying problems in the community, managing teamwork, and developing empathy. The hands-on webinars provide tips on developing technical skills so that teachers can gain confidence to work with tools and materials to invent and prototype solutions with students.

Join our seventh webinar to learn the minds-on strategies for developing empathy.

Date: Thursday, January 11
Time: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Minds- on: Developing Empathy

Hosts:
Helen Zhang, Lemelson-MIT Professional Developer
Vickie Grant, physics teacher at the Marietta Middle School STEM Magnet Program, GA.
Leon Grant, pre-engineering teacher at the Marietta High School, GA.

View Previous Recordings

1. Minds-on: Finding Problems in Your Community (Oct. 5, 2017)
Download Slides

2. Hands-on: Invention Education Opportunities (Oct. 19, 2017)
Download Slides

3. Hands-on: Getting Started with Basic Materials: Cardboard, Foam, Clay (Nov. 2, 2017)
Download Slides

4. Minds-on: Project-based Learning Framework and Projects (Nov. 16, 2017)
Download Slides

5. Minds-on: Solution Prototyping (Nov. 30, 2017)
Download Slides

6. Hands-on: Working with Materials: PVC and 80/20 (December 14, 2017)
Download Slides