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 teacher, after school professional, or other educator who wants to enrich your students' educational exeprience, join us for a three-day workshop. We will be holding a workshop on the west and east coast.

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 guides made available free of charge on our website here.

Cost: Registration is $1,500 per participant and includes food (breakfast and lunch for all three days), workshop materials, and a classroom kit with tools and materials for 20 students. 

Currently, we are only accepting pre-registration. Click on the registration link to be added to the list. Please email Gayle Golding if you have any questions or contact her directly at 617-253-3410.


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

Leigh Estabrooks, EdD
Invention Education Officer, Lemelson-MIT

Tony Perry
Invention Education Coordinator, Lemelson-MIT

Conference Schedule

More details to come as we finalize the schedule.

Monday, July 24, 2017
Registration 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hotel Accommodations 

The following hotels are located near the Massachusetts Insititute of Technology where the workshop will be held. This list is for reference purposes only. We do not endorse, authorize, or require patronage at any of the establishments mentioned.

The Boston Marriott Cambridge 

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

Courtyard Boston Cambridge

Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT

Double Tree Suites Hilton Hotel Boston