Educator Case Studies
FROM WOODSHOP TO INVENTION MAKERSPACE: HOW ONE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATOR BUILT AN INVENTION PATHWAY FOR HIS STUDENTS
Jonathan Schwartz, a math and pre-engineering teacher at Colfax High School in California, knew he had to step in to save his school’s wood shop—a place he was sure was ripe for student invention.
INVENTEAM TEACHER’S SECRET TO SUCCESS: ‘NO EXCUSES!’ AND ‘HIGH EXPECTATIONS’
InvenTeam teacher Joann Blumenfeld from Raleigh, North Carolina, is a rarity: a high school teacher credentialed to teach both high school science and special education.
NATICK HIGH SCHOOL INVENTEAM'S PATH to U.S. PATENT 9,511,833 B2
The 2013 Natick High School InvenTeam from Massachusetts received a U.S. patent for their Search and Rescue Remote Operated Vehicle.
When the Computer-Aided Design Engineering Program at Frederick County Career and Technology Center (CATC) in Maryland missed winning a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant on their first try in 2015, instructor Phil Arnold, a 2015 and 2017 Excite Award recipient, considered it a win.
FRIDAYS ARE FOR INVENTION AT OREGON CITY SERVICE LEARNING ACADEMY
At Oregon City Service Learning Academy (OCSLA), a public charter high school in the Oregon City School District located near Portland, invention has become a key part of the school’s mission of service to the community.
INSPIRED BY INVENTEAM EXPERIENCE, TEACHER BUILDS PATHWAY OF INVENTION AT TUSTIN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Eight years ago, Eduardo “Ed” Hernandez applied for a grant to start a 3-D modeling class at Tustin High School in Tustin, Calif.