Educator Case Studies
FROM INVENTEAM TO INNOVATION CENTER: ONE SCHOOL'S INVENTION EDUCATION JOURNEY
After serving as the teacher lead for the 2008 InvenTeam from Saint Thomas Academy in Minnesota, Mark Westlake wondered how he could involve more Academy students in the inventive process. An Innovation Center where students could build and experiment seemed like the right idea.
AN INVENTEAM STUDENT INSPIRED TO TEACH SCIENCE AND LEAD HER OWN INVENTEAM
Clara Mabour was a senior at Northeast
High School in 2011. A simple question by her
teacher, Randa Flinn, would change the trajectory
of her life, ultimately catapulting her into the
world of teaching STEM.
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.
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.