Creative Problem Solving and Inventing
Help Students Think and Act as Inventors
Be a part of the invention education movement!
Thousands of teachers throughout the country and abroad are exploring how invention education enhances the 21st century skills their students will need to navigate their futures. Even if your students have had little exposure to STEM in the past, our professional development workshop will teach you how to help them develop confidence in their ability to engage in STEM and pursue STEM college and career pathways. Our evidence-based model, backed by published research and case studies, helps address federal guidelines for offering STEM programs that are transdisciplinary, build computational literacy, and engage with local communities. We address these pillars by teaching problem-finding & solving approaches that are common to inventors, honoring students’ home cultures and contributions. This approach aims to transform teaching, facilitate student learning, and help schools and districts make connections to STEM professionals in their communities and other community supporters.
Please join us for our 2021 summer professional development workshop that will be held entirely online. There will be a combination of synchronous group activities online and asynchronous activities to be completed individually, offline.
What Will You Learn?
Educators and administrators will develop the capacity to help students learn to think and act as inventors. Invention is interdisciplinary, so educators from all disciplines are invited to attend. Participants will:
- Engage in hands-on activities that will help students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, become creative problem solvers.
- Collaborate with peers from all over the country in sessions for K-12 grades and community colleges.
- Learn about invention education programs that will strengthen STEM, entrepreneurship, and enrichment programming.
Who Should Attend?
Educators of all grade levels, after school professionals, administrators, community college faculty, or other educators who want to enrich students' educational experiences – especially STEM experiences - through inventing solutions to real-world problems. Educators from the same school district are encouraged to attend. This will help support the pathway for inventing in your district.
Registration for the three-day workshop is $600 per participant and includes workshop materials. Space is limited to 20 educators per grade band. Two forms of payment are accepted (credit card and check). We will maintain a waitlist once the registration limit is reached.
Contact: For questions, please contact Alma Lundberg at firstname.lastname@example.org