Creative Problem Solving and Inventing: A Proven Approach for STEM Education
The Lemelson-MIT Program, located within the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been helping K-12 teachers and students across the U.S. learn how to invent technological solutions to real world problems for fifteen years. Recent studies confirm the positive impact our programs have on the development of creative and inventive mindsets that are critical to young people’s ability to thrive in today’s technologically driven, rapidly changing world.
We are now sharing what we have learned with greater numbers of educators and administrators across the U.S. and forming a community of support. Please join us at this summer’s virtual professional development session that will be held entirely online, over the course of three days. There will be a combination of synchronous group activities online and asynchronous activities to be completed individually, offline.
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.
What will you learn: The workshop will develop educators’ and administrators' capacity to help kids learn to think and act as inventors. The workshop includes strategies for the effective use of JV InvenTeam activity guides made available free of charge on our website here.
Why participate with us: The Lemelson-MIT Program has helped train 160 educators who reached over 4,000 students last year through invention education trainings. Case studies and research publications offer evidence that our approach to invention education helps students develop confidence in their ability to engage in STEM and pursue STEM college and career pathways, even if they have had little exposure in the past to STEM. Our evidence-based model also transforms educators’ approach to teaching and facilitating student learning, and helps schools and districts make connections to STEM professionals in their communities and other community supporters. You can read our case studies and published research to learn more.
Cost: Registration is $600 per participant. Space is limited to 20 educators per grade band. We will maintain a waitlist once the registration limit is reached.
Contact: Email email@example.com if you have any questions.