We have lots of resources for educators — including curricular resources, videos, professional development training, ideas, materials, mentors. Much of this becomes available to you when you let us know that you are interested in having either your school or classroom participate. Just contact us.
What does it take to bring the program to my classroom / school?
There is a complete write-up that describes each step in detail– but basically the steps are these:
- Register your class or school
- Attend a Teachers Workshop / Professional Development training
- Engage your parents and students
- Teach the curriculum and guide the inventions
- Each school or district can hold its own Invention Convention (reach out to Bright Young Minds Coalition for help or support)
- Select students to attend the Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (FLIC) in April 2018 (students have a chance to advance from there to National Competition NICEE)
- The National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) will be held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI in June 2018
Why Should You Include Invention Education in your School?
The Florida Invention Convention builds standards-based inquiry skills in students by introducing and leading them through the creation of their own invention to solve a problem of their own choosing
This Invention Education is:
- Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and each educational unit “covers the standards” effortlessly and naturally.
- STEM Integrated – Linked with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as English, economics, sociology, presentation skills, information technology, art, marketing, and much more.
- Differentiated Education – Accommodates different student needs and learning styles.
- Founded on Higher Order Thinking Skills – Problem-defining and problem-solving techniques are taught and utilized.
- 21st Century Skills Related – Age appropriate links to personal growth, learning paths, and global issues
Learn about Florida Invention Convention.