workshops, talks or webinars

Creative Problem Solving and Inventing: A Proven Approach for STEM Education

Cambridge, Massachusetts Jul 29 to Jul 31, 2020

Price: more than $250

The Lemelson-MIT Program, located within the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been helping K12 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 across the U.S. and forming a community of support. Please join us at this summer’s professional development session.

Educators of all grade levels, after school professionals, or other educators who want to enrich students' educational experiences – especially STEM experiences - through inventing solutions to real-world problems should attend. Educators from the same school district are encouraged to attend. This will help support the pathway for inventing in your district.

The workshop will develop educators’ capacity to help kids learn to think and act as inventors. The workshop includes strategies for the effective use of Lemelson-MIT JV InvenTeam activity guides, made available free of charge on our website.

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.

Creative Problem Solving and Inventing: A Proven Approach for STEM Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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