Inventionland Day of Innovation
If you have never heard of Inventionland, you have got to check them out. This place is the Disneyland of Industrial Design. Inventionland, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is one of the world’s largest invention factories and their designers, called ‘Creationeers,’ work in the most creative space I’ve ever seen. Last week, EnvisionEdPlus brought nearly 20 Ohio educators to Pittsburgh PA for Inventionland’s Day of Innovation. Our Ohio Peeps joined 40 Pennsylvania educators and together we learned about Inventionland, their awesome Innovation courses, and shared innovative practices across state lines. Representing Ohio were Mahoning County ESC Career Counselors, teachers from Austintown Local Schools, a team from Brookfield Middle School and quite a few folks from Berkshire Local Schools. Watch our newsletter for the next Day of Innovation coming up in March 2018. It’s a free event!
Inventionland Institute Partnership
EnvisionEdPlus is the primary training provider in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky for Inventionland Institute’s inventing coursework (K-12). Students learn Inventionland’s 9-Step Inventing Method as they identify real world problems based on personal passions and create their own inventions to address their problems. What we love best is that the process doesn’t end with their invention. Students practice ELA communication skills as they prepare for ‘Shark Tank’ style exhibitions with experts from your own community. There are even regional competitions students can enter. Our role is to connect interested schools, communities and beyond-the-school-day programs to Inventionland and then personalize the training to your local needs. Inventionland also hosts free tours of their facility for schools and groups.
To learn more about Inventionland Institute, check out these great videos and blogs.
- 21st Century Schools eNews Special on Inventionland
- Denise’s Story Transforming Lives
- Course Overview
- Career Outcomes
- 9 Reasons Students Love Innovation Courses (blog written by an Assistant Superintendent in a PA district that uses the Inventionland Innovation Course)
If you want to learn more about Inventionland, the next Day of Innovation, or how these supports can be made available in your community, give me a call or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.893.7341).
~Michele Timmons, President