Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Let's continue the conversation!

We all had a chance to participate in the National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property on August 10-14, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

The institute will focus on middle and high school teachers from around the country.  The curriculum will help teachers incorporate making, inventing, and intellectual property creation and protection in STEM lesson plans and classroom instruction. Teachers will be equipped to challenge young innovators and entrepreneurs to make, improve, and repurpose new inventions from expired patents, inventions, and designs. 
Courses will be conducted by USPTO experts, representatives from other federal government agencies, National Science Foundation-funded researchers and inventors, and the Maker Education Initiative.

This blog represents an opportunity to share resources and stories throughout the school year.   I heartily encourage you to add a label to your post, such as:
  • Reflections (on the workshop as a whole)
  • Classroom Stories (of content implementation, both successes and lessons learned)
  • Lessons (for lessons we can try in our own classrooms)
  • Resources (external resources worth checking out)
  • IP
  • STEM
  • Misc
Also, by August 20, 2014, let your voice be heard - See the link on Sched to add your slide to our collaborative"What will you bring back to the classroom" presentation, as well as your feedback on the Google Doc linked from the presentation.

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