Blended Learning and Instruction

Hands-on Experiences for Any Classroom Setting

Trusted leaders in invention education

With more than 30 years of experience, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) provides a range of educational programs and dedicated support for hands-on, innovative learning experiences. We are here to help you take control of your school year ― no matter how it takes shape. Our in-school, at-home and blended solutions:

  • Include all curricula and materials
  • Offer engaging learning experiences
  • Provide flexible implementation
  • Qualify for CARES Act funding

Choose the right solutions for your school year

Invention Project® K-6

Blended Curriculum for Grades K-6
Engage students and support social-emotional learning with a school year curriculum that offers 22.5 hours of programming for in-school, at-home and blended environments. Choose to have program materials shipped to your school or directly to students.

Club Invention® At Home

Virtual STEM Programming for Grades K-6
Combine STEM activity kits with virtual instruction for a complete and engaging learning experience. Select your unit(s) to implement hands-on activities with videos and educator scripts to bring creativity and fun to a virtual setting.

Innovation Exploration Kits™

Activity Kits for Grades K-9
Empower children to thrive as creative problem solvers and bring hands-on experiences to life through STEM activity kits. Choose from a variety of themes and provide materials and a step-by-step activity guide for 4 hours of exploration per kit.

Club Invention®

Afterschool Experiences for Grades 1-6
Create an enriching, hands-on environment to supplement in-school or afterschool experiences. With 8 units delivering 8 hours of programming each, students build 21st-century skills while exploring a wide range of subject areas.

STEM Maker Lab®

Makerspace Enhancements for Grades 1-6
Elevate your in-school or afterschool makerspace experience with 15 hours of confidence-building programming designed to support critical thinking, promote problem-solving skills and prepare students to thrive in any environment.

Professional Development

Hands-on Learning Opportunities for Educators
Equip educators to confidently take on any challenge this school year. Choose in-person or virtual professional development sessions to explore the power of invention education and encourage students in any setting.

Hear from our district partners across the country.

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The activities and the skills that students learn at Invention Project really transfer to the outside world. They’re encouraged to come up with ideas, brainstorm, hypothesize and make mistakes — it’s all part of the learning process!”
    Tania G., Commons Elementary School

    Invention Project

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The kids cultivate their creativity, work on their strengths, are stimulated with new experiences, learn to work in groups, learn new educational concepts and have fun at the same time.”
    Maria L., Vista, California

    Club Invention

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The Club Invention program has been absolutely amazing! I can't say enough good things about it...This is the way education should be in the classroom, everyday!”
    Denise H., Gregory Elementary School

    Club Invention

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “I loved how interactive this training was. It went by so fast and I often lost track of time!”
    Pinellas County Educator

    Professional Development

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “I know you all had to do all of this in a short amount of time, and you really nailed it!  I’ve been incredibly impressed with it all from a lead coach standpoint and as a parent!!”
    Meg H., Gower West Elementary School

    Camp Invention Connect

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “As a coach, I was provided everything I needed to successfully execute this online experience with excellence. The time was designed to engage students and develop innovative thinking. ”
    Jennifer S.

    Camp Invention Connect

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The students are completely engaged from the minute they get there until the minute they leave. It really is a great week.”
    Cindy T.

    Camp Invention

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “Camp Invention has the right balance of challenge and engagement to support student learning, creativity and confidence. One of the greatest strengths of this program is the oral language that students developed through participating in the activities.”
    Julia N., Alexandria City Public Schools

    Camp Invention

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The National Inventors Hall of Fame program exceedingly met the areas of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. The students were highly motivated and expressed their satisfaction with the program. ”
    Sam G., Durfee Elementary School

    Camp Invention

Providing safe and healthy learning opportunities

Our invention education programs, led exclusively by certified educators, have always maintained the highest standards in health and safety.

As we all deal with the challenges of COVID-19, we remain committed to safely delivering innovative experiences. Please refer to our Preparedness Plan for additional information.

Please note that the majority of photos on our website were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions

We design all our curricula to align with State, Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Additionally, each program unit has been carefully crafted to incorporate ELA and Math highlights, support social-emotional learning and provide opportunities for open-ended exploration of STEAM concepts.

We understand that in these challenging and uncertain times, flexibility is more important than ever before. We’ve developed our programming with this in mind, to ensure our curricula and activities can be adapted for in-school, at-home and blended learning environments. Each program applies best practices to maintain engagement and address potential learning loss from the previous school year through hands-on challenges that inspire imagination and creative problem solving.

We are committed to making our learning experiences accessible to all students. Each NIHF program provides engaging activities and hands-on materials that guarantee equitable learning, regardless of access to an internet connection. Watch this video to learn more about how NIHF has transformed our education programs to adapt to the current environment.

Yes, our cross-cutting programs incorporate a wide variety of subjects through project-based curricula. Our hands-on challenges guide students to confidently move from idea to prototype while making connections with an array of real-world issues.

NIHF provides everything you need to implement your program, including a step-by-step curriculum guide and all the materials necessary to bring the program to life for each of your students. Each of our programs also provide innovative teaching strategies and embedded educator support from start to finish.

Each of our programs is designed to ensure simple, flexible implementation and provide curricula that are easy to follow with step-by-step guides.

We believe social-emotional learning is essential, so we design each of our programs to encourage social awareness, self management, relationship skills, responsible decision making and self-management.

All NIHF education programs qualify for Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Migrant Education and Early Learning Challenge funding, as well as state and local district resource funding. Our education programs and professional development experiences can also be supported with CARES Act funding.

Contact us to connect with a hybrid learning specialist and discuss the programming that fits your needs. Once you select your solution, NIHF will provide materials, curricula, instructor guides, schedules and ongoing support to implement your invention education program. Materials will be delivered directly to your school and/or participants’ homes, depending on the options you choose.

Let’s create your hybrid solution