On Thursday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. EST, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) will host a free webinar exploring what learning could look like as a new school year begins. Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, districts likely will need to embrace a hybrid approach to teaching and implement a curriculum that works just as well in person as it does in a virtual setting.
With this mind, our team of education experts developed Invention Project® K-6, a new cross-cutting curriculum that keeps students in kindergarten through sixth grade engaged no matter where learning takes place. Daniel Pillar, Marketing Team Lead at NIHF, has been working hard to coordinate this exciting presentation and sat down to discuss what educators can expect from the webinar.
1. What aspect of this webinar do you find most appealing?
I’m looking forward to discussing the challenges educators are facing and delivering a solution that will help overcome those challenges no matter what their teaching environment will look like.
2. What can educators expect when they attend this event?
Educators will receive more information about our new K-6 curriculum, including real examples of the various learning environments it can be implemented in. We will also discuss the customized partnership and support the National Inventors Hall of Fame provides. We are here every step of the way and will provide a solution that can work for whatever their current plans or future plans may be.
3. Could you speak about who will be hosting the webinar and their qualifications?
Our panelists will be Alaina Rutledge, NIHF’s vice president of education research and development and Britt Magneson, vice president of new business development, PreK-12 partnerships. Alaina leads our team of education experts to develop all our curricula. She and her team have credentials and experience in a wide range of subjects and teaching methodologies, as well as unlimited passion to create engaging programming that inspires future innovators.
Britt’s background is in public education. She held roles as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, executive director of federal and government programs, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. These experiences, as well as the relationships she holds with district partners across the county, allow her to empathize with the challenges educators are facing and customize solutions to overcome those challenges.
4. Why is NIHF hosting this webinar?
We know educators need answers, support and solutions right now. A webinar will enable us to reach many educators quickly. We want to share information about our new curriculum for in-school, at-home and blended learning as soon as possible because we believe it will be a useful tool for the 2020-21 school year.
5. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Whether you are looking to implement a new curriculum today or later down the road, we encourage everyone to attend and learn about this new and creative hybrid curriculum. Invention Project K-6 delivers exactly what’s needed: standards alignment, social-emotional learning, ELA and mathematics instruction, and it’s easy to integrate with existing lesson plans.
Sign up for our free hybrid learning webinar today!
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