On January 25, we invite you to join the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a day of professional development focused on innovative education!
Held in the USPTO Madison Building and NIHF Museum, this professional development opportunity is provided at no cost, but is limited to five educators per school building. Attendees may use this workshop toward CEUs pending district approval.
In addition to complimentary light breakfast and lunch, attendees will experience:
- Interactive sessions and hands-on activities designed to help educators empower student confidence and creative thinking through STEM and problem-based learning.
- Classroom strategies that emphasize teachers as innovative facilitators, inspiring students through real-world challenges.
- Powerful stories of real inventors and practical ways to incorporate intellectual property knowledge, entrepreneurship skills and invention into the classroom.
- An exclusive tour through the NIHF Museum to inspire your innovation journey.
With 30 years of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education experience, NIHF is committed to inspiring the next generation of innovators. All of our education programs are developed using valuable lessons and stories from our world-changing Inductees. Because of this, our programs enable students to identify inspiring STEM role models and realize what they too can achieve.
According to research from Opportunity Insights, children who are exposed to innovation at an early age are significantly more likely to innovate when they grow older. Because the STEM industry as a whole continues to suffer from a lack of diversity, children from underrepresented backgrounds who identify with a STEM role model have a greater chance to continue pursuing their innovative dreams.
Sign up for our D.C. Innovation Day event today
While there is no cost to attend this professional development workshop, space is limited. To RSVP, please email Mike Sandridge at [email protected] expressing your interest. We look forward to seeing you there!