Educators

Unlock Your Students' Potential With Our STEM Education Programs

Our inventor-inspired curriculum is designed to:

  • Provide early exposure to innovation, increasing the chances that children will be innovative in the future
  • Encourage entrepreneurship by empowering students to both invent and bring their creations to market
  • Lead children through the invention process and build Intellectual Property knowledge
  • Build an understanding that failure is a necessary point on the path to success
  • Ignite creativity and collaboration through a new, cutting-edge curriculum each year
  • Close the gap and reduce disparity in STEM fields by providing equal access to all children
  • Offer opportunities to solve real-world problems
  • Guide students to apply the STEM concepts you teach
  • Provide teachers with new ways to incorporate STEM skills into the classroom
  • Develop skills that lead children to apply creative problem solving to their everyday lives
  • Boost student confidence
  • Cultivate a passion for innovation
  • Introduce children to inventors they can relate to and look up to as career role models
  • Improve student engagement and performance
  • Deliver immersive, hands-on activities
  • Be turnkey and flexible

See what others are saying!

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“I love seeing the innovative and inventive creations campers produce and genuinely enjoy watching the older students step in as leaders and teachers throughout the week of camp.”
Heather Falotico, Director, Sparta Middle School, New Jersey
“The activities and the skills that they learn at Camp Invention 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 Gonzalez, Director, Jacksonville Commons Elementary School, North Carolina
“The students LOVED Club Invention! ... Overall, I was really pleased with how easy it was to instruct the program, and I appreciate how everything was laid out for me.”
Maureen Plunkett, Club Invention Instructor
“Math, science and invention are some of the greatest places for creativity with our children.”
Ericka Howard, mother of an Invention Playground participant
“These kids are so filled with enthusiasm and excitement because they are experiencing and seeing things for the first time.”
Monica Jarvis, teacher, Invention Playground

We offer the most effective STEM learning opportunities

Select the right program to accomplish your goals

Invention Playground

Preschool
Encourage preschoolers to discover their inner innovators by getting them involved in open-ended activities rooted in creativity and play.

Camp Invention

K–6th grade
Immersive, hands-on STEM challenges build confidence and creativity in elementary students, while offering leadership opportunities for older students (7th-9th grade Leaders-in-Training, and high school and college Leadership Interns).

Club Invention

1st–6th grade
With a National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductee-inspired curriculum, students build 21st century skills through extracurricular activity while learning the value of teamwork.

STEM Maker Lab

1st–6th grade
This robust, flexible curriculum enhances the makerspace experience, empowering students to solve realistic challenges, design prototypes and use the latest tech tools.

Invention Project

6th–9th grade
Empower the next generation of entrepreneurs with a curriculum that focuses on turning ideas into inventions and bringing inventions to market.

Professional Development

Educators
Though our Professional Development program, we demonstrate how to simply and comfortably integrate STEM into your classroom.

All partner program team members receive a letter of recognition from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a certificate representing up to 3 CEUs. Acceptance of CEUs is subject to your state or district continuing education requirements.

Each of our programs qualifies for the following funding:
  • Title I
  • Title II
  • Title III
  • Title IV
  • 21st CCLC
  • Migrant Education
  • Early Learning Challenge
  • State and local district resources

Testimonials

  • 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 excited about coming to school, unheard of for summer school, and want this program next year.”
    Sam Genis

    Principal, Durfee Elementary School

  • 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 Tarello

    Teacher

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The students LOVED Club Invention! As their STEM teacher I could see them applying the skills and content learned through the club in their regular STEM time. As for the program, I was pleased with how easy it was to instruct the program.”
    Maureen Plunkett

    STEM Teacher

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “I have had 14 students attend the program. It has been absolutely amazing! I can't say enough good things about Club Invention. This is the way education should be in the classroom, every day! I'm so pleased to have been a part of it. Thank you!”
    Denise Hallinan

    Gregory Elementary School

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “These kids are so filled with enthusiasm and excitement because they are experiencing and seeing things for the first time.”
    Monica Jarvis

    Teacher

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The activities and the skills that they learn at Camp Invention 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 Gonzalez

    Director, Commons Elementary School

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “Kids learn by experiencing things, not by studying things and repeating what they study. Providing an environment where children can learn the material, how it comes together, and how it works, in a climate of play, that’s an unbelievable thing.”
    Federico Faggin

    Inductee, Co-inventor of the Microprocessor

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