Creative Problem Solving and Inventing: A Proven Approach for STEM Education

Each year we hold summer professional development sessions over the course of three days, held online or in-person.

Help Students Think and Act as Inventors

Be a part of the invention education movement! Thousands of teachers throughout the country and abroad are exploring how invention education enhances the 21st century skills their students will need to navigate their futures.  Even if your students have had little exposure to STEM in the past, our professional development workshop will teach you how to help them develop confidence in their ability to engage in STEM and pursue STEM college and career pathways. Our evidence based model, backed by published research and case studies, will also transform your approach to teaching and facilitating student learning, and helps schools and districts make connections to STEM professionals in their communities and other community supporters.

Who Should Attend?
Educators of all grade levels, after school professionals, administrators, community college faculty, or other educators who want to enrich students' educational experiences – especially STEM experiences - through inventing solutions to real-world problems. Educators from the same school district are encouraged to attend. This will help support the pathway for inventing in your district.
What will you learn?
The workshop will develop educators’ and administrators' capacity to help students learn to think and act as inventors. Engage in hands-on activities that will help students become creative problem solvers. Collaborate with peers from all over the country in session for K-12 grades and community colleges. Learn about invention education programs that will strengthen science, STEM, entrepreneurship, and enrichment programming. Invention is interdisciplinary, so educators from all disciplines are invited to attend.
Presenters & Facilitators
Workshop sessions are facilitated by Lemelson-MIT Program staff (former teachers), InvenTeam Master Teachers who have experience helping student teams learn to invent, and guest speakers in the invention and education sector.


Registration for the three day workshop is $600 per participant and includes workshop materials. Space is limited to 75 educators. Two forms of payment are accepted.