The program is a free 10-week curriculum aligned with NGSS and Common Core, but designed to be flexible. Pacing guides and modifications are available to meet individual site needs (adapting to a library site versus in school class; adapting to a semester-long program versus a 2 week accelerated club, etc.)
After being trained in our invention education curriculum, teachers are welcome to use the curriculum in whatever way works best for them. Only teachers can know their own staffing, budgets, interest, and students’ needs.
Each school is welcome to hold a local, school-wide, or class-wide Invention Convention competition/open house to recognize all of the participating students. A set number of finalists will then move on to compete at Chicago Student Invention Convention finals.
Potential implementation models are: