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Lemelson-MIT Workshops for Teachers

Want to inspire the next generation of inventors?

The Lemelson-MIT Program, located within the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been working to inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention for more than 20 years. Its staff – many of them former teachers who have coached winning high school InvenTeams (video, above) – is hosting three hands-on professional development workshops for middle and high-school teachers aimed at helping them nurture their students’ creativity and inventive mindsets.  

  • Midwest | July 11-13, 2018 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisc.
  • West Coast | July 25-27, 2018 at California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, Calif.
  • East Coast | August 1-3, 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

The three-day workshops will develop educators’ capacity to help kids learn to think and act as an inventor while developing a solution to a real-world problem. The workshop includes strategies for the effective use of the program’s JV InvenTeam activity guides, available free of charge in the resources section of the Lemelson-MIT website.

Also check out the HowToons graphical guides to visual communicati0n and how to sketch ideas and draw prototypes for patent applications.

Register and learn more at Please contact with any questions.


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