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Wednesday, November 28 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Invention Education & Youth Innovation: School Invention Conventions

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Hear from a panel of K-12 Invention Convention Teachers that utilize project-based learning pedagogy to bring about inventive thinking in the classroom ultimately helping learners problem-solve real world challeges while developing 21st Century Skill Sets. Learn about the flexibility of implementation options that address a variety of strategies to meet classroom STEAM learning objectives, including STEM enrichment, after school extended learning opportunities, or invention club models that are inexpensive and easy to integrate into today's challenging school environments and schedules. The panel will include the Elementary School perspective, Middle School as well as High School scaffolding of the curriculum, as well as addressing how to engage the school and local community in putting on a successful Invention Convention event, or adding an invention strand to an existing science or maker fair. Learn about how 3-D modeling technologies, MEAs (Model-Eliciting Activities), practical hands-on brainstorming and the use of upcycled materials can help students in the process of applying design thinking concepts. Learners will successfully produce individualized projects with a focus on critical thinking, MAKING, and public speaking-- all invaluable skills to their growth as learners as well as their future educational and professional pursuits. (Presenter(s): Nicole Bellabona, Director, Young Inventors' Program of NNE, Academy of Applied Science/DePaul Univ, and Laura Vittorioso, Barrington Elementary School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Merrimack (C)

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