K-12 Innovation Curriculum

Our K-12 Innovation Curriculum is the perfect cross-discipline STEAM toolbox.

With Inventionland’s real world 9-step method, its innovative professional development program, and live customer support, educators now have the tools necessary to feel confident about preparing the innovators and inventors of the future.

A fun, hands-on approach to inspire creativity, teamwork and a growth mindset in both in-class and remote learning environments.

Students often see problems in need of better solutions. The challenge for them is learning how to navigate from an observation of a problem to configuring out a solution that works and communicates to others. It is a skill that is sought after in today’s working world.

Elementary School

At the K-5 grade level, educators will be able to:

  • Deliver teacher-directed, developmentally-appropriate lessons and activities
  • Easily customize lesson plans and activities based on classroom  interests and supplies available
  • Align each lesson plan and activity to real-world careers
  • Introduce and practice the inquiry process as well as observation and presentation skills, using IE’s proprietary 9-Step Method
  • Tap into young students’ natural instinct to tinker and problem-solve
  • Keep students encouraged with the help of Chipper Cloud, our courseware mascot

Middle School

At the 6-8 grade level, educators will be able to:

  • Easily flex between teacher-directed and self-directed lessons depending on student and class needs
  • Easily customize lesson plans and activities based on individual or small group interests
  • Follow the same 9-Step Method with multiple simultaneous project teams
  • Prepare students for the real world with a focus on real-world careers for career readiness
  • Deliver the course as core curriculum, an elective, core supplement or club

High School

At the 9-12 grade level, educators will be able to:

  • Deliver the courseware as self-directed lessons and easily switch back to teacher-directed as needed
  • Easily customize lesson plans and activities based on individual or class interests
  • Follow the same 9-Step Method with multiple simultaneous project teams
  • Prepare students for the real world with a focus on real-world careers for career readiness
  • Deliver the curriculum as core curriculum, elective, or club
  • Deliver the curriculum as a unit of study or as an entire course
  • Deliver the curriculum within the instructional core over a semester or academic year

Curriculum and Courseware that Works for All Students

Our Innovation courses are designed for cross-discipline active learning to inspire students from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Find Out About Our Innovation Curriculum from Students

Challenging, yet flexible, STEAM curriculum

Project-based, differentiated instruction

Culturally relevant and age-appropriate instructional materials

Proprietary 9-step method from ideation to fully-formed product to pitch

Same proven method that created commercial products for companies such as Disney, Pepsi, Home Depot and Mrs. Fields

Exposure to 50+ real life career paths

Virtual, blended and live 

delivery models

Flexibility to fit grade configurations and schedules

State and National standards aligned

Unparalleled Support for Teachers

We’ve done the legwork for you so you can be 100% focused on your students.

  • Resource-rich instructional materials
  • Formative and authentic summative assessments
    State and national standards aligned
  • Email and live chat support
  • Immersive PD that fosters confident, supportive talent developers

Invention Contests to Showcase Ideas and Business Plans

We believe in preparing students for real-world experiences. At the end of the Innovation Course, we hold an Invention Contest that encourages students to develop confidence in presenting their ideas by pitching the product to a potential investor.

  • Put marketing and presentation skills to the test
  • Build confidence in public speaking
  • Celebrate each student’s progress with the school and parent community
  • A chance for regional contest winners to travel to Inventionland® headquarters to compete in the Finals

It was awesome to see kids doing some things they wouldn’t normally be doing like marketing and research… It was fantastic to see them step out of their element into a real life situation, and just see them be so successful. You could see their confidence and what they think they could do go to astounding levels. It was really amazing.”

Eric Stoudnour
Chemistry Teacher
Altoona Area School District

It’s interesting to see that [because of this course] we might have students who end up becoming legitimate inventors. Through the process of the innovation course, I saw one student actually change as a person. He was someone who was very quiet, very timid… He has grown in leaps and bounds. Not only in his confidence and perseverance, but also in the skills that kids need to have for employability. Seeing him organize himself and manage himself through the project was really impressive. I was so impressed with the way it changed him as a learner.”

Mandy Figlioli
Curriculum Specialist
Burgettstown School District

I think we actually had a lot of kids who really discovered that they enjoyed learning more than they realized. We had a couple of students that I think I would not say that they were normally academically inclined, who were excited coming to class everyday. And they were really pumped about actually getting to create something.”

Frank Harpster
Technology Education Teacher
Altoona Area School District

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