Empowering the Future: Innovation Grant Cycle Opens for the New School Year
As the new school year begins, the Inventionland®Education Innovation Grant Cycle has opened, offering a golden opportunity for K12 schools across America to take advantage of reduced costs for immersive Innovation Labs, the K12 applied-STEM innovation curriculum, and professional development for educators.
Impacting Innovation in Education
In a rapidly evolving world, traditional educational methods often fail to equip students with the soft skills and innovation mindset necessary to thrive. Inventionland®Education fills the gap between education and innovation through its groundbreaking approach. The grant provides schools with ways to offset the costs of immersive Innovation Labs, the Inventionland®applied-STEM curriculum and vital professional development.
The Inventionland®Education Innovation Grant Cycle is a multifaceted initiative that empowers educators to reshape their teaching environments and curricula. Here’s a breakdown of its core components:
- Immersive Innovation Labs: The grant offers schools the resources to set up state-of-the-art Innovation Labs. These labs transcend traditional classrooms, providing students with dynamic spaces to brainstorm, collaborate, and engage in hands-on learning experiences. The labs foster an environment that nurtures creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. While it doesn’t pay for the entire amount, it helps to bridge the gap of the necessary financial resources to implement the spaces.
- Inventionland®Applied-STEM Curriculum: At the heart of the grant cycle lies the Inventionland®applied-STEM curriculum. This comprehensive curriculum integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with practical application, mirroring real-world innovation and inventing scenarios. It encourages students to explore, experiment, and innovate, propelling them toward a deeper understanding of the subjects while preparing them for the challenges of the future job market. The grant offsets the cost of the curriculum by approximately 30%.
- Professional Development: Recognizing that educators play a pivotal role in shaping young minds, the grant also offsets professional development costs. Teachers learn the necessary skills to embrace maker machines in the classroom, introduce innovation to their students, and enhance their skills with project-based learning. By empowering educators, the grants create more confident teachers, ensuring a more transformative learning experience.
Inventionland®Education’s collaboration with K12 schools across America is part of their dedication to bringing innovation into education. The innovation grant offsets total costs to help unlock the potential of educators and students.
The immersive innovation labs provide students the space and tools to unleash their creativity. These labs are designed to inspire unconventional thinking, fostering a spirit of curiosity and exploration that can lead to unbridled learning.
Fostering Collaboration and Soft Skills
Inventionland®Education understands the importance of collaboration in the modern world. Students work together on projects, mirroring the collaborative nature of professional environments. Students develop interpersonal skills that are invaluable in their personal and professional lives by engaging in group activities.
Preparing for the Future
Inventionland®helps to prepare students for the challenges of the future. The curriculum equips students with skills in high demand across various industries by emphasizing practical application, critical thinking, and problem-solving.