Integrating DEI into Invention, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship Education

Join the Jacobson Institute and The Henry Ford for a FREE, 8-week online professional development workshop series and build your skills on how to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into invention, engineering, and entrepreneurship education.

Who Should Attend this Workshop Series?

Affiliates/Individuals who work with educators and are seeking tools that they can use to support educators trying to make #InventEd program more relevant and inclusive for their students

  • K-12 educators who face challenges integrating DEI into their classroom and want resources that they can implement in the classroom. 

What will I Receive?

Affiliates/Individuals:

  • Facilitation techniques, curriculum resources, and expert advice on integrating DEI into invention education.
  • The chance to invite 1-2 educators to participate and collaborate with during the series.

K-12 educators:

  • Facilitation techniques, curriculum resources, and expert advice on integrating DEI into invention education.
  • A one-year license to Jacobson Institute entrepreneurship education product (BizInnovator Startup, STEM Innovator, KidInnovator)
  • A one-year Premium membership to The Henry Ford’s inHub 
  • Optional graduate credit (up to 3 credits available for ~$149/credit)

Participants can Expect to: 

  • Engage with experts in the field, discussing the DEI issues that your educators face. 
  • Practice facilitating conversations around DEI with fellow participants
  • Compile a practical toolkit for integrating DEI into invention, engineering, and entrepreneurship education.
  • Build a community of practice with like-minded educators.

Registration and Timeline: 

  • October 2021: Registration opens. Groups of individuals are encouraged to participate together.
  • Fall 2021: Participants take a preliminary survey, and complete a 1:1 interview with the workshop series organizers.
  • January 12-March 2, 2022: Each week on Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. CST, attend a 90 minute online workshop and complete about 90 minutes of self-directed assignments.
  • Spring 2022: Educators plan for implementation in the classroom.

Questions? Email Dawn Bowlus at dawn-bowlus@uiowa.edu.

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