Self-Paced, Affordable, Graduate-Level Online Innovation Workshops

Looking for ways to engage your students in solving real world problems? Our workshops offer cutting edge practices of STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking to incorporate into your teaching practice and to guide school and district K-12 innovation pathways. Each workshop session unlocks a portion of the STEM Innovator®curriculum toolkit and digital portfolio assessment tool that you will use with your students. 

STEM Innovator Workshop 1

Introduction to STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking

STEM Innovator Workshop 2

STEM Innovation

  • Design Thinking
  • Skills and Mindsets
  • Prototyping
STEM Innovator Workshop 3

STEM Entrepreneurship

  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurial Practices
STEM Innovator Workshop 4

STEM Innovation Activities and Portfolio Assessment for the Classroom

STEM Innovator Workshop 5

Incorporation of STEM Innovator®Resources and Portfolio Tools to Create an Innovation Model for your Classroom

STEM Innovator Workshop 6

STEM Innovator®Certified Educators: Creating a STEM Innovation Pathway across K-14 Learning Experiences

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  • Rolling admissions and self-paced work
  • Cost: $79 per workshop, includes curriculum and assessment tools  
  • Optional graduate credit: $149/credit


Who are these Workshops Perfect for?

Open to all K-14 educators interested in STEM innovation, invention, and entrepreneurial thinking

Workshop Features

Earn Graduate Credit:

  • Low-cost accredited graduate courses
  • One graduate credit per workshop for sessions 1-5
  • One to three graduate credits may be earned for session 6
  • Session 6 may be repeated
  • Perfect for license renewal and salary advancement

High School Students Earn Transferable College Credit:

  • Opportunity for high school teachers* to obtain STEM Innovator® Certification to offer college credit to high school students in STEM innovation (Successful completion of workshops 1-5 required)

Curriculum and Portfolio Assessment:

  • Access STEM Innovator® Digital Portfolio tool to capture student problem/project based competencies (student skills and mindsets, collaboration, project development, prototyping, communication)
  • Tool allows feedback from community members, peers and educators
  • Perfect to blend into your existing curriculum or use as a new unit
  • Works for in-person, hybrid, and virtual classroom settings


  • Self-paced, online allows for independent work
  • Collaborative sessions with colleagues and instructors
  • Sign up for one or multiple sessions


  • Cost: $79 per session
  • Optional graduate credit: $149 per credit
  • Complete all five workshops and become STEM Innovator®Certified for as little as $395
  • Add 5 graduate credits and take your total to $1,140

*Offering college credit requires teacher certification in one of the following subject areas: agriculture, computer science, engineering, industrial technology, mathematics, science, STEM, or an established partnership with a STEM Innovator®educator certified in one of these subject areas.

Yaritza Ortiz

Yaritza Ortiz

HS Science Teacher, STEM Innovator® Certified, RL Turner METSA Academy, Carrollton, TX

"STEM Innovator®enabled me to help my students learn about the design process in the engineering field and see financial opportunities as entrepreneurs. I am looking forward to expanding the program across our district and having my students earn college credit in an engineering/entrepreneurial course. The opportunity, the support, strategies and encouragement have been amazing and I cannot be any more grateful."

Nancy Van Wyk

Nancy Van Wyk

SparkTank Teacher, STEM Innovator® Certified, Ottumwa High School, Ottumwa, IA

"STEM Innovator®professional development helped take our program to the next level by giving us access to expertise, collaboration time, tools, and a workable framework. It encouraged our team to act like a startup, designing with our end users (students) in mind. I'm proud of the advances we made and excited to watch our students brainstorm, be innovative, be courageous, and be problem solvers. This is what value-added education looks like."