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. 

 

Team Meeting

Introduction to STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking

 

 

Upcoming Offerings:

  • Spring access begins Jan 29
  • Summer access begins June 7
  • Fall access begins Sept 13
Hands Typing

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Practices for Problem-Based Learning Part 1: Skills and Mindsets, Design Thinking, Collaborative Teams, Customer Discovery, Innovation Canvas

Upcoming Offerings:

  • Spring access begins March 5
  • Summer access begins June 7
  • Fall access begins Sept 13
Team Meeting with Whiteboard

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Practices for Problem-Based Learning Part 2: Lean Start-Up, Data-driven Decision Making, Prototyping, Project Development Strategies

Upcoming Offerings:

  • Spring access begins April 2
  • Summer access begins June 7
  • Fall access begins Sept 13
Plants

STEM Innovation Activities and Portfolio Assessment for the Classroom

Upcoming Offerings:

  • Summer access begins June 7
  • Fall access begins Sept 13
Students Working

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

Upcoming Offerings:

  • Summer access begins June 7
  • Fall access begins Sept 13
Thoughtful Students

  • Cost: $79 per session includes curriculum and assessment tools  
  • Optional graduate credit: $149/credit
  • Sessions may be taken in any order, and may be taken concurrently. Recommend starting with Session 1
  • Spring sessions completed by May 14, 2021
  • Summer sessions completed by August 20, 2021
  • Fall sessions completed by December 15, 2021

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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 (Potential to earn five credits)
  • 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 5 workshops 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

Format:

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

Investment:

  • 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."