A New Learning Environment is Born

We are so proud to have participated in the big unveiling of the all-new CIRC Lab — which stands for Creativity Innovation Research Center — at Haine Elementary School in Cranberry Township, PA! It was a fun-filled day that included student-led tours, demonstrations, a meet-and-greet, and lots of other activities that highlighted the creativity and[…]

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Inventionland’s Teacher of The Month!

This month’s Teacher Feature focuses on Mike Lincoln of Avonworth! Mr. Lincoln is a veteran instructor of the Inventionland Institute’s Innovation Course. He has seen firsthand how the numerous skills and collaborative learning of the course have made an impact on his students, and he can’t wait to get back into the groove and start[…]

5 Must-Haves For A Creative Classroom

Here at Inventionland, we’re big fans of creative environments. We’re pretty sure the castle, pirate ship, tree house, and raceway gave that away! Did you know that you can build your own creative kingdom without the castle? Here are 5 quick tips to add a little innovation to the typical classroom.   Wall Art. Go[…]

Inventionland’s Teacher of the Month!

This month’s featured teacher is Ms. Alissa Nardone from Burgettstown! Inventionland hosted a special workshop last month to pilot our brand new Innovation Course elementary curriculum. Ms. Nardone was one of the educators who graciously donated her time to participate and provide guidance. She did an awesome job and the kids were really engaged by[…]

Elementary Students Pilot New Inventionland Curriculum!

The Inventionland Institute’s Innovation Course has proven to be an inspiring and effective way of learning for middle and high schoolers. This fall, it will be available for elementary students as well! On July 12, we welcomed a group of students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade for a focus group to pilot the workshops.[…]

Inventionland’s Teacher of the Month!

Our featured teacher for July is Mr. Jay Huss of Washington School District! Mr. Huss is busy preparing to get back in the classroom, where he specializes in computer and technology education, including the Inventionland Innovation Course. “My enthusiasm and love of technology is ever-present in any course and, especially, Inventionland,” said Mr. Huss. A[…]

Inventionland Institute Featured in National Publication!

The Inventionland Institute was featured in an article from a national educational publisher this week! The article lists the 9 reasons why students love innovation-based courses. More and more, educators are implementing hands-on, project-based learning into their classrooms. Curricula like the Inventionland Institute’s Innovation Course blend core classroom instruction and work force knowledge, while also[…]

Inventionland Welcomes North Hills Students!

May was a busy month here at Inventionland. In addition to our big Regional Invention Contest, numerous tour groups came through our one-of-a-kind facility, including North Hills’ McIntyre Elementary third-grade class. “We loved Inventionland!” said teacher Ms. Heather Logue. “I think this really helps the students see the process from beginning to end. When we’re[…]