Teachers Tell Us What Inspires Them

At Inventionland Institute, we recognize all of the hard work educators do both in and out of the classroom. From creating steam lesson plans that keep students engaged to grading papers to mentoring and coaching to managing IEPs and making phone calls home…not to mention running extracurricular activities and buying supplies for their classroom. It’s[…]

Mysteries of The Teachers’ Lounge

As a student, the teachers’ lounge was a place of mystery and intrigue (and, depending on when you went to school, there may have been a faint smell of cigarette smoke when you walked by). If you ever got to peek inside the lounge before getting hurried away, you saw a strictly grown-up area devoid[…]

You’re Not A Teacher

Sorry to break it to you, but you’re not a teacher. Sure, you spent four-plus years learning about best practices and pedagogy and have created captivating lessons that align with state standards and benchmarks, but…you’re not a teacher. A teacher instructs, plain and simple. If you were trying to teach yourself how to use your[…]

Burgettstown Sounds Off on the Top Five Reasons for Schools to Pursue Inventionland’s Real-World Inventing Course

Burgettstown Area School District is tackling the need for STEAM education and innovation in the classroom. The Burgettstown Area School District recently was just one school whose high school students recently completed their Inventionland Invention Contest pitches as part of our Inventionland Innovation Course! Assistant to the Superintendent Mandi Figlioli sat in as a judge during[…]

Mount Union Area School District Experience at Inventionland Sparks Stronger Commitment to STEAM Initiatives in the Classroom

“I was surprised by the number of products that are released every day (from Inventionlnd). That statistic really impresses me! My students were surprised at the endless possibilities of careers that [prepare people to] work at [innovative companies like] Inventionland. They were under the impression that they had to be an engineer only to work[…]