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Teacher Feature: Adrienne Hoffman, Cambria Elementary School

Teaching elementary school students poses different challenges than teaching middle and high school students. To be able to take complicated STEAM topics and introduce them in a way that is not only exciting but understandable to younger minds is no easy feat. Adrienne Hoffman, the Inventionland and STEAM Facilitator for grades K-5 at Cambria Elementary[…]

Teacher Feature: Meghan Hull, Berkshire Junior/Senior High School

Meghan Hull began her teaching career 15 years ago, but, like any seasoned pro, knows that she constantly has to change what and how she teaches in order to meet the needs of her students. Berkshire School District implemented Inventionland Institute’s curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year and she is helping both students and teachers[…]

Innovation in the Classroom

To say classrooms have evolved over the past 30 years is an understatement. Thirty years ago, a teacher was considered innovative and thinking out of the box if she signed up for one of the televisions stored in the library, carefully rolled it on the cart down the hall, and brought in a VHS clip[…]

Warmest Wishes for Happy Holidays and an Innovative New Year!

  In all of the hustle and bustle this busy holiday week can bring, we want to pause for a moment to wish everyone a safe, happy holiday and a very merry New Year. As we celebrate the season with our family and friends, we’re able to reflect back on what an exciting year 2015[…]

A Sneak Peek at What’s in Store for 2016!

The gift-giving season is underway and hordes of deal-seekers may be taking advantage of Cyber Week sales to wrap up their holiday shopping. But, here at the Inventionland Institute, we’ve been keeping our own little surprise under wraps. Today, we’re dropping a hint about an exciting holiday-time happening that we’ve been working on. We’ve started our New[…]

An Unconference and an International Opportunity? Oui! Oui!

From attending an “unconference” conference to welcoming a group of international visitors to our creative space, the last week has been a whirlwind of great networking opportunities for the Inventionland Institute! On November 7th, Executive Director Nathan Field attended EdCampPGH at Pittsburgh’s Montour Area High School. The day-long event was filled with educators from across[…]

Pitch Presentations: Real Life Inventing in Action!

Sometimes, hands-on curriculum calls for that “see-it-to-believe-it” proof and that’s exactly what we’re bringing to you today. Thanks to our Pitch Presentations, you can get a glimpse into the project-based learning involved in the Inventionland Institute curriculum. We’ve created a short video to highlight exactly “what students are capable of when given the skills and given the[…]