Discovery Learning Method

It’s a picture we’ve seen all too often: an elementary school student slumped over at his desk, bored and restless, his face barely supported in his hands. He is trying not to fall asleep as his teacher drills content about basic anatomy: the heart is here, the lungs are here, the kidneys are here…The teacher[…]

Innovation Gears

The Next Day of Innovation

People may be born with creativity, but innovation is a craft which must be taught. Here at Inventionland, we believe anyone has the potential to be a great innovator, if given the proper tools to succeed. To that end, we’ve developed the Inventionland Institute Innovation Course, designed to unlock a student’s potential by engaging them[…]

Co-Learning In Education

Raise your hand if you can remember sitting in a row of desks while silently memorizing passages from a textbook or listening to a 40-minute lecture. Go ahead and put your hand down now. Even that is an outdated method of getting your point across. Education is constantly evolving as we whittle down to the[…]

Next Generation Makers Shine at Pittsburgh’s Avonworth School District

  Recently, the self-a-STEAM was abundant at Pittsburgh’s Avonworth Middle School. A cohort of eighth grade students completed real-world inventing coursework that derives directly from Inventionland’s proven nine-step inventing method. Facing a shark-tank panel that included Inventionland founder and CEO, George Davison, and Inventionland Creationeers, Tim and Tess, over 20 student groups presented new product[…]

Bringing Transformational Value to Students & Teachers Alike

At the core beginning of Inventionland, CEO and founder Mr. George Davison set out to transform the ordinary work environment by creating a unique space that would inspire. As we fast forward to present day, Inventionland has become the hub for what now serves as a source for not only forward-thinking ideas and innovation, but[…]

Copy This! The Apollo Ridge School District is Prepared to 3D Print!

Spring starts this weekend and we think we can speak for pretty much everyone when we say that we’re more than glad to welcome it and all the new beginnings it brings! Speaking of starting something new, one Pittsburgh-area middle school recently got a new beginning of their own when an administrator and a group[…]

Two New Student Groups are Springing into Real-World Inventing!

OK, it may be just a bit early to start touting spring’s arrival; but, as the season of renewal nears, we’re excited to announce that two new student groups will be giving our inventing curriculum a fresh new start! Recently we welcomed a group of twelve high school students from The Kiski School to our creative[…]

One Innovative Kiski School Space Inspires Another!

When The Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania reached out to us last summer for some help in creating a custom creative haven for their students, our founder and CEO George Davison, who also happens to be a proud Kiski alum, couldn’t have been happier to lend his creative expertise! The result of our collaboration with The Kiski[…]

We’re Collaborating to Help Remake Learning in Pittsburgh!

This week at the Inventionland Institute, we’re excited to welcome representatives from Pittsburgh’s Ligonier Valley School District. Though we’re always excited to welcome visitors to our very own creative makerspace, this visit is particularly exciting, because it marks the second time that Ligonier Valley representatives will visit Inventionland – in just one month’s time! Could[…]

New Year = New Outreach Opportunities!

Happy New Year! Though it may be hard to tackle those post-holiday back-to-work blues for some, here at the Inventionland Institute, we’ve hit the ground running in 2016! OK, OK – so, we also hit the snooze button several times earlier this week, too – but, an exciting visit from a possible future partner this[…]