Friday, December 19, 2014

Teachers Attend CSIC Teacher Orientation



Alice from US2020 speaks to teachers
Last month the Chicago Student Invention Convention held Teacher Orientation for the teachers leading the program in each of the participating schools.

On November 18th and 19th, teachers from 40 Chicago Public Schools met at Skinner West Elementary for a 1.5 hour workshop. During the orientation Anneliese Gegenheimer, CSIC Director, presented an overview on the invention convention program including program details, timeline, and final event information.  

Teachers complete a creative thinking activity

Past teacher participants were in attendance and shared their insights on the program and final event. Alice from the US2020 STEM mentorship program also shared information on an exciting new partnership, which will provide invention convention mentors to participating schools.



Objects from Quirky.com used for the creative thinking activity
The teachers then went through a Classroom Kickoff Powerpoint deck that they can use to kick off the program with their students, including more information and access to additional resources and tool kits. The teachers played the role of the students as they went through an icebreaker activity, learning about patents, and closing with an activity that involved creative thinking and teamwork.

Thank you to the teachers for participating and a big thanks to the volunteers who helped with the orientation!

Happy Holidays and see you in 2015!

-Written by Alejandro Flores, CSIC volunteer

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