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Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom: Empowering Teachers with SCAMPER for Invention and Intellectual Property Education

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

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Presented by Kathy Hoppe, Educational Engagement with USPTO, STEMisED; and Christine Lawlor-King, Former Teacher, Current Invention Education Consultant, STEMisED

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Join us for an engaging and interactive edWebinar designed to equip educators with tools to inspire and nurture the inventive potential within their students. We delve into the SCAMPER method—a dynamic framework that encourages creative thinking through the lenses of Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, and Reverse. This proven technique is tailored specifically for educators, providing practical insights on incorporating SCAMPER into lesson plans and classroom activities.

We explore real-world applications of SCAMPER in the context of invention and intellectual property education. Viewers learn how to guide students in brainstorming, problem-solving, and developing original ideas while understanding the importance of intellectual property protection.

By the end of the session, teachers feel empowered to foster a culture of creativity. They gain valuable strategies to integrate invention and intellectual property education seamlessly into their curricula. Let’s embark on a journey of unlocking our classrooms’ creative potential and shaping tomorrow’s innovators!

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, STEM instructional specialists, school leaders, and education technology leaders.

Kathy Hoppe

About the Presenters

Kathy Hoppe is the owner of STEMisED and a contractor for the USPTO Office of Education in educational engagement. Kathy has over 30 years of teaching experience and was a STEM/Science Instructional Specialist and Director of the Elementary Science Program at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES in Spencerport, New York. She served as a Regional Biology Mentor and STANYS Director at Large for Biology and Professional Development. Kathy is a former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator (2013-15) placed at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate of Engineering.

Christine Lawlor-King

Christine Lawlor-King has a background in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education field. She most recently served as Invention Education Program Manager for Lemelson-MIT and is a recipient of the STEM Connector’s Community Trailblazer Award. Christine is a former middle school teacher and active consultant in the field of invention education. She works with the Lemelson Foundation, Lemelson-MIT Invent Teams program, Invention Convention, and STEMisED.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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