The Network

What We Believe

Today, not enough young people – particularly students of color and low-income students – have the opportunity to engage in invention learning. To build a robust, diverse pipeline of talent equipped to address societal and environmental problems of today and tomorrow, we can’t leave any student behind.

This challenge clarifies our purpose as a network. We believe that all K-12 students should have Invention Education experiences through which they develop the knowledge, skills and inventive mindsets that unlock their creative confidence and prepare them to thrive in an innovation economy.

The Network

Within the InventEd community, you can re-invigorate your teaching practice through informal mentorship, peer support and professional development to feel confident and enthusiastic about integrating Invention Education into your curriculum.

The InventEd Network is a coalition of K-12 educators, nonprofit leaders, researchers, government agencies,  funders, and others who are building and supporting the field of Invention Education. We connect throughout the year to learn from one another, share resources and progress, collectively identify and solve problems that advance the field, and increase engagement and understanding of Invention Education.

Our Values

  • We commit to the power of collective action to bring Invention Education to all students.
  • We hold each other accountable by evaluating our progress toward creating an inclusive and supportive community.
  • As a community, we seek to embody the inventive spirit: curious, empathetic, problem-based, and solution-oriented.
  • We strive to be open and collaborative with one another to share resources, ideas, solutions and ownership.

Help Create the Next Generation of Innovators and Problem-Solvers. Join Us!

Are you passionate about the need to better prepare students for the future? Are you committed to increasing the number of students of color and low-income students in STEM learning? Are you interested in revitalizing your teaching practice to improve student learning outcomes? If the answer is YES to any of these questions, join us!

We offer networking and learning opportunities, best practices, connections and collaborations with peers, funding opportunities within Invention Education and free, high quality instructional resources. Here are a few ways to jump in and start benefiting from this incredible community:

Stay Informed

Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter to stay informed about Invention Education news, events, and Network resources. Review our latest newsletter here.

Learn and Be Inspired

Featuring leading researchers, practitioners, educators, influencers and more, we explore topics that respond to the needs of and help grow the field. Watch inspiring talks from invention education students and experts at our last Invent Ed Convening.

Connect with Others

Bring your expertise, and meet like-minded Invention Education educators, researchers, and advocates to  help build the field of Invention Education.

Research Group – join higher education researchers and program providers to:

  • Help define the research agenda for the field
  • Contribute to published papers like this one
  • Build partnerships to apply for grants
  • Co-present at academic conferences on current Invention Education research
  • Converse among peers who can help advance your goals

Educator Group – join fellow in-school educators in this community of practice to:

  • Learn tips and techniques from veteran Invention Educators
  • Explore the role of educators in building the field of Invention Education
  • Connect with peers to discuss current topics in Invention Education
  • Develop new pedagogy in partnership with other educators

For more information on InventEd Network Groups, please contact:

We will be adding new groups as issue areas and interests emerge.

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