Invention Education: Tools and strategies to bring innovative resources to your classroom

For this month's K-12 education webinar, join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a professional development session for educators on Tuesday, June 25, from 5-6 p.m. ET.

In this edWebinar, USPTO education experts will discuss the most effective ways to integrate EquIP HQ into your curriculum. You'll learn how to navigate the site and customize resources to fit the unique needs of your classroom. EquIP HQ is a free, interactive online portal that offers games, lesson plans, multimedia resources, and engaging activities, all designed to encourage creativity, problem-solving, and inventive thinking in your students.

Visit the event page to learn more and sign up. You can also visit EdWeb's tips and tricks page to learn more about how to view the live presentation, access the recording, earn your CE certificate, and use EdWeb's new accessibility features.

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This webinar will be presented by: 

  • Elizabeth Colton, a STEM Innovation Specialist Educator and an accomplished instructor with 18 years of experience in STEM and career exploration at Crane Elementary School District in Yuma, Arizona. Recognized as the Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year in 2022 and an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2019, she emphasizes the integration of technology for student success.
  • Dr. Jorge L. Valdes, Education Program Advisor at the USPTO, where he works to increase intellectual property knowledge through education, outreach, and collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, including the development of professional development programs for educators nationwide. 

USPTO professional development webinars

The USPTO hosts monthly professional development webinars for K-12 educators interested in integrating intellectual property (IP), innovation, and invention activities into their STEM/STEAM curriculum. Whether you're a school administrator, teacher, student, parent, or caregiver, you are welcome to join us every month to hear from educators and learn about different types of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. These sessions can help inspire a classroom of problem solvers and shape career choices. Webinars are held once a month. Visit the USPTO's Kids, students, and educators page to learn more.

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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