Teachers and Classrooms Division

The Teachers and Classrooms Division (TCD) provides educators with training, tools, and resources they need to nurture America's next generation of innovators. TCD advances intellectual property literacy, invention concepts, and entrepreneurship education as integral components of the STEM education ecosystem. This includes professional development for educators, such as National Summer Teacher Institute, the Master Teacher of Intellectual Property Program, webinars, and in-person workshops. TCD also assists with developing IP- and invention-focused lesson plans, digital tools, including EquIP HQ, and curriculum resources teachers can use in their classroom. 

Visit our educator page to learn more and explore the free resources the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers to teachers and classrooms. 

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About the Office of Public Engagement

The TCD is part of the Office of Public Engagement (OPE), the USPTO office responsible for advancing its mission to increase participation in the innovation ecosystem and educate people on the purpose and value of IP and the resources available to bring innovation to impact.   

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