K-12 education events

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Office of Education 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 representatives from various federal agencies, as well as educators, inventors, and entrepreneurs from outside of the federal government. You will 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. Sessions are held by webinar on the last Tuesday of each month (except July and December) from 6-7:30 p.m. ET. Virtual office hours are also available on the Wednesday after the webinar for those who wish to take a deeper dive.

Visit the USPTO's Office of Education page or email education@uspto.gov to learn more.

Upcoming events

Learn about dynamic strategies to incorporate invention and intellectual property education seamlessly into your curriculum.

Past events

Hear from alumni teachers who have been to National Summer Teacher Institute and learn how to apply to attend the 2024 session.

Nov 29, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Celebrating Hispanic pioneers in education and invention

Nov 1, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Sep 27, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Learn how invention education can propel learning and student opportunities outside of the classroom

Aug 30, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Hear about InventEd, a global coalition of educators, researchers, and others who are building and advocating for invention education, a student-centered approach that equips students to solve problems they care about.

Jun 28, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Joann Blumenfeld shares how she is fighting to get high school students of all abilities access to STEM opportunities

May 31, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

May 30, 2023 - Virtual

Thomas "Tom" Jenkins shares his thoughts about invention education in practice.

Apr 26, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Join the USPTO's Office of Education to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day: The value of her IP

The USPTO, with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Alexandria City Public Schools, will bring together exhibitors from across the federal government and the non-profit sector for Noche de Ciencias.

Mar 29, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Lucie Howell, Chief Learning Officer at The Henry Ford, will talk about inclusive innovation and THF Innovation Nation, national television series providing tools for educators and inspiring children to innovate for success.

Mar 1, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

On February 28, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m. ET, join USPTO's Office of Education as we introduce you to the new EquIP HQ, an exciting web-based portal specifically designed for K-12 educators and learners.

Feb 1, 2023 - Virtual

USPTO's Office of Education offers monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education

Reggie Duncan will share his experience from National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI), and you will learn how to apply to NSTI 2023.

Nov 30, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

A webinar with Talia Martin, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and Melinda Higgins from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), discussing the educational outreach initiatives of the Department of Energy Tribal STEM Subcommittee.

Oct 26, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

A fireside chat with 2019 PAEMST awardee Jordan Estock on how to teach students to solve real-world problems in the classroom.

Learn about the Master Teacher of Invention Education Program (MTIP) application process

Sep 28, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

Inspire students to solve problems through invention by following the news where they live

Learn about the Master Teacher of Invention Education Program (MTIP) application process

Aug 31, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

The USPTO hosts a monthly webinar for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Jun 29, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO hosts a monthly webinar for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Jun 1, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO hosts a monthly webinar for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Apr 27, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

Our April workshop takes place on World IP Day, which focuses this year on how young innovators are stepping up to solve innovation challenges across the globe.

Mar 30, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Mar 2 - 3, 2022 - Virtual

The USPTO, with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Alexandria City Public Schools, will bring together exhibitors from across the federal government and the non-profit sector for Noche de Ciencias.

Feb 23, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Jan 26, 2022 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Dec 1, 2021 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Oct 27, 2021 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

Jun 30, 2021 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

May 26, 2021 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

Feb 24, 2021 - Virtual

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.

USPTO will offer monthly office hours for educators to ask questions related to intellectual property and invention education.

USPTO will host a monthly workshop for educators interested in incorporating intellectual property and invention education into their curricula.