Project Invent helps teachers inspire young innovators.
Project Invent is for disruptive educators who are ready to make learning about more than just standards and tests. Join our 2019-2020 fellowship to lead school and community change.
Become a champion of deeper learning.
As a Project Invent fellow, you will be part of our training and support community and lead your students from identifying a real problem to developing a working solution. Along the way, you will become a design thinking and making expert and learn the project management skills for effective student-driven problem-solving. Project Invent is supported by folks like David Kelley (founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school), so you can be confident that the experience will be transformative for both you and your students. 100% of our educators rated our summer training an 8 out of 10 or above. A fellow’s experience involves:
4-day summer training
monthly support calls
maker tools training
Demo Day showcase
Our support helps you and your students succeed in going from an idea to a working product, and you end the year with a powerful example of student-centered learning and strong expertise in design thinking, making, and project management.
We support you.
Invention is a messy process. Our advisors from Stanford d.school, MIT, and more host monthly support calls and provide on-demand advising year-round to help you be the best mentor you can be.
We connect you.
We help pair each team with a community partner to work with throughout the year, going beyond a single interview and leading to innovations that truly make an impact.
We train you.
We host 4-day summer trainings for you to learn the ins and outs of design thinking, engineering, and entrepreneurship for social impact so you know what to do in any invention situation.
we run awesome events.
In May, selected teams present their inventions to top investors and tech executives in Silicon Valley. Last year, we hosted at the Stanford d.school and awarded $2000 in funding.