Did you know…
- By 4th grade, 1/3 of students have lost interest in science?
- By 8th grade, 50% of students no longer interested in STEM?
- PISA 2012 ranks US 26th in math, 21st in science and 17th in reading of 34 OECD countries?
Source: US News & World Report; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
INVENTORcloud provides teachers the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art educational, communication, and advanced manufacturing technologies along with industry experts and post-secondary educators. Integrating these technologies into 21st century classrooms allows you to prepare your students for career success, building the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. INVENTORcloud supports coursework in STEM, liberal arts and fine and performing arts and is more effective than traditional test book teaching methods in stimulating student interest, promoting positive student attitudes, and instilling life-long learning, communication and problem solving skills.
Professional development is offered to teachers for both curriculum implementation as well as technology and equipment operation. Training can be provided in a hands-on setting and supplemented with online resources. Teachers learn how to use all aspects of the INVENTORcloud curriculum, STORM technology and how to integrate the rapid prototyping equipment and remote access of digital manufacturing equipment. Through the INVENTORcloud technology, teachers have in-class access to academic and industry professionals to augment their educational resources.
What are the Benefits?
- Engaging, inquiry driven interdisciplinary curriculum in a rich technology environment that encourages creativity, design and innovation
- Access to cutting edge design tools, scientific and manufacturing equipment located remotely or on-site
- Partnerships with colleges, universities, and industries providing access to resources that help inspire students to pursue STEM-related careers and post-secondary education options
- Attracts students underrepresented in traditional STEM classes and builds collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills
- Augments teachers’ resources and expertise with academic and industry professionals
- Access to equipment and technology not readily available in most educational settings