Welcome Teachers

We are a Washington State non-profit composed of both educators and innovators. Together we are developing a toolbox of resources for teachers —  including curricular resources, videos, professional development training, ideas, materials, mentors. Some you will find here and even more becomes available to you when you let us know that you are interested in having either your school or classroom participate.  Please contact us with any questions.

Invent Washington builds standards-based inquiry skills in students by introducing and leading them through the creation of their own invention to solve a problem of their own choosing.

This Invention Education is:

  • Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and each educational unit  “covers the standards” effortlessly and naturally.
  • STEM Integrated – Linked with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as English, economics, sociology, presentation skills, information technology, art, marketing, and much more.
  • Differentiated Education – Accommodates different student needs and learning styles.
  • Founded on Higher Order Thinking Skills – Problem-defining and problem-solving techniques are taught and utilized.
  • 21st Century Skills Related – Age appropriate links to personal growth, learning paths, and global issues

You can get involved with a few short steps:

  • Register your class or school
  • Attend a Teachers Workshop / Professional Development training
  • Engage your parents and students
  • Teach the curriculum and guide your students through invention process

So where do we go from here?

  • Each school or district can hold its own Invention Convention (reach out to Invent Washington for help or support)
  • Select students to attend the Regional Invent Washington Competition on March 24, 2018 in Spokane, WA and/or the Paul G. Allen Invent Washington State Invention Convention on April 14, 2018 in Seattle, WA. Students who compete at the state level have a chance to advance to the National Competition (NICEE).
  • The National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) will be held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI in June 2018. (Students will have a chance to advance from there to the Global Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo.)
  • The Global Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (GICEE) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA in July 2018

Important Information!

Registration is Open!

Regional Registration

State WA iCon Registration

Calendar of Upcoming Events

National Invention Curriculum – Now updated!!