Students attending Parker Middle School are learning how to become inventors and entrepreneurs.
The middle school will utilize the 'Inventionland' curriculum. Seventh graders will have the chance to walk through the nine-step invention process, developing ideas that come to mind. At the end of the class, each group of students in the class will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a team from Inventionland.
CEO of Inventionland Institute, Ken Burk, says, "...what we found in our experience is that ideas and creativity, when fueled with passion and motivation, is really a motivating influence on students".
This is the second year this curriculum has been used. Right now, 35 schools in the Pittsburgh area use the curriculum.
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