Education for Innovation At Work: This Ontario Teacher Uses the E4I Resources to Get Her Son Excited About Innovation

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by Canadian Innovation Space
Nov 03, 2020

This year, back-to-school has looked a little different. From in-class to at-home learning to hybrid models, parents and teachers from coast to coast have found themselves innovating and pivoting to keep students learning in a safe and distanced way.  

 Like many Canadians, Jessica Frost found herself looking for resources to support as she made the shift to learning at-home with her son. We partnered with Jessica – a teacher and educational consultant based in Ontario – to add our Education for Innovation resources to her at-home learning arsenal. With our free, bilingual resources, Jessica and her son learned all about the Innovation Cycle and Canadian innovations like insulin, the lightbulb, and snow goggles. Together, Jessica and her son also completed the ball run activity in their basement learning space!  

 “These lesson plans encourage students’ innovation mindsets and teach them the skills to be awesome inventors!”  
Jessica Frost – Teacher and Educational Consultant 

 Jessica shared their ball run experiment on her Instagram, as well as her experience exploring the resources as a valuable learning tool for her audience. Read some of their comments below!  

 

Time to CREATE, TEST, IMPROVE and TEST again! Check out this ball run invention! 

For all parents making a shift to a learn-at-home model this fall, or educators returning to the classroom, here’s a FREE and awesome K-12 bilingual resource from @canadianinnovationspace  These lesson plans encourage students’ innovation mindsets and teach them the skills to be awesome inventors! All activities take you through The Innovation Cycle that has them inquire, plan, test, and share their creations! This cycle is often used by teachers in Maker Stations. I’ve used it it my classroom Tinker Studio, and now in my basement learning space. Also, kids learn about famous Canadian innovations, including insulin, the lightbulb and snow goggles! Link to all lessons in bio!!! 📋😊 

 

 

 

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