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EDUCATION RESOURCES

Classroom-ready innovation resources

Through my experiences as a teacher candidate, I strongly believe that the Education for Innovation resources are an essential component to cultivating a culture of innovation in our schools. Innovation is not an isolated learning experience that fits into one portion of our instructional day. Instead, it is an ongoing process that continually takes place in the ideas and actions of our students. As teachers, we need to provide students with innovative opportunities that foster learning and support their passions and interests. Through the Education for Innovation resources, I have seen first hand how one idea for an innovation project can improve students’ confidence and skills, and also inspire them to take their learning beyond the classroom walls.

– Presley Sibbick

Our classroom focus on Innovation has been very rewarding this year. [ … ] These innovation-related experiences created much new learning and awareness. Most importantly, we created a community of innovators in our classroom[…]Children learned that innovation requires collaboration and teamwork. I would often start the activity time by saying, “Let the innovation begin” and the children then knew that teamwork time was beginning!

– Judy Scholtz, Junior and Senior Kindergarten/Early Years Teacher. St. Nicholas School, Waterloo, ON

Canadian youth are naturally inquisitive and innovative!

The Education for Innovation (E4I) resources are designed to guide learners through the various phases of the Innovation Cycle, from Inquiry to Implementation. Educators may use these resources with youth to develop innovation and problem-solving skills in classrooms and other settings. Strategies, templates, and assessment tools can be adapted by educators to any subject or curriculum area. Let’s celebrate and cultivate Canada’s culture of innovation!

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Early Learning – Kindergarten

This resource provides educators with practical ideas and engaging activities to transform the learning environment into an centre of innovation!

Education for Innovation (E4I)
Provided by: Rideau Hall Foundation
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Grades 1 to 8

The stories of Canadian innovators form the basis of inquiry learning and provide a foundation for creating new innovations.

Education for Innovation (E4I)
Provided by: Rideau Hall Foundation
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Grades 7 to 12

Learners will use the Innovation Cycle and How to Innovate checklists for designing innovation proposals and projects, in order to make positive impacts in their communities.

Education for Innovation (E4I)
Provided by: Rideau Hall Foundation
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Video: Education Resources in Action

This video is about using Innovation resources in the classroom.

Education for Innovation (E4I)
Provided by: Rideau Hall Foundation
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Video: What exactly is innovation?

This video is a useful resource for teachers introducing innovation concepts in the classroom.

Education for Innovation (E4I)
Provided by: Rideau Hall Foundation