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Classroom ready resources for teachers

Inspiring young people to become innovators

The Education for Innovation (E4I) resources are designed to help teachers guide learners through the four phases of the Innovation Cycle. Students are inspired to Inquire, Ideate, Incubate and Implement their innovations to make an Impact! Educators may use these free, bilingual resources to develop innovation and problem-solving skills, in classrooms and other settings.


Through my experiences as a teacher candidate at Nipissing University, 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

What are the E4I Education Resources?

Three resource teaching guides:

  • Early Learning – Kindergarten
  • Grades 1- 8
  • Grades 7-12

Teaching Guides were developed in partnership with Nipissing University’s Schulich School of Education and volunteers from school boards and other partner organizations
Learning experiences are applicable across a range of subjects, including the arts, mathematics, literacy, physical education, health, sciences and social studies.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about the E4I resources and organize a presentation at your school. Download the resources now.

Learn more about how the E4I resources can be used in your school:

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Educational Resources

Early Learning – Kindergarten

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

Grades 1 to 8

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

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.

Video Resources

Video: Education Resources in Action

This video is about using Innovation resources in the classroom.

Video: What exactly is innovation?

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

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