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1 2015 Chicago Student Invention Convention

2 What is the Invention Convention? The Invention Convention is a flexible curriculum focused on critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. It is supported by activities and lesson plans and culminates in a final competition of student built prototypes. The mission of the Invention Convention is to inspire curiosity, confidence, invention and creative problem-solving in our youth. The Invention Convention makes every effort to ensure an enjoyable, rewarding, inspirational and educational experience for every participant. Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

3 What is the purpose of Invention Convention? Empower students to express their ideas, instill confidence, and show students that their ideas are valued Provide an early childhood education curriculum that promotes inventiveness, creativity, curiosity, and problem solving, and provide a venue (the invention convention) through which students can present their ideas Give every child the opportunity to use their imagination, engage in creative problem solving, and feel empowered to present his or her ideas Engage students as young as kindergarten in the scientific/invention process and further the goals of STEM by developing interests in science and math in young students Invest in problem-solvers/thinkers/entrepreneurs/inventors/learners that will become the future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs of Chicago, the state, and the nation Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

4 Program Summary 2013 Final Event Date: June 1, 2013 Location: Skinner West Elementary School, 1260 W. Adams St, Chicago, IL 60607 Time: 9am-12pm Participants: Suder and Skinner West Pictures from the 2013 event: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97010455@N 08/collections/72157633924834807/)http://www.flickr.com/photos/97010455@N 08/collections/72157633924834807/ 2014 Final Event Date: May 17, 2014 Location: Crane Technical Prep High School, 2245 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612 Time: 9am-1pm Participants: 10 schools from Fulton Network Pictures from the 2014 event: (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpsinvention convention/collections/72157644748583264/)https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpsinvention convention/collections/72157644748583264/ 2013 Fulton Network Invention Convention 2 Schools (Suder & Skinner West) 250 Students, over 120 finalists 6 Teachers 50 Volunteers 2014 Chicago Public Schools Invention Convention 10 Schools (from Fulton Network) ~1000 Students, over 150 finalists 16 Teachers 75 Volunteers 2015 Chicago Student Invention Convention 40 Schools (across CPS District) ~3000 students, ~200 finalists ~50 teachers ~100 volunteers Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

5 Our Growth 2013 20142015 Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

6 Rules and Requirements Students may compete as an individual or as part of a team of 2. Both team members must be from the same grade. Both team members must be present for the judging and awards for the team to participate. Required: prototype, presentation, and invention journal Optional: display board Participant Requirements: Participants will be judged in 5 grade categories: K-2, 3, 4, 5, and 6- 8. Each student will be interviewed by two teams of two judges (four judges total) (subject to change). If a team entry, all members must be present at judging. Judges will evaluate the Prototype, Journal, Individual Interviews, and Support Materials based on Communication, Process, Research, and Results. There will be a total of 200 projects allowed in this year's event (subject to change). Judging: Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

7 What will it look like at Suder? The students in E1, E2 and Middle school will receive Invention Convention lessons 1-2 times a week in the classroom. Application and follow through on the lessons will then be brought home to be completed. Expectations and clear directions will be provided with the invention convention homework. 5/10/2015 7

8 Cycle of Inventing 1: Define a need or problem 2: Do background research 3: Brainstorm ways to solve the problem 4: Plan materials and design 5: Build prototype 6: Test prototype 7: Redesign and re-test as necessary 8: Present results and get feedback An invention is a unique device, method, or process. -Completely NEW -Improvement upon an EXISTING device, method, or process Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

9 2014 Event Information 5/10/2015 Over 150 students from the Fulton Network attended from 10 schools Over 75 volunteers served as judges, event volunteers, etc Upon check in: student inventors received a nametag, invention number, and judging time Upon completion of judging: student inventors received a certificate, student inventor ribbon, and Fulton Network patent Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

10 2014 Award Winners Overall Winners: 1st Place: $500 529 scholarship, Knowbrainer (Thinkubators.com), and Invention Prototyping and Mentoring (Imagine-it-Tech) The Butterstick, Ariel McGee and Autumn DeBonnett, Skinner West, 3 rd grade 2nd Place: $300 529 scholarship and Knowbrainer (Thinkubators.com) Student Helper, Andrew Diaz, Talcott, 5 th grade 3rd Place: $200 529 scholarship and Knowbrainer (Thinkubators.com) Anti Gun Violence Sensor, Ida Maina, Irving, 4 th grade Grade winners won the following prizes: 1st place - $75 certificate to Museum of Science and Industry and Knowbrainer (Thinkubators.com); 2nd place - $50 certificate to American Science & Surplus; 3rd place - $25 certificate to American Science & Surplus. Honorable Mentions received a $10 certificate to American Science & Surplus. 3 rd Grade: 1st Place - The Shot Shield, Colin Schaffner, Skinner West 2nd Place - The Backpack Jack, Lola Prisco, Skinner West 3rd Place - All in One Magic Math Tool, Wendy Wang, Skinner West Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

11 2014 Award Winners 4 th Grade: 1st Place - Lego Sorter, Luke Malin and Mason Daly, Suder 2nd Place - Salt Shovel Shaker, Daniel Pitzele and Krishna Prabhakar, Jackson 3rd Place - Turn-it!, Sophia Lopez and Sophia Rebolledo, Jackson 5 th Grade: 1st Place - Better Bottle, Jason Guo, Skinner West 2nd Place - The Shoe Shower, Emmanuel Ramirez, Irving 3rd Place - Nice Ice Tray, Katelyn McBride, Skinner West 6 th Grade: 1st Place - Clutch Guard, Aysia Grey and Lila Macklin, Skinner West 2nd Place - Dead or Alive, Darinka Stepan, Skinner West 3rd Place - Jewelanator, Emelly Pantoja and Unique Martinez, Lozano 7 th -8 th Grades: 1st Place - Parapluie, Gabriela Martinez and Stefany Leal, Talcott 2nd Place - The Bolt Locker, Jeffrey Ren, Skinner West 3rd Place - My Chicken's Keeper, Susy Morales, Irving Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

12 2014 Award Winners Honorable Mentions: The Fish Filternet, Max Matthes, Irving, 3 rd grade Flat-O-Matic, Lucas Wang, Skinner West, 3 rd grade The Rain Roller, Tyler Golod, Skinner West, 3 rd grade Stay Tied Clips, Tru Coleman, Skinner West, 3 rd grade Turn-it!, Sophia Lopez and Sophia Rebolledo, Jackson, 4 th grade Viper, Elliott Gallas and Jasir Bailey, Suder, 4 th grade Go Go Glasses, Aaron Sanchez and Lourdes Garduno, Lozano, 5 th grade Sammy Clips, Fiona Lyons-Carlson and Najeo Sillah, Skinner West, 5 th grade Simple Beauty (SB), Valentina Flores, Suder, 5 th grade Word Master 3000, Adrianna Elliott, Suder, 5 th grade Socks Saver, Aliya Jackson, Suder, 5 th grade The Colorful Shoe 3000, Ayodele Thomas-Kadirifu, Suder, 5 th grade Honorable Mentions: Miracle Brush, Ella Almer, Suder, 5 th grade The Leaf Catcher, Chloe Kurka and Isabelle Kanoski, Skinner West, 5 th grade The Bunion Straightener, Jamil Clayton, Skinner West, 5 th grade The Jug Lifter, Ryan Wong, Skinner West, 5 th grade Jewelanator, Emelly Pantoja and Unique Martinez, Lozano, 6 th grade Toothbrush 3000, Kaushal Patel, Jose de Diego, 6 th grade The Zoom Shopping Cart, Lilly Madrigal, Jose de Diego, 7 th grade V.A.ck-Pack, Arihana Figueroa and Valerie Rodriguez, Talcott, 7 th grade X-Ray Cassette Warmer, Adam Torres, Sabin, 7 th grade Phone Saver, Angelica Ramos and Jacy Rogers, Talcott, 7 th grade Lazy Teacher, Alejandra Pantoja and Denise Garcia, Lozano, 8 th grade Sample Kickoff Deck2014 Event RecapProgram DetailsProgram Overview

13 Why this program? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biWQZlUl-vE 5/10/2015 13


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