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Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam® Grant Informational Webinar - Speaker view
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
19:00
good evening/afternoon
Sandra Riley-Brown
19:17
Good evening everyone
Amanda Bell
19:19
Good evening
Sean Magers
19:31
good evening
Heather Brooks
19:35
Good Evening
Cindy Bednara
19:39
Good Evening.
Gideon OFFEI
19:48
Good evening
Sandra Riley-Brown
20:28
Sorry, you all my camera does not work
John Carambat
20:56
no
Michael Gallagher
21:36
No
Doug Scott
21:49
Nice to meet you all. Doug Scott from MA. This program is fantastic...be prepared to change the way you teach and love it!
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
21:59
For some reason, a lot of folks came in under “Tracy Jean-Chronberg”. If this isn't you, please rename!
Jeff Zhang
22:41
More diversity in ideas and inventions
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
23:29
"Ingenuity would be off the hook!"
Doug Scott
30:39
Write up about Baruch and their adventures: https://lemelson.mit.edu/news-events/news/inventeamtm-students-participate-white-house-science-fair
Doug Scott
35:53
No red tape in your purchasing...imagine being able to purchase project items without the PO process etc….I linked mine into Amazon and we had items the next day! Every teacher that had a P Card will tell you how they now miss having it 🙂
Doug Scott
36:44
Mark Westlake bio: https://lemelson.mit.edu/forging-pathway-invention-education/leadership-staff/mark-westlake
Doug Scott
39:03
Mike Gallagher is monitoring your chat Q/A. His bio: https://lemelson.mit.edu/forging-pathway-invention-education/leadership-staff/michael-gallagher
Doug Scott
41:20
About Dr. Leigh Estabrooks: https://news.mit.edu/2020/society-women-engineers-we-local-program-honors-leigh-estabrooks-0302
Susan Haws
41:35
Can teams have more than one teacher? Or is it required that we select one?
Laura Lockwood
41:58
^^About how many students per team, as well?
Michael Gallagher
42:01
Yes you can have more then one teacher
Doug Scott
42:04
Most teams have a lead teacher and an assistant teacher(s)
Don Domes
42:07
A coaching/teaching team is actually the best.
Doug Scott
43:04
Team sizes can range quite a bit. Seen them as small as 6 or so...all the way up to 24. Keep in mind the larger the team the more management involved.
Clara Mabour
43:29
An ideal team is between 9-15 students
John Carambat
44:02
Can one school have two teams?
Michael Gallagher
44:08
We will share the recording after
Doug Scott
44:27
Ed Hernandez: https://lemelson.mit.edu/forging-pathway-invention-education/leadership-staff/ed-hernandez
Michael Gallagher
44:34
One grant / team per school
Don Domes
45:01
A School only have one team. One is plenty the first time.
Doug Scott
45:11
Chelle Myrann: https://lemelson.mit.edu/forging-pathway-invention-education/leadership-staff/chelle-myrann
John Carambat
45:23
Thanks
Doug Scott
45:41
Don Domes: https://lemelson.mit.edu/forging-pathway-invention-education/leadership-staff/don-domes
Doug Scott
46:47
Clara Mabour: https://lemelson.mit.edu/forging-pathway-invention-education/leadership-staff/clara-mabour
Andrew Schuetze
47:11
Is it allowable for a private school to reach out to a community partner to help source student participants?
Brittany Bazaldua
47:12
Who does the administrator need to be? (principal, superintendent? )
Doug Scott
47:42
The "Real" Tracy Jean Chronberg: https://lemelson.mit.edu/forging-pathway-invention-education/leadership-staff/tracy-jean-chronberg
Michael Gallagher
47:42
Andrew yes
Doug Scott
49:21
Brittany you can have either based on your district structure, but ultimately your business office will have to sign off on green lighting a P Card for the teacher as well.
Cynthia Salvatierra
49:36
What if our school has not return yet to see if students are interested in this. Most of our students are dormitory students and do not return til 8/15.
Brian Tucker
49:40
It sounds like the application is for the inventing to occur this year. True? When I applied in the past, it was a two-year application process.
Brittany Bazaldua
49:40
thanks, Doug!
Laura Lockwood
49:45
I apologize if this is a silly question! Does this take place at the same time every year? I know in my district, we will not see teachers back until August 15 and students back until August 22nd. While we can do some recruiting individually, this timing will be challenging.
Don Domes
50:16
The administrator should be someone who can provide some support if you need it. Examples are approvals for things you want to do with the kids, signing forms, etc. Some administrators are more involved than others. It would be great if they can accompany the team to Eurek Fest.
Doug Scott
50:36
Brian, yes ready for June 2023 EurekFest showcase of your team's invention.
Michael Gallagher
51:03
Brian the application is for this year
Brian Tucker
51:23
Thanks, Doug and Michael!
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
51:25
I teach middle school computer science. Are we eligible to the grant or is it only high school?
Dustin Rael
51:30
Can non-teacher activity coaches register a team? I manage the school's MakerSpace and a number of after school STEM competitions throughout the year. I also mentored and chaperoned our Inventeam in 2019.
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
51:32
*for*
Doug Scott
51:58
Laura…yes challenging. If possible a teacher and small core group of kids (handful) can meet up at local library this summer and write the application together. We did that years ago and it was a great way to get started...small then grow the team.
Sandra Riley-Brown
52:16
Is there a Cap on the number of approvals each year?
Laura Lockwood
52:34
Thank you for the recommendation, Doug!
Doug Scott
52:59
InvenTeams would be for high school students 9-12 for the 2022-2023 school calendar year.
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
53:18
ok. Thank you
Doug Scott
53:25
Laura...it will work...small core group 🙂
Clara Mabour
54:27
+1 Doug
Doug Scott
54:29
Hi Sandra: I will defer to LMIT official staff on the number of approved teams. This would be a Q for Leigh/Clara/Tracy.
Clara Mabour
54:51
Sandra, we are selecting up to 10 teams this year
george Kirkman
54:57
Here is our team picture as an example: They had a little fun with it https://files.rollingrobots.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_images/TheDreamTeam%202.JPG
Don Domes
55:21
Tip: The kids really need to be committed to the invention and excited about coming up with the solution. Their energy level is mission critical.
Doug Scott
55:28
Love it George. Nice part of LMIT IT is you run into cool people like George at the airport here and there 🙂
Doug Scott
56:06
Like any team you will have your "core” and some peripheral members.
Andrew Schuetze
01:01:15
Are there any videos of teams presenting at Eureka Fest to help recruit and sell this program on my campus?
Michael Gallagher
01:01:58
Yes we can send some out. Great idea
Doug Scott
01:02:26
Andrew….yes...I have a few nice videos of a few teams…will grab and post...stay tuned…
Doug Scott
01:03:16
ASK Academy EF: https://youtu.be/EYnSfVdUiGY
Doug Scott
01:03:30
Richland EF: https://youtu.be/mRDVB-3DS80
Doug Scott
01:03:51
Logan EF: https://youtu.be/CSr5jpXt4SE
Andrew Schuetze
01:04:27
Thanks a bunch for the Eureka Fest video links
Doug Scott
01:04:39
All there in one copy/paste:
Doug Scott
01:04:41
ASK Academy EF: https://youtu.be/EYnSfVdUiGYRichland EF: https://youtu.be/mRDVB-3DS80Logan EF: https://youtu.be/CSr5jpXt4SE
Clara Mabour
01:06:56
The kids turn into the experts
Margaret Pearce
01:07:38
Doesn't the "solution" have to be part of the grant application? I assume that the proposed solution may flex to even change, correct? Or did I misunderstand and we only need the problem defined.
Don Domes
01:07:51
It really helps if the kids can get to know the customer of the invention. The customer can really help the kids.
Michael Gallagher
01:08:23
The problem is more important then the solution
Doug Scott
01:08:42
Someone asked…if you have a LMIT IT Q...I defer to LMIT staff...if you are looking for something from me in particular...sure: dscott@hopkinton.k12.ma.us Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrscottbot
Clara Mabour
01:08:45
Margaret you will have to define the problem and propose a solution.
Michael Gallagher
01:09:04
You can’t have a problem that is beyond the scope of the school year
Margaret Pearce
01:09:17
Thank you.
Michael Gallagher
01:09:41
The solution can and most likely will change
Doug Scott
01:10:09
Honestly some of the best LMIT IT I have seen...have the simplest inventions that work and solve the problem. The focus is really the problem and having it solved by the team.
John Carambat
01:10:19
This seems to align perfectly with PLTW Engineering Design and Development. Is it ok to let students in EDD participate as "the big project"?
Susan Haws
01:10:23
Does this happen annually on the same timeline?
Doug Scott
01:10:46
John, good Q for Mike Gallagher...he is PLTW trainer since it started
Andrew Schuetze
01:10:49
So being a current FTC coach put a proposal in the not award pile?
Joni Hesley
01:11:47
Can private business assist in finding "real world problems" to help with R & D?
Doug Scott
01:11:48
Andrew I did both …coached FTC and ran LMIT IT….but I had the kids choose which….I took on the load knowing it would be painful…I lived
Sonila Fitzpatrick
01:11:54
I am part of a profit org- but I’m here because I know my son would love to be part of a team like this. He is a rising 9th grader. Who would be a great contact in the high school to reach out?
Dustin Rael
01:12:44
I am the MakerSpace director and coach of our Science Team, but not technically a teacher on campus. Can I submit an Inventeam application with one of my student teams?
Doug Scott
01:12:52
Hi Sonila...that would be a good Q for a teacher/admin at their school
Clara Mabour
01:13:19
Yes, Dustin, you can submit an application
Ella Keigher
01:13:29
Would we be able to apply with a problem and solution we’ve already created a loose prototype for?
Joni Hesley
01:13:31
Can private business assist in finding "real world problems" to help with R & D?
Dustin Rael
01:13:59
Wonderful! Thank you, Clara :-)
Lori Grimsley
01:14:18
We are a K-12 stem charter. Is it strictly 9-12 or can we include our middle schoolers as well?
Don Domes
01:14:29
Andrew - I coached a ton of FTC and both FTC and Iventeam are a lot of learning. I had assistant coaches for my FTC teams and did not have FTC Lead Coaching responsibilities. Honestly - Do not stretch yourself too thin.
Cecilia Marquez
01:14:33
Are there exemplars of prior successful proposals?
Michael Gallagher
01:14:41
John yes you get outside help in finding a problem
Doug Scott
01:14:48
Joni…I would suggest they coach the process...but the kids really need to ID the problem.
Michael Gallagher
01:16:04
Meeting with companies and talking about issues they have. Doug has used the fire department or police department
Niharika Abbaraju
01:16:16
Does the background info section have to take up 12 pages?
Clara Mabour
01:17:13
Niharika, the background does not have to be 12 pages. 12 pages is the max for that section.
Niharika Abbaraju
01:17:36
Ok thank you!
John Carambat
01:17:52
Thanks, Michael. that is what I wanted to know about PLTW EDD
Michael Gallagher
01:18:22
You feel free to email
Michael Gallagher
01:18:45
Michaelpgallagher@gmail.com
John Carambat
01:19:27
Got it.
Doug Scott
01:19:38
Just do it...game changer for you and your kids!
Heather Brooks
01:19:46
Thank You so Much! :)
Cindy Bednara
01:19:49
I think I just need time to take all this in.
Ed Hernandez
01:19:54
ehernandez@tustin.k12.ca.us
Michael Gallagher
01:19:56
Yes do it !
Ed Hernandez
01:19:57
Ed in CA
Don Domes
01:19:59
if you only start out with 3-5 hours a week you will probably be putting in more time as you near the end.
Michael Gallagher
01:20:05
mwestlake@cadets.com
Doug Scott
01:20:23
I remember sitting where you are and thinking no way I can do this….I was wrong...so worth it
Don Domes
01:20:32
Learning.don@gmail.com
Don Williams
01:20:53
Thank you for a well-planned presentation.
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
01:21:16
Thanks for your time and information. Looking forward to applying.:)
Susan Haws
01:21:50
With the $3000 for teacher fellowship, does that mean it can go to salary or stipend?
Brian Tucker
01:22:09
Thanks, Leigh! Pleasure to see you again! I'm working on developing a team and plan to apply next year.
Michael Gallagher
01:22:40
The fellowship is paid to the teacher not via the school
Susan Haws
01:22:50
ah, okay. awesome
Doug Scott
01:23:03
You will find that Leigh will have your back...she will do anything to help a teacher/team that is putting in a good effort. She knows everyone across the country and her resources that are vast. And all with a smile 🙂
Susan Haws
01:23:17
and if there are 2 teachers, can it be broken down?
John Carambat
01:23:53
Thanks, Ray. Awesome
Edna Losa
01:23:54
Thank you Leigh
Tracy Jean-Chronberg
01:23:56
Thank you 😊 looking forward to sharing this opportunity with our students and staff.James Griffin, PrincipalLinda Lopez, Asst. PrincipalBoyd H. Anderson HS
george Kirkman
01:23:58
good night all
Samantha Chang
01:24:02
thank you!
Tanishq singh rathore
01:24:07
Thanks