Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop for K12 Educators

Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop for K12 Educators

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    Monthly virtual professional development workshop for K-12 educators interested in intellectual property (IP), innovation, and invention.

    About this event

    This month's program will feature a special fireside chat between Drew Hirshfeld, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Doug Scott, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) awardee, USPTO National Summer Teacher Institute alumnus, and U.S. patent recipient.

    Drew and Doug will discuss invention education, project-based learning, and strategies for educating K-12 students in intellectual property. A Q&A session will follow.

    Featured Educator: Doug Scott

    Doug Scott is a robotics and engineering teacher at Hopkinton High School in Massachusetts. Prior to that, he taught at Natick High School where he and the Natick High School InvenTeam supported the Lemelson-MIT Program at the state and national level during the 2013-2014 school year. Doug accompanied two student representatives from the Natick High School InvenTeam to the fourth White House Science Fair in May 2014 and their invention was awarded U.S. Patent 9,511,833 in December 2016.

    Doug was awarded the 2014 Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year during a state-wide ceremony on October 22, 2014. Doug also received the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) from the White House. He is a loving father who enjoys fishing with his daughter. He is a co-author of Bee the Inventor, a K-2 elementary coloring book for young inventors.

    To learn more about Doug’s journey as an educator and inventor, check out this month’s USPTO Journeys of Innovation feature article.

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    The Office of Education at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosts a monthly virtual professional development workshop for K-12 educators interested in integrating intellectual property (IP), innovation, and invention activities into their STEM/STEAM curriculum. Educators will learn about different types of IP and IP protection including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Sessions are held on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm ET.

    To learn more about the USPTO Office of Education, please visit USPTO Kids or contact education@uspto.gov.