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Register Your School

Welcome to a new year of CIC! Last year, CIC served over 17,000 students in grades K-12 across Connecticut and beyond.  We are excited to welcome you to CIC!

Registration is about to close for the year on January 29– please register your school as soon as possible.  Registering your school(s) is/are done through this link - the Teachers Workspace. The deadline for school registration is December 31, 2019.  The Teachers Workspace is where you'll find program-specific information and dates for this year.  Please note.  

What you get:

  • CIC’s latest curriculum resources with connections to Common Core and NGSS standards
  • Support and coaching for your teachers
  • Online teacher workspace to register your school/program and register your students for the CIC Annual State Final event(s)
  • Right to send your most accomplished students to the CIC Annual State Final event(s) to join young inventors from nearly 300 schools from around the state. 
  • Select students from the CIC Annual State Final event are invited to move on to the Invention Convention Worldwide (ICW) at The Henry Ford (THF) Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan 
  • Acceptance into a community of educators excelling at invention education

What it costs:

The program is free for schools participating for the first time. After that, and for all returning schools, the enrollment fee is $150 per school/program. There are School Discount Registration Fees for districts/groups enrolling multiple schools.  

CIC Curriculum:

Once your school is registered, you will be given the link to access on-line our Curricular Resources where you will be able to find, download and print out any and all of the information you need. There are over 130 different lessons for grades K-12.  Activities are categorized by grade level and includes:

  • Step-by-step lesson plan
  • A list of the NGSS and Connecticut Common Core standards addressed
  • An introductory Powerpoint presentation
  • Evaluation rubric
  • Additional support materials

Now That You've Registered Your School:

  • Register for and attend Professional Development, held at various locations across the state to make sure you understand the program 
  • Get your students excited about inventing! Host a kick-off event and reach out to parents. Consult CIC for ideas/activities.
  • Take your students through the invention process and then let them design and create their own invention.

If you need support or encounter any challenges, please contact our Director of Education, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your Students Have Finished the Program, Now What?

  • Give your students an opportunity to present the problems they solved and the process they went through to arrive at their invention!
  • Host a local invention convention at your school, invite area professionals to judge the inventors and give constructive feedback and suggestions for improving their prototype.
  • If your school is part of a larger district program, get together with your teacher peers to host a combined schools event.
  • Using CIC guidelines, select and register a number of students to represent your school at the CIC Annual State Finals event for your school district. 

If you need more information or ideas of how to host a local invention convention, please contact our Director of Education, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..