Who We Help: Educators
Navigating IP Education From Grade School to Grad School!
Intellectual property is everywhere – from your favorite brand of clothes to the technology that helps get you from home to work to the music of your favorite artists! Given IP’s continued importance to the growing economy and world around us, we need to ensure that the children of today will be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.
As many educational institutions promote programs focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, it is essential for educators – including teachers, professors, or instructors at all levels from K-12 through university and beyond – to understand what IP is and how it is protected. Many students are budding creators and innovators who will look to their educators for guidance in navigating this complex process. It is not enough to simply teach students creativity and design thinking; they must also learn how to protect what they create. GIPA is committed to helping connect Georgia schools, teachers, parents, and communities with the resources needed to bring IP education to Georgia youth.
Download and review our IP Toolkit to learn the basics about the different types of intellectual property protection and the benefits they afford.
GIPA IP Careers team’s flagship resource to students, IP job candidates, and employers.
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Instructional comics that teach kids how to build projects and toys using everyday household goods.
Interactive website where students can Watch videos about design and innovation, Design and build their own cool ideas, be Wowed by cool technology, and Play games to learn how stuff works!
STEAM activity book that teaches kids (ages 6-8) about invention.
Fun activities, videos, and information about IP.
A lesson to understand the importance of IP in your daily life.
This site provides a basic overview of intellectual property and concepts of invention.
Learn how to solve real-world problems, exploring inventions that do everything from battle invasive species to taking on climate change.
The Unreal Campaign is an awareness program of the International Trademark Association (INTA) which aims to educate young consumers (14- to 23-years-old) about the dangers of counterfeiting and the importance of trademarks through online activities and direct school engagement.
This site provides resources to help tap into the passion and creativity that all children have to learn about creation, invention, and intellectual property.
The USPTO hosts monthly virtual professional development webinars for K-12 educators interested in integrating IP, innovation, and invention activities into their STEM/STEAM curriculum. Sessions are held on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. ET.
The NIHF has a collection of articles and content for parents and educators to teach invention education to kids.
Site includes a collection of content and curricula that is sortable by grade level, published by invention education program providers.
Site of an organization that provides age-appropriate, in-depth lessons that promote a positive approach to respecting creative work.
A fresh approach to learning about IP rights exist and who they benefit can be used by viewers of all ages and backgrounds.
Looking for more IP education resources? A curated list of IP Education resources is available.