Teaching YIP Best Practices

YIP Leader Webinar Series: Teaching the Young Inventors’ Program

In our first YIP Leader Webinar Series, veteran Young Inventors’ Program educators share their best practices for implementing the YIP curriculum and inspiring youth innovators.

A special thanks to Chrissy Rapoza of Crescent Lake Elementary School in Wolfeboro, NH and Laura Vittorioso from Barrington Elementary School in Barrington, NH for sharing their experiences and answering questions.

Among the many tips and practices shared, Laura and Chrissy offered the following advice:
Just like inventing, running a YIP program will not always go according to plan. Be willing and prepared to adapt and to make changes along the way to meet your students where they are. The process is what makes the YIP experience so transformative.
Start small. We all have many grand ideas, but be realistic in what you can do. And use lots of volunteers! Volunteers are critical for the school invention fair.

Watch YIP Leader Webinar: Teaching YIP