Lesson 13:  Inventure Competitions

Class Competition

The time has finally arrived!  Teams have worked hard to prepare for the Inventure Class Competition, where each group will present their inventions.  

Presenters  

  • Will have 3 to 4 minutes to pitch their idea to the class.  

  • Speak clearly and confidently so we can hear you - Fake it till you make it!

  • Your audience will ask follow-up questions

 

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InVenture Prize Competition Information

Teachers or judges will select the top team(s) from each school and  will submit a video pitch, photo of prototype and other required elements in early February.   The teams selected for State Finals will be notified via email  later in the month of February.  Here is the 2021 competition timeline:

  • August:  Register your school for the K-12 InVenture Prize Competition 

    • (you will receive an email in August with directions),  

    • There is a $75 registration fee per school

    • Provide accurate student participation data as it determines the number of students who may enter the Online Qualifier

  • October:  Mock Pitch Day 

    • Students submit an informal pitch to receive feedback from Georgia Tech professors

  • February:  Online Qualifier & State Finalists 

    • Schools submit teams to compete for the opportunity to participate in the state competition by submitting a 4-minute video of their pitch and information about their invention.

    • State Finalist teams notified. There is a $100 registration fee per team due if your team competes at K-12 InVenture Prize State Finals at Georgia Tech.

  • March 17:  K-12 InVenture Prize State Finals at GeorgiaTech

  • Competition Information:   https://k12inventure.gatech.edu/2020-school-registration

School Competition Options

It is not mandatory that you enter a team into the K-12 InVenture Prize competition; however, it is very helpful for students to have an authentic audience to listen to their pitches and design thinking process.  It is also helpful for them to receive feedback on their ideas and solutions.  Here are a variety of options:

 

  • Classroom - Teachers and/or invited judges come and teams present one at a time in front of the whole class.

  • Exhibition - Multiple classroom teams come to a common area (IE:  Media Center) to display projects and parents are invited to view all projects.  Judges can either circulate among projects or can be in a separate area where students bring projects to them.  This is helpful is noise level is a concern.  

  • Showcase - Teams can share projects and no judging if the school opts not to send team(s) to Georgia Tech State Finals

 

State Competition - March 17, 2021
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