Program Leaders

Bring Technovation Families to your students

We believe the best learning happens through exploration. Challenge your students to discover new ideas and solve unique problems.

Mentors everywhere are using Technovation Families in classrooms, after school clubs, family programs, makerspaces, libraries, and more. That's because Technovation Families creates engaging and approachable opportunities for students and adults to learn together. You don't have to be a scientist or engineer to lead —you just have to be curious enough to want to learn!

Students learn more than just STEM.

With the engineering design process (EDP) as a guide, your students will plan, build, and test their designs. Students document each step on Technovation Families. But most importantly, students who complete Technovation Families design challenges learn to persevere through mistakes and failure, learning that creating something new is a process of testing and improvement. This supports them to build confidence in their ability to solve tough problems.


We welcome leaders from around the world to join us for Season 2 of Technovation Families!

Why join as a program site?

  • Bring an innovative AI family program to members of your community
  • Leaders can build their knowledge of AI with extra resources and access to live trainings
  • Have a direct line of contact to our support team
  • Join our global movement and interact with our community of mentors.

Season 2 is open and submissions are due January 2020.

Reserve your spot for Season 2!


What does a program site look like?

Program sites are different throughout the world. Generally, we seek locations that deliver programs outside of school to underserved families. Also, your location should have 1-5 passionate facilitators who are ready to lead.

Our full program is 20 hours and directed by people like you. We know that's a big commitment so we're here to help!

Club

20+ families at your location want to participate.

Your mentor(s) are ready to spend ~35 hours learning about and leading this program throughout the season.

This is a great option for sites that would like to pilot the program, have a STEM group, or are single returning program sites.

Chapters

Your organization has multiple locations and experience leading family programs.

You have a network of mentors ready to learn about AI and lead this program.

This is a great option for multi-site organizations who want to bring a family-focused program to their organization.


Friend of the Program

You are ready to lead our program, but it looks a little different from a club or chapter. Examples of our Friends can include:

  • Mentors supporting kids who are excited to participate, but no guardians (children can complete the program but please remember that only Family Teams are eligible to submit for the AI World Championship!)
  • Leaders of small family or afterschool groups who are participating
  • Anyone who is interested in bringing some of our program, but not all 20 hours, to participants. We recommend completing at least 3 sessions

What’s stopping you from joining us today?

We are here to support you! Fill out this form to reserve your spot as a Season 2 program site.

If you need funding to participate, mini grant application forms will be sent to partners who have reserved their spot for Season 2 prior to August 1. While we cannot cover the total cost of your program we have modified our curriculum to be more inclusive to all partners worldwide and are no longer requiring the purchase of additional materials. This means more communities from around the world can facilitate this program at little to no cost.