IP Education for Next Gen Innovators (Grade 6-12)

Teach Intellectual Property
In Your Community

Educate the next generation about the role intellectual property rights play in driving prosperity and enriching lives. Use the IPO Education Foundation toolkit to share core concepts about IP rights with middle and high school students. Help students understand the role that IP plays in all of our lives. Once students have completed the activity, make sure to provide a digital or print-out certificate of participation! 

How to Connect with Schools

Connect with local schools, after school programs and clubs to find students in your community! The Toolkit includes sample emails to use to connect with school administrators or teachers. Groups to consider: 

      • STEAM Classes
      • Business/Entrepreneurship Programs
      • Girl Scouts
      • Invention Education Programs
      • Art, Computer Science, Robotics, Science Clubs

TIP: Take a look at the public school directories in your state and contact someone from the professional learning or career departments. 

If you’d like help from IPOEF to identify a group in your area, please contact Foundation@ipo.org.

Provide Your Feedback

Thank you so much for bringing intellectual property education to your community. We would really appreciate any feedback you could provide, so we can continue to improve our toolkit and our sessions. Please fill out a short survey below.

Upcoming Challenges

Contact Foundation@ipo.org if you’d like to learn more about the upcoming challenges!

Celebrate Science

science week

Help us reach 2,500 students by 2025 by teaching about IP during Science Week (August 10-18). Host an event at your company, law firm, or in your community and use the IP Education for Next Gen Innovators Toolkit to complement science programs! Don’t forget to tell us about your activity so we share the amazing impact you’re making in the community.

National Entrepreneur’s Day

Entrep Day

National Entrepreneur’s Day will be celebrated November 19. Teach students in your community about entrepreneurship and how intellectual property plays a critical role in starting a business or launching a product.

Share Photos from Your Event!

Include photos with your event feedback or send your photos to Foundation@ipo.org so we can share the amazing work our partners are doing in their communities!

1 thought on “IP Education for Next Gen Innovators (Grade 6-12)

  1. Thanks for the great content! I’m excited about the two classroom visits that I have scheduled!

    I know that actually getting into schools can be the hardest part. I reached out through my friend’s kids schools, through my network to see who knew teachers/principals, and also found the state guides on this site super helpful. It’s funny – sometimes the person I found through my network was the same one on the state guide! Hope this helps others who might find that part to be intimidating. 🙂

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