Please create a THREE WORD MAXIMUM team name and then create a team page on this page. Please use the hyperlink feature for your team's page. On your page you should post your team's name. Each member should give a description about the strengths and character traits s/he will bring to the group, as well as what you hope to gain from the Invention Convention experience. Later, you will post a team picture. Your team's page will serve an important role in the Invention Convention process.

-Team photo (of yourselves)
-Each group member's name, strengths/weaknesses AND job title
-Each member needs a personal skill inventory
-Team rules



Caitlin, Varsha, Emma S.
Will, Jeremy, Fox
Kaya, Sam
Summer, Andrea, Rachel
Erik, Rudy, Nick
Michael, Gary, Tommy, Griffin
Emma B., Katie S., Brianna
Adam, Timmy, Wyatt
Hannah, Emma M.


Philip,Michael -- big fat brainers
Madison, Caroline, Jaclyn
Alex G., Martin, Kyle
Micaela, Allison
Amanda, Gabby
Robbie, Jack, Alex U.
Devon, Casey, Alexis --the science geeks
Veronica, Marshall and Nathan
Haley, Ben, James- The Smarticles
Nick S., Grant, Jozef-The Lollipops

Personal Skills Inventory:
For students to create a page:
1. Make New Page
2. Add a title using student name or initials and Personal Skills Inventory (so there are no duplicates)
3. Click on “Template”
4. Select “Personal Skills Inventory”
5. Click “Create”
6. Click “Save”

Thinking FlexiblyThink about any object or use objects around the classroom to engage in this activity. List many new uses for a familiar object. Consider using prompts below to help generate and enrich ideas (adapted from Bob Eberle, Scamperr technique). You could use a paper plate to begin with, and see how many new things you will discover.

  • Substitute - What else instead? Who else instead? Other ingredients? Other material? Other power? Other place?
  • Combine - How about a blend, an ensemble? Combine purposes? Combine appeals?
  • Adapt - What else is like this? What other idea does this suggest? Is there something you're familiar with that is similar to this? How could this be adapted?
  • Minify - Order, form, shape? What to add?
  • Magnify - Greater frequency? Higher? Longer? Thicker?
  • Put to other uses - New ways to use as is? Other uses I modified? Other places to use? Other people to reach?
  • Eliminate - What to subtract? Smaller? Condensed? Miniature? Lower? Shorter? Lighter? Omit? Streamline?
  • Reverse - Interchange components? Other pattern?
  • Rearrange - Other layout? Other sequence? Transpose cause and effect? Change pace? Transpose positive and negative? How about opposites? Turn it backward? Turn it upside-down? Reverse roles?

How to Reach Consensus