STEMIE Invention Professional Development for Educators

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


“We are attempting to educate students today so that they will be ready to solve future problems that have not yet been identified using technologies not yet invented based on scientific knowledge not yet discovered” -J.J. Lagowski

IDE Academy believes that all children should have invented at least once, better yet twice, during their school careers.  Students learn to solve real world problems through STEMIE® invention and entrepreneurship program to prepare them for the future workforce. They develop the habits of an inventor, the mindset and spirit of an entrepreneur – the 21st century skills!

This 3-days course prepares school educators to conduct the STEMIE® invention curriculum.  It teaches the STEMIE® 7-step framework which recognizes STEM core subject matter in combination with invention and entrepreneurship learning.    There is no prior technical, engineering or startup skills required.  During the course, educators will experience the journey from innovator to entrepreneur, engage in hands-on activities to make connections using simple STEM concepts to become confident STEMIE®  invention educators.

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 26 to 28 Oct 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 13 Oct 2022

  • Date(s): 20 to 22 Dec 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 07 Dec 2022

At the end of the course, educators will be able to:

1. Connect STEM foundational skills with invention education to develop a strong problem solving mindset.
2. Apply the 7 steps of STEMIE® invention process. 
3. Teach and engage students of diverse abilities with the localised STEMIE® curriculum. 
4. Introduce and develop mindset and spirit of entrepreneurship to students.
5. Experience the journey from inventor to entrepreneur.

Day 1: STEMIE® Invention Process

1. Why teach invention education to children?
    a) Understand the goals and philosophy of STEMIE®.
    b) Learn the differences between Making, Coding and Invention Movements.
2. Learn and apply the 7 Stages of STEMIE® invention
    a) Learn the value of re-engineering in innovation
    b) Use SCAMPER as a tool for brainstorming and ideation.
    c)  Identify the steps in STEMIE® invention
3. What are the habits of an innovator?
4.  Identify the importance of an invention log
    a) What is the purpose of an invention log?
    b)  How to organize your invention log?

Day 2: Conduct STEMIE® curriculum

1. Introducing STEMIE® into your school
    a) How to organize the school program
    b) How to setup the classroom for invention education
2. Introducing the STEMIE® lesson plans
    a) Understand the format and contents of the STEMIE lesson plans
    b) Objectives of facilitator notes in lesson plans
    c)  Making connections with core subject matter
3. Planning your lessons
    a) How to facilitate STEMIE® lessons?
    b) Classroom Management tips
    c) Select appropriate activities for learners
4. Conducting your lessons
    a) Watch a demonstration of a STEMIE® lesson
    b) Prepare your lesson plans
    c) Conduct a lesson
    d) Making connections with core STEM subjects

Day 3: From innovator to entrepreneur

1. Understand the importance of entrepreneurship for inventors
    a) Learn how an inventor is firstly an entrepreneur.       
2. What are the underlying principles of entrepreneurship?
    a) Identify the spirit and mindset of the entrepreneurial inventor    
3. Educators, embark on the journey from invention to entrepreneur
    a) Using simple STEM concepts, take on the role of an entrepreneurial inventor.
4. Conducting STEMIE® lesson plans on entrepreneurship  

Teachers and Trainers who would appreciate and apply entrepreneurship and innovation concepts at their workplace.

Standard Course Fee: S$1926.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information. 
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Mr Neo Ee Ping

Mr Neo Ee Ping

EePing Neo is an educator-entrepreneur who is passionate about empowering our future generations with best-of-breed learning opportunities. He is founder of Kidsglobal – a Singapore-based children’s education company that operates bilingual preschools in Hangzhou and Shanghai (China).

In 2018, he co-founded IDE Academy and Hangzhou IDE Education Consulting to promote invention education in both Singapore and China. He firmly believes that inventiveness, entrepreneurial thinking and cross-cultural collaboration are essential skills for the future and the STEMIE® approach provides a unique problem-solving approach that develops transdisciplinary skills including application of STEM, design thinking and project management.

He is also a founding committee member of Invent Future Global – a coalition of global invention education providers that organizes collaborative online invention education workshops and conference for students from the US, China, Canada, UK, Chile and Indonesia.

EePing began his career in Business & IT consulting and spent 15 years in various roles, mostly providing business intelligence and systems consulting to clients across various industries. He served as an exco member for the Singapore Enterprise Chapter of SITF (now SGTech). He has also served as the chief representative of Hangzhou Center in Singapore and has worked with various government agencies and trade associations to foster trade and economic collaboration between Singapore and Hangzhou. Since 2015, he has been actively involved in sharing his experiences in China with visiting students from Singapore at the National University of Singapore Research Institute in Suzhou.

EePing graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in economics and marketing.

Nancy Soon

Ms Nancy Soon

Nancy Soon, a software engineer turned technopreneur has been in the education industry for over 21 years. A STEMIE® Train-the Trainer instructor and facilitator, Nancy co-founded IDE Academy which is Singapore’s sole affiliate of STEMIE® program from The Henry Ford Museum(THF).  She is currently a member of THF affiliate advisory committee and a judge at both Singapore, China and U.S. events. 

Nancy believes in laying the foundation to critical thinking, invention education and communication skills during every child’s school career. She conducts workshops for educators on invention education and entrepreneurship, continues to mentor and guides them in their facilitation of the program in their schools and centres. Over the past 21 years, Nancy has taught and trained more than 6,000 students and at least 500 teachers in Australia, America, China, South Korea, Indonesia and Singapore.   

Nancy holds a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts from the U.S., a Diploma in Training and Development from UK and other professional certificates – STEMIE® Certified Trainer, NFTE, ACTA, Computing, Child psychology and Helen O’Grady Master Trainer in Communications.