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The Vintage Innovation Toolkit is here! You can access it by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. This toolkit includes the eBook The Epic Guide to Vintage Innovation. There are also eleven resources that correspond to different chapters in my new book Vintage Innovation. This toolkit includes protocols and structures that you can use to empower your students to own their learning. I’ve also included several mini-projects and lessons that you can customize for your own classroom environment. It’s all free, regardless of whether or not you buy the book.

Here’s a preview of what’s inside:

  • Divergent thinking mini-project
  • Sketchnote video activity
  • Socratic Seminar structure
  • Ideas and structures for building empathy
  • Student journalism resources
  • Community inventory
  • An exploration of biomimicry in each subject
  • A guide for hands-on simulations
  • Writing prompts
  • Design thinking project
  • Maker project
  • Genius Hour resource
  • Wonder Day and Wonder Week resource
  • A guide for content curation

This is absolutely free. Simply fill out the form below.

John Spencer

My goal is simple. I want to make something each day. Sometimes I make things. Sometimes I make a difference. On a good day, I get to do both.More about me


  • Cathy says:

    Read Vintage Innovation (the book) and am excited to see the mini-porject lessons and ideas to innovate in the toolkit

  • Cathy says:

    Read Vintage Innovation (the book) and am excited to see the mini-project lessons and ideas to innovate in the toolkit

  • hello, I am interested in a Innovation Vintage Toolkit please, middle school tech teacher Honeoye Central School, Honeoye New York. 14471

  • Melissa Dionne says:

    Thank you for this! I have been a K-5 STEAM Specialist for seven years and feel like I am often defending how I teach STEAM. When I first started teaching STEAM I was designing my own curriculum and embraced divergent thinking, resourcefulness and constraints in materials. I want my 500 students to be courageous, take risks and feel safe to share their ideas no matter how crazy they may seem. I can’t wait for the book study with Carly and Adam!

  • Sajitha Vinod says:

    New Makerspace teacher, would love to be inspired by the toolkit.

  • Juan Francisco Flores says:

    Me ha sido de gran utilidad el kit de herramientas para mejorar e innovar en mis clases.

  • alty pimentel says:

    I would like to access the toolbox please!

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