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Innovation

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Create an innovation lab at home! The realities of globalization and outsourcing means young people need the skill of innovation. Employers want them to be able to creatively collaborate with diverse team members and master the skills needed to be self-motivated life long learners. Innovation and entrepreneurial skills will help our children stay competitive and employable. Investing time to develop this skill is crucial. Project and inquiry based learning projects are most effective in helping a student develop the 21st century skills. This checklist of questions is a tool for you to use alongside any inquiry based project to help your child or teen optimize the skill development of innovation.                                                                        

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Driving Questions

The natural outcome of a project is driven by the question or problem statement.  These questions become the heart of effective project based and inquiry based learning. They are open-ended and intriguing,  Driving Questions focus on the problem and allow for complexity and divergent paths. They should arise from real world problems that students are passionate …

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Innovation Checklist

Innovation Checklist Create an innovation lab at home! The realities of globalization and outsourcing means young people need the skill of innovation. Employers want them to be able to creatively collaborate with diverse team members and master the skills needed to be self-motivated life long learners. Innovation and entrepreneurial skills will help our children stay …

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