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Youth Entrepreneurship X Design Rapid Challenges

15 challenges to be shared with students to help build an entrepreneurial mindset while problem solving as a team or individually. 
What you are going to learn

A few more words about this course

There are a total of 15 problems, 1 problem presented and solved each week using critical thinking skills while testing ideas and assumptions to back students' solutions.
  1. Teachers or Instructors present a problem on Monday
  2. Have Students break into random groups of 4-5
  3. Each week, let students work on solving the problem and presenting their group solutions every Friday

  • We recommend they pitch their solution in front of the room, and have 1 minute or less to share their solution.
  • We encourage that K-8 Teachers share feedback with one another and compare how their class solved the problems and compare differences between for example Grade K to Grade 8 results

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Deborah Parizek drives HFLI’s efforts to provide workshops, programs and site coaching that pair effective education and human-centered design approaches, empowering learners to lead transformational change in, with and for their community. She is known for cultivating the conversations, empathy, and capacity critical to addressing complex challenges. Prior to joining HFLI in 2005, Deborah designed and directed extensive teacher leadership development programs for multiple school systems.