Step 1 - Explore

Frame problem set worth solving

1.1  Engage in Fun Exercise

Students kick-off the challenge by experiencing a fun and playful sensory-based exercise – one that invites learners to explore key concepts, vocabulary, and skills

1.2  Conduct PRE-Challenge Assessment

Learners take a scored but non-graded PRE-challenge assessment to capture student levels of understanding and depth of knowledge of key concepts – no more than 3-5 items

Teachers offer students feedback on assessment outcomes in the form of 2-3 questions as food for thought – aimed at recording performance outcomes based on criteria that assists in revealing levels of detailed knowledge, gaps in reasoning, or misconceptions

The PRE-assessment can be used to track and compare midpoint formative assessment and POST-assessment performance differences

1.3  Unpack Key Concepts

Students discuss, unpack, and make sense of key concepts – as well as connections to prior knowledge and previous experiences

1.4  Identify the Problem

Learners discover a real-world problem worth solving – one that is relevant, doable within the allotted time, offers accessible resources, and aimed at purposeful contribution(s)

1.5  State the Problem

Students articulate the problem in the form of a statement – one that is easily understood without explanation