This three-part strategy provides students with time to process information and then demonstrate their learning. This is a small group activity.

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This strategy helps students develop their thinking processes while providing students with a sense of control and a higher sense of their academic ability. This is a small group activity.

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The Question Creation Chart (also known as a Q-Chart or Q-Matrix) provides students with a framework for developing a range of personally meaningful questions, encompassing both close-ended factual questions and open-ended, divergent questions.

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This strategy provides students with opportunity to either activate prior knowledge on a topic or consolidate recently-learned information. This strategy is for use with small groups of students

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A pitch is a creative argument that encourages a particular audience to do something. Students can use this 3-step process to structure thesis statements, presentations, debates, and any other work that requires them to present arguments.

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The foundation of any effective presentation is compelling storytelling. This activity is an opportunity for students to practice creating and presenting interesting narratives based on visual clues.

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A student BLM to use entrepreneurial thinking strategies to explore real-world issues.

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This guide is intended to offer a variety of teaching ideas & connections to useful resources to help build and practice entrepreneurial thinking skills with your students and create an awareness of the potential for their futures.

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Entrepreneurial ecosystems are networks of programs and organizations that support entrepreneurs. This resource provides additional connections for you and your students to explore more entrepreneurship resources and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Social Return On Investment is a measurement of the social value generated by a project or organization. This activity introduces a SROI chart and encourages students to consider the multiple ways they can both receive & generate value through a project.

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An idea canvas is a diagram that is used to design the strategy needed to execute an idea. Use an idea canvas to structure brainstorming sessions, particularly in the early stages of group projects.

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Prototyping is the process of giving an idea a physical form so that it can be tested and improved. This activity demonstrates the process and value of the rapid prototyping process, and engages students in the design of their learning environment.

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The term “pivot” in entrepreneurial thinking practice describes a change in strategy without a change in vision. This activity reinforces the importance of building the ability to pivot directly into the start of a project.

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Customer discovery is a process by which entrepreneurs come to understand people’s reaction to their ideas. This activity demonstrates how easy it is to make assumptions in our research, and provides helpful techniques to guard against doing so.

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SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A SWOT diagram can be used to structure activities that involve brainstorming and idea assessment, goal-setting, or peer/self-assessment.

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