This is an inquiry model that was created specifically for Engineering Design Projects, Genius Hour Projects, or any other open ended learning opportunity. The inquiry model walks learners through a specific process of design thinking to refine their thoughts and work. This inquiry model also comes aligned with Thinking Maps that offer specific instructions for student use. These maps can be used to explicitly teach the inquiry model provided, or stand alone to support students in any subject they are working on.
The idea is that the inquiry model and the Thinking maps can be used in any way that works for you, your students, or their families. Because they are open ended, they will also build student confidence in generating ideas, planning how to solve problems, and collaborating to complete schoolwork.