Devise a plan for reducing health care costs for a cohort in your personal network and share it with a panel of health care professionals.
The idea for health care as a "big idea" came to me through an email on which I was copied. Several ADE's had been invited to submit a response to an issue regarding a new CBL Teacher's Guide. In his submission, Marco Torres floated an essential question about health care which I modified as a point of departure in my class. The idea for having the students present to a panel of experts came from my colleague, Cindy Richter. In a recent professional development group, she floated a scheme of having her econ students develop business plans and then pitch them to people in the community with the expertise to evaluate it. I thought this was a fantastic concept and decided to bake it right into my students' challenge.
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I'll keep you posted on the students' progress!