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The Global Problem Solvers Series Challenges Students to Tackle World Issues

The Global Problem Solvers Series Challenges Students to Tackle World Issues

At the recent ISTE conference, I was excited to be part of the team to help spread the word about the new, Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series), a free educational initiative that introduces adolescents and preteens to real world problem solving through critical thinking, social entrepreneurship, collaboration, and the use of technology. Learners watch a series of cool videos starring a team of teen superheroes who inspire them to solve real world issues like lack of water and education. Each episode is accompanied by a teacher’s guide, storyboards, and scripts. To make sure the series reaches adolescents and teens worldwide, Cisco has made GPS: The Series available in English, Spanish, French and Hindi. Below is just one of the incredible resources, the Anatomy of a Global Problem Solver infographic, which could be used to spark a discussion with students about what it takes to tackle world issues.

+@Shellterrell, @iamvlewis, @mbfxc, and @fmargret at ISTE hanging with Huti the Owl at the GPS: The Series booth

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Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.