During one of my many conversations at ISTE this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Edgar Ochoa, a history teacher at the Roosevelt Elementary School District, and Christa Tropin, a STEM teacher at the Tempe Elementary School District. These two inspiring educators discussed their work with the Global Problem Solvers: The Series, a new Cisco corporate social responsibility educational initiative (Find my video interview with Edgar here). This new animated series and supporting activities for middle schoolers are available at no cost at www.gpstheseries.com. The GPS: The Series includes opportunities for complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management, and coordinating with others while emphasizing social consciousness, entrepreneurship, and the potential of technology to accelerate impact. By approaching social change as entrepreneurs and applying technology to accelerate the differences they can make, students learn to find solutions that not only bring about real change but are scalable and sustainable. Find more information at www.gpstheseries.com and keep visiting our social media hub for continued ISTE conference highlights.
– Christine Weiser, Content Director