At the ISTE conference there was a launch for 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.
Check out these other blog posts:
- Scratching Below the Surface of GPS the Series by Valerie Lewis
- Global Problem Solvers at #ISTE18 by Marialice Curran
- Highly Recommended: GPS by Susie Highley
@Shellterrell, @iamvlewis, @mbfxc, and @fmargret at ISTE hanging with Huti the Owl at the GPS: The Series booth
Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses this summer, Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning, The 30 Goals Challenge, or Learning to Go. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com!