- Year 3 - 6
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Enterprise Learning
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
These lessons guide students through the process of finding and understanding a problem, designing a solution, working through the opportunities and challenges associated with their solution, conceiving technological options that could be used to support their solution.
Cool.orgs Global Problem Solver resources focus on Season 1 and Season 2 of the Cisco Global Problem Solvers series and engage students with the story of a diverse teen super-team from across the globe to take action against serious challenges.
The lessons guide students through the process of finding and understanding a problem, designing a solution, working through the opportunities and challenges associated with their solution, conceiving technological options that could be used to support their solution, and the steps to bring the solution to life in a way that supports local communities.
Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of this, Cisco is seeking to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive in an ever-changing world. As technology continues to shape our world, it is becoming increasingly important to prepare future business leaders and workers with the right digital skills. Global Problem Solvers: The Series has been designed to do equip young people with these essential skills.
The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge awards $1,000,000 USD in prizes to early-stage startups who are using technology for the benefit of people, society, or the planet.
Although students are too young to enter, the challenge could be used as the stimulus for a great class or school-based projects. To see previous winners and find out more about the project, head to cisco.innovationchallenge.com.
These lessons have been developed in partnership with Cisco. Cisco believes that our future will be defined by global problem solvers - global citizens ready to thrive in a connected and digital future by thinking like entrepreneurs, innovating like technologists, and acting as agents of social change.