The Global Problem Solvers are a team of teenage superheroes taking on our world's toughest problems. Developed by Cisco, this animated series supports your students through the steps of becoming problem-solving superheroes. The series uses real-world problems to support students in identifying and solving problems, in thinking about how technology... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Cisco GPS – Tuning In To Global Problem Solvers – HASS – Years 3 – 6
    Cisco GPS – Tuning In To Global Problem Solvers – HASS – Years 3 – 6

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Cisco GPS – Building a Great Team – HASS – Years 5 & 6
    Cisco GPS – Building a Great Team – HASS – Years 5 & 6
  2. Cisco GPS – Understanding the Problem – HASS – Years 5 & 6
    Cisco GPS – Understanding the Problem – HASS – Years 5 & 6
  3. Cisco GPS – SWOT Solutions – HASS – Years 5 & 6
    Cisco GPS – SWOT Solutions – HASS – Years 5 & 6
  4. Cisco GPS – Technology Pros and Cons – HASS – Years 5 & 6
    Cisco GPS – Technology Pros and Cons – HASS – Years 5 & 6
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  9. Cisco GPS – Planning For Change – HASS – Years 5 & 6
    Cisco GPS – Planning For Change – HASS – Years 5 & 6

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Cisco GPS – Change In Our Community – HASS – Years 5 & 6
    Cisco GPS – Change In Our Community – HASS – Years 5 & 6
  2. Cisco GPS – The Social Enterprise – HASS – Year 6
    Cisco GPS – The Social Enterprise – HASS – Year 6