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Global Problem Solvers: The Series
Inspiring Today’s Students to
Be Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs:
This free animated web series is a teaching tool to help
middle schoolers explore entrepreneurship, 21st century
skills, STEM topics and using technology for social good.
The mission of GPS: The Series is to inspire students to
become aware of global problems and equipped to solve
them. Help your students be ready to thrive in an connected
and digital future by thinking as entrepreneurs, innovating as
technologists and acting as social change agents.
Engage your students with this team of teens from around
the world as they band together to use technology to solve
real-world problems! Use the teaching resources to create
as big, or small, of an experience for your students.
Together, you'll be inspired to develop solutions and create
change in the world.
Each season touches on core
elements of 21st century skills,
project-based learning, social/
emotional learning, and STEM
skills development.
Each season
includes:
• 7 episodes running 3-5 minutes each
• Teacher’s guide with discussion
topics, activities, and worksheets for
each episode
• Suggested follow-on projects
• Links to additional resources for social
innovation and entrepreneurship to
continue the learning
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Available for free at gpstheseries.com in English, Span
Season 1: Working Well
Meet the GPS team and join them as they work on
ensuring access to clean water in Malawi.
Season 2: Storm Force
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The GPS team expands and figures out how kids can continue
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Core to each season are the
stages of social entrepreneurship:
Students learn that there are many skills required to solve problems
including: how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of ideas,
how to pitch their idea to gain support, how to consider the realworld impact of their solution, and how to make the solution
sustainable. They are encouraged to focus on solutions that address
root causes to bring about real change.
Each episode can be a springboard into an engaging group activity.
Students are inspired to think about how they might solve problems
in their own community. Ideally, students could explore and offer
solutions to a social problem of their own choosing.
Critical Thinking
Creativity
Digital Skills
Teamwork
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1. Articulate the problem
2. Surround yourself with experts
3. Formulate a solution
4. Incorporate technology to
connect people, processes,
data, and things
5. Develop a business plan
6. Raise funding and spend it wisely
7. Test and refine solution
8. Use data to measure impact
9. Spread the word
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“I like how the Global
Problem Solvers use creative,
innovative, and technical skills
to find solutions to real-world
problems.”
–Sujatha, Junior High
Science Teacher
gpstheseries.com
“Once we let their
imaginations fly, the results
were unbelievable.”
“The best part was that these
teenagers really cared about the
societies around the world—not
just their own. I also liked that
they used the Internet of Things to
solve this important problem.”
-Jesus, 8th grader
–Edgar Ochoa,
Social Studies Teacher
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