A Platform for Change

    We're helping create change makers.

    We equip the next generation of problem solvers by connecting students to real challenges from real organizations.

    RELEVANT REAL WORLD CHALLENGES
    .01 TISKS // CHOOSE A CHALLENGE FOR YOUR CLASS
    Choose Challenges
    Tisks

    TISK (noun): a defined problem

    Well-defined problems focus students to make positive change.To successfully solve a tisk, students must complete a series of experiential tasks, gaining feedback, points, and 21st century skills along the way.

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    • Standards-aligned challenges and resources help teachers implement project-based learning in the classroom.
    • Evidence-based Design Thinking process develops students’ creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills.
    • Engagement with real-world people connects students to opportunities in their communities.
    Stuff Your Savings Jar
    A Thomasville National Bank Entrepreneurship Challenge

    PLAN, SPEND, and SAVE your way to entrepreneurial success by pitching your business idea.

    SUGGESTED GRADE LEVELS: 3-7

    Define It Yourself
    A Design Thinking Challenge

    Prove your problem-solving prowess by understanding, defining, and pitching a solution to a challenge in your job or community.

    SUGGESTED GRADE LEVELS: 9-12+

    The Memory Project
    A Gen2Gen Challenge

    Connect to an older person in your community to learn about a post-WWII moment in history. Create a piece of art that tells the story of their memory - a song, a poem, a painting, a movie - to instruct and inform future generations.

    ENROLL // DON'T DO IT ALONE

    ENROLL YOUR CLASS

    Teaching is hard. Don’t do it alone. We design engaging experiential learning units that connect you and your students to problem-solving opportunities in your community.

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    .02 TASKS // STUDENTS COMPLETE THE TASKS
    CRITICAL THINKING, COLLABORATION AND CREATIVITY
    Students complete tasks
    Tasks

    TASK (noun): a job to be done

    Our curriculum designers work with community organizations, businesses, and educators to design tasks that engage students while developing workforce skills. Each task is designed to promote the learning and innovation skills outlined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

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    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      Critical Thinking and Problem Solving ...
      Reason effectively, use systems thinking, make judgments and decisions, and solve problems by analyzing and evaluating research, understanding various perspectives, and deciding on the best solution.
    • Communication and Collaboration
      Communication and Collaboration ...
      Communicate clearly and collaborate with others by listening effectively to stakeholders and articulating ideas in solution pitches.
    • Creativity and Innovation
      Creativity and Innovation ...
      Think creatively and work creatively with others by using a range of idea creation techniques, demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work, and understanding the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
    SPONSOR // SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP

    SPONSOR A CHALLENGE

    Generate innovative ideas for your organization, connect and engage with potential customers and employees, and support soft skill development in the next generation workforce.

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    MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE
    .03 MAKE CHANGE // BE A TRUE GUIDE
    Make Change
    Make Change

    Research shows AUTHENTIC LEARNING happens when teachers can be a true guide in self-directed learning. You, the teacher, provide the expert facilitation and our research-backed process provides all the other elements to make positive change in your students, your school, and your community.

    Read About Our Change Makers

    • In your students
      In your students
      Our platform facilitates connections to people working in your community, develops leadership skills, and awards prizes to put your students on a path to success.
    • In your school
      In your school
      Prepare students for tomorrow and meet STEAM and Industry certification requirements by running challenges specific to your school and community.
    • In your community
      In your community
      We work with regional workforce development authorities to develop challenges that strengthen the workforce pipeline between schools and industry.
    QUOTE // WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
    Nearly all (93%) employers agree “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.
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    Calling all teens, teachers, and program leaders! Sign up today and help us grow our platform for change.

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