Success Stories

Let’s Share Some Inspiration.

Your work is important to us, and also to others.
These case studies are stories of transformation in learning,
and success with students. Let’s all celebrate them.

In a time of great change, anything is possible. Let’s discover what’s possible for your school.

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ReImagining Calrossy Anglican School 1

Every teacher wants to see their learners make self-directed discoveries and experience the freedom of exploration in learning. When Amber Chase of Calrossy Anglican School allied with the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, she found the problem-solving process of Solution Fluency was a perfect fit for giving her learners just that. Read more about them in this study.

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ReImagining Caulfeild iDEC School

At Caulfeild iDEC School in West Vancouver, students were provided an opportunity to show their pride in the school environment through a unique video production challenge that would call on many of the skills of the Essential Fluencies to carry them through. Here’s how they worked together with Caulfeild’s teachers to create some truly remarkable projects about waste responsibility.

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ReImagining Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy

Alexandra Parlagreco and Cynthia Anniballi of Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy both had a vision of using Solution Fluency to teach English students about narrative empathy. This case study explores how the 6Ds of Solution Fluency supported the students in creating meaningful projects relevant to their own interests and experiences.

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ReImagining GEMS Dubai American Academy 1

When we’re in need of solutions to the problems plaguing the global environment, our digital students will answer the call. The Environmental Solutions Fluency science projects from GEMS Dubai American Academy’s Grade 9 learners are shining examples of the ingenuity students show in using Solution Fluency to improve our planet.

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ReImagining GEMS Dubai American Academy 2

There’s a sense of pride in designing your own home, and the Grade 7 Innovate students of GEMS Dubai American Academy took it one step further. Read about their innovative future home ideas in this study.

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ReImagining GEMS Dubai American Academy 3

Kids love to play and learn, and adding creativity and critical thinking ensures truly authentic learning. Read about how these GEMS DAA Phys Ed students did this to create their own games.

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ReImagining GEMS Dubai American Academy 4

Without connection and relevance, there is no learning. Discover how Desirae Matthew used the Fluencies to connect to her own students to make math meaningful.

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ReImagining Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

Lindisfarne teacher Kim Denny wanted to challenge her learners to take a close look at the less fortunate around us and how we can make their lives better. This case study profiles how her kids responded with a creativity and passion that embodies what it really means to be a lifelong learner and a true global citizen.

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ReImagining Melrose High School 1

For Stephannie Dormer, technology teacher at Melrose High School in Canberra, the benefits of adopting any new approach to teaching all center around students becoming exceptional. This case study explores her work with the 21st Century Fluencies, and how they helped her to bring out the best in all her students.

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ReImagining Melrose High School 2

Anna Russell, a Visual Arts teacher at Canberra’s Melrose High School, knows about creativity and about possibility. The idea to incorporate the 6Ds of Solution Fluency into her teaching allowed her students to shine in ways they never thought they could. Find out more about their insightful work in this case study.

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ReImagining Newport Gardens Primary School 1

Heidi James and Ellie Barclay gave a unique challenge to their students at Newport Gardens Primary School—show how we can clean up our world beginning with cleaning up our school. What their students accomplished when they put their minds to using the Fluencies as their guiding framework is absolutely inspiring. Read more about their work in this case study.

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ReImagining Newport Gardens Primary School 2

Ellie Barclay at Newport Gardens Primary School is very proud of the Newport Gardens Junior Learning Community. Taking school-wide action to raise awareness about endangered animals culminated in their one-of-a-kind celebration of our planet’s diverse animal kingdom. Read about how the students made use of the 21st Century Fluencies in this learning adventure.

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ReImagining Newport Gardens Primary School 3

Theodora McGlade challenged her students at Newport Gardens Primary School to incorporate the 21st Century Fluencies in finding a way to promote a health and fitness lifestyle to their school and beyond. Her students responded with passion and purpose, and made a positive difference to their peers and their community. Read more about it in this case study.

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ReImagining Parap Primary School 1

Plastic pollution in our oceans has always been a problem, and we can all learn a thing or two from the students of Australia’s Parap Primary School about what makes an innovative solution. Join Parap’s Eco-Warriors as they take action to bring a much-needed sustainable practice back into the hands of local shoppers—in style, no less.

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ReImagining Parap Primary School 2

How would you describe family to a visitor from another planet? That’s exactly what Sue Bishop of Parap Primary School asked her Year 1 learners when “Alfie the Alien” landed in their classroom. They took Alfie in as one of their own and taught about family, food, fellowship and more with the help of Solution Fluency. Read more in this study.

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ReImagining Parap Primary School 3

How we learn is personal and ongoing, something Lisa Doyle’s gifted students at Parap Primary School struggled to realize. This is the story of how Lisa used Solution Fluency to give her students new realizations about themselves through an independent project that would see them triumph at the international Tournament of Minds.

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ReImagining Santa Cruz Cooperative School

Getulio Brasil, Head of Science at Santa Cruz Cooperative School in Bolivia, recently began working with the 21st Century Fluencies. His extensive background in science let him approach the Fluencies as an experiment, and a successful experiment it was. Read all about Getulio’s exemplary work in this study.

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ReImagining Wilderness School

Part of our awareness as global citizens means knowing how different media are used to persuade us into forming opinions and outlooks on the issues that affect us all. This was the focus of Ann’s use of Information Fluency in this valuable lesson with her students at Wilderness School. Here’s how she helped them express themselves and break new ground.

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ReImagining Youngtown Primary School

When Youngtown Primary School decided to transform teaching and learning, they called on the Global Digital Citizen Foundation’s dedicated team to guide them. Read about how they used the 21st Century Fluencies to supercharge their mission of engaging kids to be lifelong learners.

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