Success Stories

Sharing Some Inspiration

Your work is important to us, and also to others. We’ve worked with schools all over the world to transform learning, and made lots of friends along the way.

These are the inspiring stories of our shared success—let’s celebrate them together.

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Featured Case Study

GEMS DAA: Environmental Solution Fluency

When we need innovative solutions to problems plaguing the global environment, our digital students answer the call. The Environmental Solutions Fluency projects from GEMS Dubai American Academy’s Grade 9 learners are examples of the ingenuity our students show when it comes to making our world a better place.

Early Learning

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Creative Games

GEMS Dubai American Academy

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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Whole School Fluency

Youngtown Primary School

Read about how Youngtown Primary School used the Essential Fluencies in daily practice to supercharge their mission of engaging kids to be lifelong learners.

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The Kindness Project

Penrhos College

Learn how little it takes to brighten someone’s day from the Pre-Primary students of Penrhos College, who used Solution Fluency to bring a “kindness project” to a local senior’s home in Perth, Australia.

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Native Animals

Penrhos College

The native animals project taken on by the Year 1 learners of Penrhos College is a heartwarming story of friendship, discovery, innovation … and a tiny long-necked turtle named Rocky.

Year 1–Year 5

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Our Waste, Our Responsibility

Caulfeild iDEC

Here’s how the students of Caulfeild iDEC worked together with their teachers to create some truly remarkable projects about waste responsibility for their school.

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World in Bloom

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

Lindisfarne teacher Kim Denny wanted to challenge her learners to take a look at the less fortunate and how we can make their lives better, and they responded with creativity and passion.

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Orange Day

Newport Gardens Primary School

The Newport Gardens Junior Learning Community took action to raise awareness about endangered animals, creating a one-of-a-kind celebration of our planet’s diverse animal kingdom.

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Boomerang Bags

Parap Primary School

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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Tournament of Minds

Parap Primary School

This is how Parap Primary’s Lisa Doyle gave her students new realizations about themselves through a project that would see them triumph at the international Tournament of Minds.

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The Plant Experts

GEMS Dubai American Academy

Read about how the second-graders of GEMS DAA’s Lindsay Doughty came up with some great ideas about how to tackle world hunger using the power of sharing knowledge.

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Litter Bugs

Newport Gardens Primary School

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.

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Obesity Fighters

Newport Gardens Primary School

Read about how Theodora McGlade challenged her students at Newport Gardens Primary School to incorporate the Fluencies in promoting a health and fitness lifestyle to their school and beyond.

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Alfie the Alien

Parap Primary School

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.

Year 6–Year 9

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Water Week Challenge

Calrossy Anglican School

Here’s how Amber Chase of Calrossy Anglican School used the problem-solving process of Solution Fluency to give her learners the experience of freedom of exploration in learning.

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Innovating Future Homes

GEMS Dubai American Academy

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 home ideas in this study.

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The Power of Persuasion

Wilderness School

How different media are used in forming opinions and outlooks on issues that affect us was the focus of Ann Rooney’s use of Information Fluency in this lesson with her students at Wilderness School.

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Environmental Solution Fluency

GEMS Dubai American Academy

The Environmental Solutions Fluency projects from GEMS Dubai American Academy’s Grade 9 learners are shining examples of the ingenuity students show using Solution Fluency to improve our planet.

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Solution Fluency Biology Lab

Santa Cruz Cooperative School

Getulio Brasil’s 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.

Year 10–Year 12

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Narrative Empathy

Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy

This case study explores how the 6Ds of Solution Fluency supported the students of Father McGivney Academy in creating meaningful English projects relevant to their own interests and experiences.

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Music Takes Action

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

Jonathan Grant challenged his students to change lives with music by putting on their own original benefit concert. When it came time for them to take the stage, they wowed the crowd.

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Adventures in Programming

Melrose High School

This case study explores Melrose HS technology teacher Stephannie Dormer’s work with the Essential Fluencies and how they helped her to bring out the best in all her students.

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Dance in Advertising

Melrose High School

Melrose HS dance teacher Lucy Sedlacek’s learners became the stars of their own TV-style ads and proved how much passion and ingenuity the art of dance can help them express.

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Making Math Meaningful

GEMS Dubai American Academy

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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Sound Mind Project

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

Charlotte Lush asked her senior music students how they could help others and use Solution Fluency to show that even a small group can change the world. This is their musical journey.

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Symbolism Study

Melrose High School

Anna Russell of Melrose HS knows about creativity and possibility. The idea to incorporate Solution Fluency into her teaching allowed her students to shine in ways they never thought they could.