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The challenge

Humanity is facing unprecedented challenges - social, economical, and environmental challenges driven by accelerating globalization and faster technological developments. At the same time, those forces provide us with new opportunities for human advancement.

To navigate through such uncertainty, students will need to develop curiosity, imagination, resilience, and self-regulation; they will need to respect and appreciate the ideas, perspectives, and values; they will need to cope with failure and rejection and move forward in the face of adversity. Their motivation will be more than getting a good job and a high income; they will also need to care about the well-being of their friends and families, their communities, and the planet.

The model

An international online competition spanning 12 weeks consisting of assignments and live joint online sessions. A major challenge is chosen derived from the SDG of the United Nations. The tasks are performed by the groups independently. Each task submission is reviewed by the olympic's staff and gets feedback.

The groups participate in live online meetings shared by the participating countries. In these meetings, the groups have the opportunity to introduce themselves, collaborate, and learn from experts from different countries. Participants will receive an official participation certificate in the prize ceremony for the winning team.

What's Unique

The program motivates students to learn and research about real-life problem using problem solving methodologies. The entire competition is based on applying 21st-century competencies of innovative thinking, creativity, problem-solving, dealing with uncertainty, collaborations, and entrepreneurial ability in social-emotional settings.

Students actively develop innovative solutions by constructing artificial intelligence systems. They Learn about the most significant global challenges of the 21st century and work collaboratively to solve these challenges. The program aims to increase students' degree of care and involvement in securing the planet's future.

About US

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Shamir Training and Consultancy is an educational technology company focused on fostering computational thinking skills among students and teachers along with social and emotional competencies.

The company is a formal partner of the ministry of education in Israel and services municipalities and schools nationwide through its challenge-based competitions and online content.

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Spyre is an Israeli and international company specializing in developing innovative processes and internal entrepreneurship within large companies and organizations.

The company operates an innovation unit in education with extensive experience in training teachers and students in innovation, developing innovative educational technologies, and producing entrepreneurship events.

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Social and Youth Administration at the Ministry of Education, Northern District. Led by Galia Kovesh, it promotes youth and young people in Israel with innovation and social pedagogy tools.

The Ministry of Education will provide the bureaucratic and pedagogical framework required for the program's success and motivation to recruit suitable schools from Israel for the program.

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Peres Center for Peace and Innovation was founded in 1996 by the 9th President of Israel, two-time Prime Minister, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shimon Peres, and is dedicated to advancing his vision for peace and joint prosperity in Israel, the Middle East, and around the world promoting innovative thinking, cooperation, and inclusion in the education of tomorrow’s leaders. 

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