Challenge 20/20

Piedmont is proud to be one of the few public schools in the USA to participate in the international program Challenge 20/20. Challenge 20/20is an Internet-based program that pairs classes at any grade level (K-12) from schools in the U.S. with their counterpart classes in schools in other countries; together, the teams (of two or three schools) find local solutions to one of 20 global problems*.

plan today- continue communicating on the pink link below.
Remember to be at school Friday at 8:25 am to skype with our Polish classmates!

Click here for our 2013-2014 Challenge 2020 Problem Wiki

Challenge 20/20 has been recognized by the U.S. Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy as one of its 10 best programs for K-12 education.

*Below are the 20 global problems outlined in High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them by Jean Francois Rischard. Schools participating in NAIS's Challenge 20/20 program may choose from among these problems. The Challenge 20/20 teams -- who are school groups in the U.S. partnered with school groups in other countries -- work to find local solutions to the global problem.
Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global community
  • Global warming
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem losses
  • Fisheries depletion
  • Deforestation
  • Water deficits
  • Maritime safety and pollution
Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment
  • Massive step-up in the fight against poverty
  • Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism
  • Education for all
  • Global infectious diseases
  • Digital divide
  • Natural disaster prevention and mitigation
Sharing our rule book: Issues needing a global regulatory approach
  • Reinventing taxation for the twenty-first century
  • Biotechnology rules
  • Global financial architecture
  • Illegal drugs
  • Trade, investment, and competition rules
  • Intellectual property rights
  • E-commerce rules
  • International labor and migration rules

Ms. Gurthie's classes have been paired with schools in Egypt and China. Last year we worked with Wrocław, Poland and in Vail, Colorado to work on solving the problem of "Education for All" combined classroom challenge-based learning Project Wik is herei: