ISTE 2019: Cisco Simulator Sends Teachers to Mars for Hands-On Learning

The Mars Classroom Simulator Challenge, presented by Cisco at the ISTE 2019 conference, is an escape room that requires participants to work together to solve a problem in a fictional scenario on the planet Mars. The idea is to give teachers a chance to engage in the same collaborative, hands-on learning experiences they want students to have. The simulator also facilitates the development of problem-solving skills, which Cisco leaders say are a critical component of a 21st-century skill set. 


    • Renee Patton, Global Director for Education, Cisco

Video Highlights

  • Cisco Wi-Fi 6 and Meraki networking equipment, collaboration platforms and other technologies make up the Mars Classroom Simulation Challenge.
  • Cisco designed the escape room experience to give teachers firsthand knowledge of the types of active-learning and collaboration activities that can engage students.
  • With the World Economic Forum pointing to problem-solving as a critical skill set for the modern era, educators and technology companies alike want to help students develop related proficiencies.

Check out more of our coverage from ISTE 2019.    

Jun 25 2019