MAD about Mattering 2017 is here and we’re excited to have you on board!

MAD about Mattering is a one-of-a-kind program that brings global collaboration beyond classroom, city, state, and country walls together with app development that is compassion-based and problem/solution focused. Students from across the world form teams based on their interests and build their apps virtually and asynchronously. The initiative is led by Global Collaboration expert, author, and teacher Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) in conjunction with MAD-learn.

Guiding Question which drives this project:


What makes your heart beat and how can you use that to develop an app that matters to our world?We work with clear aims for wanting global collaboration based upon the curriculum idea and guiding question.

“How can you meet a need by developing an app that matters to our world?”


–2017 Guiding Question
MAD about Mattering Project





Project Aims
  1. To help students make the world a better place by tackling problems that matter. (Social entrepreneurship.)
  2. To help students become collaborative leaders. (Collaborative leadership.)
  3. To help students become inventors and creators of technology. (Creative innovation.)
  4. To help educators understand how to teach STEM in a way that relates to the modern students. (A model others can follow.)
  5. To do work that matters in the classroom!