Posts In: Global Collaboration

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Inspire a Love of Computer Science by Coding with Global Partners

School children all over the world are participating in Hour of Code this week, the phenomenally successful program spearheaded by Code.org. This event is a key element of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), an annual program designed to inspire interest in computer science among K-12 children worldwide.

With all eyes on Computer Science this week, be sure to take a look at Level Up Village’s globally collaborative coding courses. Our 8-10 week coding programs prepare students to join the global workforce by combining cutting-edge STEM with meaningful global collaboration.

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New STEAM Enrichment Courses Launching in January!

Level Up Village has been busy developng several NEW and exciting courses available starting in January including Global Water Crisis and Global Game Strategists. As with all all Level Up Village programs, students tackle real-world issues, apply design thinking and collaborate virtually with Global Partner students via our easy-to-use, mobile-fiendly platform. Not only that, we make it easy for schools to implement by providing the curriculum, the teacher training and the global partners.

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Level Up Village Expands its Network of Global Partners in Ghana

By Sean Canavan

You would think as we have grown from just a few US schools to over 150 US schools that finding Global Partners would have gotten harder, but it hasn’t. It’s gotten easier. Why? Because word is spreading.

A great example is our Level Up Village network in Ghana. In November of 2015, we ran just one course with one school in Ghana. In 2016, we will run more than 40 courses with four partners at ten schools in Ghana, as well as in one of the country’s first Makerspaces. Here is how we got there.

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What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Global Competency in Education?

By Amy McCooe, CEO & Co-Founder of Level Up Village

Even though there are many unknowns in terms of how a Trump presidency will shape education policy, it is imperative as a nation that we use this opportunity to show our children how to build and grow together, and how to acknowledge and accept our differences, rather than let them divide us.

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Global 3D Printing Project Teaches Design Thinking, Resilience & Empathy

By Rich Czyz

…The opportunity gave our students a chance to learn about another culture, and gave them an experience that taught them empathy for others, as well as an understanding of the design loop. Students were able to work through failure, and see things through a different perspective, unlike anything they had ever experienced before.

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Level Up Village Picks up STEAM: Four Ed Conferences in Two Weeks!

It’s conference season at Level Up Village! We just came back from #DareOST and this week, we’re going to #NaeycAC in L.A., #NAGC16 in Orlando and #ISACScon in Columbus!

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Step Inside the Global Classroom at All Saints Episcopal Days School (video)

All Saints Episcopal School in Arizona invites viewers to step inside today’s Global Classroom and see the amazing work taking place in collaboration with partners students across the world. Third grade students are learning the engineering design process, computer aided design and 3D printing in Level Up Village’s Global Inventors course. Watch this incredible video to learn more.

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Global Competency

NCCS Summer Enrichment Develops Global Competency & STEAM Skills

This Summer, New Canaan Country School was a hub of activity with students in K-8 engaged in variety of hands-on projects that combined technology skills with global awareness. The school’s summer enrichment program included opportunities for students to code video games, create animations and build websites – all in collaboration with students from across the globe as part of the school’s ongoing partnership with Level Up Village.

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A Global Spin on STEAM Week & Summer Enrichment at PJS

STEAM week is becoming an increasingly popular concept at schools across the country. Princeton Junior School (PJS) took it a step further last spring by offering an immersive STEAM experience that involved global collaboration.

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How One Teacher Funded Cutting-Edge Global STEAM at Her School

Are you interested in bringing Level Up Village courses to your school but need funding in order to do so? Here’s how one teacher in Windsor, Connecticut, was able to provide Global Inventors to her students during the school day – without any cost to parents or the school.