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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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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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level up village at global ed forum Philadelphia

Level Up Village is Headed to the Global Ed Forum (#GEF16) Oct 14 in Philly!

Level Up Village (LUV) looks forward to participating in the Global Ed Forum on Oct. 14 in Philadelphia! This event, sponsored by the Asia Society, will bring together more than 400 innovators, leaders and influencers in K-12 Global Education and Higher Ed. The Global Ed Forum will feature a variety of interactive workshops, rousing talks and offer plenty of time to mix & mingle with like-minded educators and influencers in global education.

At 12:30 pm on Friday, we’ll showcase our recently relaunched, mobile-friendly Global Communications Platform and demonstrate a live global exchange with our partners in Pakistan and Nicaragua! Stop by and see us!

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STEAM week

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.

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Does Your STEM Program Meet Standards? Ours Does!

By Erin Dowd

…All Level Up Village courses are compatible with many Common Core (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which allow teachers to focus on what’s important – their students.

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Girls’ Interest in STEM

Why it’s So Important to Spark Girls’ Interest in STEM and How to Get Started

In case you were wondering just why STEM education is so important, here are some numbers to consider: last year, there were more than half a million high-paying tech jobs across the United States that were unfilled. By 2018, the U.S. government expects there will be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs. Accordingly, 21st Century educators face an extraordinary challenge. Not only do they need to find new and better ways to spark students’ interest in STEM, but they must also ensure that girls are buying in, as well.