Level Up Village Enhances Platform and Expands Partnerships After Recent Acquisition by Language Testing International
The first organization to receive the ISTE Seal of Alignment at the Proficiency Level for the 2016 Standards for Students, Level Up Village will exhibit and demonstrate new enhancements to its Global Communication Platform at booth # 349.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania —June 17, 2019— Ahead of the ISTE 2019 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Level Up Village today announced it is adding enhancements to its Global Communication Platform in order to streamline the communication and collaboration between students from across the world in every Level Up Village course.
These new enhancements have largely been made possible by Level Up Village’s recent acquisition by Language Testing International (LTI), a Samsung subsidiary.
“Our partnership with LTI has opened new doors that will further define the direction of 21st-century global connections between students around the world,” said Level Up Village CEO & Co-founder Amy McCooe.
Additionally, Level Up Village announced expanded global partnerships with school networks in the countries of Rwanda, Kenya, Turkey and Colombia. All global education partners within Level Up Village’s network will experience Level Up Village’s program improvements as early as September of 2019.
“This latest update to our Global Communication Platform will enable faster and easier collaboration between schools and students around the world,” said Teresa Fellows, Director of Operations and Content for Level Up Village. “We continue our commitment to provide a dynamic and authentic learning experience for students while giving schools all they need to facilitate collaboration of these learning experiences.”
Collaboration in Real Time
In all Level Up Village courses, students communicate and collaborate with their global partners through the exchange of guided asynchronous video messages to discuss the projects they’re working on together as well as their daily life, school routines and more. They also have the option of chatting live, creating personal profiles and recording additional videos to share with their global partner information about their interests and their country in a fun, engaging format.
Now, with the scheduled Fall 2019 delivery of new enhancements, Level Up Village will add significant streamlining capabilities to its already robust and intuitive Global Communication Platform.
Demonstration at ISTE
To check out Level Up Village’s newly improved Global Communication Platform, stop by Booth #349. Level Up Village will be participating in a Seal of Alignment Poster Session, Tuesday, June 25, 12:30-2:30pm. Hear from teachers and students on how they created impactful global learning experiences for their students through Level Up Village programs.
Benefits of Partnering with Level Up Village
A pioneering provider of Global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment, Level Up Village connects Pre-K-9 students from around the world for virtual collaboration and cultural exchange. Level Up Village offers a variety of global STEAM courses covering a wide range of topics, such as CAD & 3D printing, web design, programming and the global water crisis. Students apply design thinking to real-world challenges, conduct experiments and develop prototypes—all while communicating and collaborating with global partner students who are following the same curriculum.
Level Up Village boasts a rapidly growing global network of schools including more than 400 schools across the U.S. and more than 90 global partner organizations (schools and NGOs) in over 20 countries, including Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil.
Schools that partner with Level Up Village receive the following:
- Fully developed, cutting-edge STEAM curriculum
- Comprehensive teacher training
- Access to Level Up Village’s growing network of global partners
- Experienced management of the global collaboration process
- Ongoing customer support
About Level Up Village
A social impact company based in White Plains, NY., Level Up Village (LUV) delivers pioneering Global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between students from around the world. Launched in 2012, LUV runs courses during school, after school and in the summer at more than 400 U.S. schools, with more than 90 Global Partner organizations in over 20 countries. LUV is a P21 member, a SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partner and the first to receive the ISTE Seal of Alignment at the Proficiency Level for the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. LUV’s pioneering global STEAM courses also align with NGSS and Common Core standards and are connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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