Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2016 – Today P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning welcomed Level Up Village (LUV) as its newest member. LUV joins an ever growing group of passionate business, education and government leaders dedicated to bringing high quality 21st Century Learning environments to children across the globe. A pioneering provider of global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment, Level Up Village pairs up students in the U.S. with partner students in more than 20 countries for shared STEAM collaborations focused on real-world issues.
“As our world continues to shrink, thanks to continuously advancing technology, our children will need to learn how to collaborate effectively and efficiently with peers from around the globe,” said David Ross, P21 CEO. “Level Up Village’s innovative model truly embodies the core principles of the 4Cs. We are excited to work with the LUV team and to learn from their experts on how to share and grow our work around the world.”
Amy McCooe, CEO & Co-Founder of Level Up Village will represent LUV on P21’s Strategic Council.
“We are delighted to be joining P21 and look forward to working in concert with the organization and its members to promote impactful 21st Century learning experiences for children all over the world,” said McCooe. “At Level Up Village, we are facilitating meaningful project-based learning and authentic global collaboration between students from different countries through virtual exchange. Participating in our programs helps students develop empathy and global competency while preparing them to navigate the global economy.”
LUV’s school partners directly sponsor Global STEAM education in developing countries through its “take a class, give a class” model. The company’s 16 global STEAM courses, covering topics such as 3D printing, video game design, web design, the chemistry of water, genetics and anatomy, all target global collaboration skills and align with many state standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
About Level Up Village
A social enterprise based in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 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 K-9 students in the U.S. and partner students in developing countries. Launched in 2012, LUV runs courses during school, after-school and in the summer at more than 150 U.S. schools and 30+ Global Partner organizations in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit us at levelupvillage.com, see our recent press, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter @LevelUpVillage.
P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Follow P21 on Twitter @P21Learning
P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, AT&T, Crayola, CreativeFuture, Destination Imagination, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, eLearning Solutions, Faber-Castell, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Goddard Systems Inc., High Performance Learning Environments, Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, Level Up Village, METEN, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, National Speech and Debate Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, Qatar Foundation International, School Specialty, SKT Education Group, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company.
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