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Catholic Schools Raise Global Awareness via Collaborative STEAM Projects

The social impact component of Level Up Village’s global education programs has been a key reason many Catholic schools have joined our growing network of partners. In just the past two years, LUV ran 68 global STEAM courses at nearly 20 Catholic schools across the country.

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Level Up Village Adds Second Global Partner in Nicaragua

The newest addition to Level Up Village’s network of Global Partners in Central America is Fabretto Center, an organization that works to improve access to economic opportunities through education and nutrition. Fabrett works with more 18,000 underserved students and their families at seven centers and more than 300 local public schools in Nicaragua.

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Global Classroom at SMES: PC Mag Reports

St. Margaret’s new partnership with Level Up Village supports the school’s strategic plan efforts to place an emphasis on STEM, innovation, global studies and using technology to create connections outside the classroom. And already, it’s beginning to make headlines.

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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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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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The World is a Global Village: Voices from Kenya

Connecting with partners in developing countries is often an eye-opening and impactful experience for U.S. students, but what is it like for their global partners on the other end of the collaboration? Four students from rural Kenya wrote to us about their daily experiences with electricity, water, life at school, and how they have been inspired by their Level Up Village courses at Kenya Connect.

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Trending at #ISTE2016

By Esra Murray, Teacher at ISD

With so many new ideas and technologies to choose from, what are the big ideas educators should focus on for the 2016-17 school year? Here are my top five take-aways from ISTE 2016 both as an attendee and presenter:

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Innovative Technology Courses Build Global Competency in India’s Urban Slums

One of Level Up Village’s largest Global Partners is Ekalavya, a network of low-cost schools serving more than 1500 children who live in the slums of Bangalore and Hyderabad, India. Since 2015, approximately 200 Ekalavya students have participated in Level Up Village’s cutting-edge STEAM (STEM + arts) courses including Global Inventors (3D printing) and Global Video Game Designers.

“Fifty percent of the children from the slums will not continue their education after the 10th grade, hence it is important for them to give exposure to the technology which will inspire and motivate them to do well and continue,” said Dr. Jayaram, COO of Ekalavya Schools.

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Inspiring a Love of Biology in Today’s Global Classroom

“How do they breathe?”

“How do they eat?”

“How big is a snake’s mouth?”

“What does a brain look like?”

“How long is a frog’s tongue?”

“How does a heart work?”

“Why do we have kidneys?”

Students recently asked these questions and many more while participating in LUV’s Global Doctors: Anatomy after school course at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Fairfield, Connecticut. Teacher Nan Van Ryzin explained that children are natural scientists from an early age.

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Level Up Village Introduces Two New STEAM (STEM + arts) Courses

Designed to develop 21st Century skills, Global Web Designers and Global Explorers include one-to-one collaboration with partner students in the developing world each class period.