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School-Wide Immersion Project at The Willows Includes Cross-Cultural Collaboration

At The Willows Community School in Culver City, California, students recently participated in a week-long, cross-curricular program called “Intersession.” Now in its tenth year, the innovative program is designed to foster deep thinking and problem solving, while providing uninterrupted blocks of time for students to investigate a theme, problem or challenge from a new perspective. This year, the theme for Intersession was power.

Dean of Educational Technology Wendy Amster was on the look-out for a program that taps into this theme when she came across Level Up Village’s Global Web Designers course. She decided to pilot this course for 6th-8th grade students because it fit in directly with her curriculum and represented an opportunity to combine science and technology with the softer skills of communication and collaboration in a global context.

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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.