LEVEL UP VILLAGE UNVEILS TWO NEW COURSES:
GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS – MALALA YOUSAFZAI & GLOBAL LANGUAGE LAB
Powered by Level Up Village’s Global Communication Platform, the New Courses Build on the Success of Level Up Village’s STEAM Programs and Network of Global Partners in 23 Countries
Old Greenwich, Conn. – February 17, 2016 – Ahead of the 2016 National Association of Independent School (NAIS) Annual Conference, Level Up Village (LUV) has announced two exciting new programs designed to develop 21st Century global collaboration skills: Global Conversations – Malala Yousafzai and Global Language Lab. Powered by Level Up Village’s Global Communication Platform, these two new offerings build on the success of Level Up Village global STEAM (STEM + arts) programs and network of global partners in 23 countries.
• Global Conversations – Malala Yousafzai gives teachers the unique opportunity to engage their students in a global literature and culture exchange with real-world impact. Students read I am Malala and then discuss themes such as leadership, access to education and community service with global partner students. See this video to learn more about the recent pilot of this course at Eastern Middle School in Greenwich, Connecticut, in partnership with students in Pakistan and these articles in Greenwich Time and Tech Insider.
• Global Language Lab provides an innovative way to further the development of foreign language skills by connecting U.S. students with native speakers in a global partner classroom. Available in Arabic or Spanish, this course offers a guided language and cultural exchange on topics such as cultural traditions, sports, popular foods, hobbies, travel and career aspirations. Level Up Village piloted this course last month at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey, pairing Arabic language students with Palestinian students in Nablus, West Bank. Read more in this article by Delbarton School and in Education World.
“We’ve had such a positive response to our global STEAM programs that we were eager to develop new courses that bring authentic, global connections to even more classrooms. Global Conversations and Global Language Lab offer two innovative new ways schools can offer stimulating learning experiences with real-world applications,” said Neesha Rahim, Co-Founder, Level Up Village. “Like our STEAM programs, these new courses include fully developed curricula, careful management of the global collaboration process and access to our Global Communications Platform.”
Now in more than 100 U.S. schools, Level Up Village empowers students to make a difference through one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems together with Global Partner students in 23 countries. U.S. school partners directly sponsor STEAM education in developing countries through LUV’s “Take a Class, Give a Class” model: a portion of the tuition is used to deliver the same class to students at one of LUV's Global Partner organizations.
Launched at the start of the 2015-16 school year, Level Up Village’s web-based Global Communications Platform offers the following:
• Seamless one-to-one communication with global partner students
• Easy-to-Use student portal to record, send and receive video messages
• Direct access to course curriculum guide, discussion questions and resources
• Ability to review, approve and upload student videos in just minutes
• Option to subtitle videos
Schools interested in offering Level Up Village courses are invited to get in touch here.
About Level Up Village
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 100 U.S. schools in 15 states, with over 30 Global Partner organizations in 23 countries. More information is available at levelupvillage.com and follow us on us facebook and twitter.
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