Globalizing Your Classroom with Level Up Village
Level Up Village’s mission is to globalize the classroom and facilitate seamless collaboration between students from around the world via pioneering Global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses. Using Level Up Village’s global communications platform, students get to know partner students in other countries by exchanging video messages about their lives and their STEAM projects. Through this process, they not only learn 21st century skills, but also develop empathy and global competency.
Level Up Village is the first organization 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 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
How do students collaborate with their Global Partners?
Students at schools in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. are paired individually or group to group (for K-2) with students taking the same course at one of LUV’s fully vetted and trained Global Partner organizations across Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Through a combination of guided discussion, hands-on activities and interactive media, students identify an issue and apply design thinking to solve a real-world problem. Students interact with their Global Partners via our global communication platform by exchanging video messages, collaborating on shared project files and creating personal profiles. In these ways, students not only work together on projects, but also discuss the real-life application of their learning and learn about each other’s daily lives and cultures. The result is meaningful global collaboration and an enhanced understanding of the world.
How does LUV’s platform work?
Accessible via computer, tablet and mobile devices, LUV’s easy-to-use global communication platform facilitates one-on-one project collaboration and cultural exchange between students from around the world. Students access LUV’s Communications Platform via the Student Portal. Once they log in, they can easily view course content, access student workbooks, record and upload video messages, view their global partner’s video messages, create and add to their personal profiles and collaborate on shared project files. Teachers access the platform via the Teacher Portal where they can access curricular resources, review and upload students’ video messages and monitor students’ project collaboration.