Level Up Village aims to globalize the classroom and facilitate collaboration between students from around the world via Global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses. This social impact company offers STEAM courses for students in K–9. Students develop not only 21st century STEAM skills but also the softer skills of globalcollaboration and communication. The courses are offered in school, after school, and during the summer. In each course, students connect with peers in other countries—they exchange video letters with their global partners and collaborate on projects. Additionally, by collaborating with Level Up Village, schools sponsor STEAM education in the developing world through the “Take a Class, Give a Class” model. Level Up Village conducts courses at more than 300 public and private schools in the US, the UK, and Australia, with over 40 Global Partner organizations in more than 20 countries.
SageModeler is an intuitive modeling tool being developed at TheConcord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University for middle school and high school students to build their own models and validate their model design using real-world data.
TechGirlz is a program of Creating IT Futures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of CompTIA, which inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. To achieve its mission, TechGirlz has created engaging, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.
You do not have to go far from home to travel somewhere amazing. Every state hosts natural and technological marvels that you may never have seen. Popular Science magazine suggests 50 science-y destinations that are well worth a visit—each is within a drivable distance from the state’s largest population center.