THE RUMSON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL MOVES TO THE FOREFRONT OF STEAM (STEM + ARTS) EDUCATION AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH LEVEL UP VILLAGE

IMG_2365The Rumson Country Day School has partnered with Level Up Village (LUV) to offer pioneering global STEAM (STEM + arts) courses as part of the After School Enrichment Program. RCDS is offering Global Inventors/3D Printing that began the week of January 11. Throughout the course(s), students will collaborate one-on-one with partner students from one of LUV’s Global Partner organizations in a developing country via video message exchange.

“By partnering with Level Up Village, we are helping our students develop 21st century skills through hands-on STEAM projects and global collaboration,” said Dana Feldman, Network Administrator and teacher of the course. “The global component of this program is especially exciting and will give students the extraordinary opportunity to work together with their partners, while simultaneously learning about their lives and daily life in the developing world.” RCDS will offer additional Level Up Village courses in the future in partnership with students from other countries.

Level Up Village empowers children to make a difference in the world with courses that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between K-9 students in the U.S. and Global Partner students in 23 countries. U.S. school partners directly sponsor Global 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 Partners, many of whom are living on less than $2 a day. “We are proud to bring together students from U.S. schools with peers from our Global Partner organizations. While their lives may be very different, they soon discover that they have a lot in common and much to learn from each other,” said Amy McCooe, Co-Founder, Level Up Village. “Our cutting-edge STEAM courses offer schools fully developed curricula, comprehensive teaching training and our experienced management of the global collaboration process.”

For more information about RCDS, please contact Director of Admissions Kevin Nicholas at 732-842-0527 or knicholas@rcds.org or visit the school’s website, www.rcds.org.