Schools that sign up for LUV’s Global Inventors after-school course receive a complimentary 3D printer – a great way to start building a new Maker Space. In the course, K-9 students learn to harness the power of 3D printing to develop prototype inventions in a real, global context. By partnering with LUV, U.S. schools directly sponsor Global STEAM education in developing countries through its give one, get one classroom model. A portion of the tuition is used to deliver the same class to students at one of LUV’s Global Partner schools, many of whom are living on less than $2 per day.
“Level Up Village is proud to give teachers the tools they need to make 3D printing and design globally and socially relevant to their students. We’re also excited to help our elementary and middle school partners incorporate Maker Spaces into their schools,” said Neesha Rahim, Co-Founder, Level Up Village. “Teachers tell us that what they need most is support to bring great STEAM ideas to life. That’s why we’re providing this full package, including curriculum, supplies, training, a Global Partner and Global Partner management.”
“Teachers tell us that what they need most is support to bring great STEAM ideas to life. That’s why we’re providing this full package, including curriculum, supplies, training, a Global Partner and Global Partner management.”
In Global Inventors, students in the U.S. collaborate one-on-one with students at one of LUV’s Global Partner schools to design, print and test solar-powered 3D-printed flashlights for use by Global Partner students, many of whom live in energy-poor areas. They use computer assisted design (CAD) software, master the Engineering Design Process, and learn to apply design thinking to a real-life problem, while gaining significant global perspective.
LUV provides Cube® 3D printers to schools through its partnership with 3D Systems. For every four U.S. schools or libraries that sign up for the Global Inventors after-school package, 3D Systems contributes a Cube® 3D printer to a LUV Global Partner school. Information on 3D Systems’ commitment to education can be found at www.3dsystems.com/education.