SEED Awards Seacoast Charter School Curriculum Grant
Global Steam Collaboration: Level Up Village Comes to Dover
SEED has awarded the Seacoast Charter School (SCS) a grant to bring Global STEAM Collaboration: Level Up Village(LUV) to Dover. The platform provides for global STEAM courses that consist of guided discussions, hands-on activities, and interactive media where students identify an issue and apply design thinking to solve a real-world problem.
The Seacoast Charter School is a publicly funded elementary and middle school, uniquely focused on experiencing education through the arts. The school was founded in 2004 and has grown to serve more than 280 children in grades K–8 from across 30 towns in the Seacoast, New Hampshire.
Roughly 75 students will benefit from the LUV Global Conversations course, which will be integrated into the seventh and eighth social studies curriculum and taught by Jacki Rice, an English and Language Arts teacher at SCS. SCS students will be matched with a Global Partner school in a developing country through the exchange of video messages and sharing of collaborative work using LUV’s Global Platform. Together, students will explore cultural perceptions and the role of education and community service plays in each country.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with SEED on our first Global STEAM project,” said. Sheila Shea, Development Director, Seacoast Charter School. “The students and teachers are excited to further develop their understanding of the world in which they live while also gaining 21st century skills.” This award concludes the fall grant funding. The next round of applications for SEED funding is due April 1, 2017. To learn more about SEED, please visit: http://www.DoverSEED.org