New SmartLab Video from East Troy School District

Check out this fantastic new SmartLab video from East Troy Community School District (WI). We partnered with East Troy to launch SmartLab programs in Prairie View Elementary and East Troy Middle School last year and a new program at Little Prairie Elementary (K-2) is coming soon!. The programs are obviously generating a ton excitement in the school community!

Village Church Supports SmartLab at Operation Breakthrough

Operation Breakthrough serves at-risk youth in downtown Kansas City, MO. Their mission is “to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education”.

To support this mission, Village Church helped fund a SmartLab STEM program at Operation Breakthrough. Creative Learning Systems is proud to partner with Operation Breakthrough and is grateful to Village Church for its support of STEM education for Kansas City youth.

How Many Things Are in a SmartLab?

Have you ever wondered how many things you need in an engaging, project-based STEM/STEAM program? Take a moment to think about it; the number may surprise you.

At Creative Learning Systems, our mission is to engage every learner, every day. We’re experts at sourcing, evaluating and integrating the best learning resources in the world into engaging, comprehensive STEM/STEAM programs. We’ve been doing it for 30 years. 

Every “thing” in the SmartLab has been thoroughly tested for ease-of-use, safety and reliability. We compare and rank alternatives and select only those resources that provide schools with the best value. We consider how each element supports personalization and scaffolding of learning. We design customized, fully-integrated classroom systems that foster collaborative, next-generation learning experiences.

And we don’t stop there. 

We provide schools with so much more than just off-the-shelf resources. We understand the unique demands of classroom use and take time to evaluate how each resource will actually be used in an integrated STEM/STEAM program. So every “thing” is organized into turnkey collections of resources that include accessories, supplies, storage solutions and more. These collections feature everything needed to support personalized, project-based learning. 

And every collection is backed with curriculum, professional development and world-class support. We take the hassle and guesswork out of program design and purchasing, so teachers and administrators can focus on what they do best. 

It’s a big task. And a lot of things. In fact, an average SmartLab has about 1600 of them.

“Most Districts don’t have the skillset to build this from the ground up without a partner like Creative Learning Systems.” - Brian Ewert, Colorado Superintendent of the Year

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