Colorado SmartLabs recently hosted a delegation of school administrators from Guangzhou Province, China. The purpose of the delegation's visit was to learn about American innovations in STEM education and how similar methods might be applied in Chinese schools.
The group visited SmartLabs at Englewood Middle and High School in Englewood School District and Samuels and Beach Court Elementary in Denver Public Schools. In addition to visiting with students, teachers and administrators at each school, Tom Boasberg, Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, also met with the group and surprised them with his fluent command of both Mandarin and Cantonese.
The tour was organized by Hong Qi Wagner from Zonekey Education Technology. Zonekey and Creative Learning Systems entered into a joint venture agreement last year to bring SmartLabs to China. Ms. Wagner said that the group was very impressed with the Colorado SmartLab programs and several members of the China delegation were interested in exploring similar programs in their schools.