STEAM Education Charges Ahead in Chicago Middle School SmartLab

"We knew our students would love it and we had to get our hands on it," said Simmons Principal Tracy Flood regarding her school's new STEAM SmartLab.

Simmons Middle School, in Chicago, opened their SmartLab in part of the school's library just earlier this month. The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are really enjoying the hands-on learning and the facilitators love seeing the students learn in a new way. 

Read more about how education is changing at Simmons in this article from the Chicago Tribune here.


From Boxes to Hands-on Learning: A Pennsylvania Elementary School STEM Center Installation Time Lapse

This is fun to watch! A four-day SmartLab installation compressed into only 45 seconds. 

Thanks to our dedicated hardware and software installation teams who help make engaging STEM/STEAM education possible for learners all over the country! And thanks to Holy Child Academy, an elementary Catholic school, in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania for sharing this video!

New York City Chancellor Farina attends STEAM SmartLab Opening Ceremony!

PS 201Q, the Discovery School for Inquiry and Research, was in the news with the official ribbon cutting of their new STEAM SmartLab. The SmartLab, along with a Student Broadcast Studio from Creative Learning Systems was funded through a $400,000 allocation by city councilman Rory Lancman along with money from the Magnet Schools Assistance Program.

New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. "This, to me, is what all students should have!" said Ms. Fariña. "It's also going to give the middle schools in the neighborhood a run for their money because these students are already going to go into middle school prepared to be scientists of tomorrow."

Television news channel NY1 was there to cover the event, watch it here.

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