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
With new SmartLabs in their Freshman Academy and Middle School, Jenks School District is one of our newest educational partners and our first SmartLabs in Oklahoma. We had the privilege of working with the new Jenks facilitators at our summer facilitator conference and have no doubt that the Jenks SmartLabs are going to raise the bar for STEM programs in the region. Here's the announcement about the new SmartLabs on their District website: http://www.jenksps.org/vnews/display.v/ART/55b0dcf2559a0
Thanks to Orange Scholars Academy (NJ) Facilitator Regina Nadbielny for creating and sharing this video about her SmartLab!