As our way of introducing new kits to you, we have been offering discounts on a new product each month so far this year.Read More
We've been wondering how we can introduce new kits to you and you'll love our idea - a sale!
Each month we'll pick a new 2019 Core product and give our customers a discount if you order it before the end of the month. For February, we've chosen a featured product we're really excited about. Kid K'nex Transportation is a fantastic product that offers a lot of versatility to what you can do with it and learn from it. Kid K'nex Transportation couples with our new 2019 curriculum that our customers already have access to! That was easy!
Get the details, ordering information and see what a fantastic discount you'll get on our Featured Product Page before the end of February to take advantage of the sale!Read More
CLS has been wondering how we can introduce new kits to you and we came up with an idea you'll love - a sale! Each month we'll pick a new 2019 Core product and feature a discount if you order it before the end of the month. This month is starting off with a boom, THREE products, all with a 10% discount! The excitement doesn't stop there, each of these products can be used with our new curriculum that customers already have access to! Hooray!
See instructions for placing your order on our Featured Product Page before the end of January to take advantage of our sale!Read More
The University of Jamestown’s newly installed SmartLab is bringing STEM education into the mix of their Teacher Education Department. As a required course, future teachers become fully certified STEM lab facilitators, something they can boast on their resume after graduation. In an interview with Dr. Leann Nelson, the Teacher Education Department chair, says that none of these future teachers will “teach” in the STEM lab, they allow the students to take responsibility of their next generation learning. Nelson says, “the SmartLab is where students explore STEM and media arts through applied technology and project-based learning”. Nelson further explains how the students can develop something in a fully integrated learning environment that includes furniture, technology, curriculum and assessment to support hands on and minds on learning with up to date technology. Nelson says there is a growing need for technology education.
The North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE) is partnering with Creative Learning Systems(CLS) to bring STEM centers and STEAM programs into rural schools. Over the last two years CLS and NDCDE have worked together to launch twelve programs in rural North Dakota schools. Plans for similar STEM programs in other ND schools are currently in development. These programs bring next-generation STEM education to students. As a result, students all over North Dakota have the opportunity to explore leading-edge technologies while building critical 21st century skills.Read More
What's a SmartLab? Director of Technology, Beth Thomas, described them as "Learning playgrounds for the students."
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School in Rancho Margarita, California held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new SmartLab STEAM centers at the beginning of the month. The newly built Student Creation and Leadership Center at Junipero Serra features a STEAM lab for elementary students and a STEAM lab for middle school students.Read More
Bill Welling, Chief Academic Officer – School City of Mishawaka
To support Bill Welling's goals, a regional bank, Teacher’s Credit Union (TCU), has agreed to pay $30,000 per year for exclusive naming rights to the new SmartLab at John Young Middle School in Mishawaka Indiana. The TCU Innovation Lab at John Young Middle School officially opened with the start of school on August 14th.Read More
Students from James Hart Middle School in Homewood District 153, were celebrated in the Illinois state capitol last week!
Students Aaron Latman, Jessica Lyseng and Ellie Wojcikowski, along with SmartLab Facilitator Cheri Pesina, were invited to present STEM projects at the Tech 2018 Illinois program.