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North Dakota Partnership Brings STEM Education to Rural Schools

Drake Anamoose High School North Dakota NDCDE - Creative Learning Systems - STEAM EducationThe 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.

Drake-Anamoose School in Drake, ND is one such K-12 school. Superintendent Steve Heim said that the SmartLab program aligns perfectly with the North Dakota Innovative Education Initiative launched by Governor Doug Burgum. "He wants creative thinking he wants problem solving, he wants us to teach outside of the box," said Heim.

Learn more about the Drake-Anamoose STEM SmartLab program for elementary, middle school, and high school students here in a recent news story from 

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Matt Dickstein

Written by Matt Dickstein

Matthew Dickstein, CEO of Creative Learning Systems, has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of education for over 25 years. Prior to joining CLS in 2004, he played key management roles in building National Technological University, a pioneer in the field of higher education distance learning, and ELS Language Centers, the largest teacher of intensive English language programs in the U.S. Matthew received a B.S. in business from the University of Colorado and holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

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