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STEM Class and Music Class Unite in This STREAM Project

Saint Joseph's Episcopal School is a Creative Learning Systems customer in Florida. They made this amazing video showing how they integrated their fifth grade STEM class with their music class. In the SmartLab, the students learned circuity, coding, and engineering and then they applied what they learned to make their own instruments work through circuitry and coding.

This is one example of the endless possibilities of fun and learning that takes place in a SmartLab when learning is integrated with other traditional classes. Pretty cool, right?

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April 2019 Featured Product: Goobi Magnetic Construction Kit

As our way of introducing new kits to our customers, we have been offering discounts on a new product each month so far this year.

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March 2019 Featured Product: Squishy Circuits Deluxe

As our way of introducing new kits to you, we have been offering discounts on a new product each month so far this year.

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How a California Catholic School Engages Middle School Students Through STEM Education Program

Saint Junipero Serra Catholic School made a great video showcasing their  SmartLab. Their SmartLab caters to all learners of all abilities from grades K-8 with hands-on STEM learning. The students are working with cutting-edge technologies so they will be able to learn whatever technology comes their way in their future careers. What students learn in the SmartLab is  reinforced and integrated in CORE classes. Students work together on projects to enhance their collaboration and communication skills so they can be ready for the workplace.
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February 2019 Featured Product: Kid K'nex Transportation

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!

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January 2019 Featured Product

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!

Does your SmartLab need something new? Click here to see all of our products in our catalog!
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University Takes Fresh Approach to STEM Education For Future Teachers

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.

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North Dakota Partnership Brings STEM Education to Rural Schools

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.

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New STEAM Education Labs in Southern California Catholic School

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. 

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Elementary STEAM Teacher Named STEAM Educator of the Year!

Heather Gibson, Facilitator at Prairie Wind Elementary School in Gillette Wyoming, has been named STEAM Elementary Educator of the Year by the Wyoming Department of Education. 

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