Students in a Texas school district are getting the benefits of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning because of corporate sponsors who are vested in their success.Read More
Buffalo Elementary School in Davenport Iowa shared this fantastic video about their new SmartLab. The Buffalo Elementary STEAM lab is our first SmartLab in Iowa!Read More
We had to share this note from a first grader at Lakewood Primary in Phenix City (AL). Thanks so much to Superintendent Randy Wilkes for forwarding it to us. This stuff makes our day!!!Read More
A new study released by AdvancEd found that, despite the rapid proliferation of technology tools and digital content, examples of technology being used to enhance student learning are barely evident in American classrooms.Read More
With the frenetic pace of summer installation season, it's especially gratifying to take a moment to enjoy the wonderful feedback we get from our new educational partners.
Christi Nies, Director of Curriculum for Ferris Independent School District (TX) sent this lovely note to a member of our implementation team.Read More
Catholic School Center of Excellence magazine’s cover story this month features SmartLab partner school St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Waconia, Minnesota. The article focuses on St. Joe’s innovative C-STEM initiative where student-directed, project-based STEM education is fully-integrated with traditional Catholic values and learning. According to school principal Bruce Richards, “Our mission is to inspire all learners to become the person God intends. We do this by integrating Catholic payers, virtues and service with 21st-century learning”.
Like many of our parochial school partners, St. Joe’s views STEM as critical for Catholic schools to remain educationally vital. We implemented the SmartLab at St. Joe’s one year ago and the St. Joe’s community has responded enthusiastically; enrollment is up for the first time in 10 years and 96% of St. Joe’s parent agreed that C-STEM had enhanced their child’s education.Read More