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Brandon Valley SmartLab Has Kids Thinking Outside the Box

Brandon Valley (South Dakota) is justifiably excited about their new SmartLab. Earlier this fall, News4 reported on the Brandon Valley Intermediate School SmartLab. A recent article in The Argus Leader provides more fascinating perspectives about this innovative program.

In the article, SmartLab Facilitator Matt Mueller provides valuable insights into how a SmartLab program can benefit the entire school. “I’ve been asking the core teachers, like the math and the reading teachers, ‘what are you seeing with kids that have had the lab’ and they say they are not afraid to fail, they ask more questions, they want to know why something is the way it is, and for all of our learners, that’s what we want.”

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BrandonValleyArticle_ArgusLeader.pdf (7.3MB)

Brandon Valley SmartLab Has Kids Thinking Outside the Box

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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