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Capstone STEM Project Presentations at Cresthill Middle School

Doug Haller, our Facilitator Support Specialist, recently had the pleasure of attending capstone presentations at Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch, CO. Facilitator Trina Chambers invited parents and Creative Learning Systems staff to observe and provide constructive criticism to students on their final projects. Students shared the results of a two-week intensive study and enthusiastically answered questions that demonstrated their knowledge and experience in the SmartLab.

Doug was struck by the variety and depth of student projects. He was particularly impressed by the extent to which learners combined their knowledge and skills in multiple technologies and resources. By studying images from Google Earth, one team replicated landmasses in SimCity and examined the urban planning implications. Two other students compared and contrasted software engineering platforms AppInventor and Scratch while coding in each.

We relish every opportunity we get to see the great project work that takes place every day in SmartLabs all across the country. Thanks Cresthill for inviting us to participate in your capstone presentations!

Capstone STEM Project Presentations at Cresthill Middle School

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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