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Learning IS different here…

In the SmartLab, we’re fond of saying “Learning’s different here…”

It’s different in a lot of ways – the emphasis on collaboration, intrinsic motivation, student-centered learning, and a multidisciplinary approach to academic content are all core philosophical elements in the SmartLab program.

Here’s a great example from SmartLab students at Tafolla Middle School in San Antonio, Texas as they combine science, engineering, and digital media arts to promote their solar powered car competition.

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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