SmartLabs were recognized at this year's Republican National Convention as an innovative, student-focused STEM program. Former SmartLab Facilitator Sean Duffy was a guest speaker during Jeb Bush's address to the RNC convention last night. While Sean is now teaching at a Texas high school, he served as the Facilitator for the SmartLab at Englewood High School, Colorado last year where Creative Learning Systems partnered with his school to implement the STEM program to which he refers.
Sean credits the SmartLab for addressing what students need to learn to become "the next generation of leaders, thinkers, builders, and entrepreneurs". Regardless of political views, I think many will agree with Sean's observations about education. We are proud to be viewed as an innovative and effective approach to preparing today's learners for college and career success. Congratulations Sean and thanks for the shout out!
You can read a transcript of Sean's speech (along with Jeb Bush's complete address) here. And here's a video of Sean's speech.