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Florida Needs More Proficient STEM Workers

In 2010, The Florida Chamber of Commerce announced the need to improve Florida's STEM education program. A study from WalletHub compared their STEM-related economy to all states in the country. Florida has been making strides in the right direction since 2010 but is still slipping. The  Florida foundation reported declines in the number of advanced science and engineering degrees.
 
“While the economy calls for a larger and more proficient STEM workforce, enrollment and success in those courses is declining,” 
 

Many economic sectors such as energy, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing need high quality workers for the high paying jobs of the future. "We encourage our leaders to see the dividends and to continue building on our gains."

While it is fantastic that Florida is continuing to make strides in STEM, still, they need to do more to handle the needs of the future economy. What produces STEM workers for those high paying careers listed above? STEM Education produces high quality workers for high paying careers. Needing more STEM workers is one thing, but needing more proficient STEM workers is strenuous, something not even the best teachers and schools can handle and sustain on their own.

That's where we come in. We work with you to create the best program for your needs and goals. Our all inclusive programs allow you to have the program your students deserve where students enjoy coming to class and learn next generation skills for next generation careers. Our STEM environments (called SmartLabs) are the talk of the town and create such a magical learning environment that you truly have to see to believe.

Read the full article about Florida here!
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STEM Class and Music Class Unite in This STREAM Project

Saint Joseph's Episcopal School is a Creative Learning Systems customer in Florida. They made this amazing video showing how they integrated their fifth grade STEM class with their music class. In the SmartLab, the students learned circuity, coding, and engineering and then they applied what they learned to make their own instruments work through circuitry and coding.

This is one example of the endless possibilities of fun and learning that takes place in a SmartLab when learning is integrated with other traditional classes. Pretty cool, right?

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How a California Catholic School Engages Middle School Students Through STEM Education Program

Saint Junipero Serra Catholic School made a great video showcasing their  SmartLab. Their SmartLab caters to all learners of all abilities from grades K-8 with hands-on STEM learning. The students are working with cutting-edge technologies so they will be able to learn whatever technology comes their way in their future careers. What students learn in the SmartLab is  reinforced and integrated in CORE classes. Students work together on projects to enhance their collaboration and communication skills so they can be ready for the workplace.
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James Hart Celebrates SmartLab Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to James Hart School (Homewood, IL) on their official SmartLab ribbon cutting! Over 100 community members attended the celebration where students provided a program orientation and demonstrated their work.

The James Hart SmartLab was installed this summer and supports STEM and communication media arts programs for grades 6-8. 

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James Hart SmartLab In the News

The new SmartLab at James Hart School in Homewood, IL is ready for students! Read more about it in this article from the Homewood-Flossmore Chronicle!

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Jenks School District SmartLabs

With new SmartLabs in their Freshman Academy and Middle School, Jenks School District is one of our newest educational partners and our first SmartLabs in Oklahoma. We had the privilege of working with the new Jenks facilitators at our summer facilitator conference and have no doubt that the Jenks SmartLabs are going to raise the bar for STEM programs in the region. Here's the announcement about the new SmartLabs on their District website:http://www.jenksps.org/vnews/display.v/ART/55b0dcf2559a0

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SmartLab Changing Lives in Hernando Missisippi

With all the impressive achievements by SmartLab learners, it's easy to mistake it as a program intended only for gifted and talented students. In fact, the personalized learning in the SmartLab empowers and motivates all students; learners choose an appropriate level of challenge, adapt projects to their interests and learning styles, and take their learning as far as they are able.

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North Shore School District SmartLab Video

Last month, I had the privilege of presenting National Reference Site Awards to STEM and communication media arts SmartLabs in North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, IL. The District produced the video below to document the event. You can read their full newsletter article here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H5I0iiEr1QN1nnukM8QzKMNbD0skzZBY_I3V5be3030/edit 

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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.

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Barack Obama Student Video

We were blown away by this video from Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM in Chicago Heights Illinois. It's one of best student-produced videos about the SmartLab we've ever seen. Congratulations to all the talented learners at Barack Obama and thanks for allowing us to share your video!

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