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University Takes Fresh Approach to STEM Education For Future Teachers

The University of Jamestown’s newly installed SmartLab is bringing STEM education into the mix of their Teacher Education Department. As a required course, future teachers become fully certified STEM lab facilitators, something they can boast on their resume after graduation. In an interview with Dr. Leann Nelson, the Teacher Education Department chair, says that none of these future teachers will “teach” in the STEM lab, they allow the students to take responsibility of their next generation learning. Nelson says, “the SmartLab is where students explore STEM and media arts through applied technology and project-based learning”. Nelson further explains how the students can develop something in a fully integrated learning environment that includes furniture, technology, curriculum and assessment to support hands on and minds on learning with up to date technology. Nelson says there is a growing need for technology education.

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Corporate Foundations Support STEM in Texas City Schools

Students in a Texas school district are getting the benefits of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning because of corporate sponsors who are vested in their success.

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Buffalo S.T.E.A.M Lab Ribbon Cutting

Buffalo Elementary School in Davenport Iowa shared this fantastic video about their new SmartLab. The Buffalo Elementary STEAM lab is our first SmartLab in Iowa!

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House Passes Every Student Succeeds Act

While we generally stay away from politics in this blog, the passage of new federal legislation to replace No Child Left Behind deserves comment.

With our unwavering focus on higher-order thinking skills and student engagement, for many years we felt like a lone voice in the No Child Left Behind wilderness. While standardized testing may have a role to play in K-12 education, it's the virtual antithesis of our mission and learning philosophy. 

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