One of the most important advantages of personalized, project-based learning is the opportunity for authentic assessment: meaningful measurement of learning outcomes and learning process.Read More
Elementary programs are a fast growing segment of our family of SmartLab partners. We're constantly amazed by these younger learners and their ability to use applied technology. We've seen numerous projects that would have been impressive coming from high school learners just a few years ago.
The new SmartLab at Rawlins Elementary School (Wyoming) was recently featured in this article in the Rawlins Daily Times.Read More
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/55b0dcf2559a0Read More
Thanks to Orange Scholars Academy (NJ) Facilitator Regina Nadbielny for creating and sharing this video about her SmartLab!Read More
Congratulations to John Veit, Assistant Principal at Rocky Heights Middle School in Highlands Ranch Colorado. John was recently named Administrator of the Year by the Colorado High School Press Association. Rocky Heights has been a valued partner for many years and deserves all the high recognition its staff and students regularly receive.Read More
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.Read More
Not everyone who watches this video will understand why we celebrate the connection between learning and dancing. It's definitely a SmartLab kind of thing! Thanks to Slavens K-8 in Denver CO for helping us tell this story!
Creative Learning Systems is partnering with the North Dakota Center for Distance Education to develop a SmartLab program to support blended learning for the state's rural communities. Dr. Alan Peterson, Director of ND CDE, is the visionary behind this this innovative initiative. Dr. Peterson recently shared his thinking behind integrating SmartLabs in the North Dakota educational mission on his blog.Read More
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!