Swanson and Thompson Elementary schools in Arvada, Colorado, opened two new STEM Centers with great excitement this month.
The SmartLabs will provide students with the opportunity to learn the many essential skills they will need to succeed in the future workforce.
Shannon Feely, Digital Teacher Librarian, told the students in the grand opening ceremony that their STEM skills could lead to a cure for cancer, an end to cyber bullying and a new way to protect oceans from pollution, thus empowering them to do great things. Teachers are already seeing big benefits, their students are becoming risk-takers and collaborators.
Students at these JeffCo Public Schools are equally excited, with many students voicing feelings of freedom, self-expression and exploration. Little do they know, this program will become a pathway for them to attain the required skills necessary for an unknown future economy.