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Tilton Elementary SmartLab Video

Check out this great video produced by Chicago Public School's Tilton Elementary! A wonderful glimpse into what Tilton students are exploring in the SmartLab!!

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The SmartLab Experience on Video

We are so proud to release our new video "SmartLab: Learning's different here..."

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A Step in the Right Direction

For most of my first decade at Creative Learning Systems, it often felt like we were a lone voice in the No Child Left Behind wilderness. Schools were under enormous pressure to meet federally-mandated testing guidelines. Despite the best of intentions, educators often had little bandwidth for programs like the SmartLab. We all knew better, but the unfortunate reality was that authentic learning had, by necessity, become subordinate to standardized test performance.

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Sphero Goes to School

When the company behind Sphero, a programmable robotic ball, wanted to learn more about how their product could be used in schools, they looked to Creative Learning Systems and our SmartLab school partners. 

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Northshore School District 112 Receives National Reference Site Awards

We were honored to present National Reference Site Awards to Northshore School District 112 in Illinois this week! Congratulations to STEM and Communication Media Arts SmartLabs at Edgewood Middle School, Elm Place Middle School and Northwood Middle School!

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Nevada Governor Sandoval Visits Churchill SmartLab

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval visited the STEM SmartLab at Churchill County Middle School in Fallon, NV. “I like to see the kids and how innovative they are,” Sandoval said. “I applaud the school district in getting ahead with the technology.”  Read more about the Governor's visit here: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/lahontanvalley/15784372-113/governor-visits-middle-schools-stem-labs

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Nicholson STEM Academy Announces SmartLab Grand Opening

Chicago Public School's Nicholson STEM Academy is very excited about the grand opening of their SmartLab Innovation Lab. We are too!

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Reblog from Kipling Elementary School

Anthony McConnell, Principal of Kipling Elementary School in Deerfield, IL blogs about his visit to Colorado SmartLabs:

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BET Honors Kwame Simmons

Congratulations to Kwame Simmons, Executive Innovation Officer for the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan! Kwame was recently recognized for his leadership in education by BET Honors program. Kwame's vision for how education can help revitalize Detroit and create opportunity for young students is inspirational. We are proud to be a trusted educational partner with EAA. It's particularly satisfying to hear Kwame speak so elequently about how our SmartLab programs help to further EAA's overall educational mission. Watch both video features, "Kwame Simmons' Educational Journey" and "Kwame Simmons Acceptance Speech". Links below!

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San Antonio SmartLab Video

San Antonio Independent School District created a great video about their SmartLab Middle School STEM programs. It appears on the Career Videos section of their website. Enjoy!

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