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Englewood High School SmartLab Featured on Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative learning strategies hosted by the Alliance for Excellence in Education. The Englewood High School SmartLab was featured in this year's Digital Learning Day broadcast along with special guest, Colorado Senator Michael Bennett.

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Ronan Robotics Shines On!

In May, I posted this announcement about the Ronan (Montana) High School SmartLab robotics team winning the world championships.

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Money Well Spent

A few months back, I blogged about news coverage on the new SmartLab at Englewood High School in Colorado.  Englewood was recently in the news again as the only school district in Colorado to successfully pass bond and mill levy initiatives in the November elections.

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How Cool is This!

Fox News 29 in San Antonio spent a day in the new Davis Middle School SmartLab and filed this video report. The SmartLab at Davis is the first of a District-wide implementation in all San Antonio School District middle schools.

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And the hits keep on coming...

My last blog entry referenced several local newspaper articles featuring schools with new SmartLabs.  No sooner did I hit the “publish” button than this Englewood Herald article crossed my desk.

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SmartLabs in the News

This is always an exciting time of year for us as new SmartLabs open with the start of the school year.  It's also an exciting time for many of the local communities as they get their first peek at their new SmartLabs.  Here are a few articles we've found in local press.  SmartLab programs can be hard for reporters to wrap their minds around and then summarize neatly.  We think these articles do it nicely.

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Student Ammon Love's STEM Education Experience in the SmartLab

As I’ve said before in this blog, it's all about the kids!

My absolute favorite thing to do is drop in on a SmartLab and ask the students, “what’ja doing?”   The learners are so enthusiastic and their project ideas are usually WAY more interesting than anything we come up with when developing the curriculum.   It's also wonderful when a student tells me the SmartLab is their favorite place in school - but I don’t expect them to think about what goes into creating a learning environment like the SmartLab.  Their job is to learn.

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Ronan SmartLab Robotics Team - World Champs!

And the hits keep on coming…

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Congratulations Max Brooks - NASA Outstanding STEM teacher award winner!

We were so proud to learn that one of our favorite SmartLab Facilitators, Max Brooks, was selected NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium Outstanding STEM Teacher!  

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A New Approach to STEM Education

There’s a broad consensus that American education needs increased emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  Surprisingly though, there’s little clarity or consensus on the best way to address this need.   

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