The new SmartLab at James Hart School in Homewood, IL is ready for students! Read more about it in this article from the Homewood-Flossmore Chronicle!Read More
With the frenetic pace of summer installation season, it's especially gratifying to take a moment to enjoy the wonderful feedback we get from our new educational partners.
Christi Nies, Director of Curriculum for Ferris Independent School District (TX) sent this lovely note to a member of our implementation team.Read More
Catholic School Center of Excellence magazine’s cover story this month features SmartLab partner school St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Waconia, Minnesota. The article focuses on St. Joe’s innovative C-STEM initiative where student-directed, project-based STEM education is fully-integrated with traditional Catholic values and learning. According to school principal Bruce Richards, “Our mission is to inspire all learners to become the person God intends. We do this by integrating Catholic payers, virtues and service with 21st-century learning”.
Like many of our parochial school partners, St. Joe’s views STEM as critical for Catholic schools to remain educationally vital. We implemented the SmartLab at St. Joe’s one year ago and the St. Joe’s community has responded enthusiastically; enrollment is up for the first time in 10 years and 96% of St. Joe’s parent agreed that C-STEM had enhanced their child’s education.Read More
Today’s learners live in a video world. They are active consumers, producers and critics of video content. How do we leverage this fact to deepen interest and understanding in STEM?Read More
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
This week's news included approval for a SmartLab at Hart School, Homewood District 153 (IL). The Hart School SmartLab will feature both STEM and media arts programs.Read More
There’s been a dramatic increase in interest from Catholic Schools in STEM/STEAM programs. A major reason is the growing importance of offering robust STEM/STEAM programs in all schools of choice. Today’s parents expect technology and next-generation learning to be part of any quality education.
Paul Hans, Principal of SmartLab partner school Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha Nebraska told us, “If a Catholic school wants to compete with other public and private schools they need to stay relevant”. He continued, “It’s more imperative than ever to give families what they want…that means innovative programs like STEAM centers.”Read More
We were honored last week to host a delegation of educators from Guangzhou City, China. This delegation of teachers, principals and superintendents, affiliated with Beijing Normal University, visited Colorado SmartLabs to learn about innovative approaches to STEM education in the U.S.Read More