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.Read More
United States Treasurer Rosie Rios spent time with students in the Slater Middle School SmartLab in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Ms. Rios is passionate about inspiring kids, especially young girls, to pursue an interest in math and science. While inspiring students, Ms. Rios was herself inspired by the achievements of Slater students in the SmartLab.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More