What is a STEAM Smart Lab?
It’s an engaging program where students explore STEAM and media arts through applied technology and project-based learning. It’s a fully-integrated learning environment where everything from the furniture and technology to curriculum and assessment work together to support hands-on, minds-on learning. It’s a place where personalized learning and intrinsic motivation engage students of all learning styles, and abilities.
Why have a SMARTLab Program?
SmartLab® programs engage learners like nowhere else in school.
Walk into a SmartLab® and you’ll see students buzzing with energy and enthusiasm. It’s a learning community where the teacher is a Facilitator and students take responsibility for their learning. Autonomy is encouraged. Collaboration is the norm. Challenges are celebrated as a path to mastery. It’s everything learning should be.
SmartLab® programs engage learners as they apply technology to projects of their own design. As they work on their projects, they build academic connections and develop next generation skills. Whether students are exploring robotics, coding, websites, video broadcasts, circuitry, or structures, they’re developing critical-thinking skills. They’re solving problems. They’re collaborating. They’re learning valuable project and time management skills. And they’re reflecting, communicating, and presenting not only their projects…but their learning. They’re building skills, knowledge and interest critical for college and career success.