District 20-1 is spearheading the development of STEM and Computer Science (CS) education for C-EB Schools. Our overall goal is to develop a school-wide curricular pathway aligned with STEM education and CS education; so that students may graduate from C-EB with career-based skills whether they choose to attend college, trade school, enter the military, or enter the workforce. This programming will greatly benefit our learners to further develop critical thinking, technologically-based and practical learning skills; and hopefully lend and increase to science, math, and reading scores.
Creative Learning Systems are the developers of the SmartLab. “In addition to supporting learners with standards-aligned math and science curriculum, SmartLab Learning gives students the tools to make decisions, solve problems, and manage complex tasks. SmartLab Learning seamlessly integrates standards-aligned math and science curriculum, educator development, learning kits, and learning environments for students K–12. Resulting in relevant, accessible, and inclusive STEM pathways that engage students in their own learning.”
Teachers and staff will attend curriculum training onsite during the week of December 13-16. The UE SmartLab will be led by Mrs. Kelsey Reeves, with support provided by Ms. Krissy Joens. Superintendent Kara Four Bear stated, “The SmartLab provides learners with opportunity to delve into the Engineering and Design Process (EDP) which allows students to tinker, be curious, use mistakes as learning moments, and to really dig into learning. Through the EDP process students develop a voice and gain ownership of their learning. We look forward to seeing our learners in action and engaging with learning experiences through the expansion of SmartLab programming throughout C-EB Schools.”