Training & Professional Development

Training and PD connect curriculum pedagogy, and practice.

Over 50 hours of SmartLab Facilitator Training provides tools to prepare teachers for student-directed PBL+STEM learning. 

After installation, we provide facilitators with over 50 rigorous hours of personalized professional development.

During these sessions, new facilitators will:

  • Experience SmartLab Learning firsthand
  • Gain a deep understanding of the SmartLab pedagogical approach
  • Learn about the resources and technologies available to staff and students
  • Hone their skills in the art of facilitation, becoming more effective “guides on the side”
  • Develop SmartLab orientation plans for students

Initial Blended Training and Professional Development

Asynchronous Courses

Onsite Training

Personalized Instructional Coaching

Smartlab Facilitators

Specialized Resources

SmartLab Facilitators receive ongoing access to support resources and training including:

  • An extensive library of technical and pedagogical resources
  • SmartLab Technology Resources to reference for comprehensive technology information
  • Recurring newsletters, webinars, conferences,
    and more!
Misty Newby

“My favorite part about the SmartLab implementation is the one-on-one training in the environment where you’ll be teaching. With the SmartLab training, they come to you, it’s hands-on in your own environment so you can start implementing. All of the work that you do in your lab is preparation for your lab. It’s work
time as well as training, so it feels much more efficient and useful for the information.”

Misty Newby
Facilitator, Carbon County School District One | Rawlins, WY
Bryan Frazier

“SmartLab Learning’s turnkey solutions allowed us to move quickly to implement a district-wide STEM program…the SmartLab Learning solutions plus the professional development allowed our students to be actively engaged in project-based learning immediately.”

Bryan Frazier
Superintendent, Claremore Public Schools | Public | Claremore, OK
Dr. Deirdre Pilch

“We are able to work with our students to get them career and college ready, and we do that K-12. SmartLabs help by getting students’ hands on projects and activities, getting them working with partners in the classroom, and getting them building something they would’ve never have imagined they could build…it’s actually shown our community what our students are capable of.”

Dr. Deirdre Pilch
Superintendent, Greeley-Evans School District 6 | Public | Greeley, CO
Mark Weerts

“In our SmartLab, students become empowered and engaged as they use critical thinking, curiosity, and collaboration to apply content standards. I have yet to meet a student who doesn’t love this class or
benefit from this connected approach to learning.”

Mark Weerts
Principal, Phoenix Middle School | Public | East Troy, WI

Ready to start planning your SmartLab?

We’re excited to hear from you. Let’s change the way your students engage with math and science–in and outside the classroom.