What Is SmartLab Learning?

Creative Learning Systems’ SmartLabs are turnkey
PBL-centered STEM learning environments and curricula
that prepare students
for the careers of tomorrow

Five components engage students and accelerate learning:

Customized Learning Environment

Hands-On Projects & Equipment

Standards-Aligned Curriculum & Digital Platform

Training & Professional Development

Ongoing Support & Sustainability

SmartLab Learning Process

The SmartLab Learning Process is an action-driven, repeatable process where students:


Explore a piece of technology without any preconceived notions, gather information, and learn how the technology works.


Plan a project, set SMART goals, determine the outcome, and identify the steps to reach it.


Do a project. Rigorous experiential, project-based learning opportunities help students become critical thinkers who can tackle complex problems.


Reflect on their progress. This iterative process encourages learners to document and reflect on their work throughout the project.


Share and celebrate their learning as they describe what did and didn’t work and transfer knowledge to their peers and teachers.


Customized Learning Environment & Experiences

The SmartLab Learning environment and experiences are developed by educators who intentionally:

  • Design learning spaces that facilitate experiential, personalized, and collaborative learning regardless of where the learning occurs.
  • Select furniture and recommended room arrangements that maximize student engagement and ensure that nothing impedes their learning.
  • Choose technology that seamlessly accelerates learning.
  • Evaluate potential tools and select durable products that drive maximum student engagement for long-term use.

SmartLab LearningHub Platform & Digital Curriculum

The SmartLab LearningHub is an online learning platform that:

  • Houses our standards-aligned supplemental curriculum (CCSS math, NGSS, ISTE).
  • Guides learners through our Student Learning Process.
  • Supports learners through an open-ended, project-based learning approach.
  • Enables learners to self-assess and demonstrate their learning in a portfolio that’s easily shared with teachers and peers.
  • Through the teacher interface, allows educators to curate standards-aligned projects that support learning.
  • Gives educators the opportunity to review their students’ self-assessments and identify evidence of learning.

SmartLab Learning Professional Development

Our high-quality, research-based professional development provides ongoing support to ensure educators are:

  • Prepared to manage every aspect of the space (including technology and the Learning Hub).
  • Equipped to create a transformative experience for students, educators, and paraprofessionals.
  • Trained in the art of facilitation.
  • Able to probe for evidence of learning so they can improve student academic achievement.
  • Supported throughout the life of the program.

Ready to start your SmartLab Learning Program?

Find out how SmartLab Learning programs can help your school. Let’s change the way your students engage with math and science—in and outside the classroom.