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The Georgia Department of Education aims to offer a holistic education to every child in the state, thereby graduating students who are “ready to learn, ready to live, and ready to lead.” But what does this mean in the everyday classroom?
To prepare learners for post-secondary success, K–12 programming needs to be accessible and engaging to every student, presenting core concepts with an eye on the ever-evolving future. With project-based STEM/STEAM engagements that strengthen students’ academic and social-emotional skills, SmartLab Learning can help educators ignite curiosity and passion in tomorrow’s innovators.
SmartLab Learning In Georgia
To prepare learners for the 21st century workplace, the Georgia Department of Education has made a strong commitment to furthering STEM and Career and Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) initiatives throughout the state. This means increasing access to learning technologies, delivering relevant course content, and preparing educators with the right training.
SmartLab Learning supports the increased implementation of these programs by providing:
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Through hands-on, minds-on instruction, SmartLab Learning Solutions contextualize core concepts for learners of all abilities while aligning with core education principles.
Driven by project-based learning philosophy, SmartLab Learning connects the conceptual to the tangible in new and exciting ways.
When students take charge of projects that matter to them, engagement and academic performance improves.
Students who engage with SmartLab Learning begin to see how their education relates to their own lives, their career interests, and the world around them.
Holistic SEL opportunities:
While connecting with core academic concepts, students engage their social-emotional abilities to work together, practice active listening, struggle productively, and make themselves understood.
Every SmartLab facilitator receives comprehensive instruction on the course content and technology, plus access to resources and ongoing professional development.
SmartLab Standards Alignment
SmartLab Learning Solutions are in 70% or higher alignment with the following nationwide and state-specific standards:
See which Georgia schools and districts have implemented SmartLab Learning solutions.
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Meet the private donors working to make SmartLab Learning accessible to all.
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These organizations and donors are working to improve access to STEM learning opportunities in the state of Georgia.
Georgia Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and the local CTAE Director may submit a request to the Carl D. Perkins Plus Reserve Fund to supplement cross-curricular, project-based CTE courses in the fields of STEM/STEAM.
The Paulding Education Foundation grants funds to support innovative projects and learning enrichment at schools in the Paulding County School District.
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) supports the implementation of STEM programming that reaches underserved or under-represented school communities.
One-person team uses ingenuity and creativity to secure funding
With a little ingenuity, the one-person team at this small private school in Pennsylvania was able to secure the funding for a new SmartLab
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