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PBL + STEM/STEAM

Learning in Washington

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Meet Learning Objectives

Support Equity in Washington Classrooms

In alignment with the Washington State Board of Education (SBE), educators have a responsibility to deliver relevant, engaging, and equitable learning opportunities to all students in the state. Within their current strategic plan, the SBE prioritizes initiatives that support: 

  • Student safety
  • Authentic student engagement 
  • Adaptable programming 
  • Post-secondary readiness
  • Civic engagement 
  • Strategic use of funding 

Designed to address the full spectrum of academic and social-emotional needs, SmartLab Learning Solutions can help Washington P-12 educators meet students where they are as they engage with meaningful, project-based STEM/STEAM content. 

SmartLab Learning In Washington

Prepare Students for Post-Secondary Success

SmartLab Learning Solutions enable Washington educators to deliver culturally responsive STEM/STEAM instruction while preparing students for life beyond school. Hands-on learning engagements can be tailored to align with students’ own interests, and can even have implications in their wider communities. 

Explore the possibilities: 

  • Personalized STEM/STEAM Engagements: Whether their passions lie in drone technology, civil engineering, or conservation, learners connect core STEM concepts to issues that impact their futures. | Learn More
  • Creativity in Communication: Students with an interest in media and broadcasting can hone their research and reporting skills in state-of-the-art studio settings. | Learn More
  • Authentic Connections: The SmartLab curriculum encourages exploration of and engagement with the world beyond the classroom, as students tackle issues present in their own backyards. | Learn More  
  • Building 21st Century Skills: The project-based SmartLab Learning approach reinforces academic content while strengthening students’ problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership skills. | Learn More
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SmartLab Standards Alignment

Academic Achievement in the Evergreen State 

SmartLab STEM/STEAM Learning Solutions are in 70% or higher alignment with the following nationwide and state-specific standards: 

  • WA Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice: Learners apply mathematical concepts to solve problems they can see and feel. | Learn More
  • Washington State Science Learning Standards / Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): In alignment with the NGSS’ new vision for science education, project-based learning engagements bring core science concepts to three-dimensional life. | Learn More
  • International Society for Technology in Education Standards: Empowered with access to innovative tools—and the agency to explore their applications—students grow into their roles as digital citizens. | Learn More
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SmartLabs in Washington

See which Washington schools and districts have implemented SmartLab Learning solutions. 

Discover Your Funding Options

The Creative Learning Systems team has helped public, private, rural, urban, large, and small schools secure funding. Our funding specialists can:

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ESSER for Public Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

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EANS for Private Schools

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools

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Private Donors

Discover organizations committed to equitable learning opportunities.

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Funding Through Grants

See Available Grants

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Maximize ESSER Funding to Engage Students

Learn what to prioritize when applying for ESSER funding.

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EANS Funding Can Support STEM Programs

Talk to a CLS funding specialist to learn how your private school can access the right funds.

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Our Partners

Equitable STEM Programming Made Possible

Meet the private donors working to make SmartLab Learning accessible to all.

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Grants

Explore Active Grant Opportunities

You don’t have to go it alone — the CLS team can help you with the grant search and application process.

Vivian Palmer

“Once the kids have been introduced to STEAM at the elementary level, the concepts and the application increase in rigor as they get to middle school. By the time they get to the high school, they will be better informed as to which career pathway they want to take.”

Vivian Palmer
Executive Director of Accountability, Assessment, and Technology Tukwila School District | Tukwila, WA
Trish Henry

“Our goal [with our SmartLab HQ] was to provide elementary students for middle school STEM courses. In just a short time, we can see they are building interest and will continue to explore these fields as they move on to middle school, which was the goal of the initiative. I think we are well on our way to reaching it.”

Trish Henry
Librarian and Learning Coordinator, Mead School District | Mead, WA

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Ready to bring SmartLab Learning to your school? 

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