SmartLab
On-the-Go
for Middle Schools

Keep learners engaged with projects they’re excited to complete.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Backpacks filled with pre-professional tools for middle schoolers to tackle hands-on projects.

Keep remote learners engaged as they become familiar with more advanced technology that
helps them make connections to math and science.

Support Your Academic Goals

With our research-based, student-led approach to project-based learning, even remote students are authentically engaged. Students receive a new engaging activity each week that supports the core math and science concepts they’re learning in other courses.

Enjoy a Comprehensive Solution

SmartLab On-the-Go takes the heavy lifting out of remote and blended learning. We provide dynamic, student-led, project-based curriculum, a suite of rugged and durable technologies, and complementary cross-curricular books—all assembled and ready to go from day one!

Keep Learners Engaged

Student engagement is core to SmartLab Learning. With On-the-Go, we provide learners with open-ended engagements that enable them to direct their own learning.

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Curriculum & SmartLab Learning Hub

Our standards-aligned curriculum helps your students meet milestones.

Remote learners can access our standards-aligned, project-based curriculum online through the SmartLab Learning Hub. Here, students can document their learning and growth via their portfolio, while educators can monitor and assess their learners’ progress. 

Parent of Grade 7 student

“On-the-Go is definitely something I think kids should get. I mean, I want to do this! This is what learning is.” 

Parent of Grade 7 student, New Jersey

Program Features

What do learners experience with SmartLab On-the-Go?

This robust learning program is perfect for remote, blended, or in-person learning models. And because kits can be sanitized and restocked, they can be used for an entire semester and beyond. By following the SmartLab Learning Process, students build knowledge as they follow their curiosity, no matter where they are.

Empowering Student Voice and Choice

  • Open-ended engagements allow learners to choose their own project as they learn core math and science concepts.
  • Students direct their learning in a manner that best fits their needs and style.
  • Learners engage in self-reflection to make real-life connections between what they’re learning and what they’re doing.

Providing Personalized Learning

  • Engage in projects that are connected to their world, personal interests, or community.
  • Share their work and participate in authentic conversations with their peers and teachers.
  • Work with peers to complete complex tasks as they learn to become strong leaders and team members.

Supporting Middle School Learners

  • Combine our SmartLab Learning Process, robust learning kits, and relevant resources to dig deeper into relevant topics.
  • Connect abstract concepts to experiences with physical learning kits, giving relevance to complex topics.
  • Extend their learning by using household items to add more complexity to their projects.

Ensuring Collaboration

  • On-the-Go bundles contain 18 pairs of backpacks so learners with the same backpack can collaborate.
  • Learners virtually work through the SmartLab Learning Process as they explore, set goals, and troubleshoot.
  • In-home collaboration furthers as learners take their sharing to the dinner table and discuss their experiences.
White Paper

Developing hopeful and engaged students

This paper explores how increasing student autonomy and ownership through authentic learning experiences can contribute to developing hopeful, engaged, lifelong learners. Topics include:

  • What are hopefulness and engagement?
  • How can educators facilitate engaging learning experiences?
  • What is the role of student agency in developing confidence?

Why SmartLab Learning?

We inspire the extraordinary while preparing students to create future solutions.

By providing students with access to leading-edge technologies, age-appropriate professional tools, and authentic project-based learning, we ensure that today’s students will become stewards of tomorrow.

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STEM jobs 

3.5 million STEM jobs in the U.S. to fill by 2025.
Emerson

20%

High school grads 

High school grads who are ready for the rigors of STEM majors.
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Hear From Our Happy Clients

Dana Giblin

“What’s great about these activities is the multi-sensory approach. The activities are connected to exploration and discovery so students have opportunities to play around with the items. And if they fail at something, it doesn’t matter because they can always reconstruct from there.”

Dana Giblin
Director, RKS Associates Schools for Special Needs | Private | Carteret and Eatontown, NJ
Nicole Doran

“Students learn flexibility, collaboration, how to fail with pride and try again. The technology is amazing, but it’s the process where you see them really learn.” 

Nicole Doran
Educator, Hallinan Elementary School | Public | Lake Oswego, OR
Parent of Grade 2 student

“I love how the SmartLab encourages their exploration skills, curiosity, engineering and design skills, and perseverance.” 

Parent of Grade 2 student
Lake Oswego, OR

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your curriculum standards-aligned?

Our curriculum is aligned to CCSS math, NGSS, ISTE, and more.

How much does a SmartLab On-the-Go program cost?

Each SmartLab solution is customized based on the number of students you plan to engage and which types of engagements work best for you and your students. Our representatives can help you find the best solution.

How much training do you provide?

After installing your SmartLab Learning solution, we provide your team with extensive, high-quality, research-based professional development. This way, you and your team are equipped to manage every aspect of your SmartLab.

Ready to start your own 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.