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Positively Transformed Our Learning Culture

Written by Bill Laurienti

Mark Weerts, Principal of Prairie View Elementary School in East Troy, WI recently shared how the SmartLab HQ has impacted the school.

The student experience in our SmartLab has positively transformed our school’s learning culture. Students become empowered and engaged as they apply content standards through the skills of critical thinking, curiosity, and collaboration. I have yet to meet one student who doesn’t love this class nor benefit from the connected learning approach.

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Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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