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College Football Championship Brings SmartLabs to Atlanta

Written by Bill Laurienti

Thanks to generous donations from the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers platform, in partnership with the Atlanta Football Host Committee, Atlanta Public Schools will soon have its first SmartLab HQ learning solution.

Forty excited second grade students and their teachers from Scott Elementary School, where the new SmartLab HQ will be installed, were on hand at the College Football Playoff news conference where the donation was announced. 

“When we bid on this game, we said it would be about more than a football game,” said Dan Corso, President of Atlanta Sports Council and Atlanta Football Host Committee Board of Directors. “Bringing Atlanta its first SmartLab HQ is a great start to proving that point. Between now and kickoff we want to use the high profile of the national championship game to make a lasting impact on this community, particularly through our partnership with Atlanta Public Schools. We felt we took a step in that direction today.”

The Atlanta Host Committee news release explained that “the facility will allow Scott Elementary educators to lead their classrooms in the exploration of a wide range of applied technologies, including robotics, software engineering, mechanics and structures, computer graphics, digital media arts, and more.”

We are proud to partner with Atlanta Public Schools and are grateful for the support of the College Football Playoff Foundation and the Atlanta Football Host Committee.   

Learn more about the announcement of this generous donation.

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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