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STEM Taking Root at St. Joe’s

Written by Bill Laurienti

This great article shares the ambitious STEM initiative at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia, MN. A SmartLab HQ is a key element in this  comprehensive effort that included extensive training and STEM certifications for St. Joe’s teachers.

The team at St. Joe’s took a transdisciplinary approach to STEM that favors content over traditional academic silos, fosters personalized learning, and emphasizes problem-solving and critical thinking.

Congrats to the team at St. Joe’s for implementing an innovative STEM initiative.

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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