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Rising to the Challenge

Written by SmartLab Learning

The learners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School (OLPH) in Chattanooga, TN started the new school year with a brand new SmartLab HQ.

OLPH’s mission is to enable students to become confident, lifelong learners, and with SmartLab Learning’s unique project-based STEM learning environments, they’re well on the way to reaching their mission.

In a SmartLab HQ, learners are engaged in hands-on, experiential learning where they work in teams to solve problems that include circuitry, software engineering, robotics, and other projects.

Because students can explore topics of personal interest, they can rise to the challenge.

Teresa Hale, SmartLab Facilitator

“It’s a challenging learning experience,” explains SmartLab Facilitator Teresa Hale, “but because students can explore topics of personal interest, they can rise to the challenge.”

“In addition to working with leading-edge technology, students in the SmartLab HQ develop critical skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, project management, and communications,” explains Principal Dr. Caroline Carlin.

The new SmartLab at OLPH is the first in the Chattanooga area. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Pastor, Father Arthur Torres, added: “I know our students will be excited by the new SmartLab. Our community should certainly be proud of this new learning resource.”

Again, congratulations to all of you at OLPH. We are confident that the SmartLab HQ will be another environment where your students are empowered to reach their personal potential and instill a passion for lifelong learning.

Transforming the library into a collaborative learning space.

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