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Transforming STEM Instruction

Written by Bill Laurienti

We recently asked Superintendent Bryan Frazier from Oklahoma’s Claremore Public Schools how SmartLab Learning solutions are impacting the district:

Our district’s ability to go from limited or inconsistent STEM instruction to fully operational labs with consistent curriculum across all of our elementary schools has been a phenomenal transformation. SmartLab Learning’s turnkey solutions allowed us to move quickly to implement a district-wide STEM program, which meant the students weren’t waiting 3–5 years for us to decide what STEM would look like in our buildings. The SmartLab Learning solutions plus the professional development allowed our students to be actively engaged in project-based learning immediately. Now, our students are problem-solving through creative and collaborative learning each day. These skills are relevant today and will be imperative for our students’ future success and the success of our district-wide programming goals.

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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