WE HEARD YOU!

LearningHub starts replacing LaunchPad this fall.

Students’ way into SmartLab PBL + STEAM projects has long been the LaunchPad project starter. LaunchPad did its job, but based on your feedback and requests, we built the next evolution.

LearningHub is an integrated digital learning platform that simplifies and enriches SmartLab management, training, engagement, and assessment.

Dozens of schools have already upgraded to LearningHub. 

Are you next?

See LearningHub in action!

What’s New in LearningHub?

Schools that have upgraded to LearningHub are enjoying:

Functionality

Standards-Aligned Supplemental Curriculum
Standards-Aligned Supplemental Curriculum
Common Core, NGSS, ISTE
Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration
Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration
Allows integration of projects into your LMS for convenience and core lesson planning.
Rostering Integration
Rostering Integration
Easily set students up and transition them from year to year.
Individual Learner Accounts
Individual Learner Accounts
Track individual student engagement and support targeted assessments. Access content from any device/location.
Reporting
Reporting
Get aggregate data to show engagement & effectiveness to demonstrate ROI (time on task/usability, completion rate, student growth, etc…).
Assessment Tools
Assessment Tools
Students demonstrate understanding inside of LearningHub using embedded assignments, assessments, rubrics, and portfolios.
Collaboration Tools
Collaboration Tools
Build collaboration, problem-solving, and discourse skills; build community.
Assessment Submission
Assessment Submission
Connect choice with mastery and obtain multiple data points in different modes to measure student growth. Conduct formative and summative assessments and provide inline feedback.
Video & Audio Record for Submission
Video & Audio Record for Submission
Provides a variety of formats for sharing learning to increase engagement and quality of a submitted product.
Portfolio Collection
Portfolio Collection
Students document their learning journeys; portfolios can be utilized for formal grading.

Content

Integrated SmartLab Learning Process
Integrated SmartLab Learning Process
Provides students with structure, sequenced guidance, and opportunities for self-reflection and re-design using our SmartLab Learning Process: Explore, Plan, Do, Reflect, Share.
Integration of Goal Setting/SMART Goals
Integration of Goal Setting/SMART Goals
Provides students the opportunity to practice important personal management skills.
Facilitator Training Program
Facilitator Training Program
Provides Facilitators asynchronous training, PD, and access to other important resources.
Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
Each project starter includes learning objectives for students written as I CAN statements to help them set learning goals and understand the desired outcome of the activity.
Applied Math Integration
Applied Math Integration
Students apply math skills/concepts to hands-on real-world experiences. Supports facilitators in supplementing math content.
Career Connections
Career Connections
Each project starter includes descriptions of relevant careers and examples of other real-world applications to help students connect learned skills and concepts to future careers.
Accessibility Tools
Accessibility Tools
Supports students with diverse needs (text-to-speech, translated text-to-speech, dictionary).
Project-Specific Assignment Questions
Project-Specific Assignment Questions
Open-ended questions support students in thinking and explaining their learning.
STEAM Focused Activities
STEAM Focused Activities
Includes projects for each system of technology: Circuitry, Computer Graphics, Digital Communication, Mechanics/Structures, Robotics, Scientific Data & Analysis, Software Engineering, and Sustainability.
Project-based Learning (PBL) Pedagogy
Project-based Learning (PBL) Pedagogy
PBL provides rigorous, student-led experiential learning.

Ready to get started?

Schools who upgrade to LearningHub this winter will receive up to 6 months of free access!

Webinars

Get Your Questions Answered.

We’ve been working hard to build LearningHub into the product you wanted LaunchPad to be.

Webinars will help you understand:

  • LearningHub functionality and project starter content
  • changes to your CSA, including pricing
  • who to talk to at your school or district 
  • the process for upgrading

Attendees at our live webinars will also get to participate in a live Q&A.

Wednesday Webinar:

5:00-6:00pm EDT

Monday Webinar:

12:30-1:30pm EDT

Wednesday Webinar:

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT

Tuesday Webinar:

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

How do I Upgrade to LearningHub?

Your Customer Success Manager can get you started today, but we recommend attending one of our upcoming webinars before you contact your CSM.

Attend an upcoming webinar

Webinars will include an overview and demo of LearningHub, explain pricing, and answer questions. JOIN A WEBINAR

Update Your CSA

Your CSM will work directly with you and your school or district to update your contract. 

Attend Training (Facilitators)

Facilitators will have on-demand access to an introductory training video to get them started on their journey. Also available is a course within LearningHub designed for facilitators that will provide in-depth training on all of the features and functionality as well as provide tips and best practices on introducing LearningHub to students.

Roster Your Students

LearningHub integrates with your SIS and LMS to make rostering and single-sign-on simple. Your CSM will work with your administration and IT department to provide the easiest rostering experience available. If you’re a smaller school that would prefer to roster students through a CSV file, we can provide a file upload option as well.

Launch!

You did it! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Creative Learning Systems build LearningHub?

Creative Learning Systems build the content and functionality in LearningHub based on research and feedback from our clients. The main objectives of this development were to:

  • Provide a digital platform that delivers student-led, STEM-focused learning, manages assessment, tracks student progress, and integrates with your Learning Management System (LMS) or Student Information System (SIS).
  • Integrate the SmartLab Learning and SMART Goals processes into a dynamic digital experience.
  • Implement a Facilitator space for training, professional development, and community building.
  • Expand the SmartLab Learning experience beyond the physical space.

Does LearningHub replace LaunchPad?

Yes, LearningHub is an integrated digital learning platform that is replacing LaunchPad and was released to early adopters in summer 2022. Clients who upgrade from LaunchPad to LearningHub in winter of 2023 will receive up to 6 months of free access.

Will Creative Learning Systems continue to support LaunchPad; for how long?

Yes, Creative Learning Systems will continue to support LaunchPad until July 1, 2025. However, the majority of new content, functionality, and training will be delivered through LearningHub. Please register for an upgrade webinar to learn more and get your questions answered.

If we use both SmartLab HQ and SmartLab Studio, will we need to use both LaunchPad and LearningHub?

LearningHub is currently available for primary (K-2), upper elementary (3-5), and middle school (6-8). High school will be published for back-to-school in fall 2023. Studio clients will need LaunchPad to access current content and project starters. We will formally communicate dates for launching additional LearningHub content soon.

Will LearningHub integrate with my learning management system (LMS) and/or student information system (SIS)?

Yes. LearningHub has a Facilitator and Student user interface (UI), rostering, and single sign-on (SSO) integration with multiple LMS like Canvas, PowerSchool Schoology, Google Classroom, Illuminate etc. Clients without an LMS may use a flat file for rostering integration.

Does LearningHub curriculum include standards alignment like ISTE, NGSS, and Common Core Math?

Yes. As students complete the SmartLab project starters, they are naturally exposed to the content and skills in many standards, followed at national and state levels. In LearningHub, the supplementary content has been proactively aligned to ISTE, NGSS, and Common Core Mathematical Standards.

What if I have already paid my Curriculum & Support Agreement (CSA) for the 2022/23 school year?

If you want to move to LearningHub in January or February 2023, there is no additional charge.  The new CSA price for LearningHub will be applied to your 2023/24 CSA renewal for the following year.  Upgrading to LearningHub in January or February, for example, gives you up to 6 months of FREE access.

If you want to move to LearningHub for the 2023/24 school year,  you will upgrade to the new CSA pricing this July for access to LearningHub starting August 1st.

What if I have pre-paid for my Curriculum & Support Agreement (CSA) for the next 2-5 years?

If you have pre-paid for your CSA you will not be required to pay the full new price, you will only be required to pay the difference or variance in cost from what you currently pay on your CSA up to the new price.  This will only be charged to you annually with the renewal of you CSA until your pre-paid term ends.

LearningHub Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Primary (K-2)

Elementary (3-5)

Middle (6-8)

Start Moving to LearningHub Today!

Are you ready to join dozens of schools on LearningHub?

Send us your information using the form to the right, and your CSM will follow up with you in one to two business days (demand is high!) to get you started.

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