STEM/STEAM Learning in New York



New York’s Educational Mission

The New York State Education Department’s mission to “raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York” is fulfilled every day by hundreds of thousands of educators across the state. With over 2 million students enrolled in public schools alone, these educators need engaging, practical learning tools that will help them prepare their students for bright futures and fulfilling careers.

Per New York state standards, students finishing grades pre-K–12 are expected to be able to conduct specific performance tasks, or “investigations,” demonstrating proficiency in each core subject. SmartLab Learning’s project-based approach naturally aligns with this type of assessment, particularly when it comes to NY’s Science and Engineering Practices.

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Set Students Up
For Success

Countless bright futures begin in the classroom. Early exposure to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics can open new career pathways for students and empower them to enter New York’s ever-growing STEM workforce.

Project-based SmartLab Learning engagements fulfill learners’ academic and social-emotional needs, bringing STEM and STEAM concepts to life in a way that’s meaningful to students of all ages and abilities.

A SmartLab Learning Solution is more than just a STEM lab. It’s a place where:

  • Learners connect core math and science concepts to hands-on activities | Learn More
  • Learners practice goal-setting, time management, autonomy, and creative problem-solving | Learn More
  • Educators can reignite their passion for teaching, supported by comprehensive facilitator training | Learn More
  • Schools fulfill their STEM/STEAM objectives while supporting teaching interventions and improving test scores| Learn More


Academic Achievement in
the Empire State

SmartLab Learning Solutions are in 70% or higher alignment with the following New York standards:

  • New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards: Learners apply mathematical concepts to solve problems they can see and feel. | Learn More
  • New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards: Hands-on learning engagements bring core science concepts to three-dimensional life. | Learn More

These state-specific standards are founded on the Common Core and Next Generation national standards for education.

SmartLab Learning in New York

See which New York schools and districts have implemented SmartLab Learning solutions.

Discover Your Funding Options

The Creative Learning Systems team has helped public, private, rural, urban, large, and small schools secure funding.

  • Help you navigate the ESSER and EANS allocation process
  • Help you identify a wide variety of technology-friendly grant programs that best match your school or district’s needs and resources 
  • Conduct a free, personalized Research Report
  • Provide you with free grant proposal editing services

ESSER for Public Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund


EANS for Private Schools

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools


Private Donors

Discover organizations committed to equitable learning opportunities.


Funding Through Grants

See Available Grants


Maximize ESSER Funding to Engage Students

Learn what to prioritize when applying for ESSER funding.

Learn More About ESSER for Public Schools

EANS Funding Can Support STEM Programs

Talk to a CLS Regional Sales Manager to learn how your private school can access the right funds.

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Our Partners

Equitable STEM Programming Made Possible

Meet the private donors working to make SmartLab Learning accessible to all.

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Explore Active Grant Opportunities

You don’t have to go it alone — the CLS team can help you with the grant search and application process.

Hear from Our Happy Clients

Becky Dukes

“The SmartLab Learning team spent hours during the workdays, at night, and on the weekends assisting me with writing a U.S. Department of Education EIR (Education Innovation & Research) Grant for our district. No request was too small for them to respond to during the grant writing process. We appreciate their team and plan to work with them again.”

Becky Dukes, Director of Federal and Accountability Programs, Allendale County Schools | Public | Fairfax, SC

Ready to bring SmartLab Learning to your school?

We’re excited to hear from you. Let’s change the way your students engage with math and science—in and outside the classroom.