“Even driven middle schoolers realize they have a place where they can explore, problem-solve, and test things without worrying whether their project will work in the end—that is an ‘aha moment.’”
Pennsylvania’s Department of Education has an ambitious set of goals—by 2025, the Keystone State plans to increase the number of pre-k–12 teaching candidates enrolled in preparatory programs, as well as reduce the percentage of teaching shortages in struggling school systems. The state’s Educator Workforce Strategy hinges on its ability to engage young, aspiring educators early in their academic careers, especially when it comes to STEM and STEAM subjects. This initiative puts particular focus on supporting demographics who have historically experienced barriers to entry in these fields, such as young people of color.
To ensure that Pennsylvania schools can graduate career-ready young people—especially those who want to teach—educators need tools that ignite curiosity and an early passion for learning. With built-in teacher support and a standards-aligned curriculum that instills real-world skills, SmartLab Learning Solutions can help Pennsylvania educators inspire the next generation of school leaders.
STEM LEARNING IN PENNSYLVANIA
When it comes to specific academic goals, Pennsylvania is looking to STEM and STEAM to help prepare its future workforce. As part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide priorities, he has invested $116 million in science, computer science, and technical education programs, plus an additional $36 million in career technical education (CTE) for recent or soon-to-be high school graduates.
So how can SmartLab Learning help?
See which Pennsylvania schools and districts have implemented SmartLab Learning solutions.
The Creative Learning Systems team has helped public, private, rural, urban, large, and small schools secure funding. Your Regional Sales Manager can:
ESSER for Public Schools
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund
EANS for Private Schools
Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools
Discover organizations committed to equitable learning opportunities.
Funding Through Grants
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Learn what to prioritize when applying for ESSER funding.Learn More About ESSER for Public Schools
Talk to a CLS Regional Sales Manager to learn how your private school can access the right funds.Let’s Talk
Meet the private donors working to make SmartLab Learning accessible to all.
You don’t have to go it alone — the CLS team can help you with the grant search and application process.
These organizations and donors are working to improve access to STEM learning opportunities in the state of Pennsylvania.
Providing school districts, vocational-technical schools, and CTE centers the opportunity to purchase equipment to prepare students for the workplace.
“The SmartLab HQs have given us a scope and sequence that has provided our students the opportunity to think and learn in a much different way. We consistently hear that students are eager to get back into the SmartLab because they can showcase learning outcomes that are much different than in the traditional classroom.”
One-person team uses ingenuity and creativity to secure funding
With a little ingenuity, the one-person team at this small private school in Pennsylvania was able to secure the funding for a new SmartLab
Tips, Tools, & Templates to Help you Fund your SmartLab
Funding Guide and Workbook Read along as your Regional Sales Manager walks you
We’re excited to hear from you. Let’s change the way your students engage with math and science—in and outside the classroom.