STEM Learning in Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania’s Plan for Education

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.


Align with Statewide Educational Goals

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?

  • SmartLab learners of all ages connect core math, science, and engineering concepts to hands-on activities. | Learn More
  • Career-bound students build familiarity with concepts they can apply to a wide range of professions. | Learn More
  • Learners practice life skills like goal-setting, time management, autonomy, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. | Learn More
  • Educators are supported at every step of the way with comprehensive training and troubleshooting, allowing them to focus on their students. | Learn More
  • Our easy-to-use digital LearningHub contains standards-aligned STEM project starters that foster key skills. | Learn More

SmartLab Learning in Pennsylvania

See which Pennsylvania 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. Your Regional Sales Manager can:

  • 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

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Funding Through Grants

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Maximize ESSER Funding to Engage Students

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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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Equitable STEM Programming Made Possible

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Explore Active Grant Opportunities

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Hear From Our Happy Clients

Erica Zwilling

“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.’”

Erica Zwilling
SmartLab Facilitator | Private | Drexel Hill, PA
Eric Mineweaser

“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.”

Eric Mineweaser
Director of Curriculum, Warren County School District | Public | Russel, PA

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