why smartlab programs?

Student-led, project-based classroom learning.

SmartLab Learning puts students in the driver’s seat. 

Building autonomy

In project-based learning programs, self-directed students become proactive learners. 

Students who take initiative with their learning will enter college and the workforce with the ability to self-manage and build relevant skillsets. SmartLab Learning supports students by providing them with rigorous experiential learning opportunities designed to help them become critical thinkers who can tackle complex problems.

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Who it helps

SmartLab Learning engages students in hands-on, minds-on learning. To us, this means that the learning must encourage students to think critically about complex questions, issues, or problems. This process works best when learners apply core academic concepts to their efforts.

Young learners spend a day or a week on these projects, whereas high school students can spend an entire semester working on complex issues. All the while, students gain time- and project-management skills they can apply throughout their lives.

How it works

As learners use our SmartLab Learning Process, they’re guided to actively engage with our personalized, project-based learning platform.

Solve Challenging Problems

Exploring challenging problems and using math and science concepts to solve them. 

Make Connections

Engaging in projects that are connected to their world, personal interests, or community. 

Collaborate with Others

Sharing their work and participating in authentic conversations with their peers and teachers.

Communicate and Collaborate

Working with peers to complete complex tasks as they learn to collaborate and become strong leaders and team members.

Manage Projects and Time

Learning project-management strategies to plan and work through project cycles.

Leverage Self-Reflection

Reflecting on how their process ties to academic concepts while assessing their own learning.

Bill Gilmore

“The majority of the students who enter a SmartLab HQ leave every day because they have to, not because they want to.”

Bill Gilmore, District STEM Coordinator & Facilitator, Englewood Public Schools | Englewood, CO

Explore Our SmartLab Learning Programs

Ready to start planning your own SmartLab?

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