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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.
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.
Solve Challenging Problems
Exploring challenging problems and using math and science concepts to solve them.
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.
Reflecting on how their process ties to academic concepts while assessing their own learning.