Watch On-Demand: Educators from Greely-Evans District 6, CO, iLead Charter Schools, CA and Aldine ISD Drew Academy, TX
Approaching Learning Holistically
For more than 30 years, SmartLab Learning has embraced student-led, project-based learning that encourages students to choose and solve problems that connect to their community. Through this approach, learners develop critical-thinking and reasoning skills, creative problem-solving skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and deeper connections to social issues that matter to them.
SmartLab Learning’s pedagogical approach engages, challenges, and supports the whole child model of education. We do this by:
Encouraging students to be a part of their community and solve problems that are close to them.
Helping students make real-world connections between math and science content and projects of their choosing.
Coaching learners to set goals, establish objectives, manage their time, and authentically demonstrate their learning.
Connecting the value of students’ education and core concepts to their lifelong success.
Providing challenging experiential learning opportunities where students choose goals based on their own interests.
Coaching educators to create a safe space where students confidently take risks in their learning journey.
Leverage Personal Experiences
Designing scaffolded standards-aligned math and science curriculum for students to leverage their personal experiences and background knowledge to construct new meaning.
Match Individual Learning Styles
Promoting learning communities that empower students to choose strategies and tools that match their learning styles and goals.
Providing space for students to identify and solve problems relevant to their interests, passions, and community needs.
Intentionally building open-ended experiences that prompt self-reflection.