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CES Wins Third Place in Learning is Different Here™ Contest

Creative Learning Systems Awards California Elementary School Third in Their Annual Learning Is Different Here™ Contest


Creative Learning Systems 

Jul 06, 2021, 08:30 ET

LONGMONT, Colo.July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Learning Systems (CLS), the pioneer in comprehensive K–12 STEM solutions and developer of the nationally known SmartLab® Learning program, announced today that Missouri's California Elementary School has been awarded third place in their Learning Is Different Here multimedia contest.

"Students come alive in a SmartLab," tells Ashley Mathis, CLS' Chief Executive Officer, "and we couldn't think of a better way to demonstrate it than to hear from the students and educators themselves."

A SmartLab HQ is a comprehensive STEM lab with technology, learning kits, and supplemental math and science curriculum, and, as can be seen in the award-winning video, it's a place where learners solve problems, collaborate, and persevere.

"At California Elementary School," tells Principal Gary Baker, "we strive to create a solid foundation to ensure that our students will be college- and career-ready. To prepare the students in our community for their future, we had to up our game. With the support of Creative Learning Systems and the awesome educational environment provided by Mrs. Osman, our students are cultivating the skills that they will need for the workforce of the future."

"Truly, learning is different in a SmartLab," explains Mathis. "We do that by providing students with a reliable process that helps them solve problems. We then create technology-rich learning environments that give learners the tools to apply core academic concepts to real-world problems. Finally, we offer robust professional development and standards-aligned supplemental curriculum to help accelerate students' learning."

"Our mission is to prepare today's students to solve tomorrow's problems," explains Mathis. "In addition to helping students learn science, technology, engineering, and math principles, our approach to personalized, project-based learning helps students gain essential 21st-century skills like collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication."

This year's Learning Is Different Here contest is the first of its kind. CLS intends on holding this contest annually and looks forward to seeing more stories of students in SmartLab HQs across the country.

View the award-winning video: California Elementary School

About Creative Learning Systems

Creative Learning Systems has pioneered converting traditional learning environments to project-based learning experiences since 1987.  

Today, Creative Learning Systems partners with the most innovative school leaders nationwide to provide personalized, project-based learning experiences and environments that increase a student's capacity through engaged, active, and social problem-solving.

Their mission is to ensure that today's students will be tomorrow's leaders, prepared and ready to solve the complex challenges in our ever-changing world.

SOURCE Creative Learning Systems