An Innovative STEM Environment at Donny O’Dell Elementary.
“My students’ ability to collaborate has greatly improved, no matter who’s in their group. Their confidence in trying new things has skyrocketed, too. They’re given opportunities to explore, fail, and not give up. I love seeing that.” So much so that she has her eye on securing funding to create O’Dell’s first “STEMineers”
A Transatlantic Team: Smith System Furnishes Primary School in Greece
The opportunity to furnish a classroom is exciting. The opportunity to develop and direct the furnishing of an entire new primary school is extraordinary, especially when that school must seamlessly integrate into a beloved, 113-year-old educational institutional.
Flavors Noodle Chair Turns Occupational Therapist into Active Seating Advocate
As an elementary school occupational therapist, Megan Kelly Petersen has a trained eye for spotting issues that hinder student learning. But she’s also tenacious at finding solutions, especially for kids who struggle to stay focused.
Creating an Engaging Early Learning Environment for Young Learners
“I love my school!” is a comment that every educator longs to hear, especially those working with the most malleable of minds: preschoolers. That’s frequently happening at the newly opened District 59 Early Learning Center (ELC) in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The dynamic building is a modern example of how a bright, engaging early learning environment can incorporate 21st Century learning principles.
Building a Makerspace: Ryan Park Elementary’s Story
After attending a number of conferences and observing the creative learning opportunities offered by Makerspace education, Ryan Park Elementary School Principal Amy Heavin decided to put together a team to create her own Makerspace called “The Learning Lab” at her school. Here is their story.
How to Launch a Charter School
Two of us teachers started doing Genius Hour in our classrooms. Genius Hour is inspired by Google's 20% projects where their employees have the freedom to work on their own creative projects 20% of the time, as long as the projects benefit the company. We wanted to give our students an opportunity to own their learning and research and create their own projects. We would always say, "What if we had our own school? We would do this or do that differently or better.”
DeSoto ISD Revolutionizes How It Educates High School Students With Smith System Furniture
Smith System helped DeSoto change its approach.
La Esquelita Educational Center Chooses Smith System’s School Furniture
Smith System fit space, budget and needs.
Las Cruces Raises Bar with Smith System
Las Cruces sets new standard with custom UXL tables & Cascade Storage.