Next Gen Learning Highlights Grande Innovation Academy

Next Gen Learning Highlights Grande Innovation Academy

In a new NGLC Q&A blog post "Teaching the Whole Child Utilizing Collaborative Learning Spaces", Grande Innovation Academy Executive Director Patty Messer and SMALLabs Dr. David Birchfield discuss how SMALLab is being integrated into her charter school. 

Dr. Birchfield: What were your teachers’ reactions when they experienced SMALLab? 

Messer: They love it! They’re so excited. We implemented it in the spring of 2017, after we did demonstrations for the teachers and parents, the students had the opportunity to go in and experience our SMALLab as well. Every single student was able to experience our SMALLab at least once during those last few weeks in May. Just this morning, I gave a tour to three new families, and they were super excited as well.

Read the entire NGLC post here.

WHNT News 19 covers SMALLAb @ Huntsville Middle School

In an article titled, "The “Future of Education” Looks A Lot Like A Virtual Reality Video Game", Daniela Perallon features SMALLab for WHNT News 19 in Huntsville, Alabama.

When WHNT News 19 visited the lab on March 20th, the students were tracking constant velocity by holding the wands and walking along a track calculating their speed. This great article aired that same evening.

Education Week Features SMALLab

Education Week published a great article profiling the science behind SMALLab. The article is titled "High-Tech Simulations Linked to Learning". The article features a number of quotes from SMALLab teachers and students. A student, Dominic Heurta, describes his SMALLab experience saying, “You get to interact and enjoy yourself, but most of all, you learn more,” he said. “You don’t get bored, and you actually think about the things you are doing.”