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SAM Labs Case Studies

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SAM Labs 2024 Educator of the Year: Hannah Rings

Hannah Rings, the recipient of the 2024 SAM Labs Educator of the Year award, stands as a beacon of innovation and dedication in the field of STEM education. Her tireless efforts to integrate SAM Labs technology into her teaching practices have not only enriched the educational experience of her students but also inspired her peers.

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SAM Labs Cultivates Problem-Solving Skills at Seattle Public Schools

At Arbor Heights Elementary, part of the expansive Seattle Public Schools district that serves 51,650 students across 104 schools, Sarah Gerhardt, a seasoned fourth-grade teacher, embarked on a transformative journey with SAM Labs.

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Embrace Innovation, Collaboration, and Fun with Judson ISD and SAM Labs

With more than 24,000 students, the Judson Independent School District was looking to help students grow throughout their ongoing Academic Enrichment program, specifically geared for students in 4th and 5th grades. Enter SAM Labs. The unique programming was the perfect fit to help students grow their STEAM skills and 21st-Century thinking through fun, engaging curriculum and built on what they were already learning.

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Indian Prairie School District 204 Sees Promising Results with SAM Labs STEAM Solutions

In a move that's sparking creativity and collaboration across classrooms, Indian Prairie School District 204's recent integration of SAM Labs STEAM solutions is receiving accolades from students, parents, teachers, and board members alike.

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STEAM Program Implementation Success with SAM Labs in Palm Springs USD

When the Palm Springs Unified School District wanted to implement a STEAM program into their elementary curriculum, they turned to SAM Labs to help them get started.

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Student-led STEM: SAM Labs Elevates Learning at Ventura Unified School District

As science, technology, engineering, arts, and math become a bigger focus in today’s job market, the Ventura Unified School District was looking for an easy to implement STEAM program that allowed for student-led investigation in an engaging manner. See how students and teachers embraced STEAM.

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Incorporating SAM Labs into Elementary Science Education Shows Results

Blaine Elementary, part of the vibrant Blaine School District in Northwestern Washington, embarked on a journey to revitalize its STEAM curriculum at the start of the 23-24 school year. With a limited amount of engaging STEAM resources and the need to captivate a diverse student body, the school identified SAM Labs as a transformative solution. This initiative aimed to consistently provide interactive STEAM learning experiences, turning every science block into an opportunity for exploration and creativity.

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Empowering STEAM Educators through Personalized Teacher Support

In August 2022, Jefferson County School District in West Virginia, embarked on a transformative journey with SAM Labs to enhance its STEAM curriculum across 10 elementary schools. With a student body of 8,682 across these schools, the need for a dynamic and engaging approach to STEAM education was evident. The partnership with SAM Labs, highlighted by a dedicated visit from their team, marked the beginning of a new era in STEAM education for the district.

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Top Marks for Gifted and Talented Teacher & Student Satisfaction

Provide a stimulating educational environment? Check. Champion creativity and original thinking in and out of the classroom? Check. Encourage students’ responsibility for their own learning? Check. This is all while accommodating for the diverse mix of learners and their different strengths.

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Making STEAM Lessons the Highlight of the Week

One of Sarah’s biggest challenges as a 4th grade teacher is getting students engaged with the curriculum, and making sure they understand why what they’re learning is important. STEAM lessons are now the highlight of her students’ week.

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Hardware Doesn't Have to be Hard! Portland Public Schools STEAM Case Study

For some educators, physical hardware can seem daunting to start working with, so you’ll be happy to hear that the word ‘simplicity’ is a key theme in SAM Labs customer feedback!

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Opinions and Advice from Teachers Using SAM Labs

We get it - most educators are stretched for time, resources and support. So, when you’re tasked with creating new STEAM projects and finding the right resources for your classroom, it can be hard to know where to start. The first step? Learn how other teachers who have been in your shoes have achieved STEAM success.

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When Coding Meets Art! Lake Oswego School District Case Study

We love to hear stories of when teachers start using our STEAM technology and lesson plans, run with them and really make them their own! Today, the spotlight’s on three K-5 teachers in the Lake Oswego School District (Oregon) who are taking elementary school class projects to a whole new level of creativity, ticking all the boxes for science, tech, engineering, art and math learning!

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Endless Project Possibilities with Just a Few Blocks!

Mount Nittany Elementary School’s universal STEM program gives each class 50 minutes of STEM learning every five days, which centers around engineering and design, STEM careers and empathy units.

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Designing Real-World Creations and Inspiring STEAM Superstars!

What really comes to mind about Kristen and her K-5 students’ work with us is VARIETY! Since picking up our hardware blocks, she’s really made the most of what they can in do her elementary school!

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The Joy of Teaching STEAM through "Tinkering with Technology"

The whole ethos behind Education Technology Specialist Rob’s STEAM and coding lessons is “Tinkering with technology” – encouraging students from preschool through high school to use their curiosity to explore technology and make their own discoveries with some help from SAM Labs.

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Why Teachers Choose SAM Labs for STEAM and Coding

From STEAM and Learn to Code courses, to the Maker and Creator Specialty packages, our solutions cater to a whole mix of ages, abilities and curriculum goals. Teachers also choose SAM Labs for varying reasons too, and derive joy from these projects in different ways!

SAM Labs Helped Wicklund Elementary's Success with STEAM

At Wicklund Elementary, librarian Shawntel Schenck saw the facility’s makerspace as a perfect opportunity to create STEAM activities for students. See how students and teachers embraced STEAM.


SAM Labs Makerspace Course Helps At-Risk Students Work on STEM Skills

As an educator, how do you reach kids who are not interested in school? You help them build skateboards. At least, that’s how middle school teacher Stan Mercer does it with the SAM Labs Maker Solution.

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STREAM on Wheels! Driving tailored learning experiences in Gresham-Barlow

In a spread-out school district, getting high-tech equipment onto school campuses is a challenge. A STREAM Labs and The Tomorrow Bus (a new mobile technology lab traveling between the different campuses) solved that issue for GBISD.