Lauren Mischke

STEM Teacher
RES 2-5



I have the best job in the entire world. I am the STEM K-5 facilitator. You may have heard your child talk about their time in STEM. Our SmartLab is a state-of-the-art classroom. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In a SmartLab, students learn to apply technology while they develop critical skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, project management and communications. The SmartLab at RES was originally installed in 2016. 

SmartLab students work in teams to develop projects in the areas of scientific data and analysis, circuitry, computer graphics, digital communications, mechanics and structures, alternative and renewable energy, software engineering, and robotics and control technology.

In the SmartLab, students have the opportunity to explore their own project ideas under the supervision of a special kind of teacher called a “Facilitator”. Instead of taking exams, students create e-portfolios to document their learning. It’s a challenging learning experience but because students can explore topics of personal interest, they typically rise to the challenge. The SmartLab at RES was designed and installed by a company called Creative Learning Systems.


Looking forward to another outstanding learning year,

Lauren Mischke

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