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(CLS Newsletter October, 2016 - Edited by Victor Fitzjarrald)

In Full Swing!

By: Victor Fitzjarrald
October is a great month in schools! Or at least I have always thought so. Your students finally are starting to understand routines and it is time for more advanced learning to take place. I hope that you are having great success with your students in the SmartLab.

If you have successes to celebrate, please email us your exemplars and stories. We may wish to feature your school in this newsletter or on our blog. Whether you are having successes or struggles, please email us so that we can best support you and your students.

October has been a busy month for CLS. We have been developing new products lines and curricula for you and your students, and we are in the middle of a major upgrade to our Launchpad. Our new platform will support translation, text-to-speech, and a larger device compatibility. Take a look at Stephanie's Update for more information, and stay tuned to this email for updates as new items are released.

News from CLS

Denver Public Schools

We were privileged to participate in this week's ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of three new SmartLabs in Denver Public Schools. Read more...

MidAmerica Provides Funding

MidAmerica Industrial Park (MAIP) in Pryor Oklahoma has joined a growing list of corporate and private foundations providing funding for SmartLabs in their local schools.

MAIP is the largest industrial park in the state of Oklahoma and is home to more than 80 companies - from small manufacturing and service enterprises to global leaders like Google. Read more...

Upcoming Events

What is new, and what is coming...
Changes to the CLS Curriculum for 2016, with updates and news for 2017.
Presenter: Stephanie Burak and Victor FItzjarrald

Date: Tuesday November 8th
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm MST

Register here... (video provided to registred participants)
LL Admin Training
Need a refresher on the SmartLab Launchpad? Join us for a quick tutorial!
Presenter: Victor Fitzjarrald

Date: Tuesday November 15th
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm MST

Register here... (video provided to registred participants)
AFDC? When? Where?
We are in the process of finalizing dates for our 2017 Annual AFDC Conference so stay tuned... and look for specifics in the next newsletter. For now, we can announce that it will be held in Denver again. 234 days and counting...


In Development

SmartLab Updates
By: Stephanie Burak

Please check out the attached Curriculum Update document to learn about new Learning Launchers and technologies that have been added over the past year. In addition, you will learn about the new standards tracker, LaunchPad changes, and upcoming technologies.
Learning Launchers are being created and/or revamped every week to include new features such as vocabulary bubbles, interactivity, and choice. In fact, in the week since this document had been finalized, we have revamped a couple Launchers and added a new title, Podcasting with GarageBand. By early next week we will also have a set of InDesign Learning Launchers available. Be sure to keep up with this newsletter so you continue to find out what’s new with CLS!   
Please Note: The Upcoming Featured Technologies will be available in our catalog sometime in Spring 2017 and the curricula will be available by Fall 2017. 
Archive: To view Previous CLS Newsletters please click on the Month Below:
August 2016 - September 2016 - October 2016
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