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This is the final part of a three-part series on the new Space Lab at Franklin Elementary. If you haven’t seen Part One and Part Two, we highly encourage you to check them out. 

Over the past half a decade, more and more schools in our district have been sending their students to space. The Space Labs reflect a STEAM mindset that encourages students to embrace technology in a way that takes them beyond entertainment into a world of hard work, leadership, cooperation, and education. 

Whether or not your students are in Franklin or another school with a Space Lab, the Space Lab Program reflects the District’s commitment to embracing emerging technologies and empowering students to learn in ways that engage them and stimulate their imagination.

The missions in the Space Lab empower students to become leaders in the classroom. For some people, it’s easy to take on the role of a leader naturally. The missions give those students a place to flourish, but they also provide opportunities for the students who are more reserved and less likely to engage with their peers. With purposeful design, students are assigned as Mission Leaders, or given tasks to engage and lead others in moment-to-moment interactions.

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