CCS Presentation Systems recently introduced its first all-in-one mobile STEM lab for K-12 classrooms, the CCS STEM Cart, continuing “its commitment to supporting collaborative learning and integrating the latest high-technology into classrooms nationwide,” according to a company press release.
The CCS STEM cart, first in a proposed series of education bundles, is “essential for educators looking to enhance student’s abilities to learn through an engaging curriculum and will allow classrooms to become collaborative spaces for learning within minutes,” according to the CCS announcement. The integration firm expects to release fine arts, robotics and computer coding models within the next year.
With the CCS all-in-one STEM cart, students “can design and print 3D models, check understanding through real-time formative assessments, play game-based activities and much more,” according to the company press release. It will allow teachers “to quickly and easily incorporate science, technology, engineering and math lessons into their classrooms,” according to the CCS announcement.
Unpacking the CCS STEM Cart
Equipped with Chromebooks or Windows laptops, intelligent and secure charging, premium water-resistant cases, MakerBot’s Replicator+ 3D printer and game-based learning software from SMART, the STEM cart “offers technology advancements to teachers and students in a user-friendly, convenient way,” according to the CCS press release.
“By introducing these new STEM cart solutions, we strive to develop new approaches to integrate technology into classroom learning,” says CCS chief marketing officer Julie Solomon.
“We continue to prioritize education and feel proud to be able to contribute to student engagement by providing them with resources previous generations weren’t fortunate enough to have access to,” says CCS chief marketing officer Julie Solomon in the announcement. “We have AV solutions in tens of thousands of classroom nationwide. By introducing these new STEM cart solutions, we strive to develop new approaches to integrate technology into classroom learning.”
One of the most important features of the STEM cart is professional integration training by CCS’ full-time training staff. All former classroom teachers, they work directly with educators to integrate technology into existing curriculum. These live integration training sessions include privately scheduled group sessions or cloud-based conferencing via interactive training sessions from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“This innovative training teaches educators how to integrate new STEM Lab into everyday teaching and leaves them with useful lesson plans,” according to the CCS press release. With the education teachers and students are gaining from the STEM cart, there is no longer a need to visit a dedicated STEM lab in school or to permanently assign students devices.”