Lane Tech High School is Chicago’s largest public school offering one of the most comprehensive STEM programs in the country. We are looking to take the next step in the evolution of our program to create a new state-of-the-art STEAM learning hub called the ThinkLab. Imagine an idea space located directly across from our Maker’s Lab, focused on hands-on learning and collaboration.
Help Students Get Access To:
- Artificial Intelligence, Engineering,Robotics, and Computer Science classes
- An Idea Incubator (entrepreneurship class)
- Project-based learning lab
- STEAM collaboration space
This will be a classroom space to promote the opportunity and structure for students to produce ideas that can be conceptualized for possible projects/products. The flow of the space will have room for whole group discussion and direct instruction, pod areas for small group work and production, and an interactive thought captivity space–where students can write on a see through board that can be used for brainstorming, product delineation, idea development etc. that can then be captured in software.
The classroom space will allow for an Artificial Intelligence class, an Incubator (entrepreneurial class) as well as a lab for project-based learning. We see this as an example of 21st century learning for students and for our teachers to be able to use technology in a way that can enhance the creative thought process.
To this end, Lane Tech is currently looking for donor funding to start the build-out of another incredibly high profile project which will involve designing a new state of the art STEAM learning hub called the “Think Lab.” This classroom is directly across the hallway from our Furthermore, this is the natural next step in our evolution of the Maker’s Lab concept. Our Think Lab will serve a wide variety of our students who are interested in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics and Entrepreneurship.