21st Century Learning

At University Laboratory School, instruction is designed for students to develop the 21st century skills needed for success in their academic pursuits, their future careers and the world around them. 

Classrooms and curriculum incorporate collaboration and team work, knowledge construction, critical thinking, creativity and imagination, self-regulation, problem-solving and innovation, and information and communications technology (ICT) for learning. Through lessons, projects, community experiences and global opportunities, students develop life proficiencies such as flexibility and adaptability, global and cultural awareness, information literacy and leadership.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

With more than one million more U.S. jobs projected for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics before 2022, STEM education is vital to our students’ futures and those of the communities they will one day serve. At ULS, STEM experiences are geared to provide students with opportunities to learn more about the technological age in which they live, explore interests that may lead to related careers, and be exposed to the engineering design process, which can be used in any problem-solving situation.

Technology Program

At University Laboratory School, we understand that we are preparing students for careers that do not even exist yet in our increasingly technological world. As such, we go well beyond the basics of teaching computer skills. We help our students develop the habits of critical thinking and problem solving so they may easily adapt to the inevitable changes in technology that they will face throughout their lives.

Here, technology is used for collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation. From coding in the early elementary years to digital arts using the most up-to-date industry standard software in high school, ULS students participate in cross-curricular projects focused on team work, project management, client designer models, conflict resolution and compromise.

Our students learn to use technology to become global citizens through online resources that reinforce classroom lessons about the world and the perspectives of other cultures and nationalities.

The ULS Technology Program is aligned with the school’s overall goal of teaching the whole child for future success.