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Linton Middle School Thinks Big Picture by Installing SMALLab Learning Embodied Learning Environment;
Demonstration Event Being Held on Aug. 20

SMALLab transforms any conventional room into an immersive, interactive
learning environment where students are out of their seats and moving as they learn

PENN HILLS, Pa. (Aug. 17, 2015) – Linton Middle School continues to invest in its students by implementing SMALLab Learning, the leader in embodied learning environments. The SMALLab curriculum is now currently available to all students in the school. SMALLab turns a traditional classroom into an immersive, interactive environment to enhance K-12 students’ understanding across a broad range of topics such as math, physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, English language and performing arts. A demonstration of the SMALLab Learning environment by the developers to area school administrators will take place at Linton Middle School (250 Asher St.) on Thursday, Aug. 20.

“I am looking forward to witnessing my students actively engaging in academics that will not only provide a fun/physical outlet but will provide the “hook” necessary to deepen their learning,” said Katie Friend , Principal of Linton Middle School.

SMALLab’s embodied learning scenarios are kinesthetic, collaborative and multi-modal. They enable interactive learning that is engaging for students and has been demonstrated to significantly increase learning gains. There are hundreds of embodied learning activities in SMALLab Learning’s diverse library and the number is rapidly growing. Additionally, educators can easily create their own learning activities with a minimum of technical expertise.

“Learning increases by 30% when it’s made collaborative, engaging and fun,” said David Birchfield, CEO of SMALLab Learning. “Embodied learning engages all the senses and immerses the students into the content. At SMALLab Learning, we are demonstrating how our interactive classrooms can empower teachers and educate students in the 21st Century.”

SMALLab Learning’s motion-capture technology tracks students’ 3D movements as they learn in this captivating space. For example, as students are learning about a physics concept such as velocity, they can hear the sound of their actions getting faster. They can see graphs and equations that represent their motions in real time. They can feel the weight of an object in their hand as they interact in real physical space.

Founded in 2010, SMALLab Learning is funded by The National Science Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, please visit www.SMALLabLearning.com.

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