Collab Labs

Our Collab Labs bring educators and community partners together to build connections, explore ideas, and solve problems. We continue the discussion online in the inspirEd community.
Thu 09

Collab Lab 44: Working with community partners

Thursday December 9 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Feb 10

Collab Lab 45: The student experience on real world projects

Thursday February 10, 2022 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm

Learn Deep Fellows

Our Fellows Program is a community based approach to equip and prepare Milwaukee area teachers to provide K-12 students with real world Learning Experiences that develop the talents students need to go out into the world.
Program Details

Year one projects will focus on water issues. Applications are due April 2th. We’ll Select our inaugural cohort at the beginning of May. 


STEM Studio

The STEM Studio brings educators and community partners to design and pilot real world Learning Experiences
Process Overview

Our next set of STEM Studios are focused on supporting Learn Deep Fellows projects. 


We test out ideas on a small scale (one or two teachers, an after school club, etc.), reflect on what we see, and use what we learn in the next iteration or as input to the STEM Studio process to design a scalable Learning Experience.
Career Interviews

Can we structure a process for student driven interviews that helps students understand the breadth of careers in Milwaukee?

Up-cycling for maker spaces

How can we get excess material from industry available for use in schools?

Safe routes to school

What makes a student feel safe on the way to school? Where can those questions lead students?

School lunch

How do students experience lunch? If we asked them, what would they want to change?


Our cross-district initiatives are driven by the passions of teachers to engage students in meaningful, authentic work, and structured to build the capacity of schools to do even more. We use our STEM Studio process to co-design new Learning Experiences that teachers implement with their students.
Adopt A Storm Drain Challenge

What if Milwaukee area middle school students developed ways to keep our Drains clear from pollutants of all kinds?

Zoo Train Engineering Challenge

What if Milwaukee area students designed and built a new steam locomotive for the Zoo?

Math conversations

How can we help students and families see math as something more than memorizing a set of rules?