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Teaching kids collaboration skills for the modern world
At CoLab, students around the world meet online for 1 hour per week to work on team challenges
The CoLab Mission
Collaboration Laboratory was founded by a team of parents, educators and engineers who wanted more from the modern education system.
Our mission is to teach skills that aren't taught in schools: we nurture children's curiosity, foster collaboration, and cultivate their problem-solving abilities.
We're creating a community where kids can develop into compassionate and productive global citizens.
Having been an educator who did virtual preschool and worked in emergent curriculum contexts, I found it familiar and delightful.
- Kendall, Parent
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The CoLab Method
Effective collaboration requires courage, empathy, and negotiation
Kids need to know how to step up and step back, and when to do each. At CoLab, students embark on a journey that prepares them for a future where collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking are the keys to success.
Teamwork that Thrives
At CoLab your child will explore custom-built challenges every week with their cohort. Our curriculum creates situations where students will:
Learn how to work in small, dynamic teams
Identify, break down, and tackle complex problems
Communicate, reflect, and make decisions
Embrace failure, adapt, and try again
  • Ethics Island
    Conflict Resolution
    Empathy and Perspectives
    Embark on a thrilling tale of survival as survivors of a plane crash on Ethics Island.
    You are members of an Island Council that must discuss how to distribute washed-up resources fairly while navigating unique island challenges.
    Be ready for discussion, debates and collaborative decision-making.
  • Galactic Gear Masters
    Teamwork Dynamics
    Risk Assessment
    Embark on an intergalactic quest as the gearmaster ground crew, navigating a model spaceship to identify the necessary tools the team will need to repair malfunctions caused by an unexpected debris field.
  • Riddle Racers
    Clarity and Timing
    Role Assignment and Adaptability
    Step forth into the Riddlemaster's Locked Labyrinth of Riddles! Divided among three paths, your team must work together to escape.
    Each room hides pieces to solve a riddle, but beware: only by uniting in the Huddle Hallways and merging your findings will you break the codes that seal the doors.
  • Countdown Challenge
    Reflection and Iteration
    Time Management
    Can you work together to beat the clock?
    Your team will have to assign a time to complete the 5 challenges, then complete them before the clock hits zero.
    Can you find Waldo, solve puzzles, and create new stories in 5…4…3…2…1?
Learning by Doing
We believe the best way to learn is by doing. At CoLab, it's okay to make mistakes because we know that's where real growth happens.
Students reflect on their experiences, building a strong foundation of problem-solving and critical thinking skills that they'll need throughout their lives.
Expert Facilitators
Our expert facilitators guide, ask questions, and empower students to take control of their own learning journey.
They encourage students to apply prior knowledge and experience across a variety of challenges.
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Student Agency
At CoLab, we value your child's unique voice and perspective. They'll have the space to challenge the process, ask questions, and collaborate with peers, embracing our ABCs:
Adventure Adaptively
Life is full of surprises, an adventure that favors the flexible. How you respond to uncertainty is up to you.
What can you learn from your failures that prepare you for the next challenge?
The CoLab Structure
1 hour a week with a dedicated facilitator
12:1 student facilitator ratio
For ages 6-8, 8-11, and 12+
Group feedback after every session
Individual feedback every month
Siblings receive a 25% discount.
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I love getting detailed and specific feedback about the growth my daughter is making: outlining her strengths with specific examples, and areas for growth. My daughter absolutely LOVES CoLab and looks forward to working with her peers and teachers every week!
- Lisa, Parent
Still have questions?
Reach out at hello@​collaboration​laboratory​.com, book some time with us here, or check out our FAQ.