Education is changing. Parents, students, and educators are adapting to the “new normal” – and it is hard to keep up.


STEM+ by Commonwealth Learning Systems (CLS) is dedicated to developing online STEM educational opportunities that fill the gaps. With a focus on emerging technologies and job skills, our goal is to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s learners and educators in innovative, accessible ways – especially online. 

Virtual STEM+ Lab

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We prepare our students for careers that don’t even exist yet!

Here is some of what we have to offer:


Students will learn to create computer instructions through Scratch, JavaScript, and Python.


Use micro:bits to learn about electronic circuits, sensors, and actuators to invent your own contraptions and computers!


Explore virtual reality technologies through Oculus and Mozilla Hubs at the STEM+ Lab. Explore virtual worlds today!


Design, build, and play games in the STEM+ Lab. Build your own to share with others and learn fundamentals of Scratch, block coding, and microcontrollers!


Everything is connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). See how these connections work with hands-on activities using Raspberry Pi.


When does Science Fiction become Science Fact? 70% of future jobs do not yet exist. Learn about emerging technologies and the skills needed for jobs of the future.


We collaborate with some of the best in industry and academia.

Featured Camps


Use Minecraft to teach about basic programming, design, and game mechanics in a safe and fun environment. Level: All levels Ages: 8+             Where When …

Girl Scouts Badge Workshop: Coding for Good

Girl Scouts will earn their basic coding, game design and app development badges in a safe, fun and educational environment  at the STEM+ Lab in Roanoke, VA.     Where When …

Code for Nova Hubs Room

Code for NOVA

    Virtual Meetup  |  June 24, 2021 | 7:00 – 9:00PM .    This month’s Code for NoVA meetup will be held in a Mozilla Hubs meeting space hosted …



Explore the core ideas of cryptocurrency in a synchronous online course taught by Dr. Joseph Godfrey.     Cryptocurrency STEM+ Online Synchronous Course AGES: 13+ LEVEL:         High …

Code for America Virtual Meeting

  Motto is “We help government work for the people who need it most. We are a network of people making government work for the people, by the people, in …


Design, build and play games in the STEM+ Lab. Build your own to share with others and learn fundamentals of Scratch, block coding, microcontrollers, and Minecraft. Ages: 8+ Level: Beginner  …